Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Footprint Craft

Samantha has been begging me for days to do some painting so I thought today we'd do something fun.  We don't have any real Halloween-y decorations so this was the perfect opportunity to create something.  I love crafts that have a personal touch and handprints and footprints are my favorite.  Plus - if you do them year after year you can watch your child grow!  How cool is that?

We picked up all our supplies a week or so ago at Michael's.  I wasn't sure about the glow fabric paint but I figured I'd give it a shot.  I wanted something colored for each of them and not something I'd have to paint over with a glow paint.

Samantha was super eager to get started so I let her go first.

She was also jumping at the opportunity to help out with Zach's prints.  Unfortunately Zach wasn't in the happiest of moods and he doesn't like things on his hands/feet so he was a little trickier.

The finished product turned out really cute.  Unfortunately my fear was confirmed and the glow paint was too thin on their feet to actually glow.  I could just barely see the color on the canvas after it dried so I went back and outlined the footprints and now it looks much better.

I tried to take a picture of it glowing but my camera wouldn't focus and my cell phone doesn't do good in the dark.  You all will just have to use your imaginations!