There are lots of different Halloween crafts for kids that you can make using just your handprints. Most of these are potentially two-day activities as you need to wait until the paint has dried before finishing off. Personally I think that two-day activities are great for smaller kids as they naturally have shorter attention spans. You can spend 10 minutes doing the basic Halloween craft activity making the handprints themselves and then stop before they get distracted. The next day the can admire their work and take it to the next level.
Bat handprint Halloween craft
First up is the humble bat. To do this you’ll need two black handprints with the heel of the hands slightly overlapping. It looks best if you use one of each hand, but it can also work using the same hand twice if you prefer. Once the paint is dry add a bat-like body and head cut from black card and a couple of eyes.
One thing I really like about ghost and pumpkin handprint Halloween crafts is that you can really go to town on the design. Because you’re only using one handprint at the time, and only one colour, this ghost is the easiest Halloween handprint craft to make. You can also make mini ghosts by just using your thumbprint. Get your child to make loads of white handprints on black card (with a decent space between them). Once the paint is dry you can just cut them out and add the faces. There’s a couple of ways of doing that. Either draw them on with permanent marker or cut out black card shapes and stick them on. I did the latter. Simply cut out a load of different eye and mouth shapes and let them choose which ones to use to make a face. Hang using some black thread.
This handprint witch is a slightly tricker Halloween craft (and therefore might work better with slightly older kids if you want to get it “right”) because it uses two colours on one print. Paint the fingers black and the palm of your hand purple. Leave to dry.
To finish the hat and hair cut three 2cm strips from the short edge of an A4 piece of orange paper. Cut these strips in half. Make two other cuts approx. half way up each paper strip to look like strands of hair. cut a 2cm strip of black paper that’s slightly longer than the base of your fingers are wide. Glue three of the orange strips to each side, spacing them out so they look like crazy hair. Secure the whole thing across the line between the black and purple paint with glue. Finally glue two googly eyes and draw on a mouth and nose with permanent marker.
Frankenstein’s Monster handprint Halloween craft
This Halloween handprint craft can be done in one day (no extra decoration needs to be added afterwards if you want). Paint your fingers black and the palm of your hand green. To make the bolt of the Monster’s neck use two black thumbprints. You can then decorate either using black paint for the eyes and mouth, or draw them with permanent marker once the paint is dry.
All of these crafts have been made using supplies from Baker Ross. Click here to view their full range (affiliate link). If you’re looking for other Halloween crafts have a look at lots more here. All of the crafts that I make are designed to be cheap, quick and easy to do with the kids. You won’t need a lot of craft supplies to make them, or an art degree for that matter. For me, it’s all about having fun with the kids rather than making them look perfect.
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