So while we are still a few weeks away from actual Halloween crafting, I am going to start a little Halloween craft planning with my kids. We will be saving some toilet paper rolls, a few water bottles should we come across them, and feeling pretty darn good about our organization. Yes friends, this is indeed my school year to be organized. I can feel it now!
For all of you organized Mamas – or perhaps those last minute Mamas who are reading this post on October 31st (no judgement here friends) – here they are …
Spook-tacularly Simple Halloween Crafts for Kids!
How Wee Learn Halloween Crafts for Kids
Chalk Ghosts. No need to put that summertime chalk away just yet! Use up that leftover chalk by creating these awesome ghostly drawings. They make such cute Halloween crafts for kids.
Sockingly Spooky Ghosts. One of the best parts of Halloween crafts for kids is hanging them up to decorate the house afterwards. These ghosts are made very simply from socks and are SO MUCH FUN for the kids to run through and play with to get in the Halloween spirit.
Sensory Ghosts. If you’ve got a very young little one, this is an ideal craft! The use of contact paper instead of glue makes these ghosts perfect Halloween crafts for preschoolers.
Jack-o-Lantern Window Decoration. Another fun craft for Halloween is making this jack-o-lantern on the window! It is another one that uses contact paper. My little ones love creating this every Halloween. They work away on it for hours!
Dixie Ghosts. If you have a slightly older child, these Dixie ghosts make great Halloween crafts! They are ideal for preschoolers or older children and use glue to hold those cotton balls in place.
Jack-o-Lantern Shaving Cream Art. How about some super messy, super sensory, Halloween art? This jack-o-lantern is not for the faint of heart – the mess is real my friends! But the clean up is a breeze too.
Pumpkin Name Puzzles. I wouldn’t be me if I did not share a Halloween craft with a learning letters twist! This name puzzle has it all my friends. It is probably my all time favourite Fall activity for preschoolers.
The Best Halloween Crafts from around the Web
Toddler Friendly Ideas:
Witches, Monsters, and all things Spooky!
Paperplate Witch, By Glued to My Crafts – This Halloween craft is a cute stand alone craft but can also be given a twist. Glue a sturdy popsicle stick under the witches chin – POOF! – you have a puppet! Cut out little holes for the eyes and two holes on each side of the face to tie some yarn – TA DUM! – you have a face mask! It’s almost magical! Glued to My Crafts also provides links their equally easy paperplate Jack-o-Lantern craft.
Toilet Paper Roll Monsters, By Danya Banya – How could anyone be afraid of these cute, cuddly Toilet Paper Roll Monsters? Hang them by a string and decorate for a party or encourage your littles to play out a silly Halloween puppet show.
Foam Jack-o-Lantern Face Magnets, By The Flying Couponer – I just love how this is a craft that keeps on giving… extra time to sip my coffee or wrap up dinner (heehee). This craft allows your little one to play around with different jack-o-lantern faces on your fridge or any magnetic surface. So fun!
Easy Finger-painted Monsters, By Toddler Approved – This easy Halloween craft for toddlers buys you two blocks of crafting time! First, your kiddos go to town finger-painting in beautiful colors. Then, once the paint has dried, they return to decorate their monster and watch it come alive. I just love it when that happens. More fun, less planning!
Popsicle Stick and Yarn Spider Web, By Buggy and Buddy – I like how the popsicle sticks help these spiderwebs look realistic in form and makes them almost indestructible. This simple Halloween craft for kids also gets toddlers and preschoolers practicing their fine motor skills! Bonus!
Jack-o-lanterns, Monsters, Ghost Crafts and More!
Even more Halloween Crafts! Can you ever really have enough ideas?
Preschool Craft Ideas:
How about some Fine Motor Friendly Halloween Crafts!
Just Adorable Halloween-Themed Crafts!
Paper Plate Spiders, By Coffee Cups and Crayons – All you need is paint, paper plates, pipe cleaners and googly eyes and – BAM – you have a Halloween spider infestation! Halloween crafts for preschoolers as simple as this one really allow kids to be creative, especially if you lay out numerous items they can use for decorating.
Handprint Witch, By The Best Ideas for Kids – Handprint crafts always end up being a type of keepsake whether we realize it or not at first. The great thing about this one, is that we are shown how to turn this craft into cards.
Paper Plate Witch Hat, By Cutesy Crafts – This craft requires party hats as well as paper plates and some quick adult prep to attach the two together. However, once that’s done you can let your little ones go to town decorating their very own witch hat. This would be such a fun craft to make at a Halloween party or a pre-Halloween play date.
Halloween Science Activity – This fun science craft is fun for kids of all ages! Who doesn’t love some sparkly, fizzy action? Add some Halloween props to make it even more exciting.
There you have them friends! My absolute favourite Halloween craft for kids! I know this is a humongous list – but my hope is you will find one or two just perfect for you and yours.
I chose these crafts because they are nice and simple using materials you have at home already (I hope!). So for those nice and organized reading this in September, perhaps this is just a little inspiration and reminder of some of the fun that lies ahead. And for those reading in (perhaps late) October, I got you covered Mama.
Happy Halloween crafting and memory making!