Video:How to Make a Handprint Spiderwith Chris Davis
Hand print spiders are a great craft to get your children involved with decorating for Halloween and they are really easy to make. Here are instructions for making these handprint spider crafts.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Handprint SpiderHalloween is a great time of year for treats and surprises. It's also a great time of year for family crafts! Handprint spiders are easy and fun to make, and will really dress up your autumn decorations.
Handprint Spider Craft MaterialsSupplies needed for this project are:
- Black paint
- Paper plate
- Wiggly eyes
- Paint brush
Painting a Handprint Spider CraftSquirt a small amount of paint onto the plate. Place a piece of paper in front of your child. Next, dab your paint brush in the paint and paint your child's hand. Try to spread an even amount over the entire surface, leaving out the thumb. Place their hand down on the paper and have them press firmly. Depending on the age of your child, you may want to assist at this step. With your guidance, press on the back of their open hand and fingers to create the print. Turn the paper around and make another handprint, overlapping the palm area. Paint over any spots you may have missed in the spider body and let the spider dry. Once the print has dried, cut out the spider and attach googly eyes, or paint white circles.
Handprint Spider Without PaintAn alternative method that doesn't require paint would be to use black construction paper, a pencil, scissors, googly eyes or a white crayon, and glue. Fold the black paper in half. Trace your child's handprint on the paper with their palm by the crease. Leaving the paper folded, cut around the fingers, but do not cut the crease in the paper. This is the body of the spider. Next, cut the thumbs off and unfold the paper. You now have a spider awaiting decoration. Either way you do it, handprint spiders are a wonderful keepsake and a great Halloween decoration.
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