Disclosure: This Kids Halloween Crafts post is part of a campaign on behalf of Folk Art Multi Surface Paint and Handmade Charlotte Stencils. I received supplies and monetary compensation for my participation. All thoughts and experiences are my own.
October is right around the corner which means it will soon be time to decorate for the Halloween season! We have a box full of decor to use around our house. But this year I wanted to add some more homemade touches to the spooky setting. So when I received Folk Art Multi Surface Paint and Handmade Charlotte Stencils, I knew it was time for W and I to work on some Kids Halloween Crafts with the paint!
Kids Halloween Crafts
Because I wanted some decor for around the house, I planned a few crafts for W and I to do that were a bit more guided by me. I have seen variations of the footprint ghost and we have even made our own footprint ghost craft. But this time I wanted to make a ghost on canvas to use on the mantle. I also thought it would be a great gift for the grandparents!
Footprint Ghost Canvas
With the addition of the FolkArt Multi Surface Paint and Handmade Charlotte stencils, I had everything I needed on hand! That doesn”t happen very often so it was great to avoid a trip with W to the craft store! Though if I needed more paint or stencils, they are both available at Michaels which is where we usually go when I need a few quick supplies!
What you need:
- Canvas of desired size (I used an 8×10)
- Folk Art Multi Surface Paint in black, white, and orange
- Handmade Charlotte stencils (we had a birthday themed stencil set but the letters worked perfectly!)
- Paint brush
What you do:
If working with little ones, I highly suggest that you paint your canvas black ahead of time. You could let them help paint it and normally I would let him help. But since it was black and I wanted to gift it, I went ahead and did it in advance.
Once the canvas is dry, you’re ready to make the ghost. Paint your child’s foot with the white paint. I used a sponge brush to get a good amount of paint on his foot and tickle him a bit less. Then press the canvas to the foot or have your child step on the canvas. Don’t worry, if you have a few spots that don’t get great coverage (like W’s second toe), because you can touch up with just a dab of paint.
Then wash that foot quick!
Normally I would have probably gone the freehand route with the lettering in the word boo. But that’s where the Handmade Charlotte stencils came in handy! New Handmade Charlotte stencil patterns are launching now, so you might be able to find something that is just perfect for your next project!
Using the FolkArt Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in orange and a small sponge brush, I stenciled the word so quickly! I loved how easy they were to use! I think it turned out looking great too!
Crafting on Multiple Surfaces
FolkArt Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint is great for us because you can use one paint on a variety of surfaces. It’s also dishwasher safe and machine washable. It worked great on the canvas for our ghost but I expected that from the paint!
So I decided to put it to the test with a little project W and I had been painting to do. We broke out some disposable plastic cups and more of our craft supplies to create some fun, friendly Halloween monsters!
The paint worked amazingly well on the plastic cups. We got great coverage on them and yes, I even let W paint his own set as well. I love the green color that I received because it was perfect for a little monster action!
We had a great experience painting on canvas and plastic cups. I cannot wait to do some projects using other materials. I have some ideas using wood swirling in my head and with W’s birthday coming up, I think my new stencils may get a bit of a workout!
You can learn more about the FolkArt Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint and other great ideas, you can visit the Paint Me Plaid blog or Plaid Crafts Pinterest board. You can also connect on Facebook and Twitter.
If you’d like to get your craft on, enter to win a FolkArt Multisurface prize pack and $100 Michaels gift card!
What would you paint with the new FolkArt Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint?
Disclosure: I received supplies and monetary compensation for this sponsored post. All thoughts and experiences are my own.