Reindeer Footprint Art Project

Reindeer Footprint Art Project



Ethan and I went on a hunt for a holiday craft that he would be able to do mostly himself to give as a gift. He decided that this Reindeer Footprint Art Project looked like fun. I absolutely Red heart handprint and footprint art because it helps capture their size and growth throughout the years.


You will need:

  • Paint: brown, red, blue and black. We did not have black so we mixed all the colors together.
  • Paintbrush
  • Green construction paper
  • A child Winking smile
  • Paper towels or something similar for cleanup


Construction is rather simple and super easy to “wing”.

  1. Apply brown paint to the child’s foot. I applied the brown paint directly to Ethan’s foot with a paper towel, simply because we didn’t have a paper plate to step on.
  2. Guide the child’s foot to the appropriate place on the paper and allow them to step and lift straight off.
  3. Dip your child’s thumb into the red paint and apply for the reindeer’s nose.
  4. Using a paint brush and blue paint, give your reindeer eyes.
  5. After cleaning the paintbrush, use dark brown or black paint to draw antlers on your reindeer!

Ethan had a BLAST making this with me, it was quick and easy and I now have a keepsake with his footprint and thumb print on it. I held Ethan’s hand and guided it to the correct spot for the eyes and well as guiding his hand to make the antlers.

Thanks to Bing Search we were able to find a quick craft, have a little bonding time and create a keepsake memory!



  1. ellen beck says

    We use Bing search and it always surpises me what all you can find there. Its amazing what projects and crafts and anything else is out there waiting to be done!

  2. courtney b says

    cute! my daughter loves art so she would love this- great cheap affordable xmas idea….

  3. OMG so cute and easy. Lila would love to do this. Gotta find the paints.

  4. Rosie says

    That is soo cute – and I can imagine kids really enjoying “getting into” it!! I love Bing, in fact, much better than google search.

  5. Sarah L says

    I’m still in the dark ages when it comes to touch screens. My mindset is still when I had to turn off images because I was on dial-up.

  6. Joye Rast says

    I love searching with Bing, it always find what I am looking for with a few words. Your project I so cute will have to try it out with my grandsons.

  7. natalie parvis says

    This is so cute. My niece would love to do this.

  8. Amanda Alvarado says

    That is so cute! Perfect keepsake to do every year! You can see just how much your child’s foot has actually grown!

  9. Mya Murphy says

    I love crafts, I have to admit, but no children to enjoy this…

  10. Thomas Murphy says

    Looks like fun! My kids would love this.

  11. Maria Malaveci says

    My kids absolutely love arts & crafts. These are such cute ideas for the holidays. Love them all!

  12. Christine Mayfield says

    What fun ideas! I am going to have to use some of these for our kids.

  13. Gianna says

    What a cute craft idea!

  14. Colleen Maurina says

    This looks like a fun Christmas craft to try with my little grandson! I’m going to have to check out Bing and see all that they offer.

  15. Sandra VanHoey says

    How cute and what a great thing to do with the kids now. Love this idea. I have one of my grandsons who is an only child so my daughter does lots of projects with him. Think I’ll share this page with her

  16. Sarah Davis says

    Cute easy craft, even for the crafty-impaired like me! Off to look for some more ideas with Bing

  17. Lauren V says

    love this, and I could even do it with my two-year-old!

  18. Michelle F. says

    such a cute idea!

  19. eric rivera says

    thats really cute we love engaging in xmas crafts! think we might add this one to our to-do list!

  20. Stephen says

    Those are some great ideas for cute projects this year!

  21. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says

    what a cute idea! i used to make reindeer food

  22. Jenn says

    I love a fun art project. This is really cute.

  23. shaunie says

    usually use the google for picture search will be trying out bing now. Has been okay with google but would love to see the results of bing

  24. Kimberly says

    That is so cute! I think it would be easier than getting a hand print from a tiny baby. I like that the Bing search results are less perfect than Pinterest. 🙂

  25. Devon F says

    How cute! I love this definitely want to do this with my daughter!!

  26. Eileen Richter says

    Thanks for the great bing search show on crafts. I have three two year old grandkids and one lives with us. Her mommy is always looking for craft ideas to do and especially when she was doing day care in our home with 3 other little ones. This would be fun to do with the grand kids when they come over, or any of the others shown for a winter crafts, like the various snowmen ones! Yes, great keepsakes too. Is hard to remember when my lil’ ones were so small. My 16 year old now wears a size 12 shoe. Holy cow they grow fast!

  27. Andrina G says

    This is so cute. I am going to do reindeer foot prints with my daughter.

  28. I love that idea.. I am going to do that with my boys. So cute.

  29. Julie Wood says

    The new Bing Smart Screen is so awesome that I do not even need to open it in a browser, and I can find all kinds of projects that I want to do. I like the Craft ideas you got when you searched. I will have to start using it. What a great app!

  30. ellen beck says

    very cute idea and you can save these to show how small the footprints are in years to come!

  31. This is too cute! I love how simple it is. Totally doing it with my daughter this weekend. She loves anything art.

  32. This looks like a great tool for searching for arts and crafts for the kids. I could totally use something like this to help me weed through all of the garbage out there.

  33. courtney b says

    i like the foam or ice cube snowmen idea….

  34. Stephanie Olmsted says

    I have done the reindeer with hand prints and snowman with the foot print.

  35. marissa lee says

    I love this craft,i will be doing this with my girls…so cute.

  36. Lisa B. says

    This is a really cute craft! I would love to make this every year with my kids 🙂

  37. Lisa K says

    I love that!!! That is too cute! I have 3 kids that we would have some serious fun doing this. That is something that would have to be packed away in the Christmas stuff and brought back out every year. I’d frame it. Love it!

  38. sandra says

    cute project, especially for little ones

  39. lorayne gothard says

    That is so cool!! I love technology and bing is a really cool toll. I will try it!!

  40. Maria Iemma says

    This is so cute- I am going to have my granddaughter put her footprint in art paper and create a reindeer. I tis a great idea to have them do this yearly and track their growth. How fun!

  41. I am going to show this to the pre school teachers and see if they can make it a project.
    toni marie caravello feimer

  42. kathy pease says

    this is so cute and would be really fun to do with the little ones 🙂

  43. Kimmie Kim says

    Such a cute activity. We will be doing this for sure!

  44. Maria P. says

    That is so adorable we would be doing that soon.

  45. MaryAnn says

    This is so cute. My son would love it.

  46. Beth Klocinski says

    This sounds like a fun project when the kids are on Christmas break.

  47. Brian Kautz says

    Sorry but bing search still is far behind google

  48. Tracee Bass says

    I love all the penguin crafts I saw

  49. polly says

    What a darling idea…perfect to frame & give grandparents as a gift!

  50. Tiffany Schmidt says

    I love how quickly and thoroughly it pull sup information!

  51. Matt Stringham says

    This is adorable. I may have to do this with Doutzen.

  52. Debbie Welchert says

    Bing Smart Search sounds great. I will have to check it out. I love the Reindeer Footprint. I have about seven grandchildren that I would love to do this with. It will be fun for all of us.

  53. laurie says

    this is such a cute craft for kids to do

  54. Carole ingram says

    I’ve never used Bing before but you have encouraged me to try it with your great search results! 🙂 I got to try it in the future!!

  55. laurie nykaza says

    these are so cute great to give out on a card too the kids would love making these

  56. Michael Lambert says

    I haven’t used Bing before, will have to see how I like it. May have to try this project with my daughter.

  57. Christina Strapp says

    I have been hearing a lot about Bing, but never really used it. I love this craft project. I will have to try this one and maybe some other ones!

  58. Danette DW says

    I always want to make things with my munchkins but I am not very creative nor do I know what supplies to buy. This will be helpful.

  59. Jessica Lodge says

    These are my absolute favorite types of arts and crafts. There is nothing better than looking back on the handprints or footprints of your children. I love the idea of making them festive like this reindeer for each holiday too.

  60. Emily Adams says

    This craft is so cute, this would make an excellent Christmas gift!

  61. Mary Beth Elderton says

    This is adorable! What a great activity for when the Grands need something to do.

  62. Stephen says

    Those photos are amazing holiday crafts! It’s fun to just look at them.

  63. md Kennedy says

    I’ve been using Goggle but I will try this as it look so much better!

  64. MaryAnn says

    It’s so cute! My son would love doing this.

  65. Carrie Phelps says

    I can’t wait to do this with my grandchildren. This is the cutest idea ever!

  66. Danielle says

    That is such a cute project – it’s like that popular Turkey/Thanksgiving art project only instead of your hand, use your feet for some cute Christmas art.
    Love it and love Bing – always use that for my searches.

  67. Lisa K says

    I know I’ve said this once before, but this really is one of the cutest Reindeer Crafts I’ve seen. I have 3 kids with some cute feet that will make some cute Reindeer.

  68. Lisa Brown says

    love the idea and brings back memories.

  69. Allison Downes says

    Looks like a nice search engine and that project looks cute. Thank you for sharing!

  70. Sky Sparkle says

    That is sooo cute! Bing is so awesome

  71. Cindy B says

    This is very cool! It almost makes me want to update to Windows 8 🙂 It’s kind of like looking on Pinterest except that it’ll search the entire web!

  72. Terri Moore says

    This would save me so much time searching on the internet. Being a visual type person this just rings my bell!

  73. Christina Strapp says

    I really need to try this with my daughter. If it turns out, it will be cool to do it every year and see how her feet grow.

  74. Paula V says

    I like that the search results in pictures and not just links.
    Great choice of art project. I’ve never seen the reindeer footprint. Great job.

  75. Kamla L. says

    I haven’t used Bing before but it looks like I’ve been missing out on a great way to find things on the web. I definitely have to try it out! Thanks!

  76. Tanya Holland says

    The craft is so cute. My girls would love to do that. The search engine is great .

  77. Julie Hawkins says

    This is the cutest craft idea. I’d like to try it with my kids

  78. krista grandstaff says

    This is absolutely adorable…I agree,I love hand and foot print art for the same reason 🙂 I really like how easy it is with windows 8 to search without leaving the page – that is super handy!

  79. Richard Hicks says

    Nice little project and too cute. I like Bing too because of the pictures in the result searches

  80. Georgia Beckman says

    I remember doing this with my kids when they were small! I forgot all about it. and I don’t think I have them. 🙁

  81. Terri Moore says

    The reindeer foot print is such a sweet idea. I would want to frame it and put it out every Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration.

  82. Tiffany Schmidt says

    This would be a cute idea to do every year to see how the kids grow!

  83. Stephanie Olmsted says

    I should do this project with my girls this year. I like the Bing Smart Search results…. I need to give that a try too.

  84. Sarah says

    This is so cute and easy! 🙂

  85. krista grandstaff says

    This is adorable – and I love how you had an idea ahead of time of what it could look like, makes it easier to plan a craft, especially if there is a theme involved or helping an entire class of kids to do it ( did this recently…crazy crazy crazy, I may never recover!)

  86. Gina Ferrell says

    That is too cute. Looks like a lot of fun. My kids love to paint and do crafts.

  87. April G says

    I really need to start using Bing search more! I had no idea it was that useful.

    That’s a super cute art project for the kids too!

  88. marissa lee says

    i have to start going on this bing search, i just love all these fun crafts.

  89. Terri Moore says

    I love how easy it is to search with Bing, I have been amazed at the results that come up when I’m searching for something…have to know the lingo or you are stuck. Pictures are so much better I agree.

  90. Alex Roach says

    Great project! The kids would love it

  91. lorayne gothard says

    This really makes searching for things so simple and easy!! I love the reindeer!!

  92. Sonya Morris says

    Love it! We did ours and I see now I forgot the antlers, oops!

  93. Paula Weintraut says

    I wish I had equipment to get Instagram. My daughter says I have a dinosour phone so not compatable for instagram

  94. amy deeter says

    awww,thats very cute

  95. Kevin says

    I ALWAYS use images in all of my clients’ marketing campaigns,…

    it leaves nothing to the imagination, so the message is clear and precise.

  96. What! Really cute! 🙂

  97. Richard Hicks says

    This is so cute. Such an easy project and something fun to do with the kids.

  98. Julie Wood says

    The new Bing Smart Screen is so awesome that I do not even need to open it in a browser, and I can find all kinds of projects that I want to do. I like the Craft ideas you got when you searched. I will have to start using it. What a great app! I will begin using this app to look up things so easily!

  99. Amy Orvin says

    My niece would love to make this craft. That would be so cute for her and give her something to do. She’s always so bored.

  100. Jen F says

    This is really cute! I love the reindeer footprints!

  101. debra l. says

    I am not the most crafty do it yourselfer when it comes to stuff like this. I must say…this is the cutest easy idea (that even I CAN DO)!! I know my son would get a KICK out of this!! it’s also a great way to document their feet…while they are still small…lessons learned with my older- they grow so fast!

  102. Tanya Holland says

    The Bing smart search is great. Instead of words in a search engine , you get images instantly. I love it.

  103. sherry blamer says

    This is such a great and fun idea to do with a child.

  104. trenda t says

    I don’t think my son would hold still long enough for me to get a good footprint! 🙂

  105. md Kennedy says

    I’ve ssen plenty of Thanksgiving Turkey with hands, but the footprint reindeer is awesome! I’ll have to do this with my grandson!


  107. Laura Miller says

    I love the picture searching!!! I always choose image searches, so much easier!

  108. Cassandra Eastman says

    What an adorable and simple idea! I’d love to make this with my daughter, thank you!

  109. Cassandra Eastman says

    Bing sounds like a really great search engine, I love anything that saves time!

  110. Paula Weintraut says

    So easy to make art projects and to make your own paint just amazes me! Mothers have no excuses to not have a lot of fun with all the easy Arts!

  111. dawn k says

    I am impressed with this search. I am going to have to try it out.

  112. Tanya Holland says

    Bing smart search makes it so easy to search for anything.

  113. What a super cute craft!

  114. judy gardner says

    this is very cute and looks fun to make! i saw a similar craft at halloween using a footprint made to look like a ghost

  115. MARTHA says

    This is so different all sorts of fun,,,,

  116. Mya Murphy says

    I am wayyyyy too much of a clean freak for this one, and don’t have children. It does NOT appeal to me.


  118. Jenn S (FotoJennic) says

    I really havent used Bing very much … I need to remember to use it more often because it is totally different than google search.

  119. Mary Dailey says

    I find all kinds of things on Bing. Love the foot reindeer!

  120. Laura taccetta says

    My son would love to do this!

  121. Ellen B says

    this is a very awesome idea – I haven’t seen this anyplace else – very cute

  122. md Kennedy says

    So cute – I wonder what other Christmas animals or creatures you could make with other body part prints!

  123. Kelly Nicholson says

    this is interesting,probably great for kid..i pretty much am still figuring out photoshop

  124. Rust says

    I love the ease with which you accessed what you needed. I will have to try this for my crafts and decorating ideas!

  125. christina moore says

    This is so cute, I would love to make Reindeer Footprint of my granddaughter

  126. denise says

    All I ever get from Google search is pages of ads. I should try Bing.

  127. Shayna says

    What great holiday fun !!!! We will have to try this 🙂

  128. Elena says

    Looks cute! I am going to try the new Microsoft Bing search

  129. Tanya Holland says

    I love the new windows 8. I love how you showed the images that come up with the Bing search engine.

  130. Vera S says

    That’s great. I was recently wondering what I could do for crafts with the niece and nephew I only got as far as thinking about it. I never did it. If I had only known. I know now. 🙂 Thanks!

  131. Paula Weintraut says

    The Footprint is such a great Idea, ON my birth certificate years ago they used Foot print as a seal of birth with mothers fingerprints

  132. Richard Hicks says

    Really cute art project for the kids. I like how easy it is to do!

  133. Rosie says

    I like to use bing for searching for new craft ideas, too. Some of my favorite searches are for fabric flowers, pillows (especially heart pillows), handmade bridal accessories!

  134. Jessica says

    I’ve never tried Bing search before, but this is a super cute craft. I would love to do it on an ornament for baby’s first Christmas!

  135. Gianna says

    Very cute craft for kids.

  136. Nancy says

    Wow – Bing Smart Search came up with a ton of cute art projects for kids!

  137. Amy Tolley says

    what a wonderful keepsake to always have and cherish and a fun activity for the family thanks for sharing

  138. My grandchildren would love to do this since they enjoy crafts. I have been looking for a way to
    get them different things online to print or make so this great great

  139. Jasmin q. says

    My kids absolutely love arts & crafts. These are such cute ideas for the holidays. Love them all!

  140. Lisa Kerr says

    This is so adorable, I love it! And what a great idea! I have used Bing for a while now and I love it!

  141. joanna garcia says

    i love this i have been looking for crafts like this too! i will be pinning this to my board!

  142. Christine Mayfield says

    I did not know you could do all this. I have an Ultrabook and will have to try it!

  143. Shanna says

    Oh my gosh this is so cute! Wish I would have seen this before the Holidays!

  144. Brandi Price says

    This is so cute and something so easy that I can do with my 4 year old! Thanks!

  145. Lesley M says

    I love it! This would be a great project for my son! Thanks for the great idea!

  146. Kalani says

    Love that! We have Reindeer hand prints. I think this would be a great addition!
    inalak at msn dot com

  147. Carrie says

    This would be so helpful since I teach preschool and we are always looking for new projects to do

  148. The Bing Smart Search is great for fibding excellent crafts for your children along with simply searching for your everyday needs

  149. Luda says

    Can this be used for macs or windows only?

  150. christopher h says

    love the footprint art – we’ll certainly have to try it

  151. natalie s says

    so cute! hard to keep the paint on the paper, I bet 🙂

  152. Betty says

    how cute~
    lol they need to add a step about removing residual paint from the child … Could I suggest putting that brown paint covered foot in a plastic shopping bag while you apply paint to the thumb. Then clean up all paint off the child at one time without the heartache of cleaning paint off carpet et cetra.

  153. Stephen says

    The craft ideas here are awesome!

  154. Richard Hicks says

    The reindeer art is cute. Bing will often bring up better search results than some of the other more popular search engines

  155. Jenny Sims says

    Fun project! I’ll have to file this away for next Christmas, and check out Bing Smart Search for some other holiday craft ideas to try with the kids.

  156. Laura Unger says

    This is so cute! It’s a great idea for a gift for the grandparents as we always try to have the kids make them something!

  157. Tanya Holland says

    I love the reindeer craft. My girls would love to do this. I also like the images on the bing search.

  158. Cami v says

    This is so cute ♡♡ gotta do it now

  159. Erin Ellis says

    What a great idea! I want to do this with my girls today!

  160. Eileen Richter says

    OH so cute! My daughter works in a day care and has two little ones. They are always trying to come up with feet or hand print pictures for crafts. I think they might have done something similar but used pipecleaners for the antlers. Amazing how many animal and other fun things you can make out of prints!

  161. Laura Grace Andry says

    This is super cute. I love that it is super simple to make and clean up. This is totally going on my list of activities to do with my peanuts over winter break.

  162. Andrina Goetz says

    I love this art. I am going to make it with my daughter.

  163. Amy Orvin says

    I love this idea! My neighbors daughter would really like to make one.

  164. This is a very nice and creative project for the holidays. Thanks for the reindeer craft.

  165. kara kudro says

    What a super cute idea, we made t shirts when the kids were babies for thanksgiving with their feet as little turkeys, this would be a good christmas one!

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