With little ones at home, many parents want to find ways to remember the little hands and feet long into the future. A perfect way to do that it through holiday themed projects that will show how small those hands were until the children are all grown up.
A quick and easy project is to make a bat out of hands traced on black construction paper. Simply make two copies and past together against a lighter colored background with the heels of the cutout hands touching. Add a strip of paper in the middle for a body and voila, a bat.
If messiness is not an issue, a ghost can be a fun way to use a foot print. Start with a full sheet of black construction paper and white paint. Dip a baby foot into the paint enough to coat the bottom of the foot. Firmly press the foot on the construction paper to leave a print. The heel of the foot is the ghost’s head and toes create a spooky shape along the bottom.
For kids that are a little older, lollipops can be made into spooky ghosts with a little string and napkins or tissues. Keeping the wrappers on, place a lollipop in the center of a tissue with the stick pointing straight up. Pull the corners of the tissue together and tie a short piece of string or ribbon around the tissue at the base of the candy. Use a black marker to dot some eyes on the tissue for ghosts that kids will love.
If all else fails, there are likely still some pumpkins at local farmers markets or grocery stores. For those who are not artistically inclined, browse to a favorite search engine and look up “pumpkin carving patterns.”