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Anyone who knows me knows that I just LOVE Christmas and everything that has to go along with it. There is just something that is so magical about this time of year and I’m always eager for Thanksgiving to pass so I can start decorating and enjoying this time of year. Every year I love to do Holiday baking and crafts with this kids and this year is no different. Now that we have 2 little ones running around I wanted to do a fun craft that would include both of them, but something that I can keep for many years and give it to them when they’re older. I set out to search the web with Bing Smart Search to get some ideas for what I wanted to do.
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I did a search for “Christmas Crafts” using Bing Smart Search and it brought up pictures, websites, and videos with lots of projects. Since I’m a visual person I click the images button and started scrolling through all of the pictures for inspiration. The web previews help you see at-a-glance what the web page looks like behind each search result. That means fewer clicks to find the right link. The “Smart” summary of results is great for a variety of popular searches and you’ll see a rich, visual summary of the most relevant information from across the web and apps.
I ended up really liking these reindeer’s made out of footprints, but I wanted to do my own spin on them. Since this is William’s first Christmas I figured what better way to do a craft then with his foot print!
What you’ll need:
- Canvas Board or Plain Paper
- Brown Paint
- Paint Brush
- Markers or Paint for Antlers
- Red Nose – either button, paint, or pom pom
- Kids Feet
- Googly Eyes
What to do:
- Lay out your paper and if you’re working with small kids you might want a second person to help. I always like to do a few test prints on a scrap piece of paper to make sure it comes out how I want.
- Paint the bottom of your little ones foot with the brown paint and make foot print on your paper. I filled in the footprints a little once they were on the canvas, but you don’t need to do this.
- Let it dry and then draw on antlers, eyes, and nose.
I chose to do a Canvas and used both kids foot prints, but you can also use regular paper and frame it or cut them out and turn them into ornaments. I wanted something that I could hang on the wall and isn’t this just adorable? It’s the perfect decor for Christmas, a great way to capture how small your little one(s) were, and it was so easy to get inspired thanks to Bing Smart Search! No matter what you’re searching for Bing Smart Search is easy to use on any PC or tablet with Windows 8.1 and you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for. What are you waiting for, give it a try and see!