These Halloween Handprint and Footprint Crafts are a great keepsake craft idea to do with your kids
Halloween is almost here! I love doing crafts with my kids, and then being able to display them during holidays. I keep them as special memories forever! Do you?
These ideas are SO adorable, and they’re a great visual record that lets you see how much your boy (or girl) has grown throughout the year.
Handprints, footprints, thumbprints and even knuckle prints are the inspiration for Frankenstein, a vampire, scarecrow, black cat, spiders, ghosts, witches, candy corn and pumpkins.
Choose one of these craft ideas to use for a great hands-on, best foot forward party activity, too.
- Look at these 10 Halloween Egg Carton Crafts for Kids.
- I love these 21 Halloween Party Games, Ideas & Activities.
1. Handprint Witch
From Crafty Morning
This neon-colored witch would be the perfect way for your kids to have some messy fun.
Draw out the background and then let them create their very own witch with neon finger paint. Let them add a hat or maybe even a bat or two to make the scene more fun.
2. Pumpkin Giftbags
From Glued to my Crafts
Creating these gift bags for trick-or-treating, school parties, or Halloween parties would be super easy and a great party favor or snack bag.
These are so simple to create and look adorable as well. Simply get some orange paper bags, a clothespin, and have your child’s handprint ready for some crafting.
The kids will have fun painting, and all you have to do is quickly throw the rest together.
3. Handprint Spider
From Housing a Forest
What’s creepier than a spider on Halloween? Or maybe any time of the year for some people! Have your kids put two of their handprints together to get these creepy crawlies. Hang them in windows to spook anyone who comes to your home!
4. Halloween Keepsake Canvas
From Being Bianca
This would be a fun decoration to bring out year after year and see how your kids’ handprints grow.
Simply prep the canvas, let dry, then let your child place their handprint on the canvas to create this little spider. Create this canvas in any color you want like purple and black, or maybe orange and yellow.
5. Knuckle Print Pumpkins
These cute pumpkins take no time at all and are absolutely adorable! Create the orange part of the pumpkin from little knuckles and then paint the stem and leaves right on. Put them on a canvas to put out every year and see how the pumpkins grow!
6. Thumb Print Spiders
From Mom Dot
These little guys are so cute! They’re simple to create with a thumbprint and some extra paint strokes. Either paint or apply the googly eyes for some extra fun!
7. Halloween Handprint Puppets
From Crafts by Amanda
Have some monstrous fun this Halloween with these cute hand puppets. Create different shapes with little hands and cute them out from construction paper. Apply eyes and spooky mouths to create spooky faces and fun.
8. Halloween Handprints
Create some spooky ghosts this Halloween just from handprints.
Once you get the white handprint on there, let the kids create their own creepy faces right on the canvas. Be sure to date them so you know how the ghosts grow each year.
9. Footprint Ghosts
From Crafty Morning
Change it up and make these ghosts out of footprints instead.
Place the footprint with white paint then simply use a Sharpie to create little faces right on the foot print. To get the ghost shape, you can outline it or leave it alone depending on what you like.
10. Vampire Handprint
From Mommy Minutes
Change it up from the classic ghosts and spiders and try making this creative vampire instead.
Make his head out of a handprint then add his outfit after! Let the kids design their vampires just how they want.
11. Candy Corn Footprint
From Pinkie for Pink
Not everyone loves candy corn over Halloween, but this one you’re sure to love.
Create a keepsake footprint out of candy corn colors for an adorably sweet craft. Place them on a big sheet of paper and make them year after year to see how they grow.
12. Frankenstein Handprint and Foot Print
From Frog, Snails and Puppydog Tails
Create creepy monsters out of handprints and footprints.
Add some googly eyes to make this monster a little less frightening and a little more fun. Make footprints in fun colors and see how creative your monsters can get.
13. Footprint Scarecrow
This scarecrow is so much fun! If you want to add some more detail, paint the canvas before you place the scarecrow on the canvas. This would be a fun decoration to have out each year.
14. Black Cat Footprint
From Fun Handprint Art
Create this black cat from a footprint. The addition of a fun poem make this craft all the better! Don’t forget to add a name, age and year to remember how long ago it was as you look at it each year.
Make Halloween fun with these craft supplies:
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- Halloween Foam Craft Stickers
- Halloween Friendly Acetate Die-Cuts
- Halloween Mask Craft Kit
- Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun
- Scary-Cute Projects to Celebrate Halloween
- Glittered Spider Silhouettes
- Washable Finger Paints
- Finger Paint Paper Pad