Boot Print Poem Craft Idea
- Construction paper, 9 x 12
- White paper w/printed poem, 8 1/2 x 11
- Crayola washable paint, non-toxic (Make sure you use washable, or Daddy will be walking about with colorful soles)
- Paper plates
- Large sponge brush
- Glue stick
- Print poem on white paper.
- Glue onto colored construction paper to create a bright border. Tip: If you only have standard sized construction paper just scale the poem size down and cut it smaller than 8 1/2 x 11.
- Add paint to paper plates. Using a large sponge brush, paint the bottom of Daddies boot with a washable paint and press onto the poem.
- Tips: Lighter colors work well, as you’re covering the majority of the poem. Also, a construction boot with minimal paint works best – tread is higher so its easier to see the poem.
- Using another color, gently press your child’s foot into the paint. Stamp over the boot print. Again, using minimal paint so it doesn’t get all gloppy.
Walk a Little Slower Daddy
“Walk a Little slower, Daddy.” said a little child so small.
I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.
Someday when I’m all grown up, You’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child who’ll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right, and know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy, for I must follow you!!
– Bobbie Norman
THANKS Clipper Jodi for Sharing your Finished Product and this Idea!
“Photo quality isn’t the greatest but here it is! I don’t have construction paper so we took a larger sheet of orinter paper, painted the border and attached the saying. Once border is dry I will write ‘fathers day 2014’ in the corner. ” ~ Jodi