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.
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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.
- cardstock (or if you want to print it on colored paper we love this colorful cardstock)
- washable paints
- dot markers
- glitter glue pens
- kids glue
- googly wiggle eyes (Optional)
- Wipes!! It helps to have these handy so you don’t make a complete mess of your table!
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 grim reaper handprint template.
The other two pages are stickers that you can cut around and add to the grim reaper handprint art.
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.
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!
The stickers will also look great on the trick-or-treat bags too.
Other Halloween activities
Don’t stop the fun now, check out some other fun Halloween resources:
- Ghost handprint
- Mad libs for Halloween
- Halloween witch broom handprint
- Halloween treasure hunt
- Mummy Handprint
Halloween playdough is another great way to get messy and creative this holiday season!
Download the free Grim Reaper handprint template
Last Updated on 31 July 2023 by homeschoolof1