Monday, September 20, 2010

Spider T-shirt Tutorial

Spider Handprint T-shirt

While looking through sites today for Halloween crafts, I came across
They had a craft idea that inspired me.

I changed it just a little bit - made it not so...cutsie.  And my boys helped me make a custom Halloween T-shirt!

You will need:
Paint & brushes (I used whatever craft paint I had)
T-shirt (I had an old orange shirt with a splotch of paint in my scrap pile!)
And kids' hands!

First, prep the area with newspaper or a drop cloth!  
Next, put cardboard or newspaper inside the shirt so the paint won't run through.


See the old paint?!  We'll cover that in just a sec...

Paint a little hand with black paint - don't paint the thumb!
(5 year old hands work great for this)

Press firmly and lift straight up.

Paint the hand again, turn other direction and press again.
I repeated the process with an even smaller little hand (from my 2 year old)

Add details - spooky green eyes and shiny fangs were our choice.  
Maybe you'll add googly or button eyes?  Shimmery embroidery thread for the web?

I'd love to see other Spider Handprint T-shirts!  
If you make one, please share a link or pictures!

I'm linking up at:



  1. looks awesome! what a cool, fun craft! your boys are lucky to have a mom who likes to do stuff like this. :)

    -mary grace

  2. Talk about creative, adore this spider shirt idea. Thanks for entering the giveaway. Have a super night. Jen

  3. Thanks for following, following back. I have a friend who decks out their entire house for halloween and am always jealous...just havent done anything about it...Maybe I'll start this yr :-)

  4. What a clever idea! The shirt turned out cute!

  5. I love this. How great would this be for a class party craft. If I had a child in elementary and I was a room mom again and I had the budget for the T-shirts...

    First year in middle school and my mind is still in room mom mode. :-) I guess we'll just have to do it as a mom and daughter craft. TFS

  6. such a cute idea!!!!

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!


  7. DARLING! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you to see you again soon :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions


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