Is watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas a winter tradition in your home? If yes, you’ll love learning how to make this Grinch handprint craft for Christmas!
It’s based on the newest Grinch movie that was released in 2018. While the original Grinch movie will always be the classic, this new movie is a great family show everyone will love!
We’re giving you a free printable template so you can easily make this cute Grinch with your kids or students!
Read on below to see how to create this little cutie with your kids this Christmas. Also, be sure to check out all of our Grinch activities for more holiday fun!
Christmas Handprint Craft
Grinch Craft Supplies
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Hole punch (standard, .5″ & 1″) or large googly eyes
- Green pom pom (optional)
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Grinch template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download, print and cut out the template pieces. The first template page is for use with one or two kids. The remaining template pages are for us with a group of children.
Trace your child’s hand on a piece of light green cardstock and cut it out.
Assemble the Grinch by using the glue stick to attach the body to the bottom of your child’s handprint.
Glue the feet to the bottom of the Grinch’s body.
Secure the arms on either side of the Grinch’s body.
Glue the scarf to the Grinch’s neck, just beneath the handprint.
Place the eyebrows towards the top of the palm and glue them in place.
Glue the googly eyes or make the eyes with colored paper and glue them into place beneath the eyebrows.
Make a nose for the Grinch by cutting out a circle from the dark green card stock or use a green pom pom and glue it into place.
Use the black marker to draw a simple smile beneath the nose.
No matter how you make this craft, your kids are going to love this festive Christmas craft!
Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!
Craft Benefits For Kids
Besides being fun for kids to make, there are loads of other benefits kids will get out of making this craft!
First, this activity is amazing for working on fine motor skills. Not only will kids have to cut out all the pieces of their Grinch character, but they’ll also have to work on the placement of each piece when they glue it together.
If the kids are old enough, they can also help a friend trace their handprint onto the paper. Both of these tasks will require precision and hand strength.
This craft will also help kids to follow directions.
If your kids are proficient readers, you can print out the directions below and allow them to read through them individually and ask you for any questions they may have. This is such a valuable skill for kids to be able to read, understand and follow directions correctly.
Finally, and maybe most importantly, crafting helps kids express themselves and their creativity. Let them make this craft unique by changing the color of the Grinch’s eyes and scarf or by adding embellishments like glitter or mini pom poms to the scarf.
Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the Grinch template link emailed to you.
Christmas Ideas For Kids
The holidays are a busy time for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun too! With our easy and festive ideas, you and your kids can enjoy the holiday season while making lasting memories. From crafts to learning activities to printables and more, there are plenty of ways to get into the Christmas spirit!
Children’s Christmas Books
Christmas is a magical time of year, and what could be more magical than spending time with your loved ones reading holiday stories by the fire? Snuggling up with your little ones and reading about Santa Claus, reindeer, and gingerbread houses is a cherished tradition for many families.
Not only is it a great way to spend quality time together, but reading to children can have numerous benefits including helping them to develop language skills, improve their communication skills, and even boost their self-esteem!
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Kids’ Christmas Crafts
Christmas crafting with kids is always so much fun! This year, try out some of these festive and easy crafts that the kiddos are sure to love. Not only are they super fun to make, but they’re also great for fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creative thinking. Plus, they make for some really cute holiday decorations!
Gingerbread Man Tissue Paper Craft – This gingerbread man tissue paper craft is the perfect fine motor activity for kids! They will have so much fun tearing the tissue paper and gluing it on the gingerbread man. The best part is that this craft is really easy to make and only requires a few materials. So round up some tissue paper and glue, and get started!
Elf On The Shelf Handprint Craft – The holidays are a special time of year, and one of the things that make them so magical is the elves! These little creatures always bring a touch of fun and mischief. One of the best ways to get your kids into the holiday spirit is to make an elf on the shelf craft with them. This activity is not only easy and affordable, but it’s also virtually mess-free!
Toilet Roll Santa Craft – With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start getting into the holiday spirit with some fun crafts. This toilet paper roll Santa Claus is a great project for kids of all ages. It’s easy to make with some recycled materials, and it’s a perfect way to add a little extra holiday cheer to your home.
Reindeer Paper Bag Craft – Santa’s reindeer are some of the most important creatures at the North Pole! Santa relies on them to help him deliver presents to all the boys and girls on Christmas Eve. Now, your child can make their very own reindeer with this paper bag craft! This jolly project is perfect for kids of all ages and is sure to get them excited about the big day!
Christmas Kids’ Activities
These free printable Grinch worksheets for kids are a great way for them to learn more about this lovable character. The worksheets include a label a Grinch page, G letter maze, and Grinch handwriting page. They are sure to be a hit with your little ones!
Reindeers are such magical creatures and kids will love coloring in these reindeer pages! They can use their imagination to color them in any way they choose.
These Christmas pattern block mats are so much fun for the kids! They can use them to work on their fine motor skills, shape recognition, and color matching. The best part is that they are completely reusable, so you can keep them around for years to come. Just print out the mats, laminate them, and let the kids have a blast!
- These personalized Grinch hand ornaments are so perfect for the Christmas tree!
- If your whole family loves the Grinch, get this custom Grinch family wooden sign.
- Encourage kids to wash their hands with this cool Grinch soap!
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
Free Grinch Craft Template
- Colored cardstock (white, red, light green and dark green)
- Hole punch (standard, .5" & 1") or large googly eyes
- Glue stick (this one is my favorite for using with cardstock)
- Black marker
- Grinch template
- Download, print and cut out the template pieces. The first template page is for use with one or two kids. The remaining template pages are for us with a group of children.
- Trace your child's hand on a piece of light green cardstock and cut out.
- Assemble the Grinch by using the glue stick to attach the body to the bottom of your child's handprint.
- Glue the feet to the bottom of the Grinch body.
- Secure the arms on either side of the Grinch body.
- Glue the scarf to the Grinch's neck, just beneath the handprint.
- Place the eyebrows towards the top of the palm and glue in place.
- Glue the googly eyes or make the eyes with colored paper and glue into place beneath the eyebrows.
- Make a nose for the Grinch by cutting out a circle from the dark green card stock or use a green pom pom and glue into place.
- Use the black marker to draw a simple smile beneath the nose.