Create a magical Christmas surprise with these DIY Santa footprints. This quick and last minute idea is perfect for bringing the joy of Santa Claus to life!
The holiday season is a magical time of year, especially for children who eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus. To add an extra touch of enchantment to their Christmas morning, many parents have started incorporating DIY Santa footprints into their holiday traditions.
Not that we’re into deceiving a nation of kids or anything, but we figured if we’re going to convince them that Santa is real, then we might as well go big or go home.
These clever and easy-to-create decorations not only delight little ones but also create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. These DIY Santa Footprints will surely freak out your kids about the idea of the North Pole (especially if you’re in climates where no snow is in sight).
Materials and Tools Needed
White foam board — Or use poster board.
X-acto knife or scissors
Optional: Fake snow — We used a fake snow spray that will adhere to the foam board. You can opt to recreate the snowy footprints with baby powder, baking soda, flour or white glitter. If so, keep in mind that you will need some craft glue for these items to stick to the footprints.
How to Make DIY Santa Footprints
1 — Draw heel prints onto the foam board. You can do this by hand, use a free boot stencil template online or trace a shoe.
2 — Using an X-acto knife or scissors, cut out each footprint.
3 — Optional: To give the Santa footprints an even more realistic look, add fake snow on top of each footprint before placing them in front of the tree. Allow to dry.
Arranging You Santa Claus Footprints
Strategically arrange the Santa footprints leading from the fireplace, door, or any entry point into your home on the floor. Create a whimsical trail to delight your little ones and add a touch of magic to Christmas morning!
You can do so the night before Christmas or right before the kids wake up. You can also place out some DIY Santa Hat Drink Stirrers, which is another quick and fun project.
Feel free to sprinkle fake snow, flour or baking powder around the boots. However, if you have carpet, it may be best not to do so, considering the clean up will be a lot harder.
More Christmas Decor Ideas
Watch the joy and excitement on your children’s faces as they discover Santa’s footprints on Christmas morning. This simple DIY project to easily whip up in December adds a charming and memorable touch to your holiday traditions.
For more easy DIY Christmas decor ideas and fun family holiday traditions, check out a few of our favorite projects from the archives below —
- Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar for Kids
- Outdoor Christmas Decorations: DIY Wood Lights Christmas Garland
- DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game
DIY Santa Footprints
- X-Acto knife or scissors
- 1 foam board
- 1 fake snow optional
- Draw heel prints onto the foam board. You can do this by hand, use a free boot stencil template online or trace a shoe.
- Using an X-acto knife or scissors, cut out each footprint.
- Optional: To give the Santa footprints an even more realistic look, add fake snow on top of each footprint before placing them in front of the tree. Allow to dry.
Don’t forget to share your DIY santa footprints with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more interior design inspiration? You can find all of our home decor tutorials and ideas right here!