Stitch was the highlight of our 2016 Disney trip. We had breakfast at Ohana with Lilo and Stitch and spent Halloween at the Polynesian with “Elvis” Stitch. So, our 2016 souvenir footprint art from Walt Disney World had to be Stitch.
Here is a peek at our previous footprints:
We’ve been faithful about gathering a footprint from Isabella after each Disney trip, but got a little behind on finishing them up, so today, we’ve got two to show you.
First, is her footprint from our 2014 trip.
This was the first year that Isabella was tall enough to ride a “big” roller coaster and she loved it.
The next footprint is from our trip last month:
This year, besides roller coasters, Isabella was crazy for Chewbacca. Chewbacca will not sign an autograph, so this is our way of remembering her interaction with him.
It’s hard to believe that Isabella’s first Disney footprint was when she was only 2 months old. Her feet were so tiny!
And here’s from the year she turned 2 at Disney World:
We’re having fun making a little collection for her and trying to guess what her 2016 footprint will be! Making these is turning out to be one of our favorite (and free!) souvenirs.
Here’s another sample of how we took Isabella’s footprint and turned it into a Disney souvenir keepsake. We ran the Disney Princess half marathon when she had just turned 2 months old and her tiny footprint was taken at that time. It was her first, of hopefully many, trips to Disney World as she grows up.
We ran as a team called Team Roo and had hats embroidered with a kangaroo and the words “Team Roo” on them, so of course, her first Disney footprint art needed to feature Roo from Winnie the Pooh.
The footprint was made by brushing acrylic paint on her foot and pressing it down on some watercolor paper. I sketched out the rest of Roo in pencil using the footprint as Roo’s body.
When I was satisfied with that, I drew over the lines with a Micron pen, added the medal we got for finishing and our team name and painted it with watercolors.
It will be a challenge to keep turning Isabella’s handprints or footprints into her favorite Disney character for each trip, but it will be a fun way to watch her interests change as she grows.
If you missed her footprint from our last trip that we turned into Goofy, click here.
We are linking to Memory Keeping Monday on Capturing Magical Memories blog.
Isabella loves Goofy. At age 2, she hasn’t gotten into the princesses yet, but couldn’t get enough of Goofy on our Christmas trip to Walt Disney World. We wanted a way to remember the sight of her running up to meet her beloved Goofy. We took lots of photographs, but wanted a little something more to commemorate our trip.
I have been printing handprints and footprints from Isabella since she was born for a future quilt. As I looked at them, an idea popped into my head. A little paint, some cardstock, minimal drawing skills and a little bit of time and we now have the perfect personalized memento of our trip! And best of all, it was FREE!
It’s very simple to make your own. First, apply a generous amount of acrylic paint to your child’s foot and press it on the cardstock.
A heavy coat of paint gave a better base shape for Goofy’s head than a light one. Let the paint dry. Then, paint the eyes in with the bottom of them at about the halfway mark of the footprint. Add an oval nose at the bottom center, ears at the sides, facial wrinkles and whiskers and last of all, Goofy’s quirky hat resting on the heel of the footprint. Done!
Next time, we’ll do it before we go and get Goofy to sign it. “Yaaah hoo hoo hooey”!