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How to Create an Epic Bigfoot Race for Kids
At the end of the summer, I threw a Big Foot Party for my kids in honor of completing their summer reading program. Their favorite book is Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer-so we planned a bunch of fun Big Foot themed activities inspired by Judy’s summer adventures.
I let my girls invite over a couple friends from our Quarantine Pod and we made giant cardboard Bigfoot Feet (Free Printable Template below). Check out all our Big Foot Fun! And watch to see who will win!
Welcome back to Day 3 of what has turned into Judy Moody Bigfoot Week here at Our Sutton Place. I’m sharing all of the super thrilladelic Judy Moody Inspired activities that we did this past summer.
For those just joining, my daughters and I were determined to not have a boring, bummer summer and took cues from our favorite summer book “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.”
Be sure to go back and read my first post in which I lay out all of the details of just how we did this! It’s super fun and we might just make it a summer tradition!
Check out our other Bigfoot related posts here:
We also made a delicious Bigfoot Inspired Vanilla Brownie Marble Cake as well as super slimy and super edible Chocolate Bigfoot Slime!
How to create a Bigfoot Race party game
Usually the crafts and projects I put together are really simple and easy. However, this is not exactly one of those. But before you run off screaming….like you’re being chased by Bigfoot himself, I have some tips to make this easier.
I got the idea for this race from Elle Marie Home. She has really nice instructions and uses a ribbon to tie the feet as opposed to yarn.
My Biggest Tips: Get Help and Plan Ahead
Try to get help when making the cardboard feet. And try to plan ahead.
Your hands will probably get tired cutting the thick cardboard, and you’ll want time to rest them. This is definitely easier if you have help.
I made the mistake of trying to make all of these the Day-Of, and it was so much work.
What you’ll Need to make the cardboard Bigfoot Feet
- Several pieces of thick cardboard , 2 per person.
(I used the flaps from boxes that measured 18X 18 X 16 and they worked out perfectly. Each piece measured about 18 inches high X 9 inches wide)
- Bigfoot template (Fill out form below)
I just made a right foot, but all you need to do is flip it over and it turns into a left foot.
- Exacto knife /craft knife
- 3 feet of yarn per foot
How to make the Bigfoot Cardboard Feet
Draw it on the cardboard. Look for markings on the cardboard—if you find any, try to use the other side.
Draw it a few inches wider than the template. (it doesn’t have to be perfect).
Use an exacto knife/ craft knife to cut it.
Once you’re done with the first pair of feet, use those as a template for the rest.
When you’ve made all of the feet you need, cut 2 slits in the middle a couple inches apart. This is where you’ll put the ribbon or yarn.
Then, you’re done!
It’s really not that hard—just time-consuming especially if you have several to make.
If you’re doing this with older kids like Middle School, you could probably have them help you cut if you feel ok with them using a craft knife.
Watch our Video to see how we did the race. (And don’t forget to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!)
My kids and their friends had a blast!
Note: Yes, we did this during the pandemic and invited our friends from our safe quarantine pod.
Don’t forget to check out all of our Judy Moody Bigfoot Activities:
- Judy Moody Inspired Not Bummer Summer Thrill Chart
- Bigfoot Edible Chocolate Slime
- Tangerine Fondue
- Big Foot Inspired Vanilla Brownie Marble Cake
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!
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