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Halloween Handprints

Brought to you by Lowe's Creative Ideas

Have the kids give you a hand with a project that's so fun, it's scary!

Ghost_HandPrints_Pumpkin

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Materials

  • 1"×6"×3' poplar board (#1089)
  • Valspar Satin Black spray paint (#282318)
  • Valspar 8-ounce Clean White paint sample (#93679)
  • Sharpie metallic marker, 2-pack (#215822)
  • Sharpie twin-tip black marker (#155450)

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Instructions

Step 1

Cut the poplar board to desired lengths (we cut ours into 8" pieces); sand and remove dust with a tack cloth.

Step 2

Apply a coat of black spray paint to the board and let dry.

Step 3

Pour the white paint into a plastic container, then lightly dip your children's palms in the paint. Have them press their hands against the boards, fingers facing down so the impression resembles a ghost. Let dry.

Step 4

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Have your children draw a face on the "ghost" with a black Sharpie marker and add their names and year with a silver Sharpie. Then enjoy their cheers and boos!