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Hand Print Spider Halloween Craft October 19, 2012

My daughter’s preschool class is having a Halloween party and I’m in charge of coordinating one craft for the party.  I searched Pinterest for some cute ideas and decided on this adorable hand print spider.  I decided to try it out before the party.  The girls enjoyed getting a little dirty.  I’d recommend rolling up the sleeves and having a bunch of baby wipes on hand for the mess!  For the party, I went ahead and cut all the paper, drew the spider webs, and wrote in the year.  All the kids will have to do at the party is stamp their hand prints and add the googly eyes.




1.)  Orange construction paper.

2.)  Scissors or paper cutter.

3.)  White colored pencil, crayon, or paint marker.

4.)  Black paint.

5.)  Sponge paint brush.

6.)  Googly eyes.

7.)  Glue.




1.)  Cut a piece of construction paper in half.


2.)  Using a white writing tool, (I used a colored pencil) draw a spider web.



3.)  Cover your child’s hand in black paint (do not paint the thumb).



4.)  Carefully place your child’s hand on the paper, partially covering the web.


5.)  Repeat with the other hand.  When you stamp the second hand, overlap part of the palm.


6.)  Glue two googly eyes on the spider.


7.)  Once the black paint has dried a bit, you can draw on a smiley face.


8.)  Add the year and your child’s name to the bottom of the paper.  I added my kids’ names after I snapped the picture!



Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727879428291/

Inspiration http://happeningsoftheharperhousehold.net/2010/10/hand-print-spider-halloween-card/

Time:  20 minutes



Penguin Footprint Artwork May 5, 2012

My daughter loves to do projects.  Every day she asks me “what project can we do?”  I remembered a cute footprint project I’d seen on Pinterest.  As I usually do when she asks “what project can we do?”  I placed her on my lap and we looked at my “Kid Stuff” board on Pinterest.  I quickly found the penguin footprint project and she was instantly in love!  She is really into a Disney show called Octonauts and her favorite character is Peso (a penguin), so she was super excited.  This project was very easy and fairly quick.  It satisfied my daughter’s itch for a project, and it was fun for me, too!


1.)  Paper

2.)  Paint Brush

3.)  Black paint (I used acrylic).

4.)  White paint

5.)  Orange paint or orange construction paper.

6.)  Googly eyes



1.)  Collect supplies.


2.)  Paint the bottom of your child’s foot black.  Put it on pretty thick and paint fast so it doesn’t dry.


3.)  Stamp your child’s foot on the paper.

4.)  Paint on some wings.


5.)  Set aside the paper and wash up!


6.)  Let the black ink dry.


7.)  Paint a white belly on the footprint.


8.)  Let the white paint dry.


9.)  Press on the googly eyes.


10.)  Paint on the orange beak or cut a triangle piece of construction paper and glue.


11.)  Admire your finished project!  Ours is on our refrigerator.


Pinterest Pin http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878313673/

Project Linkhttp://www.meetthedubiens.com/2010/12/footprint-penguins.html

Substitutions:  I used construction paper for the beak instead of paint.

Time:  30 minutes including drying time!


– Lisa