Handprint crafts are an all-time favorite for many parents. They are such a great way to capture the fleeting moments of your little one’s life. I love this cute “BOO!” handprint craft that I created with my daughter! It is a simple, seasonal activity you can do with any kiddo. I like to create at least one seasonal keepsake craft with my daughter because it gives me something to compare to for the next year. I also really like that year after year, I’m able to pull out the crafts and display them as seasonal decor.
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Materials for “BOO!” Handprint Craft
1. I really LOVE this 10ct Crayola Washable Kids Paint! This is what we ALWAYS use for our painting projects. It washes off soooo easily and it has 10 different colors included, so it’s great for all seasons. I highly recommend this paint for anyone who plans to do painting projects with kiddos! It’s awesome! Did I mention it is super easy to wash off? Huge plus for mama!
2. We use canvas panels for all of our keepsake painting projects. We use THESE canvas panels from Amazon. They come in a pack of 12 and they are really high quality. The price on them is decent, too! We get the 8×10 inch panels. I think that works best for the projects we do. They have smaller and larger sizes available, too.
3. Something to use to decorate around “BOO!” like the Do A Dot Art! Markers I used a pencil eraser dipped in paint to do the dots on ours (it was naptime and Piper was DONE). I do really like the dot markers though. She can use them super easily! Your kiddos can fingerpaint around it. Or you can leave it blank. I just felt like it needed an extra little something.
4. A paintbrush of some sort to make the “B” and the “!” You could also just use your finger to write those. THESE paint brushes are a best seller on Amazon. I don’t personally have them, but I like that they aren’t flimsy like a lot of other “kids” paint brushes.
We did the handprints first, for spacing, and then the “B” and exclamation point.
Trying to get a 16 month old to hold still long enough to paint their hand and then place it nicely on the canvas is not an easy task. If you have someone to help you with the activity, ask them to hold yyour kiddo’s handwhile you paint it. Piper did a pretty good job of letting me paint her hand. It was a little more challenging to get her to place her hand on the canvas without smearing the paint. I think she did a great job though!
If you are going to let the kiddos decorate it, I would wait until it is dry so they don’t mess up the handprints.
I just think these are the most adorable keepsakes with a fun Halloween twist! For more Halloween fun, check out these simple and fun sensory buckets! You can also sign up for access to my FREE printables library, which has lot of fun fall printables, HERE.
I hope you enjoy this handprint craft with your kiddos and you have a wonderful Halloween keepsake for years to come!
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