Monday, October 3, 2011

Cute 'Hand'made Halloween Banner

This was such an easy project to do with the kids, and it is one that parents will keep forever because you are using the child's hand print and footprint to make the banner!! To make it, just take orange and black pieces of scrapbook paper and cut them to the size you want. Then, paint your child's hands and/or feet! We made ghosts, bats, spiders and a jack-o-lantern!

For the ghost, paint your child's foot (underside of the foot) white. Have them place their foot on the paper upside down. When that dries, add googly eyes. For the bat, paint your child's foot black and have them place their foot on the paper upside down (just like the ghost). Now, paint their hands and place them on the sides of the footprint for the wings. When that dries, add googly eyes and draw black triangles on top of the head for ears.

For the spider, paint your child's 4 fingers (not the thumb) and place them sideways on the paper. When that dries, add a black (foam or construction paper) circle to the middle and add google eyes. For the jack-o-lantern (see first picture above), I just gave the kids yellow triangles to make a face.

When all the paint was dry, I alternated the colors of paper, folded the top 2 inches of the paper over a black piece of string and taped it so it stayed. I left a little extra string on each side for easy hanging!

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