Halloween activities for kids are just around the corner! With the arrival of the spooktacular season, it’s time to unleash your creativity and dive into the world of art. Download our free Frankenstein handprint craft template below and embark on a thrilling adventure to create a unique keepsake.
This kid friendly and non scary Halloween activity allows you to bring Frankenstein to life in a fun and adorable way.
Enjoy the messiness and treasure the joyful memories as you engage in this delightful craft.
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You probably have all of the supplies to make this Frankenstein handprint craft.
Supplies needed to make a handprint Frankenstein:
- cardstock (or if you want to print it on colored paper we love this colorful cardstock)
- washable paints (these are the ones we use for all of our handprint crafts)
- dot markers
- glitter glue pens
- kids glue
- green construction paper (or you can use blue like us!)
- googly wiggle eyes (Optional)
- baby wipes!! It helps to have these handy so you don’t make a complete mess of your table!
How to use the Frankenstein handprint template
There are 2 ways you can use the Frankenstein template. You can either paint your child’s hand or you can draw around it and stick construction paper around the handprint.
Print out the template below, it will print out on three full pages.
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.
This Frankenstein template printable is free to print but is for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.
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 Frankenstein handprint template.
The other two pages are stickers that you can cut around and add to the Frankenstein handprint craft.
Frankenstein hand paint
Grab the supplies above and get creating!
Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use we have chosen green for our Frankenstein monster.
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 upward with their fingers directly above the bolts and the eyes. 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.
The stickers are a fun way to decorate the trick or treat bags too.
Check out all of our kids handprint art!
Easy Halloween Frankenstein craft
Start by drawing around your child’s hand, ensuring that their fingers are pointing upward. This will give your Frankenstein creation a unique and playful twist.
To add texture and depth to your Frankenstein, gather some vibrant green construction paper. Carefully tear the paper into small, uneven pieces, giving it a jagged and whimsical appearance that’s perfect for Frankenstein’s iconic look.
With your torn green paper at the ready, it’s time to apply glue around the handprint outline on the template. Make sure to cover the entire handprint area with a thin layer of glue.
Now, here’s where the fun begins. Take those scrunched-up pieces of green paper and start attaching them to the handprint. The irregular shapes and varying shades of green will give Frankenstein’s face a wonderfully rugged and stitched-together appearance.
Encourage your child to experiment with different arrangements of the torn paper to create Frankenstein’s signature “bolted” look. They can be as creative as they like, mixing and matching the torn pieces to craft their own unique monster masterpiece.
As the glue dries and the pieces come together, you’ll have a fantastic Frankenstein handprint craft that not only showcases your child’s creativity but also provides a memorable and spooky decoration for Halloween. It’s a fun and hands-on way to celebrate the season, and it’s sure to bring smiles and Halloween spirit to your home.
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Other Halloween activities you are going to love:
As you already have the paints out why not download our free Grim Reaper handprint art template?
Are the kids learning the alphabet? If so you are going to love our Halloween alphabet worksheets. There are 26 pages to print out with coloring, writing, tracing, cutting and sticking exercises. All in a Halloween theme, the kids will learn their ABCs in no time.
Why not get the kid’s friends together and play Halloween bingo printable? This is a great game for small groups of young children in the classroom or at a Halloween party. There are 5 different bingo boards to print out and a calling card.
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 free Frankenstein handprint template
Last Updated on 8 November 2023 by homeschoolof1