The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, which means
Halloween is slowly creeping up on us! Grab your little one and get into the ghoulish spirit by making these fun handprint monsters.
How We Did It
I set up a little painting station before the kids and I got started.
After making sure everyone had on a smock (this activity can get a bit
messy!), I used a foam brush to paint the kidsÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ hands. (Even though a
plain Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ol handprint is fine, itÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s also fun to ask the kids how they
might make different monster shapes. For example, they could put paint
only on two fingers or on different parts of their handsÃ¢ï¿½Â¦) There were
plenty of giggles as the paint was appliedÃ¢ï¿½Â¦
Then, PLOP!, the kids used their hand as a stamp and pressed down firmly on sheets of paper.
After letting the paint dry, decorate your creature with googly eyes, markers, or extra paint.
Hang your masterpiece for all to see. These little monsters are a sweet reminder that little hands grow so fastÃ¢ï¿½Â¦
To make these prints stand out as Halloween decor even more, you can use
black paper with orange or white paint only. For another fun twist, try
using neon paint to really make the colors pop. Happy crafting!