This simple handprint spider craft is a perfect decoration for Halloween. These little spiders are adorable and I love the little marble web they nest upon.
To make your own handprint spider, your will need:
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.
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.
Marble painting is such an easy activity for little ones. I love how cute these spider webs turned out. 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. Simply place your black paper into the oatmeal container, dip marbles into white tempera paint, drop them into the container, place the lid on and shake. Super easy and it turns out great each time. You can find other marble painting projects that we have done here and here.
This handprint spider is my favorite! 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.
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