Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Cards

I've seen quite a few sites that show putting paint on your child's hands and putting handprints on a pumpkin to make it look like a spider. Well, craft paint isn't sold on island but I thought the spiders were just too cute. I love finding new crafts to do with Baby Girl. So I figured I could use paper and make Halloween cards to send to family instead!

First I traced Baby Girl's cute little hand (minus the thumb) on black construction paper and cut it out.

Then I used that as my stencil and made a whole bunch of them!

Then just take two of them and overlap the palms. Tape/glue/whatever them together. I used photo squares because, well, that's what I had lying around and they are quicker than glue. :)

Put some googly eyes on them and you have a cute little spider!

I put them on a plain white card (again, just worked with what I had) and wrote "The itsy, bitsy spider crawled up the water spout..." On the inside it says "... to wish you a Happy Halloween!"

I also made an extra spider that we can use to decorate from year to year and I plan on adding a new spider each year to show how much she's grown. I'm not sure how I'm going to display them yet, though.


  1. That turned out really cute! If I have time next week I might make a spider with Dawson.

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