Get ready for the spooktacular season with engaging Halloween activities for kids! As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of Halloween, it’s time to unleash our creativity and embrace the joy of crafting. Download our free ghost handprint template below and embark on a delightful adventure to create a unique and memorable keepsake.
This fun Halloween craft is not only a lovely way to get messy with the kids but also a fantastic opportunity to create a handprint keepsake that captures the spirit of the season.
Let the Halloween excitement inspire you as you dive into these enjoyable activities, combining creativity and learning.
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Ghost Template Printable
You probably have all of the supplies to make this fun little ghost handprint craft.
Supplies needed to make a scary ghost handprint:
- cardstock (or if you want to print it on colored paper we love this colorful cardstock)
- washable paints
- kids glue
- googly wiggle eyes (Optional)
- Wipes!! It helps to have these handy so you don’t make a complete mess of your table!
How to use the ghost handprint template
Print out the template below, it will print out on three full pages and will print out landscape. Make sure to check the printer settings.
If you are printing on colored paper please only print the first page. The second and third pages are the Halloween stickers, and these will definitely look better printed on white paper.
You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.
The first page is the ghost handprint template.
The other two pages are stickers that you can cut around and add to the ghost handprint art.
Grab the supplies above and get creating!
Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use. We decided to have a blue ghost, but using black paint would look great too.
Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!
Cover their hand with paint and place their hand downward with the palm of their hand covering the eyes and nose. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.
Pull the child’s hand up carefully making sure you don’t smudge the handprint.
Let it dry completely before adding googly eyes and stickers.
Cut out the stickers and let the kids decide whether they want to add them to this picture or to another one.
The stickers might be a fun way to decorate the trick-or-treat bags too.
Other Halloween activities you are going to love:
Get small groups of kids together either at a Halloween party or in the classroom and play Halloween bingo printable. There are 5 different boards to print with a calling card, full of Halloween images the kids will love.
Why not have a Halloween treasure hunt? Download our 12 rhyming clues and hide them around the home. Leave a trick or treat bag of candy with the final clue.
If the kids are feeling creating download our free Halloween bookmarks printable. These can either be completed with the kids or why not hand them out for trick-or-treaters to enjoy rather than candy?
If you are looking for even more Halloween ghost fun, we highly recommend the Ghost Blitz game. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, and it will be a game you can continue to play at family game night for years to come.
Tips for downloading the free files
Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!
Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.
Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.
Download the Handprint Ghost Template
Last Updated on 8 November 2023 by homeschoolof1