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Halloween Spider and Black Cat Handprint Craft

Halloween Spider and Black Cat Handprint Craft

My daughter and I love making handprints together for the holidays throughout the year. For Halloween this year, she and I made an adorable spider and black cat handprint craft. My daughter loves watching me rub the paint on her hand and then pressing her handprint onto the paper. (She also loves washing the paint off her hands!) I love making a cute keepsake that freezes a little piece of my daughter in time. To make an adorable keepsake for Halloween this year, try my spider and black cat handprint craft.

Materials

  • Black and yellow nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use the paintbrush to create a spider web in the upper corner of the sheet of paper.
  3. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s palm.
  4. Press the handprint with the fingers pointing down onto the paper directly below the spider web.
  5. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s other palm.
  7. Press the second handprint with the fingers pointing down onto the paper in the corner opposite the spider web.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
  9. Use the paintbrush to paint a tail and ears onto the cat handprint and a spider web thread from the top of the spider to the spider web.
  10. Allow the black paint to try thoroughly.
  11. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
  12. Use the paintbrush to paint eyes onto the cat and spider and to write “Happy Halloween” above the cat.

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

Black Paint with Paper and Cotton Balls Painting a Black Spider Web

Making Black Spider Handprints Making Black Cat Handprints

Painting on the Cat's Tail Painting on the Cat's Ears

Painting on the Spider Web Thread Using Yellow Paint to Paint on the Cat's and Spiders Eyes and Happy Halloween

Finished Halloween Spider and Black Cat Handprint Craft

For more fun Halloween crafts, try my P Is for Pumpkin Handprint Craft, Origami Pumpkin Craft, Paint Chip Pumpkin Craft, Paper Plate Pumpkin Puzzles, Paper Plate Pumpkin, Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Craft, and Halloween Pumpkin Egg Carton Craft.

Image Credits

Halloween Spider and Black Cat Handprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
Black Paint with Paper and Cotton Balls © 2013 Heather Johnson
Painting a Black Spider Web © 2013 Heather Johnson
Making Black Spider Handprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
Making Black Cat Handprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
Painting on the Cat’s Tail © 2013 Heather Johnson
Painting on the Cat’s Ears © 2013 Heather Johnson
Painting on the Spider Web Thread © 2013 Heather Johnson
Using Yellow Paint to Paint on the Cat’s and Spiders Eyes and Happy Halloween © 2013 Heather Johnson
Finished Halloween Spider and Black Cat Handprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson

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