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

In the Netherlands, this creepy tradition is starting to trickle in more and more. Even though it is not really celebrated in our hometown, we do enjoy making Halloween crafts. So the boys and I 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 Hallows' Eve. Thousands of years ago, the Celts (Ireland) celebrated New Year's Eve on October 31st. They believed that on November 1 the spirits of the deceased returned to earth to seek warmth and food. The Celts placed treats 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 place food at the door were cursed. The holiday 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, they ring or knock on houses. When a neighbor opens the door they shout “Trick or Treat”. They actually say: “money or your life.” You have to choose: give a tease (trick) or something tasty (treat). 

Whether or not you participate in this tradition. These Halloween cards are a lot of fun to make and… I  rest assured that you have everything you need. 

What do you need?

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

This is how you make them

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

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 noticed that a Sharpie (waterproof pen) works best.

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

 

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

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

Tip: Don't have any paint or stamp 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

  

The author: Fleur Foster-Dingley

Fleur is a photographer specialized in branding shoots for creative female entrepreneurs. You can reach Love from Fleur also go for styled products: unique atmospheric images of products that match your brand. Fleurs' style: warm and atmospheric with an eye for detail. Fleur's blog posts >

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