14 EASY Halloween Handprint Crafts (2024)

Looking for Halloween handprint crafts?

I have 14 ADORABLE Halloween handprints that make for the best keepsakes, cards or crafting

Let’s get started with these Halloween handprint crafts


#1: Frankenstein Handprints

These Frankenstein Halloween handprint crafts are a must-try this season!

I love making handprint crafts with the kids. They are so fun to look back on as they grow. They are always the ones that we keep in our craft organizer.

frankenstein handprints

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Paint the middle of your child’s hand green and their fingers black. I suggest starting with the green first, so the black doesn’t start to run down their hand.

C. Activity

Make prints on white cardstock paper. We always use cardstock paper for projects because it’s stronger and holds up better.

Wait for the prints to dry, and cut them out! Then, have the kids use a glue stick to paste them onto colored paper.

To create Frankenstein’s face, glue on googly eyes, draw on a mouth, and some markings on his face. We used a black acrylic paint marker.

Lastly, create his bolts out of black paper, cut them out, and paste them on the sides of his face! What a cute Halloween handprint craft!


#2: Pumpkin Handprint Craft

Check out these cute Halloween handprint craft pumpkins! What a fun craft to do for a Halloween party!

The kids will LOVE making the face for their pumpkins.

pumpkin handprint craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Paint your little one’s hand orange and make prints on white card stock paper. Press the entire hand down so the entire handprint will show up.

You’ll have to wait for it to dry to continue. It takes about 20 minutes to dry completely.

C. Activity

Cut out the handprint. When you are cutting it out, make sure to leave some space at the top for the stem and leaf.

Paint on the stem and make a fingerprint for the leaf!

Have the kids create a face for the pumpkins using a black acrylic paint marker. Then, they will use a glue stick to glue it down to the colored paper!

Write a message on the paper! This is a cute gift to give someone or to keep at home for yourself.


#3: Pumpkin Fingerprinting

How cute are these fingerprint pumpkins? I absolutely love how these turned out.

We will be doing this each year. I always love painting pumpkins with the kids because it’s much easier than carving for them.

pumpkin fingerprint craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • pumpkins
  • acrylic paint
  • acrylic paint marker

B. Set-up

I suggest having the kids wear clothes that you don’t care about in case some paint gets on them in the process!

Grab your paints and your pumpkins, and you are all set.

C. Activity

We made spiders on the white pumpkin and ghosts on the orange pumpkin.

Have your kids dip their fingers into the paint and make prints all over the pumpkin. They can make as many prints as they would like, just make sure they have enough room to draw the spider’s legs!

For the ghosts, use their thumb, so it’s a little bigger to make the ghost’s faces.

After they are done making the prints, let it dry for about 20-30 minutes. Then, have the kids use an acrylic paint marker to create the legs for the spiders and the face for the ghosts!


#4: Bat Handprint Craft

Do your kids love bats? This is the perfect Halloween handprint craft for them!

My son loves bats. So, we have been doing a lot of bat crafts this Halloween season!

bat handprint craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

To create the bat, make a circle for the face, an oval for the body, and two triangles for the ears out of colored paper.

C. Activity

Paint your child’s hand and make a print on paper. Make sure to press down on their hand, so the print shows up completely.

Once the handprint is dry, you can cut it out!

Paste all the parts of the bat onto a piece of paper using a glue stick.

Lastly, draw a smile on the bat’s face and create two triangles for the bat’s teeth. How cute is this Halloween craft?!


#5: Ghost Handprint Craft

Here are two fun ways to make ghost Halloween handprint crafts!

I don’t know which one I like more! They are both so cute and easy to do.

ghost handprint crafts

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • black cardstock paper
  • white paint
  • black acrylic paint marker
  • glue stick
  • chalk

B. Set-up

Paint your child’s hand white and make prints on black paper.

Also, for one of the crafts, make two prints right next to each other to create the BOO card.

C. Activity

Once the handprints are dry, cut them out and have the kids paste them onto colored paper.

Then, they will create a face for each of the ghosts! We used a black acrylic paint marker so it would show up the best.

If you are creating the BOO craft, use a piece of chalk to write the letter B.

Write a cute message on the ghost cards and give them out as Halloween cards to your family or hang them up around your house.


#6: Skeleton Handprint

This is a great way to make a Halloween handprint craft and get some learning in as well!

Make the letter X using paint and Q-tips! This looks like a skeleton handprint!

x ray craft for kids

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Paint the white paint on your little one’s hands and upper arms.

Have them place them on the black paper and press down to create the prints!

C. Activity

Outline the X mark using chalk!

Lastly, you can glue Q-tips on to look like it’s the bones from an X-ray!

This couldn’t be easier, and it’s really fun for the kids to do! They will love seeing their prints on black paper.


#7: Spider Handprint Craft

I have a FREE spider Halloween handprint craft printable for you! This is an adorable handprint card that you can give someone for Halloween.

My son loved making the spider handprint. He can’t wait to give it to his teacher!

spider handprint craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • printer
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • marker

Click HERE for your FREE Spiderweb Printable

B. Set-up

Paint your little one’s hand black other than their thumb and make a print on the paper.

Then, wash their hand off and paint the other hand the same way. Make the print right next to the other print to make it look like a spider.

C. Activity

Once the handprint is dry, cut it out!

Print off my FREE spiderweb printable and have the kids paste their handprint on the paper.

Lastly, draw a string coming down from the web. Then, write a fun message to someone for Halloween!


#8: Witch Handprints

Looking for a Halloween handprint craft to go along with the movie Hocus Pocus?

Try this adorable witch handprint craft with your kids! They will love making these!

witch handprint craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paint
  • white cardstock
  • colored paper
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • markers

B. Set-up

Paint your child’s hand green and make prints on white cardstock paper. Make sure to press down their entire hand so the whole print shows up!

C. Activity

While you are waiting for the handprint to dry, create the witch’s hat and hair! We did multiple different colors of hats and hair. You can create these using a pencil on colored cardstock paper and then have the kids cut them out.

When the prints are dry, cut them out!

Then, have the kids paste on the witch’s hair and hat! Lastly, create the face for the witch. Add on googly eyes, a triangle nose, and draw a mouth.

This craft goes along PERFECT with the movie Hocus Pocus! We went to Disney World a few years back for Halloween, and it was just amazing.


#9: Mummy Footprints

Make these cute mummy footprint crafts with your kids! Footprint crafts may be even cuter than handprint crafts.

My kids loved using the yarn to wrap their mummies up.

footprint mummy craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • colored paper
  • gray paint
  • white yarn
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • tape

B. Set-up

Paint your little one’s foot gray and help them make a print on white card stock paper.

Make sure to press down their entire foot so it shows up completely. Then, wash off their foot, do it with the other foot, and repeat the process!

C. Activity

Once they are dry, cut the footprints out and glue on the googly eyes.

Tape a piece of white yarn to the back of the foot and have your little one wrap is around the footprint several times, covering it up as much as they want.

Then, once they are done, tape down the end to the back of the footprint again. Lastly, paste the footprint onto colored paper!

This is just adorable and the perfect Halloween craft.


#10: Monster Handprints

Here’s a simple Halloween handprint craft!

My son loved this one because he can’t get enough of adding googly eyes to projects.

monster handprint craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • colored paper
  • white paper
  • washable paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • scissors
  • glue stick

B. Set-up

Paint your little one’s hand the color they would like their monster to be. Then, have them place their hand down on the white paper. Press their entire hand down so the print will show up completely.

C. Activity

Cut out the handprint and use a glue stick to paste it down onto colored paper! We used orange construction paper for this project.

Then, have the kids use glue to attach as many googly eyes as they want to on their monster!

Have them create a mouth using a black marker! This is a cute Halloween craft you can make for a grandparent or just at home to put on the refrigerator for the season!


#11: Vampire Handprint Craft

My son loves ALL things creepy, which makes doing Halloween handprint crafts so fun.

He loved the details of the vampires, like the teeth!

vampire handprint craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Paint the middle of your child’s hand light brown and their fingers black. I suggest starting with the light brown first, so the black doesn’t start to run down their hand.

C. Activity

Make prints on white cardstock paper. We always use cardstock paper for projects because it’s stronger and holds up better.

Wait for the prints to dry, and cut them out! Create a triangle shape for the vampire’s cloak. To measure how big it needs to be, place the handprint down and make the triangle shape to fit the handprint.

Paste the triangle down first on the paper and then the handprint!

To create the vampire’s face, glue on googly eyes and draw on a mouth. Cut small white triangles out for the vampire’s teeth and paste those on with a glue stick.

You can add a tiny bit of blood on the teeth if your kids want to. Again, this is totally optional, my son liked that detail, but if your kids would not like it, don’t add it in.


#12: Ghost Footprint Craft

Here’s another fun footprint craft to try for Halloween.

I love this one for toddlers and preschoolers! It’s simple and adorable.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • white paint
  • black acrylic paint pen
  • paint brush
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Paint your little one’s foot white and make a print on black paper. Make sure to press down each toe to see the entire footprint. Then, slowly peel it up from the paper.

You can repeat their process with the other foot- but honestly, we just used the same foot and did it again, so we didn’t have to wash his feet and redo the whole process again. But you totally can do that!

YouTube video

C. Activity

Cut out the footprints and have the kids paste them onto black or orange paper using a glue stick. Then, they will use a black acrylic paint marker to make the ghost’s face.

Write a funny message like “Trick or Treat Smell My Feet.” This is an adorable Halloween card to give to someone like a grandparent, or keep it for yourself and hang it up at home!


#13: Paper Ghost Handprint Craft

Here’s another adorable handprint ghost craft to try out! How adorable are these paper ghosts?

I love the little witch’s hats on top of them too! It’s such an adorable Halloween card.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • white cardstock paper
  • colored cardstock
  • googly eyes
  • black acrylic paint marker
  • scissors
  • glue stick

B. Set-up

Trace your child’s hand on a white piece of cardstock paper and cut it out.

C. Activity

Paste the handprint onto a piece of colored paper. Add on googly eyes and draw a mouth for each ghost.

Then, create a witch’s hat for the ghost by drawing a triangle and two rectangles. Make the colored rectangle smaller than the bottom one and glue that on top to look like a witch’s hat!

Write a message on the card! What an adorable Halloween handprint craft.


#14: FREE Halloween Handprint Craft Templates

I have a bunch of fun and free Halloween handprint craft templates for you!

There are two PDFs in this pack because some are vertical and some are horizontal. Make sure to check both out!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • acrylic/washable paint
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • pipe cleaner
*Click HERE to see the black paper templates (horizontal)
*Click HERE to see the white paper templates (vertical)

B. Set-up

Choose which handprint template you want to use! There are six choices.

C. Activity

For all of these crafts, you can choose to paint your child’s hand and make prints or just trace them on paper and paste them on.

If you are using paint, make sure to press their hand down all over to make sure the entire print shows up.

Each template is different; check out my photos above to see how each one can be one.


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

I hope you find some Halloween handprint crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about what craft you tried with your kids at home or in the classroom.

Happy Crafting!

Deena

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