Handprint Spider

This simple Handprint Spider is a perfect decoration for Halloween and a wonderful reminder of how tiny your little ones hand are.  How cute would an entire spider family be hanging on the wall…a giant Daddy spider right on down to little baby spiders.  There is nothing better than little hand prints and this simple Halloween spider is a classic.

To create a handprint spider:

All you will need is some white paper and black tempera paint.  You can also mix a bit of liquid dish soap into your paint to make clean up a little easier.

This is the perfect craft for a Halloween play date or a Spider Party.

Simple Handprint Spider ~ marble painted spider web and green frame.

Simply paint or dip your child’s palm and four fingers with black paint. No need to paint the thumb since spiders only have 8 legs;)  Print onto the paper and repeat with the other hand, making sure to over lap their palms.  Add a couple googly eyes and your little spider is done!

Simple Handprint Spider ~ marble painted spider web and green frame.

I love the little marble web the spider is nesting upon.  Marble painting is such an easy activity for little ones.  With younger kids, I like to marble painting in an oatmeal container.  It contains the mess and I know that I am not going to have painty marbles rolling all over my house.

Mable Painted Spiderwebs:

  • Place your black paper into the oatmeal container
  • Dip marbles into white tempera paint
  • Drop the paint covered marbles into the container
  • Seal the lid on and shake.

Simple Handprint Spider ~ marble painted spider web and green frame.

It is such an easy process and it turns out great each time.  You can find other marble painting projects that we have done here and here.

Simple Handprint Spider ~ marble painted spider web and green frame.

To hand your creep spider, why not frame it with a pop of color.  I love how the green frame looks and just the hint of webbing makes a cute statement.  I cut the marble painting into thin strips and then had the kids attach it to the back of an open frame.

Simple Handprint Spider ~ marble painted spider web and green frame.

For more inspiring activities, check out our favorite Fall and Halloween activities.

Have you seen my Halloween Pinterest board?  It is PACKED full of creative ideas.

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9 thoughts on “Handprint Spider

  1. These little spiders are so darn cute! Makes me sad that mine are a little old for this, but will have to remember it for the grandkids some day. Thanks for sharing on Katie’s Nesting Spot!
    Debbie

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  5. We just finished this project today, and it came out so cute. We made our webs out of washi tape, though, and that was really fun. Some were jumbled messed. Some were multicolored… Each unique, though! Thanks for the inspiration. Anything made with these tiny handprints will be treasure forever!

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