Annabelle’s Halloween Art

As I said on Monday when I posted Annabelle’s Halloween hand and foot print crafts, The Belle and I like to get our craft on during the holidays, making keepsake decorations together.  Today I wanted to share with you guys the Halloween canvas we made…

My idea was to take a canvas and let Annabelle fingerprint the background.  Then I would put on some spooky finishing touches.  (Kind of like how we made Mike’s birthday present.)

So, the first step on our crafting adventure together was to give Annabelle some paint and let her do her thing.

I stifled her creativity slightly by limiting her color palate to orange and white…

…but she didn’t seem to mind.

Where did all this paint come from??

Cue the mess!

Yes, at one point she started painting her own arms.  Finger painting is messy business.  When she was all done (and cleaned up!) I let her little work of art dry…

Check out the detail she put into it…

Next it was time to add a little Halloween message.  I decided simply on “Trick or Treat”.  Using stencils, black paint and a small sponge brush, I stenciled on the words…

Then I painted the sides of the canvas and gave the whole things a black wavy border.

When I was all done I made sure to write the date of our Mother-Daughter Halloween crafting on the back of the canvas.

Have you made any crafts with your little ones this Halloween?

P.S. If you liked this post, you might also like A Father’s Day Present For Daddy (Handprint!) and Hand In Hand: A Family Craft.

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Comments

  1. Cute!!! Annabelle is so creative! just like her mama. For some reason, Meg has taken a disliking to finger painting lately–something about her fingers and hands getting messy. Breaks my crafty heart. Hopefully it’s a phase and she’ll come back around so we can do these fun projects!

  2. Adorable! What do you use for stencils? I recently had a tshirt stenciling disaster so I am wondering what you crafted yours from?

  3. Very cute!!!!

  4. Kelly, I so love this idea but more importantly I love how you are involving Annabelle in the project creation and that your are documenting this through your blog. This will be a wonderful memoir for Annabelle when she is older. What a delightful infant/toddler & mother craft to do together. Take care, Thea

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