A friend of mine created some Halloween canvas art using her son’s hand print and foot print. I’ve seen this project posted on Pinterest, too. She did two separate pieces of art (one hand print spider and one foot print ghost). Since I only had one canvas per child, I decided to combine the spider and ghost on one canvas.
1.) Canvas – any size that will fit a hand print and a foot print.
2.) Acrylic paint – I used purple for the background, white for the ghost, and black for the spider.
3.) White paint pen.
4.) Paint brushes.
5.) Googly eyes.
7.) Wooden letters – optional.
1.) Paint your canvas in any color you like. I chose a deep purple. I ended up doing 6 layers of paint to get a good background.
2.) Draw a spider web using the white paint pen.
3.) Using a foam paint brush, paint your child’s hand black and stamp it on top of the spider web. Make sure to paint on a good thick layer of paint and stamp immediately for best results. It’s helpful to have a second adult on hand to quickly whisk away your child to clean off their hands and feet.
4.) Using a foam paint brush, paint your child’s foot white and stamp it on the canvas.
5.) Allow time for the ghost and spider to dry.
6.) Glue googly eyes on the spider and paint on a mouth.
7.) Paint eyes and a mouth on the ghost. I used purple, but black would look good, too.
8.) Personalize the artwork by writing your child’s name and year at the bottom.
9.) Use a paint pen to write “BOO” or “EEK” somewhere on the canvas. I didn’t trust my handwriting, so I painted some wooden letters black and glued them on.