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S Is for Spider Handprint Craft

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S Is for Spider Handprint Craft

S is for spider! Help your toddler learn about the letter S by making a fun spider handprint craft.

Materials

  • Black, red, and white nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s right hand excluding the thumb.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers apart onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s left hand excluding the thumb.
  6. Press the handprint with the fingers apart and the palm overlapping the first palm onto the paper.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  8. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s fingertip.
  10. Press a red fingertip print into the center of the palm prints.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  12. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  13. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
  14. Press two white fingertip prints onto the black handprint above the red fingertip print. Reapply the paint as needed.
  15. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  16. Use a paintbrush to paint “S is for spider” in black on the paper.

Black, Red, and White Acrylic Paint One Black Handprint Without Thumb

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Two Black Handprints Without Thumbs Adding One Red Fingertip Print to the Spider

Adding Two White Fingertip Prints to the Spider Finished S Is for Spider Handprint Craft

Completed Is for Spider Handprint Craft

For another fun spider craft, try my Halloween Spider and Black Cat Handprint Craft.

Image Credits

S Is for Spider Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black, Red, and White Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Black Handprint Without Thumb © 2014 Heather Johnson
Two Black Handprints Without Thumbs © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding One Red Fingertip Print to the Spider © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two White Fingertip Prints to the Spider © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished S Is for Spider Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed Is for Spider Handprint Craft © 2017 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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