Thursday, October 25, 2012

Handprint Pumpkin Halloween Craft for Kids

by Amanda from Crafts-N-Things for Children for
for all ages with Adult Participation and Supervision

I absolutely love Halloween and making themed crafts with my kids to decorate our house with! This week we made Handprint Pumpkin Crafts that make a cute, not-so-scary Halloween activity for younger children.

Gummy Lump Crafty Blogger: Handprint Pumpkin Halloween Craft

Supplies Needed:
orange poster paint
green & gold glitter glue sticks
construction paper
glue stick
alphabet stamps & kid safe ink
Halloween stickers
art smock (optional)
spill-proof paint cup (optional)

Time Needed:
30 minutes + time to allow paint to dry

Have all the supplies out & colors picked for the construction paper. Glue a background page to form a frame around the artwork. Place the orange paint in a spill-proof paint cup (paint palette or another container).

Handprint Pumpkin Craft

Start by having the child placing a glob of paint in the palm of one hand. Have them rub their palms together until the entire area is covered on both hands, but making sure to not get any paint on the fingers. Help them cover any of the edges they may have missed with a paintbrush.

Handprint Halloween Pumpkin

Press one palm on the paper for a few seconds and then lift up. Press the second hand so that it is slightly overlapping the first print. It should now resemble the silhouette of a pumpkin. Let dry. We made one pumpkin with each of my kids on the same page.

Handprint pumpkin craft for kids

Use the green glitter to make a stem. Use the gold glitter glue stick to outline the  pumpkins and draw lines. Stamp the words "Happy Halloween" or another saying across the top. Decorate with Halloween-themed stickers.

Halloween handprint pumpkin art

Now you have a sparkly, not-so-scary Halloween craft to display on the refrigerator! Don't forget to put the date or child's age if you plan to put it in a memory box.

Amanda, also known as @artsy_momma, is a mommy blogger who loves doing all things creative. She enjoys doing crafts with her children as well as mommy made DIY projects. You can follow them on their creative learning journey by heading over to their Crafts-N-Things for Children blog. Amanda's motto is to inspire & encourage imagination in others. She also has a passion for creating handprint and footprint art and you can find her blogging everything from keepsakes and home decor ideas to just for fun crafts. 

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