Inside: Celebrate Halloween as a family by making this easy Halloween fingerprint art project for kids.
Halloween is one of the most fun holidays for kids, so why not spend the week leading up to it playing?!
We love building up anticipation for the big day and have lots of Halloween ideas for kids.
So far we’ve created this cute Frankenstein craft from a brown paper bag, played in this slimy Halloween sensory bin, printed up all these awesome Halloween activities for kids, learned about math concepts with these Halloween tangram mats, made glue jack o lanterns with this pumpkin craft for kids and so much more!
If your kids are looking for a simple and fun Halloween themed activity, they’ll love making these Halloween fingerprint characters!
Read on below to see just how easy they are to make.
Fingerprint Halloween Art Project
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Halloween Art Supplies
- White cardstock or art paper
- Black pen
- Child-safe stamp pads in orange, purple, green and black
- Baby wipes (to clean fingers in between stamping)
Fingerprint Halloween Art For Kids
Normally, I’d write a list of step by step directions to follow but this activity is all about creativity.
You and your kids can make Halloween characters and object any way you want!
My son and I did this art activity together and our art turned out completely different.
If you’re looking for ideas of things to make, here is the list of what we made:
- a witch
- a bat
- a spider
- a witch’s cauldron
- a tombstone
- a skull
- a black cat
- a frog
- a piece of Halloween candy
- a zombie
- the bride of Frankenstein
- a jack o lantern
- Dracula’s coffin
In case you’re wondering, we used these child-safe, washable ink pads. They don’t have great reviews on Amazon, but I’m not really sure why. I’ve only used them for fingerprint art and they’ve been fine for that.
We got some ink on my white desk and it came off super easy, but be warned the ink didn’t wash off our fingers very easily.
We had colored fingertips for a few days after this activity.
Even my preschooler had a blast with this Halloween activity. As you might guess, his favorite part was sticking his fingers in the ink pad.
If you have young kids who can’t draw yet they can still participate.
You can let them do all the finger stamping, then after each finger stamp, you can draw in the details with a pen to make the Halloween characters.
This Halloween art activity is perfect for the whole family so don’t forget to try it out one of these nights before Halloween!
More Fun Halloween Activities For Kids
- Frankenstein Play Doh Invitation To Play
- Halloween Sensory Bottle For Kids
- Halloween Color By Number Printables
Fingerprint Art Supplies