Halloween Craft for Kids : Spooky Hands Craft
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Today’s post is a super simple Halloween craft all kids will enjoy since it involves hand prints. What’s more? They get to turn them into spooky hands!
On an orange construction paper trace ( or your child can trace) his/her hand. Here you can choose 2 routes. Trace with a little bit of wiggle to add to the spookiness of the handprint and cut along the bumpy outline.
Or you can trace normally and use a paper edger scissors to cut out a bumpy hand print like we did. The below images will show you both the options. One cut with a regular scissors a and one done with a trimmer. This Halloween craft is a good exercise to practice those scissor skills.
After cutting out their hand print, the kids can draw small triangles and cut them out as well. These will be their spooky hands’ nails.
The top pair are hands cut out using the trimming scissors ( affiliate product link in the materials section)
Then comes in lots of gluing. I can see this is a fantastic preschool craft for Halloween. Glue those orange nails on the black hand print cut out.
Then “decorate” or rather “spookify” the hands with tons of glitter glue and googly eyes. Try those peel and stick googly eyes for younger children.
You can use balled up tissue paper to serve as warts
The orange nails can also be made more spookier with black glitter glue.
The center googly eye just captures all the essence of Halloween in this spooky hand .
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