Following in Daddy's Footprint

By Kim Inkenhaus of Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh June 8, 2016
Looking for a tug-at-the-heartstrings and easy-to-do gift for dad? Well, you found it!

This is super easy and fun to do!

All you need is some paint and paper and a frame! We used 12x12 scrapbooking paper. Choose something light or white.

Then find some shoes with tread that covers the shoe. That sounds like a strange thing to say but trust me ... you don't have as many as you may think!

Lightly paint the bottom of dad's shoe (think stamp not paint), then press it onto the paper. Keep your paper still and slide your hand underneath to make sure you get a good print of the toes and heel.

Let it dry.

Then layer the kids' shoes starting with the largest right on top and continue for each child.

Embellish as you would like, then pop it in a frame and you are good to go! We chose to say, "Following in Daddy's Footsteps," "Walk with Me, Dad," "Father's Day 20__," and "Just Me and My Dad." If you are a scrapbooker, you probably have some cute things around to use to embellish. Maybe something reflecting their favorite things to do together, like fishing or golfing.

Tip alert! Start with the largest shoe and the lightest color. Then layer with smaller shoes and darker colors as you go. It will be much easier to see each one that way.