Halloween crafts

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To keep up with the spirit of Halloween, I’ve been playing family Halloween music on Pandora for the past week and doing activities with the kids, Some nights I’ve printed out Halloween coloring pages I’ve found online. One night I printed a dozen different Halloween scenes out and brought them over to my family’s house and had the kids sit around the table with a bucket or crayons. Later when we got home their coloring pages went up on the kitchen cabinets. Pinterest  has given me several new suggestions to spice up my Halloween game, and with 118 plus things pinned in my board, I have no shortage of ideas.
A few days ago we made a family trip to Michaels. This happens to be my favorite store. Just walking in and smelling that familiar cinnamon scent that welcomes me as soon as the doors open, always puts me in a creative state. We got some stiff black felt and googly eyes for “hand” spiders, we were going to make with the kids.

This is what you will need :

1. A hot glue gun, glue sticks & paper plate or something to catch the hot glue dripping down 2. A blue or white color pencil so you can see your tracing  3. Scissors for cutting out the hand you have traced 4. White yarn for the spiders web string 5. A hole puncher to tie the yarn through  6. & googly eyes 7. Not pictured here but you can use puff paint to write the name of the child the hand spider belongs to and the year.

1. A hot glue gun, glue sticks & paper plate or something to catch the hot glue dripping down
2. A blue or white color pencil so you can see your tracing
3. Scissors for cutting out the hand you have traced
4. White yarn for the spider’s web string
5. A hole puncher to tie the yarn through
6. & googly eyes
7. Not pictured here but you can use puff paint to write the name of the child the hand spider belongs to and the year.

It’s pretty basic, get some black stiff felt (it’s a few cents more than the standard flimsy felt), put your child’s hand on in and trace around with a pencil. Cut out the tracing and put a hole punch at the top of the palm so that the fingers are dangling down like legs. If you don’t have a hole puncher done worry! You can bend the top of the palm cut out slightly and make a hole with the scissors. Warm up the glue gun, this will take a minute or two then add the googly eyes. We only used two but feel free to be creative and have a spider with three or more eyes. Add the string, cut to your own desired length and if you like use puff paint (I used white) to add the child’s name and the year.
This was such a cute idea we decided every year to have a hand or foot cut out to see how much the child has grown and as a little family memento.

Our hand spiders! Happy Halloween!

Our hand spiders!
Happy Halloween!

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