Directions to Create Your Spooky Craft
Begin by using one of the paintbrushes to paint both hands black. Do not, however, paint the thumbs. Be sure to paint all the way from the fingertips and down to the bottom of the palm. Stop before getting to the wrist. Position the left hand over the paper or fabric material so that the fingers are pointing to the left and the wrist is to the right. With fingers spread slightly apart, press hand down carefully but firmly, to create a handprint. Children, especially small children, may need assistance with this step and the next. The hand should be lifted straight up and off the paper or fabric, so that the handprint does not smudge.
These steps will now be repeated with the right hand. Position the right hand, however, so that the fingertips are pointing out and to the right. The palm will overlap slightly with the palm from the left hand. Remember to lift the hand carefully from the paper or fabric when you have finished, so as not to disturb the image.
Use the white paint on a brush to create small, circular eyes for your spider. Next, use the non-bristle end of a brush dipped in black paint to create a dot for the eyeballs.
If you really want to be creative, you can use the brush and white paint to create a spider web for your handprint spider to sit in. Or, brush the back of a doily with white paint, and press it onto the paper or fabric to create the stamp of a spider web.
The possibilities for this handprint Halloween craft are only limited by your imagination! For more handprint crafts, keep reading at Bright Hub!