October is here and my little guy is already asking for pumpkins, hay rides, farm trips, spooky creatures, costumes, and candy. That meant is was for sure time for another keepsake handprint footprint project. If you’re looking for simple and fun Halloween craft, this is it!
If this is your first time seeing our projects, here’s a quick recap.
- We love using ink instead of paint. It’s less messy and gives a really nice detailed print.
- We make four versions of each craft– one for us, one for each set of grandparents, and one as a spare for accidents along the way. I purchased three sets of 8×10 frames when Carter was born, so we refresh those for everyone throughout the year.
- Depending on the age of your kiddos, you can get as creative as you want. We like to use construction paper for some of our accent art. It’s nice cutting and gluing practice for Carter. As he gets older, he may want to dry the decorations on instead.
- I always put the printables we use in my shop. You can make your own, have your kiddos write their own, or for $2 get them ready-made so you can print and go. Print as many copies as you need for your family, day care, or class. The printables are NOT dated so you can use them over and over.
Now On To The Halloween Craft Fun!
The first step is always the messiest. We typically just go straight to the bath after getting our prints. Carter wanted to help Charlotte with hers this time and did a great job.
After the prints dry, it’s time to decorate. Somehow I always miss pictures of the process here. Daddy helped Carter create wings, ears, eyes, and fangs for his bat. Then Carter glued them in place.
I think it turned out pretty cute… I mean SPOOKY!
Then it was Charlotte’s turn. She needed
a little a lot more help with the glue, but I kind of love her sweet little witchy hand.
They look super cute as a pair framed in my kitchen and are sure to bring smiles to my face all month long.
If you decide to make your own Halloween craft, I’d love to see it! Tag me on Instagram, and I’ll share too.
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