Footprint Father's Day Bookmark

12 June 2013

There's all sorts of kid's handprint and foot print crafts available on the internet, and also loads of different bookmark options. My daughters and I have spent a lot of time playing with Shrinkles recently too, so I decided to combine the two into an easy and fun craft activity for Father's Day, to accompany the book we're giving him.

To start our craft, I had the girls stand on a Shrinkles sheet. This was fine for the toddler, but the 14 month old took a little more convincing, so we ended up 'colouring' her foot print black to hide all the random markings.

Cut out the shapes, and use a hole punch to make a hole in the ankle.

Then place the Shrinkles in a cold oven, turning up the heat as high as it goes, and sit watching it.

The Shrinkles will twist and turn and contort as they shrink down, leaving a hardened plastic foot. This is hot plastic, so leave it for a few seconds to harden up.

Once it's cooled, decorate the Shrinkles.

Finally, glue a paper clip to one of the feet, and thread some ribbon on string between the two feet. Leave it all to dry before popping it into a book, ready to give as a gift.

We did feet, but of course, you could use hands or pictures, or use ready printed Shrinkles pictures.

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