Halloween is just around the corner, and we’ve got some simple and adorable Halloween hand print crafts you can make with the kids.
My son has been a busy boy crafting with me so that we could share these ideas with readers at Northern Cheapskate. All of them only take some paint, hands and a few other art supplies. I thought they turned out super cute and I let him add some of his own personal touches. I will comment on what supplies we used for each and how some “parts” were created.
Hand Print Ghosts
These adorable little ghosts are white handprints (all of the paint is washable liquid tempura paint) on black glitter construction paper.
The addition of googly eyes and oval black mouths made from construction paper that I cut out complete the ghosts, with a fun little “BOO” on the bottom in foam stickers.
I bought the googly eyes, stickers and regular construction paper from The Dollar Tree. The glitter construction paper and liquid washable paint is from Michael’s.
Hand Print Spider
This next fun little project is a black spider made by overlapping palms and drawing on a spider web. My thought he would make his spider even more spooky by the addition of colored googly eyes (purchased from JoAnn fabrics) and giving it double nostrils and mouths. He even drew in some flies that were spun in the web “because that’s what spiders do.”
Hand Print Frankenstein
Frankenstein turned out so cute. I painted his palm with green and four fingers with black paint and had him press it in to place. He glued on googly eyes and drew on nostrils, mouth and bolts. Then he had fun using our Halloween stampers on the white construction paper. The stampers were something I purchased several years ago from the Target Dollar Spot and am surprised by how much ink they still have left!
Hand Print Monsters
Cute little monsters is where it’s at! We used orange and blue paint to make the monsters. We again see the re-occurence of the double nostrils and mouths in the orange monster with a cute little plastic jewel (from Dollar Tree) and an assortment of eye sizes to complete this monster.
The blue monster sports an over-sized cyclops eye and pom poms (from Dollar Tree) on his hair ends, and a hand drawn mouth and a darling little dried bean nose.
If you haven’t figured out yet, the Dollar Tree is a great place to buy children’s art supplies. You can buy a lot of things for very little money and have art supplies on hand to create on a whim.
Hand Print Witch’s Hand
Not sure if I saved the best for last or just the creepiest! For this witch’s arm, my son just made a green hand print and then I told him to paint the rest of the arm and some long fingernails. To create our freaky warts, we raided the pantry of dried foods and used an assortments of beans, lentils and beans.
If you are looking for a couple more Halloween hand print craft ideas be sure to check out these on my blog Save Green Being Green:
You can also find more fun and easy Halloween craft ideas here:
Happy Halloween crafting!
I love these and you know what, I’m going to make my 10 and 13 year-olds do one of these crafts for me. Thankfully they love me, so they’ll humor me and sit through the craft. :)
The ghosts are my favorites. My 5 year old would love to do this. I think we just found a craft for this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) says
These are spooky good ideas! Just love them all.
Tricia W. says
These are pretty cool decorations and easy to do !!!