Last winter a friend of mine and I got together and made winter/Christmas themed kiddo art. We used our munchkins feet as snowmen and reindeer… turned out very cute. We did something for Valentines day too, also very cute! So now Halloween is upon us and I wanted to do something fun with Monkey that she can look back on when she is old and grey and say “was my hand really that little?!”
Enter Pinterest! I found a cute picture using a foot as a spider and a foot as a ghost. I can do that 🙂
Paint (I used black, purple, grey, white, and orange)
I started by painting the background black, but I wanted a bit more color, so as the black was drying, I added some purple and dragged the brush back and forth to blend the colors. I did not use too much purple as I did not want a purple background. I just dropped little bits of purple all over the canvas and blended until I got the look I wanted. Then I let it dry overnight (simply because I did this at 9PM).
The next day I painted the spider web using a thinner brush. I wasn’t sure it was big enough, but kept thinking of how small Monkey’s hands are, it turned out to be the perfect size. I let this dry overnight (again only because it was night when I did it and Monkey was already asleep).
Next I found a cute kid with little hands to paint. Apparently at Daycare they paint hands often as she handed me her open hand ready for me to paint away! I had only planned on one spider, but she gave me her other hand and insisted that I painted it… so why not add another spider. I added the little line so the spider was hanging from the web. Then I added eyes and a mouth to make them friendly spiders.
Next I painted her foot white and put that on the canvas. Her toes weren’t quite right so I touched them up (I didn’t press them down correctly) then drew a mouth and eyes. Lastly I wrote “Boo!” to finish it off. I really like how it came out. Alas, my friend is in SoCal and I am in IL so we could not do this together with our munchkins, but thats ok… she got to see it first… text messaging is a wonderful thing!