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Ghosts and Spiders Craft

Posted on: October 22, 2009

Not to much longer and it will be Halloween and everyone needs a little ghost and spider to celebrate.

Today I’m going to share with you how to make ghosts and spiders using your children’s hands and feet or whoever you have around that you want to do a craft with.




black and white paper (card stock if you have it or construction paper)

black marker and white crayon or colored pencil

wiggly eyes (optional)

glue (stick or just regular glue)


1. Take hand and trace it on the black paper using a pencil or a white crayon. You want to trace both hands.

tracing hands

2. Take hands that you traced and cut them out.

cutting hands

After you cut them out you want to make sure you cut the thumbs off too as shown in the picture.

no thumbs

3. Next you want to take the hands that you cut out and lay them palms together on top of each other as shown here.

palms together

4. After you position the hands the way you like them you’ll glue them together.

5. Now you can glue eyes on or if you don’t have eyes you can use your white crayon. You can get creative and use just about anything for eyes.

spider eyes

Now you have your spider.


1. Take your white paper and trace your child’s foot. Go around the tips of the toes to make it kinda bumpy. (you don’t have too but I liked the ghosts this way)

foot tracing

2. Cut the ghost out.

3. Add a face with your black markers. Make any face you want.

ghost face

Note: If you don’t have any white card stock or construction paper you can use regular printer paper. I used it for the ghosts you see here and then just glued them onto green card stock to make them heavier. Then cut around the ghosts to give them a border.

Make several ghosts and spiders and put them around the house or string them together and hang them as garland. Send one to Grandma and Grandpa or use them as invitations to your Halloween party. Take a hanger and string themĀ  on there like a mobile or hang them from the ceiling as decorations.

Have fun with your new friends.



Spider Facts

Webbing is considered to be the strongest organic chemical substance on Earth.

Most Spiders have six or eight eyes.

The tarantula is the largest spider and can live for more than 30 years.

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