Posted on October 8, 2012

Make Your Own Hand Print Spider!

Activities/ Craft/ Halloween

Not only is this a brilliant Halloween craft and decoration it makes a fantastic keepsake to remember just how small your little one’s hands were… We learnt how to do this at our local toddler group in 2008 and I just wanted to share it with you all! 🙂

Boo’s Spider – Halloween 2008

This is really super easy and fun to make!

What you will need…

Paper or card

Black fingerpaint

Googly eyes



Cotton (to hang)


Cover your child’s hands in black finger paint and get them to print one at a time, side by side so that the palms overlap. Wait until this dries and then cut round the hand prints; make sure you cut off the thumbs so that your spider only has eight legs 😉

Stick on your googly eyes and attach some string/cotton to the back!

There you have it; an adorable hand print spider decoration! Why not do one for every member of your family 🙂


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    This is great! Will have to keep this in mind for when Monkey is older.

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  • Reply Kara October 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I am so going to do this with DEVIL CHILD if she lets me of course lol xx

  • Reply Dawnie Brown October 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Ooh I might have to do this with Z&O xx

  • Reply Carolin October 8, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I love this, what a simple yet creative idea x

  • Reply Rachel neal October 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Hey, this is such a good idea, my little boy is 17 months old now so im going to make some of these for Halloween with him.

  • Reply Vanesther - Bangers & Mash October 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Love this! Definitely going to be making some of these with my girls this weekend – thanks!

  • Reply Susan Mann October 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Those look fab x

  • Reply Melani October 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I love it. I’m a childminder so will definetely be trying this with the kiddies I look after 🙂

  • Reply Jen aka The Mad House October 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I love this, perfect for Halloween. So easy, yet so effective

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