Creepy Hands Halloween Decor – #CraftLightning

We're excited to be participating in the Halloween edition of Craft Lightning, which is all crafts that can be made in 15 minutes or less. These “creepy hands” make great mantle decor, creepy centerpieces, and are perfect in a candy bowl.


You can find paper mache hands and shapes at most craft stores at this time of year. The technique we'll use to make these hands “creepy” can also be used on any paper mache shape, like skulls and pumpkins! Creepy all the things!


Here's what you'll need to make this project:

creepy hands supplies

Supply List (contains affiliate links for which we are paid a small percentage if you click and make a purchase):

  • paper mache hands
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Acrylic Paint – Festive Green
  • DecoArt Media Mister in Primary Cyan
  • assorted acrylic paint and spray ink
  • assorted paint brushes

Start by painting the paper mache hands to cover the brown paper completely with color. You can use green, grey, white, or even blue or purple for this step. Allow to dry.

Next, spray ink on the hand in different areas and allow the ink to drip. This will look like creepy veins! EW! You can use a heat gun to push the ink around and then to make drying faster.

Display the hands wherever you want to creep people out. Watch this video to see how to make these creepy hands Halloween decorations yourself:

If you love Halloween, be sure to check out more fast Halloween crafts, that you can make in 15 minutes or less, this week on Craft Lightning with 30 Minute Crafts, Country Chic Cottage, and 100 Directions:

What's your favorite FAST Halloween decor tip? Let me know in the comments!!

Jennifer Priest has some of the best craft ideas on her site Just JP and previously, Hydrangea Hippo. She shares tons of free tutorials and YouTube videos showing all kinds of crafts and DIY.

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. I haven’t seen these paper mache hands before. I’m going to have to search for some because this is a way cool idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Party in Your PJs link party!

  2. These are creepy-cool! Thanks for sharing at our Merry Monday party. I’ll be featuring this project along with other DIY Halloween decoration ideas! Have a great weekend!

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