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HANDPRINT GHOSTS

Subject: Halloween Craft
Grade: K-2
Age: 4-8

Submitted by: Judith Walsh, an art educator at Mt. Zion Elementary in Suffolk, VA.

Objectives:

  • Students will learn how to make a print.

What You Need:

  • dark colored construction paper
  • white paint
  • crayons
  • paper plates
  • paper towels for clean up

What You Do:

  1. Students are given dark paper, crayons and a paper plate with white paint on it.

  2. Next, students place their hands in the paint and rub it around until it is all over the bottom of their hands.

  3. Next, they press their hands to the paper, 2 times, and then clean their hands.

  4. They will then turn their paper upside down.

  5. The palms of their hands will be the ghosts head and their fingers will be the bottom of the ghosts.

  6. Students finish their picture adding pumpkins, bats, tombstones, full moon and give a face to their ghosts with crayons.
Have fun!

© Judith Walsh

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