Don’t let this handprint Grinch craft stop you from smiling! Enjoy making this easy craft as you re-read your favorite Dr. Seuss classics!
If you look at the famous Seuss characters, they’re all really whacky, but they’re also good-natured, to begin with. None of them are really mean or ill-tempered – with the exception of one person – the Grinch!
If you’re wondering if the Grinch is really that bad-tempered, take a look at his daily routine: “4:00, wallow in self-pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one; 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me—I can’t cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing… I’m booked.” Now, that’s definitely not the routine of a well-adjusted person!
Dr. Seuss doesn’t really offer us an explanation for why the Grinch is the way he is in the book. However, the movie offers us a backstory that involves the Grinch being abandoned and bullied by the people of Whoville, making him resent the city and everyone in it.
Well, at least we know that the Grinch gets better by the end of the story and that his problems get resolved. So let’s celebrate the victory of good over evil with a cute little handprint Grinch craft – perfect for Dr. Seuss Day on 2nd March!
Dr. Seuss Handprint Grinch Craft
- Colored craft paper
- Colored markers
How to make the Handprint Grinch Craft:
1. Download and print the handprint Grinch craft template. The template contains the Grinch’s body, arms, legs, collar, eyes, eyebrows, nose and of course, the handprint head!
2. Trace the parts of the handprint Grinch craft onto craft papers of the appropriate colors. The Grinch is bright green, so go with a similar shade of green for the head, body, arms and legs. You can also draw the outline of your child’s hand on green paper and cut it out, instead of using the handprint in the template.
3. Stick the Grinch’s legs to the bottom of the torso – make sure the left and right feet are on the same level!
4. Attach the arms to the side of the body, applying glue on the back. It should look like the Grinch is standing with his hands on his hips.
5. Time to dress the handprint Grinch craft! Stick the color on the top of the Grinch’s torso.
6. Put away the body for now – it’s time to move on to the face! We need our handprint for this, and this will be the base. Stick on the eyes, eyebrows, and nose. Be sure to angle the eyebrows so that the Grinch looks grumpy!
7. Time to put our handprint Grinch craft together! Stick our Grinch head on top of the collar, using glue.
8. If you like, you can color in the whites of the Grinch’s eyes and make them yellow for a more menacing look – which is how it is on the book cover.
That’s it – your handprint Grinch craft is ready! This craft is a great addition to our other handprint Seuss crafts, like the handprint Lorax craft and the handprint Thing 1 Thing 2 craft. You can use this craft to start a conversation with children about how people who appear bad-tempered may have a lot of pain behind their eyes. It can show us the importance of being nice and kind to everyone, regardless of how they appear, and sometimes that’s all they need to let go of their own hurt!
You may also like these Dr. Seuss character crafts:
- Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Craft
- Horton hears a Who Quilled Paper Craft
- Toilet Paper Roll Lorax Craft
- Thing 1 Thing 2 Bookmark Craft