19 Easy and adorable handprint crafts for toddlers and preschoolers to make this fall.
Fall is just around the corner, and I know those of you with toddlers and preschoolers will be looking for easy fall crafts that you can do with your kids and students this fall.
I’ve rounded up 19 Adorable handprint crafts for fall that are sure to be a hit with you and your children.
Kids always love a handprint craft ’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. Who doesn’t want to have your child’s small handprint immortalized in an adorable craft that you can look back on and cherish years from now?
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.
These monster hands are easy to make and a fun opportunity for kids to explore dried beans and lentils.
Freeze some water in a rubber glove overnight and kids can have fun melting these icy hands with salt and water.
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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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.