After our Monster Theme Day last month, my kiddos have been begging to make more handprint art. They talked for days on about what they wanted to make…Frankenstein and Pumpkins (they are little obsessed with pumpkins in the Fall!) . We had a lot of fun creating these. If you create your own Halloween Handprint Art, we would love to see what you did, so make sure you share it in a comment below this post! Have fun!
What You Need:
- At least one hand eager to get messy!
Pumpkin Hand Art
Discuss what you would like to make. Once you do one, their imaginations start going and you really can create anything with your hands!
We started with something simple like these pumpkins below…
I painted their palms orange and then they pressed them on the paper to create their pumpkin base.
Then we painted a finger green so they could create the stem.
Frankenstein Hand Art
Then they decided they wanted to make Frankenstein.
We started with painting their palms/thumb green for the face and then their fingers black for the hair. Make sure to put plenty of paint on their hands as we learned the paint dries quickly and had to repaint their hands.
Let the paint dry for a few minutes and then, of course, we had to accessorize with eyes, mouth and stitches. They used their fingers for the eyes and mouth and a toothpick for the stitches.
I was surprised to see how much my kiddos loved making these. They have been asking to make more, but we only have so much room on our fridge and bedroom doors. We’ll have to wait for the next holiday!
Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry saysOctober 11, 2012 at 9:08 am
Seriously such a cute craft idea! I know my little 2 year old will love this!