Trick or Treat? Smell My Feet!
Make sure your child is prepared to get out there and get some candy by creating this non-smelly, Halloween printing project. Most kids have experience with stamp-printing using their thumbs and hands, but now they can pull off their socks and see what it's like to print with their feet! Your child will practice using his knowledge of direction by pressing his left and right feet on the correct sides of the paper, leaving enough space to write the infamous Halloween greeting, "Trick or treat! Smell my feet! Give me something good to eat!" You might want to tell your kid that when he's actually going around the neighborhood, he might want to stick to the traditional "Trick or Treat." That is, only if he wants to stay on the treat-givers' good sides and gather all the sugary goodness he possibly can!
What You Need:
- Black construction paper
- White and orange tempera paint
- Paper Plate
- Wet cloth
What You Do:
- Have your child help you lay out newspaper on the floor and place the black construction paper in the center of the paper.
- Pour some white tempera paint into a paper plate.
- Ask your child to point out his left foot.
- Help your child paint the bottom of one foot, covering the entire foot, as well as the toes.
- Ask him to do a test print on the newspaper. If the consistency of the print looks good, have him press his foot down in the bottom left side of the construction paper. Help him press his toes down so he gets a good print of the entire foot.
- Repeat this process with the right foot, printing it at the top right corner of the paper.
- Allow the prints to dry, while he wipes his feet off with the wet cloth.
- Help him write out the following infamous phrase: "Trick or treat! Smell my feet! Give me something good to eat!" so it fits in between his footprints.
- Have him trace the letters using white paint. Let dry.
- Encourage him to apply orange paint directly over the white paint to add a vibrant touch. Allow the print a little time to dry before displaying it.