crafts, Fall, Halloween

Handprint Pumpkin Craft

Handprint Pumpkin Craft

I love handprint crafts! They preserve your little one’s prints and you get to look back at them years later and ooh and ahh over how tiny they were 🙂 This is my son’s 3 year-old pumpkin handprint craft. We made a bunch of these to give out to family. It is a great way to personalize the holiday. Plus my son loved stamping his handprint on the paper!

Supplies Needed

This craft doesn’t need many supplies, which makes it a winner in my book. I hate having to run out to get supplies when I just want to get crafting! You will need:

  • orange and green construction paper
  • white paper (I used printer paper, but any white paper should work)
  • non-toxic, washable orange and green paint
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • glue
  • baby wipes / paper towels (to get paint off of hand quickly)

Handprint Pumpkin Craft

First I painted my son’s hand orange and then he stamped it onto the white paper. I had the baby wipes right next to us so that I could wipe off his hand right away.

Next, I painted his index finger green and he stamped it on the white paper.

While his prints were drying, I cut out the pumpkin shape from the orange paper and a green rectangle.

Once his prints were dry, I cut a circle around his handprint and a rectangle around his finger print.

My son glued the handprint onto the pumpkin and he also glued the finger print onto the stem. Then he glued the stem onto the pumpkin.

And ta-da, we were done! Not only do I love this pumpkin handprint craft because it is his little prints, but it was a craft that we could do together and both enjoy.

More Pumpkin Fun

I love fall and pumpkin spice, so my son and I have read a ton of fall and Halloween books and made lots of crafts together. Check out my Fall-Theme post for more fall ideas and my Pumpkin Fizz post for a STEM pumpkin-themed activity to enjoy.

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