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Handprint Grinch Card

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An easy handmade handprint Grinch card kids can make for grandparents, other family members and teachers. Use the free Christmas card printable template.

Handprint Grinch card. Easy Christmas craft for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids. #Grinch #Christmas

We’re on a roll with our Grinch crafts. We’ve created a paper Grinch and a paper plate Grinch’s heart so far. Today, we’re adding a handprint Grinch card to our Christmas craft collection.

It’s easy, fun and it needs no prep work. If making handmade cards with your kids is on your list this year, then this simple Grinch idea will come to the rescue.

All you need is green and red paper. In just a few steps you’ll be ready creating a fun Grinch card that your little ones will love. You can pair the craft with the book or the movie.

Grinch craft

How the Grinch stole Christmas!

Did you know that dr. Seuss claimed he was the inspiration for his character? He wrote the Grinch after he had recently finished The Cat In The Hat and it only took him a few weeks to write it.

The book has been translated into nine languages and has been adapted into musicals and two movies.

Handprint Grinch craft for kids

Handmade Christmas cards for teachers

The Grinch is one of the teachers’ favorite Christmas books to read in the classroom. Another reason to make one handprint Grinch card for your kid’s teacher.

When coming up with gift ideas for my kids’ teachers, I try to include a handmade card that the boys can help making.

A couple of years ago we made a reindeer card and last year we went with this triangle Christmas tree card.

I know that the cards have to be simple for my kids not to lose their patience and interest especially as they need to make more than one. So I’ll let them make one card from scratch but for the rest I’ll cut the patterns myself and they will have to assemble the cards together.

Handprint Christmas craft

We love simple crafts for kids (check out our collection of  easy crafts for kids) and this Grinch is perfect for kids as young as preschoolers.

Handprint Grinch card

Handprint Grinch card for kids to make this holiday

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Supplies:

How to make this Christmas handprint card

Find the printable instructions at the end of the post.

If you plan on making this as a Christmas card you may want to use green card stock paper to make it sturdy. But if you’re not planning on turning it into a card, then green construction paper will do the job just great.

Depending on the kids’ age, you can let them cut out the handprint and heart themselves or you can do the cutting and they can be in charge of gluing and assembling the craft. Cutting out a handprint especially when the fingers are spread out, may be challenging for some young kids. My oldest used to get frustrated when he wasn’t able to cut on the line exactly while my youngest doesn’t care much about precision.

Step by step instructions

Fold the green paper in half and place your child’s right hand close to the folded line.

Handprint

Trace the handprint and cut it out.

4 hearts

Download the template (find it at the end of the article) and cut out four hearts.

3D heart

Fold all the heart shapes in half. Apply glue to one of the folded halves of one heart. Attach another folded heart onto the first and align them together. Do the same with the rest of the hearts till all four hearts are attached.

Grinch heart craft

Apply glue to the two ends and stick inside the handprint card.

Handprint Grinch Card

Handprint Grinch Card

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: easy

A beautiful handmade handprint Grinch card kids can make for Christmas. Perfect to give to grandparents or teachers.

Materials

  • Grinch heart template - find it at the end of the post
  • green card stock paper
  • red construction paper
  • pencil
  • glue

Tools

  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Fold the green paper in half and place your child's right hand close to the folded line.
  2. Trace the handprint and cut it out.
  3. Download the Grinch heart template and cut out four hearts.
  4. Fold all the heart shapes in half. Apply glue to one of the folded halves of one heart. Attach another folded heart onto the first and align them together. Do the same with the rest of the hearts till all four hearts are attached.
  5. Apply glue to the two ends and stick inside the handprint card.

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