Hand Print Spiders For Halloween

by Destri on September 29, 2010

This is one of my favorite projects that has been seen here on Crafty Kids Corner, and I realized many of our readers never saw it because it was the first post for the segment.  Aubrey always has a way to make simple crafts with just a few supplies, and this project is no exception.  So here it is for any of you that missed it last year!

Hand Print Spiders Kids Craft


  • black paint (washable is a must!)
  • paper plate
  • wiggly eyes
  • paper (I used card stock)
  • string (optional)

Have your child dip each hand in the paint…

spread their fingers wide…

and then lay them on the paper with the heals of their hands touching.  After the spider has dried, cut the spider out and then slightly bend the finger prints to make the legs.

Add the eyes and you are done!  It’s that easy!

If you want to hang it, poke a hole in the middle and tie a ribbon or string in the middle of the spider.

This project is perfect for preschool too, because like Aubrey said in the original post, any craft which includes your child’s hand print or foot print deems itself worthy to be kept.

These would be perfect added to a scrapbook page with pictures of their costumes and Halloween festivities don’t you think?

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim September 29, 2010 at 10:09 am

Oh, I see, they’re painted. Very neat! Thanks for sharing on Facebook.


Rachel September 29, 2010 at 10:41 am

Aww, that’s super cute! Thanks for the great idea, I’ll be linking.


Callie September 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm

My oldest daughter and I did a similar thing a few years back but with our upside down footprints with white paint on black paper for ghosts! I forgot all about it until I saw this post. Thanks for reminding me. My 3 year old will love this!


Destri September 29, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Oh that is an awesome idea!


TravelinOma September 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm

This is such a cute idea. You have lots of cute ideas!


Tina September 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

LOVE IT! Of course, I love anything that doesn’t involve machinery. Or spray glue. Do you remember when I tried the spray glue stuff? Oy….


Destri September 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I just snorted…I feel so bad about that! I am seriously laughing so hard right now, I think it is just the visual! My little SIL thinks I am nuts right now because I am laughing so hard…why on earth I didn’t say glue stick. Okay I am now crying I am laughing so hard…I need a drink or something…it’s been a long day!


Cindy October 1, 2010 at 7:39 pm

These are beyond cute! We’re going to make a million of them to decorate the house for Halloween. Thanks!


Geri November 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm

My Five year old and I made this little spider guy today. He added a red hourglass to make it a black widow and did red glitter eyes for extra punch. Very fun and easy! Thanks!


Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:46 am

Oh that is something my four year old would do! Such a great idea. Thanks for letting us know and you’re welcome!


Denise October 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Love this idea :D Going to do it with my pre-schoolers tomorrow :D thank you


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