Friday, October 25, 2013

Hand Print Spiders {Kids Craft}

Halloween is less than a week away!  How did that happen?  It's getting a little too late to decorate for Halloween, but there is still time to do some fun crafts with your kids!  I have been waiting to do this with my kids for awhile now.  I knew it was going to be a hit because you can't go wrong with paint :).  
handprint spiders
This is how we made them:
We took some black paint, baker's twine, paper plates, a hole punch and a paint brush to make them.
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I used the paint brush and put the paint onto their hands.  I didn't put paint on the thumb.
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They put their hands down on the plate.  The second hand, we made sure to match up the palm.
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We added a little glitter to the spiders.  They blew the glitter onto the wet paint.
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We glued some eyes onto the spider and then with the hole punch punched 12 holes around the plate.
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Using 5 yards of baker's twine, the kids weaved the twine around to make a spider web over the spider.  With my younger kids, I had them hold the twine and then I walked backwards holding the plate to get the twine through.  It seemed to work well and the kids had fun with it. 
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And that's it!  Super easy and fun!  
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I would love it if you followed along.