How to make Santa footprints

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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. And while many people saw their plans dashed last minute this year, we’re all still sure to have a magical time. Whether your favourite part is settling down to watch the Christmas Day specials or tucking in to a delicious turkey, the day is sure to be filled with fun and laughter.

Many people up and down the UK will be enjoying this Christmas with young children.

Celebrating the festive period takes on a whole new meaning when you have kids, starting weeks in advance when you write those letters to Father Christmas.

Then on Christmas Eve, you may put out a carrot for the reindeer and a mince pie (or perhaps a whisky) for Santa.

And on Christmas morning your children will be delighted to see Santa has been, leaving stockings at the ends of their beds and snowy footprints next to your Christmas tree.

If you’re hoping to recreate the magic this year, Express has a very simple guide for you to follow.

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How to make Santa footprints

There’s dozens of snow-like substances you can use to recreate Santa’s footsteps in your home.

And most of these you can find in your cupboards already, so there’s no need for a last minute dash out to the shops.

Check your kitchen pantry, drawers or shelves for any of the following:

Flour

Icing sugar

Baking powder

Baking soda

Once you’ve found your snowy alternative, sprinkle a thin dusting on to a plate or baking tray.

Then, find a nice big shoe – ideally a chunky boot or trainer with a big sole – and spritz the bottom with some water.

Make sure you’ve sprayed enough water on to the shoe to coat it, but not too much so that it’s dripping wet.

If the shoe is too wet, the powder will simple disappear into the water.

Next, press the shoe into the plate of flour, making sure the whole shoe is covered.

Then press onto the floor, where it should leave behind a snowy footstep.

Repeat the steps until you have as many footprints as you need.

For an added sparkle of joy, why not add chocolate peanuts or chocolate raisins under the tree as ‘reindeer poo’.

Make sure to keep an eye on children when following these steps, however.

Be sure they do not ingest these substances and be wary of choking hazards with chocolate droppings.

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