handprint monsters

3 monster handprints for my 3-year old little guy. Camden had an awesome monster birthday party for his 3rd birthday a couple weeks ago and we made some super cute handprint monsters. I put the handprints on a nice piece of canvas and have this on display on his bookshelf in his bedroom. It’s adorable. We made different looking monsters by only painting some fingers and also stamping his hand upside down. There are really so many cute ways you could make this. This craft was beyond simple (aren’t all my crafts?!?!). Here’s how we made it:

What you’ll need:

a piece of canvas
3 different colours of paint
googly eyes
black sharpie
paint for decoration


1. paint your child’s hand and stamp it on the canvas. I think it’s easier to do the middle one first, and then it will at least be centered. Mine were supposed to be in a straight line, but as you can see, they aren’t!

2. allow the paint to dry

3. decorate your little monsters using googly eyes, sharpies and paint. Make them as cute or as scary as you want!

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21 thoughts on “handprint monsters

  1. Aimee

    I like them not in a straight line, Jill. It completely states: little boy. Love this one so much. Mady wants to do this real bad. Probably because she thinks she is a little boy! :)

  2. Jill

    When doing handprint crafts with kids, I like to use paint that is safe and non-toxic. I always use crayola paints for kids. There are different brands out there, but make sure it’s safe for kids. I hope that helps!


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