I am not a Pinterest mom, I’ll admit it! But on rainy days, and in Vancouver there are many, I get inspired by talented and crafty mommas to do something creative with my kids. We don’t have an abundance of craft supplies, but always have the basics like paint and paper. And, with a preschooler at home, there often seems like there are more little hands and feet around than humanly possible. That was perfect for today and our Halloween craft!
I decided to make a mural on some IKEA paper that we have a big roll of. For only $5.99, its a great deal! This way we were able to try several ideas in one spot, and the mural is easily rolled up and stored in an empty paper towel roll after Halloween. Any of these ideas could be done alone or in any combination.
We had tons of fun painting hands and feet to make different characters. Our footprint scarecrow is guarding our pumpkins made with painted fists! Witches and ghosts can be made out of hand, foot or even thumbprints, while the feet make great bats or Frankenstein monsters. We even made a few fingerprint spiders.
I chose to draw and quickly colour in the background, adding rolling hills, a graveyard and haunted house, but the possibilities are truly endless. Googly eyes added a cute touch, but can be drawn or painted on, or cut out of a magazine.
I’m so pleased with how our Halloween mural turned out that I’m already planning a Christmas one!