Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October Handprint Crafts: Columbus Day, Pumpkins & Halloween

October brings many things - the Columbus Day holiday, fall weather, changing leaves, pumpkins and their patches and at the end of the month... Halloween!

Here are handprint crafts to celebrate it all:

Columbus Day is on Monday, October 10. Almost Unschoolers has this great Hand Print Mayflower Craft, which I'm thinking is the same style boat Columbus sailed over on, and can be re-purposed for this holiday, but to be honest I don't really know for sure. Any tall ships experts who can weigh-in here?

And it's really this boat or nothing, as I'm guessing none of you really want to make handprint crafts depicting genocide or the slave trade.

The end of the month brings a much more cheerful holiday - that's right, October 31 is Halloween!

First of all, how great is this handprint Jack O'Lantern:

And here's another cute pumpkin handprint from Little Giraffes, who have a whole Calendar of Handprints:

Ramblings of a Crazy Woman has these not-too-wicked handprint black spiders:

One of my favorite craft sites is Handprint and Footprint Art, and she has directions for a ton of great Halloween crafts from witches to Frankenstein to ghosts and candy corn.

And don't forget, pumpkins are the perfect surface for handprints! Full directions for these are also at Fun Handprint Art:

If you're looking for fall crafts celebrating autumn leaves and foliage, apples and apple trees, they're all in the post for September crafts. You can also see all the handprint crafts for the entire year here.

This post completes twelve months of handprint crafts, next month brings us full-circle back to where we started with the handprint-iest of all the crafts - the handprint turkey.


Missy | The Literal Mom said...

These are some of the cutest handprint crafts I've ever seen!

SavvyMomNYC - Ker said...

Thanks for the cute handprint ideas!

Amanda Vasquez said...

I am always so amazed at what people do with pumpkin carvings- there are so many neat ones on there!

Glamamom said...

These are great! Love the Columbus Day one because I've never really seen good projects for CD

Gnice79 said...

yes CD does have some sad roots i think if you looked at the roots of Halloween you wouldn't call it "cheerfull" either. Us americans love to make each holiday cute and sweet to detract from their true meaning. Our kids hands are cute and sweet so thanks for the ideas!:)

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