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.
I'm also a big fan of the handprint spider tie dye Halloween shirt.
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.