Handprint art is a great way to create something adorable and record milestones because you can see how your child’s hand grows over the years. You can make so many different things for so many occasions. I really wanted to come up with some fun handprint crafts for the Fall/Halloween season and share them with you all!
The first handprint project I want to share with you is my Handprint Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins! These are especially cute to make if you have multiple kids so you can have a patch of different size pumpkins.
What You Need
- FrogTape Delicate Tape
- Black construction paper
- Yellow & Red or Orange washable paint (I used acrylic but you can also use Crayola washable paint) on a plate
- Popsicle stick
- Brown paint or marker
- Craft glue
- Brown crayon
- Green Markers
1. Cut the tape to make eyes, a nose, and a mouth like a Jack-o-lantern and stick them to the construction paper where you want your pumpkins. Keep in mind the size of your child’s hand so the print will completely cover the pumpkin’s face.
2. Using orange paint (or take this time to combine red and yellow paint to teach your child about color mixing), paint your child’s palms. If you are using acrylic paint, it can dry quickly, so make sure you paint and print quickly.
3. Have your child put all of his/her fingers together then press down over the face. Press down firmly on his/her hand (not too hard so it doesn’t hurt but enough to make sure the full handprint transfers. I did one big one with my oldest and one small one with my baby.
4. Carefully peel off the tape.
5. Break the ends off of a craft stick then color them brown. Glue one to the top of each pumpkin for stems.
6. Color brown along the bottom of the paper for dirt and green to make the vines with leaves.
If you want to make this project even more fun, find some glue and green glitter to make the vines sparkly then use some brown paint for the dirt! We used what we had around the house for ours, but plan to add some more decorations later. If you decide to use glue and glitter (or glitter glue), keep in mind you need to wait until the paint from the handprints is completely dry so the glitter doesn’t stick to it.
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