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DIY Halloween Fingerprint Art - You have it all!

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Halloween is coming! Do you celebrate? Halloween is a holiday that carries a lot of memories for me. As a little girl I lived abroad, where Halloween was celebrated. Dressed up as a pumpkin, witch or ghost, I went by the houses to fill my bag with candy.

In the Netherlands, this creepy tradition is starting to trickle in more and more. Although it is not really celebrated in our hometown, we do like to make Halloween crafts. The boys and I therefore made these cards with Halloween images. Have fun messing around with paint and then drawing!

But… what exactly is Halloween? 

Halloween is a corruption of the English 'All-Hallow-Even', which means All Saints' Eve. Thousands of years ago, the Celts (Ireland) celebrated New Year's Eve on October 31. They believed that on November 1, the spirits of the deceased returned to Earth to seek warmth and food. The Celts placed a treat on their doorstep the night before. They believed that if the spirits found something to eat, they would leave them alone and even bless them. Those who did not put food at the door were cursed. The festival was brought to America by Irish immigrants in the 19th century, where it is still widely celebrated.Children dress up as something scary and when it gets dark ring or knock at the houses. When a neighbor / woman opens the door, they shout "Trick or Treat". They actually say: “money or your life” You have to choose: give a tease (trick) or a treat (treat). 

Whether or not you participate in this tradition. These Halloween cards are great fun to make and… me make sure you have everything you need. 

What do you need?

  • (kraft) Cards or cardboard
  • Paint or stamping ink
  • Black pen

That's how you make them

Step 1 - Put some paint or stamping ink on your fingertip and stamp it on a card / piece of cardboard. Drink a glass of lemonade or a cup of tea and let the paint dry well in the meantime.

The colors we use are: white for the ghosts, green for the monsters, light green for the witches and orange for the pumpkins. 

Step 2 - Draw figures on the fingerprints with a black pen. We have found that a Sharpie (waterproof pen) works best.

You can make the card even more fun by adding “Boo!” with beautiful letters or use a stamp with a nice text. 

 

And that's it! It's that simple to make these adorable cards. It is not only fun for the kids but also for adults. 

If you have the taste and are going to hand out candy on the 31st, you can also make prints on small candy bags this Halloween. 

Tip: Don't have any paint or stamping ink at home? Then you can color your fingertip with a felt-tip pen and then make a print on paper. 

Happy Halloween!
Love from Fleur

Love from Fleur

Fleur van Liefsvanfleur
Fleur is a photographer who specializes in branding shoots for creative female entrepreneurs who want to sell their products (better). In addition, you will regularly find super fun DIY projects on her blog and Instagram (of course beautifully photographed). You can find her under the name Liefs van Fleur .

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