Footprint Robin

Winter is here and it's getting colder and colder by the day, which means its a perfect time to make these adorable little footprint robins.   We always love anything that involves tiny handprints or footprints and these little birdies make really cute keepsakes.  Toddlers and preschoolers will love this easy to make bird craft idea. 

Simple footprint robin Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Makes a great keepsake.

If you love keepsakes as much as we do take a look at our collection of DIY keepsake craft ideas, or if  you are looking for more winter crafts and activity ideas you will love this collection of snow activities.

Have you seen any robins yet this year? We always see lots of them outside our house as we head into Winter. Take a look at these DIY bird feeders which might encourage a few more birds to pay you a visit and have a go at making a salt dough handprint robin for a keepsake to treasure forever. 


You will need:



  • White card
  • Brown paint
  • Sharpie marker pen
  • Googly eye
  • Red feather
  • Gold card and cotton wool (optional)


Footprint Robin


The first thing you need to do to make this adorable footprint robin is make some brown footprints on a piece of white card. We always make loads of prints so that we can choose our favourite ones to turn into pictures or cards. 

Make a footprint robin keepsake.  A perfect winter craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Great for bird topic or Christmas cards.

Once the footprints are dry add a beak and legs to the birds using a black sharpie and then cut the birds out. I think it looks nice to leave a little white border around the edge of the footprints (and it makes it easier to cut them out too!) When you cut the footprints out make sure you leave a space for the birds tummy which we will be adding later. 

birds- Make a footprint robin keepsake.  A perfect winter craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Great for bird topic or Christmas cards.

Glue a googly eye to the bird's head and a red feather to his tummy, the fluffier the red feathers the better! TA DAH, aren't these little footprint robins adorable!

Make a footprint robin keepsake.  A perfect winter craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Great for bird topic or Christmas cards.

Now you need to decide what to do with your little footprint robins. You could stick them to a canvas or frame them as keepsakes, you could add them to a larger bird picture or you could turn them into greeting cards. 

We stuck our footprint robins onto gold card and added some cotton wool along the bottom of the card for snow. 

Christmas card robin footprint keepsake.  A perfect winter craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Great for bird topic or Christmas cards.

These robin footprints would be a perfect addition to a Winter theme or bird project. Toddlers and preschoolers would love making footprints and then adding details to create their own little birds. 

We gave our robin footprint cards out as Christmas cards.  Take a look at all our other Christmas crafts and activities

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