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Monday, June 14, 2010

Footprints Fathers Day Key Chain -DIY Tutorial

We had to secretly make these the other day while dad was at work. Its been quite the feat to keep the kids from telling dad what we made. I was inspired to make these from a craft that I had seen off of One Pretty Thing. She had made these with hand prints and let her kids color them in. I have two boys ages 4 and 5 so I thought it would be neat to trace each one of there feet and split up the saying "Following In Your Footsteps". Its extra meaningful to our family because this line comes from a very special poem my boys gave their dad last year.

Need: paper, shrink film, key chain ring, permanent markers, whole punch, scissors and an oven to bake it in.

 1. Trace your kids feet on regular paper first. When you have traced your child's foot onto the paper that when you go ahead and add the text or images that you want so you have everything where you want it. Place the shrink film over your design on paper and trace your design with permanent markers.

 2. When your finish tracing your design to the shrink film. Cut it out. Next punch a whole where the your key chain ring will go. Bake according to your shirk film instructions.

I hope you have fun with this one.
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13 comments:

  1. How cute! He's going to love this gift!

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  2. I'm totally going to try those! SO cute!

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  3. So cute and creative! Those feet sure don't stay little forever.

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  4. Love it! Unique and inspirational! What a great job.

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  5. I love this idea. Most "kid made" stuff is too cutesy for my hubby but I bet he'll get a kick out of these!

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  6. great idea - we are going to try this!

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  7. Very awesome idea!! Can you get the shrink paper just about anywhere?? or is there a particular store (craft store etc..)

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  8. I have made this the Tutorial of the Day on my blog, The Crafty Artisan!
    I have posted a photo and a link sending my readers to your web site at http://wiserunning.com/blog/2011/05/30/fathers-day-tutorial-following-in-your-footsteps-keychain/

    Happy Crafting!

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  9. too bad that my kids are too big (21, 21 & 18) to do this for their step-dad...

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  10. I LOVED this idea and made it with my daycare kids for Father's Day -- but with a little spin
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=9552298&l=60a4b2b9ce&id=749630224

    I stamped their feet. They turned out awesome. Thank you so much for the idea!

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  11. So how do you keep the shrink film from curling up? I like how the picture shows the key chains as flat. Any tips? Thanks!

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