It doesn’t get cuter, or sweeter, than this foot and handprint halloween craft.
I made this one for Eli’s bedroom door. When I was teaching, Halloween was the perfect time to create little creatures with the kids feet and hands. I used these for Eli because he currently recognizes “ghosts” and “spiders”. The Frankenstein or monster is simply for our entertainment. I found it on pinterest and fell in love
Now, don’t worry if it comes out a little messy, getting a toddler’s prints perfectly is not easy and for me, it is currently impossible. Just have a brush handy for touch ups and whatever “mistakes” you make will just add to the memory of this time. Our spider looks like an elephant, or a spider on steroids!
What I used: (I found everything at Michael’s for less than $15)
- 3 6×6 craft wood squares
- Acrylic Paint (white, black, orange & green)
- 6 Wiggle Eyes
- Halloween Ribbon (about 27 inches)
- Paint Brushes
- Wooden Halloween Accents
- Wood Glue
What I did:
- I painted the three squares with a ton of paint! I laid them under a fan and they dried in less than 20 minutes.
- Once the squares dried, I painted the backdrops; white spider webs & little ghostly dots. These took a few minutes to dry.
- Then I glued the wooden accents.
- Next, we made the prints! I do not have photos because I did this alone and had to be as quick as possible. A few tips on how to make this easier: 1. Add a few drops of hand soap to the paint, it makes it so much easier to wash off. 2. Do this by a sink, especially if you’ll be using different colors for the same prints and need to wash in between. 3. Place wood on a hard surface (footprints on the ground and handprints on a counter). 4. Be patient and again, no worries if they come out messy, they will be cute and memorable regardless! 5. Make it fun, LAUGH A LOT and be excited
- When prints dried, I glued the eyes and painted the finishing touches.
- A few hours later I glued the ribbon on the back of the pieces. I ran it through all three, separating the squares by about an inch. When I got to the top, I folded the ribbon in a loop to hang later on.
- THAT’S IT!
Please let me know if you make them, if you came up with other fun prints and share a photo on instagram so I can see Remember to tag me @thepelliway
HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE!