Monday, 31 October 2016

'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Footprint Craft

Is it too early to mention Christmas crafts!?! We have been busy working on some extra cute footprint Christmas cards. The story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' is a favourite in our house and these Christmas cards combine part of the poem from the story with a cute footprint mouse keepsake. The FREE PRINTABLE available makes it easy to make enough of these cute cards for all the family! These keepsake Christmas cards are perfect for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to make.


'Twas the Night Before Christmas' footprint mouse craft.  A keepsake Christmas Card idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Are you looking for more Christmas crafts and activities? You may like our Santa handprint, fingerprint Christmas tree and our magic reindeer food station.


Last year I saw a gorgeous canvas on pinterest (pictured below) with the 'Twas the Night before Christmas' poem alongside 2 footprint mice and I fell in love with it.  


'Twas the Night Before Christmas' footprint mouse canvas.  A keepsake idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

I can't find who made the canvas to give credit so please do let me know if you know the source. I also love this version by 'Crafty morning and this ceramic plate (pictured below) by painted zebra


'Twas the Night Before Christmas' footprint mouse ceramic plate.  A keepsake idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Feeling inspired I decided to make a printable which included the poem with a space for a cute little mouse footprint. 




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Mouse footprint craft


  1. Simply download and print out the FREE PRINTABLE.  We printed it onto white card. 
  2. Print a grey footprint next to the poem. (we added a bit of extra sparkle by adding a squirt of silver glitter glue)
  3. Add grey ears and a tail
  4. Once the grey paint has dried add a pink nose and ears.
  5. Use a black sharpie to add eyes and whiskers

'Twas the Night Before Christmas' footprint mouse craft.  A keepsake Christmas Card idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.


Adding a child's name and age would be a nice added touch. If you want the cards to be opened you will need to mount the printable onto a larger folded piece of card. 

I made these footprints with Daisy (age 2) and she was so proud of her little footprint mice.  I cant wait for her to hand them out to family at Christmas. 


'Twas the Night Before Christmas' footprint mouse craft.  A keepsake Christmas Card idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Daisy: Age 2


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Are you looking for more Christmas card ideas? This craft is part of a kid made Christmas card series hosted by 'Mum in the Mad House'.  Click on the image below for more ideas. 

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4 comments:

  1. I love the fact it is a keepsake card. So cute and perfect for tiny little feet!

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  2. What a lovely idea! I LOVE footprint ideas, they are extra special!

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  3. Such a beautiful idea & a real keepsake to treasure ♥

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  4. So lovely to put in on a canvas for a keepsake.

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