Halloween is fast approaching and crafts are always a popular way to celebrate with kids!
This activity is a great way for Halloween to be brought into the classroom or home. You can decorate your classroom door with it or display this craft on the refrigerator!
This handprint witch craft is fun to make and easy enough even for young children.
Kids will love to learn how to make a witch from their own paper hands!
It’s a great way to introduce young children to Halloween traditions, get them excited about the holiday, and it will make your house or room look festive!
Download the free printable template and make it with your kiddos this October!
Also, be sure to check out all of our fun Halloween crafts for kids for even more ideas.
Witch Halloween Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Witch template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the witch template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Trace your child’s left and right hand onto a piece of orange paper. Cut it out and set it aside.
If you’re using the template with the large eyes, take them and glue them onto the witch’s face, on either side of her eyes.
Take the cheeks and glue them, one on each side of her mouth.
Position the 2 handprints so that the thumbs are facing each other, fingers pointed down, and slightly overlapping.
Place the witch head in the middle of the handprints and glue it in place so the handprints look like her hair.
Create the witch’s hat by gluing the hat band to the hat. Trim off any excess paper that falls off the sides.
Glue the yellow outer buckle to the middle of the hat band. Next, glue the black inner buckle in the center of the yellow rectangle.
Place the hat on the top of the witch’s head and glue it in place.
Now you’re done! This is a quick, fun, and festive handprint craft kids will love!
Halloween Unit Study
Create an entire Halloween-themed unit for your kids that goes perfectly with this handprint witch craft! Keep reading below for all of our ideas.
Reading to your preschooler is great for their development because it increases literacy, language, and communication skills. It’s also a fun way to bond with your kids! Because of this, we always like to start our units off reading to the 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 most 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!
Crafting is a way for kids to develop skills such as concentration, creativity, and the ability to problem-solve. It’s also a good place where kids can explore their interests and develop new hobbies.
Add in more craft time with these fun Halloween craft ideas:
Get your kids to work on these cute Halloween do a dot printables. They’ll have fun while they learn about numbers and letters, fine motor skills, and more. It’s easy enough even if you’re in a pinch with last-minute activities!
Get your little ghouls and goblins ready to celebrate Halloween with these fun, no prep Halloween I Spy printable sheets. There are 6 pages that work on counting skills, memory skills, visual discrimination (seeing differences), and more! Plus, kids think they’re fun!
Kids will love these Halloween pattern block mats! This is a great intro STEM activity that also helps with fine motor skills and learning shapes. It’s the perfect way to get your kids excited about October 31st!
Help your kids celebrate the spooky season with these free Halloween coloring pages. Just download and enjoy! These adorable sheets are perfect for young kids. They’re also great if you want to have some fun family time coloring together.
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Witch template
- Download the witch template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Trace your child's left and right hand onto a piece of orange paper. Cut it out and set it aside.
- If you're using the template with the large eyes, take them and glue them onto the witch's face, on either side of her eyes.
- Take the cheeks and glue them, one on each side of her mouth.
- Position the 2 handprints so that the thumbs are facing each other, fingers pointed down, and slightly overlapping.
- Place the witch head in the middle of the handprints and glue it in place so the handprints look like her hair.
- Create the witch's hat by gluing the hat band to the hat. Trim off any excess paper that falls off the sides.
- Glue the yellow outer buckle to the middle of the hat band. Next, glue the black inner buckle in the center of the yellow rectangle.
- Place the hat on the top of the witch's head and glue it in place.