Today my best gal came over and we did some crafting with the kiddos. I wanted to do something fun for Halloween and I had seen different craft ideas on Pinterest I wanted to try out. This hand print craft looked perfect. I had everything on hand, so it really didn’t cost me anything.
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Honestly this was a super fun, super easy craft for Halloween that the kids loved. We gave each kiddo a plate that they then painted the color of their choice. (We stripped the boys of their t-shirts because we were using acrylic paint, and put an old sheet on the table to protect it). We painted on the backside of the plates.
Once the paint had dried we let them each paint a large circle using a round sponge brush and either black or white paint. My friend’s daughter wanted a white spider so we let her go with that.:) This became the body of the spider. We did this instead of painting the kid’s entire hand, but you don’t have to do it this way. You can skip this step and just use the palm of the child’s hand for the body of the spider. After that, using a paint brush, we painted the inside of our kiddo’s fingers and stamped them on either side of the circle for the legs. Again, here you can choose to use their whole hand, minus their thumb, making the print of the palm the body of the spider. Once all the paint was dry, we punched holes along the edges, and allowed them to lace the yarn/twine around the plate to make the web. We secured the yarn with some tape on the back of the plate. Once they were done lacing they each glued on their googly eyes. We also taped a separate piece of yarn on the back of each so the kids could hang them up. Super easy, super quick, and they all LOVED it!!! My oldest son named his spider “Spooky Spider” and named his younger brother’s spider “Spookylicious Spider”.
Have a great time with your kids this fall season and make some Spooky Spiders of your own! We sure enjoyed it!