Halloween brings out the creativity in me more than any other time of year. Not even Christmas conjures of the ideas that go through my head at Halloween. If you visit this blog regularly, you know I am obsessed with creating fun crafts for kids that use inexpensive or recycled supplies. I know that when I was a young mother I didn’t want to have to run out to the craft store just to make a project with my little ones, especially with the attention spans they had. Much like my other kid’s projects, this hand print craft uses very minimal supplies, most of which you probably have on hand. Shall we get on with it then?
Halloween Hand Print Ghoul Banner
Construction paper: white, black, yellow, green, red, purple, black and orange
Black marker (or crayon)
White paint pen (or crayon)
On any one of the colored papers trace your child’s hand. Stack green, yellow, purple, red, orange and black sheets on top of each other with the traced hand print sheet on top.
Tip: to keep the sheets together you can paper clip them on all four sides.
Cut out the handprint, cutting through all six sheets at once. If you prefer, do each one individually or only 2 or 3 at once. Whatever works best for you!
With fingers of the cut outs pointing downward, have children draw faces on the hand prints.
Fold a sheet of white construction paper in half lengthwise. Open up and cut along crease. Attach the two lengths of white paper together with glue stick, end to end.
Repeat this step with a sheet of black paper as well, only this time after folding in half, trim off about 1/2″ from the long ends and the same on the short ends. The idea is to make the black the foreground color, placing it on top of the white banner, making the white banner the border.
After you trim the black sheet, go ahead and cut it in half lengthwise like you did with the white one and glue on top of the white sheets.
Attach the hand print ghouls to the bottom of the banner with glue stick. Use white paint pen or white crayon to write Happy Halloween across the banner. Hang!