Halloween is a great time to get crafty with the kids, and this handprint mummy craft is a perfect project for little ones.
Since it’s made from paper, it’s quick and easy to make, and there’s no messy paint involved.
Plus, it’s super cute and comes with a free template to download. Just print out the template, trace your child’s handprints onto the paper, and glue it all together.
These playful mummies are sure to add some spooky fun to your home or classroom Halloween decorations!
For more festive ideas, be sure to check out all of our Halloween crafts for kids!
Paper Mummy Handprint
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Markers or crayons (optional)
- Mummy template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the mummy template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Trace your child’s hand onto a colored piece of paper and cut it out.
Begin by placing the handprint with the fingers facing downward. Take a couple of the mummy strips and glue them around the palm section of the hand.
If you want, color in the mummy’s eyes. Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the palm.
Next, keep gluing the mummy wrap pieces all over the handprint. Make sure to leave at least some of the eyes peeking out.
Use scissors to trim the mummy wrap pieces between the fingers and the thumb.
Create the mummy’s mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
Place the completed mouth in the middle of the hand, just below the eyes and glue it in place.
That’s it! Isn’t this one of the cutest and easiest handprint crafts for kids?!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
Halloween is a great time to get creative and have some fun! But did you know that there are some serious benefits to doing Halloween crafts, activities, and projects with your kids?
Not only are they festive and fun, but they can also help kids develop important skills like focus, creativity, and fine motor skills.
For parents and teachers looking for ways to make the most of this spooky season, consider incorporating some of these great ideas into your Halloween celebrations!
Halloween Children’s Books
Reading Halloween-themed books with your children is a fun way to get them into the spirit of the season. And it has some awesome benefits, too.
Reading aloud to children helps them develop essential literacy skills. It also helps them learn about new concepts, build vocabulary, and improve their listening skills.
So this Halloween, why not start off the season by reading one of these great Halloween children’s books with your kids?
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Kids’ Halloween Crafts
As we all know, Halloween is the perfect time for spooky fun. And what could be more fun than doing some Halloween crafts with the kids?
Not only will it be a great opportunity to spend some quality time together, but it will also get everyone into the Halloween spirit.
Plus, these crafts are sure to be a hit with the little ones. So why not give them a try? We bet your kids won’t be disappointed.
Handprint Werewolf Craft – These werewolves are the perfect craft for your little ones this Halloween! They’re easy to make and require no paint, so the mess is minimal. Plus, they’re just so darn cute.
Paper Plate Candy Corn – This paper plate candy corn craft is the perfect way to get your little ones into the holiday spirit. Not only is it a lot of fun to make, but it’s also great for developing fine motor skills.
Painting, cutting, and gluing all require a good amount of coordination and control. As your kids work on this craft, they’ll be improving their dexterity and hand-eye coordination. And when they’re finished, they’ll have a cute decoration to hang up or give to a friend
Paper Bag Ghost Craft – Get into the Halloween spirit with this easy ghost puppet craft! It’s perfect for young kids and only requires a few simple supplies. There are only a few steps too!
Preschool Bat Craft – Bats are one of the most popular symbols of Halloween, and they make for a great craft project for kids. This paper bat craft is easy to make and only requires a few supplies. The finished bat can be used as a spooky decoration at home or in the classroom.
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Looking for a fun and spooky way to help your little ones practice their pre-writing and handwriting skills? Look no further than these free printable candy corn worksheets!
Just print them out and let your kids have at it. They’ll love getting to practice their letter recognition, fine motor skills, and more – all while getting into the Halloween spirit.
Halloween is a great time to get your kids engaged in some fun, spooky activities. One great way to do this is with Halloween I Spy printables.
These printables are essentially puzzles that kids have to solve by finding all the hidden objects in a picture. Not only are they a lot of fun, but they also help to improve concentration and attention span.
Do you want to have some spooky fun while helping your little ones practice their numbers and letters? If so, then check out these Halloween do a dot printables!
Just print them out and let your kids have at it with some dot markers. They’ll love getting to dot ghosts, Frankenstein, and pumpkins, and you’ll love seeing them improve their counting and fine motor skills.
More Halloween Fun
- Dino fans will love this spooky dinosaur skeleton Halloween t-shirt.
- Use these Halloween bingo game printables at home as a family or in the classroom!
- Teachers will love this fun “Trick or Teach” t-shirt.
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Markers or crayons (optional)
- Mummy template
- Download the mummy template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Trace your child's hand onto a colored piece of paper and cut it out.
- Begin by placing the handprint with the fingers facing downward. Take a couple of the mummy strips and glue them around the palm section of the hand.
- If you want, color in the mummy's eyes. Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the palm.
- Next, keep gluing the mummy wrap pieces all over the handprint. Make sure to leave at least some of the eyes peeking out.
- Use scissors to trim the mummy wrap pieces between the fingers and the thumb.
- Create the mummy's mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
- Place the completed mouth in the middle of the hand, just below the eyes and glue it in place.