Handprint Witch

Create an easy handprint witch for Halloween or after reading your favorite witch-themed story. Instructions for making a fingerprint broomstick are also included.
Handprint Witch craft


  • Construction paper
  • Poster paint
  • Paint brush
  • Crayons or oil pastels
  • Scissors
  • Glue or scotch tape (optional)


Step 1 Handprint Witch 1. The color of construction paper that you use will basically be the color of your witch's face. Paint your entire palm with black poster paint.
Step 2 Handprint Witch 2. Press your palm onto the paper to make a black handprint. The thumb will be the witch's arm while the four remaining fingers plus the palm will be her body.
Step 3 Handprint Witch 3. Notice that the witch has only one arm. Make another arm by painting your index finger and pressing it on the area opposite the thumbprint.
Step 4 Handprint Witch 4. Once the paint dries, use a black crayon or oil pastel to draw a line from the tip of the index finger to the tip of the little finger.
Stepa 5 Handprint Witch 5. Color the area above the line. Your work looks quite a bit like a witch without a head now, right?
Step 6 Handprint Witch 6. Lightly sketch an outline of the head (a circle or oval will do). We highly recommend using a pencil for this step, otherwise this outline might show up in your final work.
Step 7 Handprint Witch 7. Draw the facial features as well. You can give your witch a little personality. You can make a happy witch, a funny witch, or maybe a very scary witch!
Step 8 Handprint Witch 8. And of course, a witch needs a pointy hat.
Step 9 Handprint Witch 9. Don't forget to draw some hair. Make it any color you like.
Step 10 Handprint Witch 10. Finally, cut out the witch.
Step 11 Handprint Witch 11. You're done unless you want to make a broomstick for your witch.
Step 12 Handprint Witch 12. To make a broomstick, paint your index finger and make fingerprints arranged in a fan-like fashion on construction paper.
Step 13 Handprint Witch 13. You may use a ruler to draw a broomstick handle but another practical way to draw it is to trace around a craft stick.
Step 14 Handprint Witch 14. Cut out the broomstick.
Step 15 Handprint Witch 15. Glue or tape the witch onto the broomstick.