Quick Craft — Halloween Photo Frames

Clara and I had lots of fun crafting these festive photo frames for Halloween, and we cannot wait to mail them off to faraway family and friends! It was a super-quick project that she could do with very little help from me.

For the spider design, I cut the frame from a sheet of thick cardstock paper, and invited Clara to draw some spiderwebs! What’s that? You didn’t know spider webs were purple?? Well, they should be!

For a fun time, try your frame on for size… This one is perfect!

Use an inkpad to make thumbprint “spiders”!! Don’t have an inkpad? We love this one from Melissa And Doug. Extra bonus points for crafting while wearing fairy wings!

We set the spider design aside, and got to work on the pumpkin patch frame. Clara used a green crayon to draw the pumpkin vines all along the edge of the frame.

Now, some orange thumbprints!!! Aren’t thumb-printed pumpkins the cutest??

It helps if you wave your magic wand.

Use a black roller pen to add the details on the spiders and pumpkins as shown, add your favorite Fall photo, and mail to someone special!

These little fingerprints will only stay small for such a short time — be sure to treasure them!

Quick, easy, and very frugal! Have fun!!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    I have to admit, I’ve never seen purple spider webs before. Sounds spooky. πŸ˜‰


    • Black spider webs are soooooooo over-rated. What you REALLY want are PURPLE spider webs, dahhhh-ling. πŸ˜‰

  2. Too cute..! Think we will try these today..!

  3. I love how they turned out!! I am pinning this!

  4. Fantastic! We need to make one for grandparents. Clara looks so proud of herself.

  5. Super cute frames and pictures!

  6. Those are super cute frames and super cute pictures. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Petula! They are lots of fun to make, and Clara got to pick out the photos to put inside too. πŸ™‚

  7. Great idea. We have the M & D ink pads now and I was thinking of some little reindeers for Christmas photos for far away relatives. P.S. Did your camera not pick up the magic dust from Clara’s wand this time? I can see it πŸ˜‰

  8. Fantastic cards…. and looks like the kids had fun doing their part, lovely!

  9. Those little pumpkins are so cute! I’ve never thought to use prints to make those before πŸ™‚

  10. I am not sure my little fingerprint creatures will be as cute as yours, but I will give it a go. What a great way to preserve tiny fingerprints.

  11. I did this on a clay plate and got it fired, it works great.

    • I’m so happy to hear that — what a great idea to make a plate! Thanks for sharing, Paula!! πŸ™‚