Hand Print Halloween Spiders


This time last year I did my very first craft activity, hand print halloween spiders!

Now, I had only just turned two years old, so I was a bit wriggly when we made these! My big sister Lea helped me, and Mummy and Luke took the photos.

We needed:

 Paper plates

Black ready mixed paint

Coloured card

Googly eyes

 Ready mixed glue

You can get these from most supermarkets or craft shops.

handprint spiders

Lea squeezed the paint onto the paper plate. then I squidged my hand into the paint, and pressed it onto the card. This was where I was a bit wriggly! TIP – Mummy should have put the card onto the floor (or another flat surface) for me to press my hand onto.

handprint spiders

The finished spiders were quite funny, and didn’t look that much like spiders, but that is what is so good about them, it doesn’t matter really what they look like! The paint was not washable paint, so we had to be careful about getting it on clothes, because it will stain, but it came off my hands fine. We wore old clothes to do this. TIP – You can buy ready mixed paint that will wash out.

handprint spiders

They did take a while to dry, then we stuck on googly eyes with glue. The finished spiders could be cut out for Halloween decorations, or given as a Halloween card, or framed as a picture. What a great Halloween keepsake!

handprint spiders

I gave my Halloween Cards to family and they loved them!


  1. Aww, I love these. What a great idea. Howevet, think I’ll wait until next year as (like you were) my eldest only just turned 2.

  2. What a fun activity! I like the googly eyes!
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  3. What a good idea! A fun way to make some pretty good decorations!!
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  4. These spiders are way cute! It’s totally understandable it got a bit messy.
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  5. So adorable! I love the hand printing art. Great activities with your children’s.
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  6. Oh those spider prints actually look realistic! Such a lovely craft idea for Halloween xx
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  7. Aawww he looks so proud of his work in those photos, doesn’t he? What a sweet seasonal craft for the littlest of ones!
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  8. This is an interesting activity. Looks like you had fun.
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  9. These are fantastic! I think Oscar would love to have a go at making some hand print spiders too! 🙂

    Louise x
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  10. These are really cute! There are two little monkeys in this house who would love to make them. I thin we’ll have to go for washable paint though!
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  11. What some fantastic Halloween cards! So personal just perfect. x
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  12. I love this idea, creative. messy and fun 🙂 Fantastic post!
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  13. What a great craft for toddlers! The googly eyes on the spiders are so cute
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  14. Aw, so fabulous! I really love this idea, it’s really cute and lovely to have handprints and happy memories of things done together. The photos are adorable 🙂

  15. This looks fab! They would make brilliant keepsakes. I might try this with my little boy this year although he has a thing about not wanting his hands to get dirty.
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  16. I love your Halloween spiders and you looked like you had so much fun making them. Shows Halloween is for the little ones too.
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  17. I’m pretty rubbish with craft things but these look great and very simple to do. Even I could manage to make cards. Thank you for a fabulous idea
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  18. We have been making these too, though Boo’s favourite bit was sticking on the eyes. I am still trying to get black paint from under her nails! (and of course she tried eating it too). Looks like you had lots of fun!
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  19. I love this idea, perfect idea for making a spider x
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  20. Your son looks really happy. I bet he enjoyed his activity. I love the idea of making spiders with hand prints.. getting paint al over your hands is always fun as a kid. 🙂

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  21. Looks like so much fun! I remember, I also used to love this kind of things when I was little.

    xx, Dominika

  22. They are fab, well done on your craft making, I might give this one a go with my monkeys xx
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  23. These are so fab! Crafts + Halloween = my favourite 🙂

  24. Awwww what a fantastic idea – I know for a fact that Hayden would love this. Making a mess and something spooky … Right up his street LOL
    Thanks for sharing hun
    Charlotte x
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  25. Awww they’re so cute- I want to try this at home with my son x
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  26. I’ve seen those hand print halloween spiders all over the internet! They look super cute and it’s the perfect craft for the kids! 😀
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  27. These are so cute, and what a great idea. My children will really enjoy doing this. Definitely a great half-term activity.
    Thanks for the idea,
    Anna x
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  28. This is such a cute idea I love the googly eyes they really make the spider look cute. Never thought that I would say a spider is cute!
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