My MOMS® Club was over today for a Fall/Halloween playdate. I found many different ways to do handprint art for Halloween, but didn't really 'love' any thing I saw. Then I found The Crafting Chicks (http://thecraftingchicks.com/). They had the cutest idea for Handprint Ghost. It was love at first sight.
So here is how I did mine:
Step 1: Bought 3 pack Canvas Panels 5"x7" and painted them with a high gloss black paint. And yes I did that many. We were having a houseful of moms and kids.
Step 2: Paint the kids hand with white paint. As you can see I had wipes ready for clean up.
Step 3: Press hand fast..This was a challenge with the younger ones. My sons is a smeared ghost and my daughters turned out beautiful. When I was telling her how I needed her hand she informed me, "I know what I'd doing Mommy." Gotta love preschool.
Step 4: Awww the pretty hand print
Step 5: Sprinkle glitter over the hand print. (Missed the picture of this step) Paint the eyes (and this). Most of the hand have a ready made mouth, but if there isn't one then make a mouth too. Write child's name and year on it with a paint pen. I used a silver one. I guess you could write it on the back if you didn't want it on the front. I liked having it on the front.
Let dry and display. I added ribbon with hot glue to hang up. (I changed the ribbon to black because I didn't like the white as much as I thought I was going too) I was planning on getting some sorta Halloween ribbon, but every time I hit the craft store I forgot.
This really was a great craft project for our playdate today. Even though it wasn't a normal craft where the kids are doing all the work, the kids were all excited to paint their hands and watch me sprinkle the glitter and write their names. I will keep this in my book of tricks.