‘Tis the season for fall crafting, and everyone always loves a handprint craft!
The kids love them, of course, ’cause it’s so fun to get your hand all painty, make a print, and then turn that print into a cute picture, but I think the biggest fans of kids’ handprint crafts are the parents.
It’s so sweet to have your child’s little handprint immortalized in an adorable craft that you can look back on and cherish years from now.
Today I’m sharing a bunch of really cute handprint crafts for fall. A few of these crafts are ones we’ve done here in my daycare over the years, but I’ve also searched the pages of some of my favourite blogs to bring you some new ones.
I’ve included a variety of fall themes in this round up, so if you’re looking for a handprint craft for Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Remembrance Day, you’re bound to find something you like here!
All of these ideas are fun and simple, and perfect for daycare, Sunday School, the classroom or for home.
Click through on the links under the photos to get the detailed instructions for each craft.
19 Handprint Crafts for Fall:
These skeleton handprints were simple enough for even the youngest of my hooligans to make. All you need is a paper plate, some paint and a styrofoam produce tray. – Happy Hooligans
I’m just smitten with this adorable handprint owl from CindyDerosier.com. Owls and fall go hand in hand! Or handprint in handprint. Ha!
Use Q-tips for bones, and construct this skeleton hand from Crafty Morning.
The hooligans had a ton of fun making these cute, little handprint spiders. The process we use to paint the webs is always a HUGE hit here. HINT: There are golf-balls involved. – Happy Hooligans
These charming handprint leaves by House of Burke are taking the internet by storm. I shared them on my Facebook page last night, and they went viral! The post reached over 1 million people overnight!
This leaf handprint wreath would be a super project to do with a group of kids. Have everyone make a leaf to contribute to the wreath, and then hang it on the door of your daycare or classroom! – Kiwi Crate by Mama Miss
Fall is the season for gathering nuts! If your kids are curious about the little acorns they find on the sidewalk and the yard, these acorn handprints would be a fun project to do with them. – Crafty Morning
It’s apple season! Our tissue and button apple tree craft is a great tactile project. The textured tree trunk, the crumply tissue paper and the hard, shiny buttons are so much fun for little hands to explore. – Happy Hooligans
Here’s one that’s simple enough for the toddlers to do. A paper plate apple with a handprint leaf attached to the stem! – Fun Handprint Art
Check out this back-to-school apple handprint by I Heart Arts and Crafts! I love her idea for adding the date to make it a first-day-of-school keepsake.
If you observe Remembrance Day in your country, these fingerprint poppies would be nice to make with your students or children. – Crafty Morning
If you’re studying sunflowers with your kids this fall, this handprint sunflower would be another great group project. – Nurturestore
Stamp and splatter some great big handprint sunflowers with this fun project from Our Little House in the Country.
These little Halloween gift bags are packing a whole lotta cute! LOVE the little handprint leaf at the top! – Glued to My Craft
Have the kids make their own Halloween handprint greeting cards. I love the sweet, little message inside. – Frugal Fun 4 Boys
The hooligans enjoyed crumpling up tissue paper to create the vibrant leaves falling from these Handprint trees. – Happy Hooligans
Explore “negative space” with Fun-A-Day’s Fall Handprint Art project. Your kids will love this process.
And finally, taking you right the way through fall, we have our Thanksgiving handprint crafts:
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving with out this classic handprint turkey craft by Happiest Mommy on the block.
And lastly, turn a few cardboard rolls into table toppers or napkin rings with this totally cute turkey handprint craft for toddlers. – No Time for Flashcards
And when you finish up with all of these, check out this collection of Christmas handprint crafts from Red Ted Art!
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