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Halloween Owl Handprint-Footprint Craft

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Halloween Owl Handprint-Footprint Craft

Making handprint and footprint crafts for each holiday is a great activity to share with young children. My daughter and I are having a blast making print paint pictures in celebration of Halloween. Last week I shared the spider and black cat handprint craft that she and I made together. For a second Halloween handprint craft, my daughter and I also made a Halloween owl. I love that I can capture a little piece of my daughter in time. My daughter loves playing with the paint and then washing her hands. For another adorable Halloween keepsake this holiday season, try my Halloween owl handprint-footprint craft.

Materials

  • Purple, orange, and white nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some purple paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of purple paint on the bottom of your child’s foot.
  3. Press the purple footprint into the center of the sheet of paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s right palm.
  7. Press the orange handprint to the right of the purple footprint with the thumb touching the sole of the foot.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s left palm.
  10. Press the orange handprint to the left of the purple footprint with the thumb touching the sole of the foot.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
  12. Pour a small amount of white paint onto the cardboard.
  13. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint onto your child’s thumb.
  14. Press two thumbprints on the footprint near the toes to create two eyes.
  15. Wash the paint off your child’s thumb.
  16. Using some purple paint and a paintbrush, paint two legs onto the owl at the heel of the footprint.
  17. Paint two purple dots in the center of the white thumbprints to finish the eyes.
  18. Paint “Whooo’s ready for Halloween?” across the top and bottom of the paper.

My daughter and I love making footprint and handprint crafts together. She enjoys when I spread the paint on her hands and feet and then pressing her prints onto the paper. She also loves washing her hands and feet in the kitchen sink. I love the little keepsake that captures the size of her hands in a festive craft. For Halloween, try making a owl handprint-footprint craft with your young child. Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Owl Handprint-Footprint Craft

For more fun owl crafts, try my O Is for Owl Handprint Craft, Autumn Halloween Owl Footprint Craft, and Snowy Owl Paper Plate Craft.

Image Credits

Halloween Owl Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
Purple and Orange Paint with Paper and Cotton Balls © 2013 Heather Johnson
Purple Footprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Orange Right Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Orange Left Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
White Thumbprints on Purple Footprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Painting Purple Owl Legs © 2013 Heather Johnson
Purple Whooo’s Ready for Halloween © 2013 Heather Johnson
Purple Owl Eye Pupils © 2013 Heather Johnson
Halloween Owl Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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