Easy Halloween Crafts For Preschool Children


It’s that time of the year again, which means it’s time to pull out some fun, easy, and educational crafts for preschool children and toddlers.

One of the reasons we love crafts with little ones is the massive benefits that go along with getting those creative juices and tiny fingers flowing. Below are some of our favorite craft ideas that are easy to prepare, educational, and themed perfectly for a wonderfully spooky time!

1. Candy Corn Collages

Making collages is a fun and easy way to keep children busy. These candy corn collages are seasonal and fun and will get their digestive juices stirring for their candy collection coming soon!

All you need to do is to print out a candy corn outline for each kid. There are an array of different options on a simple Google search. Give the kids some yellow, orange, and white paper to tear up. You could keep it interesting by using other bits of paper, card, or tissue to get different textures involved too. This sensory stimulation will also tick the boxes of busy toddlers and preschoolers.

Show them where to stick their colors, and let them have fun creating something awesome to take home!

Tip: Give your candy corn life by drawing some eyes on them once they’re done!

2. Foot Or Hand Print Ghosts

Gather the tiny feet and hands, clean them, and prepare them to dip into white paint for this one. Lay some paper or cards out for each kid and let them make a foot or handprint on the card. White hand or footprints on orange-colored paper is a classic for Halloween.

Once the paint has dried, draw some eyes and a ghost mouth onto the white feet and hand prints to create the picture of a ghost! You can also write something fun on it, like, “Trick or treat, smell my feet!”

Tell the kids to pop these on their doors when all the trick-or-treaters come looking for their candy!

3. Scissor Skill Portraits

Preschoolers or toddlers can practice their scissors skills by creating a picture with cut-out bits of colored paper. The idea here is to choose a face of something and then cut the bits of paper into the shapes you need to make a portrait of the face on a paper plate.

Children can choose to do the face of someone they love, or the face of a pet, or anything they want! The rigid shapes and funny cuts will give the picture an abstract and spooky look! Use interesting colors and even paper that has different patterns on it to make it super fun.

4. Halloween Themed Coloring Pages

This might seem like an obvious one but never underestimate a themed coloring page for small children. Get their creative juices flowing with different colors or paints, and even maybe a little bit of glitter here and there too. The coloring-in will be helpful for fine motor skills development, as well as the skill of coloring inside or near the outline of the picture.

Many websites have free downloadable themed coloring pages to print.

5. Spider Web Paper Plates

First, you will need to paint your paper plates black for the effect to work well with white or cream-colored string. Punch some holes around the rim of the plates using a paper punch. Once your plate is ready, cut out some spider shapes on different colored pieces of paper.

Now that the craft is prepped give a spider, a plate, and a piece of string to each preschooler. All they need to do to create their spider plate is thread the white string across and through the holes on the rim of the paper plate – creating what looks like an amazing spider web!

 Finish it off by tying the strands together at the back of the plate then glue the spider onto an area of string. And voila! We have a spiderweb paper plate!

6. Funky Decorated Hands

Get children to outline their hands on a piece of paper all the way down to their elbows. Then, put a whole bunch of interesting bits and bobs on the table with some glue. Think of plants, small stones, sand, different types of fabrics, crafty bits and pieces, stickers, and more. If you can think of it, then put it on the table.

Once the kids have finished drawing their arm outline, get them to start painting it a funky color or two. Once painted and dried, get the kids to start pasting some of the funky textures onto the arm. They could even cut out some long sharp nails for the hand.

Inspire them to get creative and make something mind-blowing! This arm could be from any creature… which creature is theirs? Imaginative play is great for preschool age children. They learn from books, but they also learn from coming up with their own unique story. Ask each of them to explain why their hand looks like it does, who it belongs to, and what the story is behind each one. This is an educational craft that could inspire the next generation of authors!

7. Halloween Toilet Paper Rolls

All you need for this craft are a bunch of toilet rolls, some paints, and bits of paper or fabric to create your toilet roll character. Inspire children to get creative and think of what they’d like to make. Then give it a personality by putting on some googly eye stickers, and making a face.

It’s easy to have fun and get super creative with this toilet paper craft, and what’s even better is you can reuse the idea for different themes and times of the year.

For Halloween, consider some of these:

  • Wrap bits of tissue around the toilet roll to make a mummy!
  • Paint the toilet roll green, and then add some black marker details to make your Frankenstein.
  • Paint or cover the toilet roll in orange and then use paint, a black marker, or bits of black paper to make a pumpkin face.
  • To make a vampire, put some teeth on the smile, and add a red cloak.
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