RAISING ARIZONA KIDS is all about real families, real life and “real” kids who love to make things. But most crafts are too hard, too messy or require too much time. To which we say, “Get real!” RAK’s new series of “Real Crafts” are from the Arizona moms behind the Paging Supermom blog. Visit pagingsupermom.com for more ideas from “sometimes supermoms” Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.
Grandparents, aunts and uncles will love a good scare from this friendly ghost made from your little one’s handprint. It’s a cinch to make these greeting cards with your kids using black card stock, white craft paint and wiggly eyes.
White craft paint
Cut black paper to fit inside envelopes. (For A2 envelopes, cut your paper to 4.25”x5.5” or for A7 envelopes, 5”x7”.)
Pour white paint onto paper plate. Carefully dip child’s open palm into paint, then spread paint evenly on hand with foam brush.
With your child’s fingers close together, stamp handprint onto black paper. (Don’t worry if you get a little bit of smearing—it adds to the sense of motion.) Let dry.
Using school glue, stick wiggly eyes onto the palm of the handprint to create a ghost.
Write a note on the backside or have your child write his or her name. Slip inside your addressed envelope, and mail!