Are you looking for Halloween handprint crafts for kids that are sure to add some frightfully fun times to your next crafting session?
These handprint crafts range from quick and easy Halloween paintings to spooky plush animals that the kids can cherish for years to come. These projects are great ways to blend together spooky lessons about anatomy, history, and nature into a fun Halloween craft.
Before we lose our heads with excitement, let’s get into our first spooky handprint craft!
Are all the bones, bats, and beasts a little too much for your spooky season? Then these tiny thumbprint spiders will add some cheer and more than their fair share of cuteness to your Halloween crafting.
These just might be the easiest craft on this list. The thumb printing isn’t that messy and creates a quick cleanup while the spiders themselves are cute and quick. The hardest part might just be deciding when to stop adding spiders to your painting.
Don’t let the simplicity of this craft fool you. Everyone from your toddlers to granddad will get a kick out of creating a spider painting with this craft.
This is another entry in our Halloween handprint crafts that you can display around the house. This wreath is a fun way to let your littlest monsters help decorate for the big Halloween party.
These wreaths can be dressed up with as much flare, or be as rustic, as you want them to be. The instructions call for using a paper plate as the base of your wreath, but if you want to make these a bit more heavy-duty, you can get foam wreath bases from your local craft supply store. Adding some DIY bats, fabric ghosts, and spiderwebs are all great ways to scale up the fun here so that even, dare we say it, teens might enjoy it! (Now there’s a spooky thought!)
Get these supplies together to create the basic version of this spooky wreath:
If you want to blend a classic of Halloween storytelling with craft time, these handprint Frankensteins are exactly what you’ve been searching for!
Yes, and before anyone with a Gothic Studies degree jumps into the comments we know that Frankenstein was the doctor. However, no matter what monstrous naming conventions you go with, you’ll be the creator of these ghoulish handprints.
This is another straightforward Halloween craft. In order to make these handprints, you’ll just need a few colors of craft paint and some paper for your prints. If you want to take things up a notch, you can print them onto a large canvas or wood blocks and chart your little monster’s hand growth over the seasons in the spookiest way possible.
Use this craft as a way to tell your kid the iconic story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and you can make a whole night based around this craft!
Some of the most haunting crafts on our list today let you blend together craft time with other creative activities. These Halloween handprint puppets will let your kids have fun creating their own monsters while also opening up the opportunity for them to flex their skills as budding storytellers.
When you make these puppets, skip the googly eyes this time and have your kids make and glue on eyes of their own creation. We know googly eyes are all the rage, but it’s fun to break out a little.
When you're done crafting, have your kids write and put on a little play with their new monsters.
This craft is a team effort. You’ll definitely need an adult to help your kids through this process, but the end result is going to be totally worth it.
This project takes a picture that could be of family, your kids, or a surprise for your partner, and creates a DIY stained-glass window.
The guide suggests letting your littlest tackle sticking on Halloween tissue squares while you handle cutting out the picture and doing the final assembly, and we couldn't agree more. This is also a great craft for older siblings to help out with.
You can either leave the back “open” for a wonderful stained-glass pumpkin effect, or you can add another layer of orange construction paper to make this a little more durable. Doing that does increase the strength, but it also cancels out the stained-glass look. It’s all up to you and what you want as the final display for this craft.
Head over to your craft supply pumpkin patch and pick the best supplies for this project.
This is another easy craft you can do today with supplies you’ve probably got around from other craft projects.
The handprint spider on a paper plate web lets your kids create something spooky while also letting them be in charge of just how spooky it is. Their spiders can be the things of nightmares or goofy and fun. It’s that kind of versatility that makes Halloween crafts for kids so much fun.
The guide glosses over how the spider web is made, but here’s a tip. Draw the web with white crayon first and have your kids make it a little thicker than they normally would. This helps it stand out even if they haven’t quite mastered coloring in the lines.
This craft is a great choice for putting together a craft that lets your kids help out a lot, but keeps you firmly in control of what is getting made. If you’re looking for something with a little “wow” factor this Halloween, here’s the craft that you need to pick up.
This bat is made by using foam cutout handprints to create the wings and a scrap t-shirt for the body of the bat. You can either sew on the decorations for something that can resist playtime, or you can glue them on for a quick and easy fix. Either way, you’ll be in for a treat with this Halloween craft.
In order to get this project off the ground, you’ll need to pick up these supplies:
Glue or sewing supplies
An old black t-shirt
Decorations for your bat such as Halloween ribbons or googly eyes
If you want to help your kids haunt these halls this Halloween, try making a handprint ghost banner to un-liven things up! The best Halloween handprint crafts let you create something with your kids that you can show off and this banner lets you display your craft loud and proud.
To make this banner, you’re just going to need a few basic supplies and a short time crafting. At its heart, you’ll be making white handprints on black paper to create the ghosts. Kids can then paint spooky faces on their ghosts while the adults tackle the hole punching to create this garland.
You can spice up this guide by adding some orange handprint ghosts, throwing in different colors of ribbon, or adding a sign to the middle of the banner. No matter which way you take it, these are the essential supplies you’ll need for the basic version.
Black construction paper
White craft paint
String or twine
Hole punch (optional, but it will save you tons of crafting hassle)
Would the pun “hand-pire” be taking things a little too far?
This craft uses very simple supplies and lets your little artist make a vampire however they want.
These are some of the most fun handprint crafts to tackle because they allow young artists to be totally flexible with what they create while still giving them some basic structure to work from. When you start this project, you’ll be opening yourself up to tons of new potential.
As the title suggests, we have 25 other spooky letters to try to work with here. You can turn this into your very own Halloween craft advent calendar by coming up with 25 other spooky handprint letters throughout the season. At the end of it all, you’ll wind up with a ghoulish handprint alphabet book that you’ll be able to reminisce on years down the line.
This is Halloween, it's safe to suspect that there will be more than one skeleton around the corner!
These skeleton handprints are worth giving their own section because they take a totally different approach than our first entry.
These not only use fewer supplies, but they are also geared toward a much younger audience. If the thought of creating your own sprayable craft paint is a bit much, then you’ll appreciate these much more accessible skeleton hands.
This craft also gives you a chance to share some spooky science with your kids and let them know about the role the skeleton plays in our bodies as well as some fun medical facts about bones.
This handprint not only leaves you with some spooky skeleton hands, but also lets you give your kids a little 101 on prehistoric art as well as human anatomy. It’s a win-win for people who want their kids to have a little fun while you sneak in some seasonally appropriate educational value.
This craft involves making your own “sprayable” craft paint and creating negative handprints just like cavemen did to adorn cave walls. You’ll then have the option of adding cotton swabs as the “bones” of the hands and arms.
Here’s what you’ll need.
Mister or spray bottle
Paper or other canvas for your handprints
What Halloween Handprint Crafts Do Your Kids Love?
These have been our favorite Halloween handprint crafts!
We’ve gone over everything from tiny cute spiders to seriously impressive plush bats. When it comes to Halloween handprint activities, we think we’ve seen it all! However, maybe you’ve got some ghoulish delights that even we couldn’t think of?