This adorable Halloween fingerprint poem is a fun holiday activity and keepsake!
Those little fingers grow too quickly! Save a Halloween set with this free printable Halloween fingerprint poem for kids! This is a sweet little poem with space for kids to add their handprints and decorate. Keep them little for one more year with this Halloween craft poem for kids with a spooky spider handprint and adorable message!
This is a fun Halloween activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and even grade school children! You can get a free copy by email to print and use to send to grandma, hang on the fridge, or use as a Halloween activity for the classroom!
(It’s the perfect fingerprint poem for preschoolers to use as a Halloween party day school craft!)
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What better way to celebrate Halloween than to capture an adorable set of handprints!
If you are new here, I LOVE to watch these little hands grow and have a poem and craft for nearly every holiday now! Grandparent’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Father’s Day– although the most popular is always the tear-jerking Mother’s Day Fingerprints poem!
You can find the whole collection here: Fingerprints Poem
What you need for the Handprint Spider Art:
The poem printed out on paper or cardstock
crayons or markers
kids safe washable paints like these: PAINT
paper towels (just in case)
googly craft eyes for spider
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How to make a Halloween Spider craft and poem:
- Grab the free printable poem (see tips below to get the best print!)
- Have kids color in the Halloween images on the sides of the poem
- Have the child write his/her name and the year on the back for a sweet keepsake!
- Add handprint (see below)
- Allow paint to dry
- Add glue wherever you would like the spiders head to be
- Glue craft eyes onto the spider
Did you know?……………that spiders have 8 eyes? We read about it on Epic!. Isn’t Halloween the perfect time to learn about spiders?!
If you are learning about spiders in the classroom- or just want another Halloween craft for preschoolers- this Happy Spider paper plate craft is easy and teaches colors/shapes!
Tips for using the DIY Halloween fingerprint poem:
– Printing on cardstock makes for a more sturdy keepsake
– The poem is black and white to make for easy printing. Have the kids add some coloring or stickers to make it their own!
– You may want to print more than one copy in case the child has difficulty getting a good print on the first try
– Get a “cleaner” (less smudged) print by helping the child press straight down, holding a few seconds, then raising the hand straight up
– The space at the bottom should easily fit a handprint. Use lighter colored paint in case the prints go over the wording it will still be readable. (And it looks super cute!)
– Instead of dipping their hands in paint, use a larger brush to apply the paint to the child’s hands (It’s much less messy!)
– Have lots of paper towels ready to keep the mess to a minimum
-Allow to dry completely then add to a frame so you can watch their little hands grow from year to year!
Don’t forget your memory sheet!
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