This morning we were pulling out our Halloween decorations and came across these adorable handprint crafts the kids have made over the years. They are easy to make and fun to decorate with. Plus you get to reminisce each year about how tiny their little hands were!
The spider is simple to do, my 6 year old made this one when she was 20 months old! Just paint the palm and fingers with black paint and press on paper. Then reapply the paint, flip the paper around, press again and add googly eyes when dry.
The handprint makes the body of the cat and then the head and ears are added on with paint.
The ghosts are made by painting the palm and fingers and then moving the fingers back on forth once they are on the paper.
The bat is made the same way as the spider but the fingers are kept closer together to create the wings. Kids can use their thumb to make a circle for the head.
Of course, as soon as my 2 year old saw the crafts she wanted to make one of her own! We were out of black paint so she made white spiders instead.
My son thought they looked like ghost spiders and entertained us with lots of spooky and silly spider stories!
Once they were dry we stuck the old and new spiders all over our kitchen doors for a creepy-crawly (and cute!) effect.
Do your kids like to make handprint crafts? Do you get the holiday ones out each year?
Carolyn @ Pleasantest Thing says
I love these (and pinned them). We do get handprint crafts out for holiday, but I actually don’t think we have any Halloween ones. I’ll have to change that this year.
Thanks Carolyn!!! We do tons at Halloween and then not too many the rest of the year, but we’ve been enjoying these so much this year we are going to keep doing holiday ones. 🙂
Nuala rees says
Thisis wicked love it thank you