Handprint Monsters

Handprint Monsters

The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, which means Halloween is slowly creeping up on us!  Grab your little one and get into the ghoulish spirit by making these fun handprint monsters.

Ages:
2 - 7
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. card stock
  2. paint
  3. foam brush
  4. googly eyes
  5. glue
  6. permanent markers (e.g., sharpies) (grownup supervision required)
  1. I set up a little painting station before the kids and I got started.

  2. After making sure everyone had on a smock (this activity can get a bit messy!), I used a foam brush to paint the kids� hands. (Even though a plain �ol handprint is fine, it�s also fun to ask the kids how they might make different monster shapes. For example, they could put paint only on two fingers or on different parts of their hands�) There were plenty of giggles as the paint was applied�

  3. Then, PLOP!, the kids used their hand as a stamp and pressed down firmly on sheets of paper.

    After letting the paint dry, decorate your creature with googly eyes, markers, or extra paint.

  4. Hang your masterpiece for all to see. These little monsters are a sweet reminder that little hands grow so fast�

    To make these prints stand out as Halloween decor even more, you can use black paper with orange or white paint only. For another fun twist, try using neon paint to really make the colors pop. Happy crafting!