Reindeer Footprint Keepsake

Every year I like to make my daycare moms something special that they can keep as a sweet keepsake. So far this year I’ve made a few super cute and adorable home made gifts such as a Snowman Family Mason Jar, a single Snowman Mason Jar, and a Mistletoes Mason Jar. I needed to make one more gift for a set of twins and since I wanted to incorporate both of their little footprints into this gift I decided to make a Reindeer Footprint Keepsake.

Reindeer Footprint Keepsake

You only need a few simple supplies for this adorable and simple Reindeer Footprint Keepsake: canvas, 2 red pom poms, 4 googly eyes, brown paint, red, light blue, green, and purple paint, a hot glue gun, and a black paint pen.

The first step is to paint the canvas light blue.

Paint Canvas Blue

Once the canvas has completely dried, you will then prepare your child’s foot. Make sure to try and work fast because kids do not like to be still. Paint the child’s foot brown and press it onto the canvas. Once the first reindeer has dried, repeat with the other foot or if you are working with twins like I was, repeat with the second child’s foot.

Prepare Foot

After the little feet have dried,  you will hot glue the red pom poms onto the bottom of the feet. This is the reindeer’s nose. You will then glue the eyes onto the canvas.

Red Noses and Eyes

After the noses and the eyes have been glued on, you will draw the reindeer’s antlers with the black paint pen. Once the antlers have been drawn, you will gather the kids so they can make the strand of Christmas lights! To make the lights, you will paint the child’s thumbprint and press them onto the canvas.


After the lights have dried, use the black paint pen to draw the strand that connects the lights.

Strand of Lights

This Reindeer Footprint Keepsake is the cutest and the perfect gift. I loved how I was able to incorporate one painting that included two brothers. This is the perfect keepsake that will be treasured each Christmas.

Reindeer Keepsake


  1. we made these a few years ago with our girls and I have them hanging up right now. I totally need to make one with my son now to add it to the wall.

  2. This is so cute! I love the keepsake painting, you get a two for one pretty much, keepsake and decoration. Simple, easy memory that lasts a lifetime

  3. The reindeer footprint keepsake looks adorable. I want to try this with my little one. Of course she is not little anymore so her footprint will be bigger, but I am sure she will enjoy it.

  4. I do these with my granddaughter. Oh how she loves to paint with her feet!

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This is an adorable idea. I will have to try this with my friends little ones. It is a great keepsake.

  6. This is really adorable. I’d love to do this with my little ones. I think its so fun and something I’d cherish for always.

  7. What an adorable idea! I wish I did this when the twins were still small.

  8. I always do this in my art class when I was in high school. It’s great to know another variation.

  9. That is so adorable! I wish I would have made things like this when my girls were little!

  10. That is so cute. I love reindeer!

  11. What a cute idea! A wonderful keepsake to display every holiday season!

  12. Catherine S says

    This is such a great idea. I love that you used foot prints to make the reindeer.

  13. Now this is just too adorable. It looks so nice on canvas and I love the pom pom noses!

  14. I won’t lie – this is pretty darn cute. I’m going to make this with my grandson.

  15. What a cute Christmas craft idea! I can’t wait until my grandchild is here and I can do things like this with her.

  16. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    My kids made these when they were in preschool! It’s such a cute idea.

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