Advert. Guess How Much I Love You is a classic book to share with your child and if you haven’t read it yet you’re in for a treat, this book is perfect for snuggles and hugs with your child and it’s one that you’ll turn to again and again.
We’ve made this simple footprint craft inspired by the book and I think it would make the perfect keepsake for Valentine’s Day or as a gift for Mothers Day.
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Guess How Much I Love You
Published in 1994, Sam McBratney’s story of the love between Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare is a childhood classic and ideal for helping show your child how much you love them!
We love this book as a calming bedtime read just like Little Nutbrown Hare is getting ready to go to sleep too.
As a parent or parent to be you’ll know that the love that you feel for your child isn’t measurable but it’s certainly bigger than Little Nutbrown Hare’s arms can stretch. How can you measure something that big?
This is a great book to share with babies and young children but it’s also one that you’ll want to keep with you as your children get older. My kids are no longer toddlers or preschoolers but this is still a story we can share that comes with a big hug attached to it.
I loved making this adorable footprint keepsake with my daughter and it was a fun way for us to do something together that I know we’ll want to display and keep forever.
She’s already so much bigger than she used to be I’ve got to save these little footprints while I can!
Guess How Much I Love You is available from Walker Books.
Footprint Craft Supplies
- White Paper or Cardstock
- Brown Paint
- Pink Paint
- Black Marker Pen
- Cloth or Similar (for cleaning messy feet)
- Optional – Frame
Guess How Much I Love You Footprint Craft
You can use either white cardstock, thick paper or normal printer paper for this craft but cardstock is able to cope with a bit more paint without getting over saturated.
Once you have your paper ready you will need to paint your child’s foot with brown paint, to make sure that you have paint all over the foot and that it’s not too dripping in paint I would recommend painting the underside of your child’s foot rather than getting them to stand in a puddle of brown paint.
The upside of this is that it can also lead to a lot of giggles!
Get your child to stand on the piece of paper with their toes facing the bottom of it. Make sure that you leave room for the hare’s ears.
Because you’ll want to save this craft I really recommend creating a few copies of it, we actually made four to be on the safe side.
The reason for this is that life happens and if you accidentally knock some paint on your craft or draw in the wrong place it’s good to know that you have a back up with out any worries.
Using a paint brush carefully paint in the pink insides of the hare’s ears and then paint the outside parts in brown paint.
Once the paint has dried you can add your hare’s eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers using a black marker.
If you want to make sure that your beautiful keepsake lasts then I would recommend putting it into a photo frame.
As an aside, we made this craft in our bathroom so I could pop my daughter’s feet under the shower straight after but if this isn’t possible then I recommend having a cloth or baby wipe to hand to help clean up.
Alternative Painting Idea
If you don’t want to draw your hare’s face you can create this craft so that you are looking at them from behind.
Simply paint on two hare ears at the top using your brown paint and then glue on a white pom pom to the footprint for the hare’s tail.
- Paint brown and pink
- Pen black
- Paper or cardstock
- Wipes or cloth
- Picture frame Optional
- Paint your child's foot with brown paint.
- Get your child to stand on the paper with their toes towards the bottom of it.
- Paint the hare's ears using brown and pink paint.
- Once the paint has dried you can add the hare's eye's, nose and mouth using a black pen.