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!
I want to share with you my Handprint Bat! This is a cute project to cut out afterwards and hang on the refrigerator!
What You Need
- Orange construction paper
- Black washable paint (I used acrylic but you can also use Crayola washable paint) on a plate
- Craft glue
- Two googly eyes
- A marker
1. Paint your child’s palms black with the paint. If you are using acrylic paint, it can dry quickly, so make sure you paint and print quickly.
2. Have your child make his/her hands look like a bat by placing his palms and thumbs together and making wings with the rest of his fingers.
3. Press your child’s hands firmly (but not too hard so it does not hurt) onto the paper to make sure the full prints show up.
4. Glue two googly eyes on the bat’s head.
5. Have your child write “B-A-T” next to the bat. If your child is learning to read, this is a great word to teach using phonics sounding out the letters and meshing them together to read the word “Bat.”
-Where will you hang your custom art?