Grim Reaper Handprint Craft for a Spooky Halloween

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Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year to bring out the paint and get creative. Download our free grim reaper handprint template below and create a wonderful spooky keepsake.

These Halloween activities for kids are such a lovely way to get messy with the kids while creating happy memories.

grim reaper handprint art

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Handprint of the Grim Reaper’s Scythe

You probably have all of the supplies to make this fun grim reaper handprint art.

Supplies needed:


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.

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The first page is the grim reaper handprint template.

grim reaper handprint template

The other two pages are stickers that you can cut around and add to the grim reaper handprint art.

halloween stickers

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use. We decided to use green for our scythe.

green handprint

Cover their hand with paint and place their hand to the side away from the grim reaper’s face at the end of the scythe. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully, ensuring 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. Why not color in the grim reaper too? Make him a little less scary by using a nice pink! Or rainbow colors!

grim reaper handprint

The stickers will also look great on the trick-or-treat bags too.

If you love handprint crafts I think you will also love our alphabet handprint series. This is such a fun way to learn the alphabet.


halloween handprint templates

Other Halloween activities

Don’t stop the fun now, check out some other fun Halloween resources:

Halloween playdough is another great way to get messy and creative this holiday season!

Download the free Grim Reaper handprint template

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 31 July 2023 by homeschoolof1

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