Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
I have been working on Halloween craft projects with the kids for a couple of days now. We have done handprint monsters and footprint ghosts so I thought I would add some Spider handprints into the mix.
Plus! We were able to use the marble art again for this project and it’s one of my sons favorite crafts to do.
(I didn’t get to take step-by-step pictures for this handprint spiders craft. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. I know you guys LOVE the step-by-step pictures I provide. Sometimes it’s not the easiest with three little ones.)
I used a canvas for this project so that I was able to display it on my art wall. Regular cardstock works great as well. I grabbed some paint, googly eyes and was eager to get started!
Step 1 – Paint Your Background
I painted two coats of orange paint for my background. I let dry for 15 minutes.
Step 2 – Make Your Spider Web
I wanted my spider web to stick out against the orange, so I used white. I had my son put three marbles in a bowl of white paint, and shake them around until they were completely covered.
I laid my canvas in a casserole dish, then had my son drop the marbles on top. He tipped the pan all around until we like how the spider web look (he LOVED this part).
Step 3 – Create Your Spider Handprints
I covered each child’s hand with black paint. I did my oldest sons first, stamping the left handprint and keeping the fingers pointing out for the spiders legs.
Then, I overlapped the palms and stamped the right handprint and making sure I kept the fingers pointing out again.
I repeated this step with each child. The baby was the hardest since he can’t get his little fingers to spread, but I was patient and able to get a nice handprint :)
Quick Tip: When doing multiple handprints, I highly suggest letting each spider dry before making then next.
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
I added some silly googly eyes to the spiders and was ready to display!!
I just love my creepy handprint spiders, they are just too adorable. Cutest spiders I’ve ever seen!
I hope you guys have a great Halloween and make this your next craft!