This year, crafting with Emerson was so much fun even if it was super messy. We started our crafting with some handprint and footprint art. Getting Emerson's hand and feet painted and put on paper was even more challenging this year than it was last year. She absolutely hates being dirty and was yelling "dirty" the whole time I was painting her feet and hands. She also ended up with more paint all over the rest of her body than she did on her hands and feet.
But it was worth it because I think our crafts turned out so cute. Thank you, Pinterest, for all of the great ideas! :)
Unfortunately our first attempt was a major fail. I tried 3 different recipes and all of them ended up really sticky. I finally realized that I was using sea salt instead of table salt.
We made two Christmas trees with E's fingerprints. I let her paint one of them and she loved it!
She is so proud of the finished result and shows everyone that comes over.
I used green food coloring on mine and then painted in her fingerprint lights.I also had to do the famous handprint Santa. Emerson was really fighting me on putting her hands in the dough. I think she was screaming at the top of her lungs when we did this Santa but once we finished it and I painted it, she was in love.
I printed out a picture of our sweet girl and modpodged it to this little mitten. Our printer is running out of ink so the color is a little off but I still think it is adorable.
We also made and painted an E, Emerson's foot, some candy canes, and few small Christmas trees. It was so much crafting with my baby girl this year. I can only imagine how much fun it will be next year!
This ornament shirt is one of my favorites.
I also made this Santa shirt and it paired perfectly with her red skirt and babylegs. I think it would have looked even better on a red shirt because his beard blended in, but white was all I had.
I was determined to make a Christmas pillowcase dress using the ticking fabric I bought last year. I knew I wanted something that would match Emerson's pink, green and red bow. It turned out really cute but I messed it up by putting the appliqué way too low. It still looked cute but it would have been so much cuter if the appliqué was up on her chest instead of her stomach. Oh well- lesson learned! And at least it matched hew bow! :)
So, those are our crafts for this year. I love that we are starting a little collection. It will be so much fun to pull them out each year and reminisce.