Homemade Halloween Card for KidsPosted: October 24, 2012
Although giving children the tools to express themselves creatively–with no specific end result in mind–is important, it is also fun to occasionally create a project. I also love making homemade gifts for my boys’ grandparents. They are a huge part of our lives, and we love to make them feel special and to thank them for all they do for us whenever we can.
In the spirit of Halloween, we made a homemade ghost Halloween card that is super easy, and it cost us nothing, because we used materials that we already had around the house!
What you need:
- cardstock (one piece of black + a couple of any fun fall colors/patterns)
- blank card
- white paint
- black paint or black stamp pad
How to make it:
- Paint your child’s foot (or let older children paint their own!) with white paint.
- Place the painted foot upside-down on the black cardstock.
- Cut down the black cardstock to make a rectangle around the ghost.
- Cut a couple more pieces of the fall-colored cardstock, so that they will fit into layers on the front of the blank card.
- Glue all of the layers together.
- Let it all dry, and then paint your child’s thumb with black paint or help them dip it in the black stamp pad. (Tip: Use a big toe with a baby. Since they like to clinch their little fists, it can be hard to get the thumb!)
- Press the thumb/toe onto the top of the ghost to make two eyes and a big open mouth! I also dipped a pencil in the white paint to write the “Boo!” Again, older children can do this part themselves.
- Once everything is dry, you can add your own personal touch to the inside by either writing a message like I did, “Have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!” or let older children practice their writing and spelling skills by writing their own message!
What do you think about this homemade Halloween card? Do you like to make your own cards, buy a card, or skip the cards for holiday gifts?