Halloween is a magical holiday for kids. What better way to usher in the spooky season than with a treasure trove of adorable and easy Halloween crafts? In this post, we’re sharing over 50 cute Halloween crafts fore kids that will ignite your child’s imagination. Whether you’re decorating your home, hosting a Halloween party, or simply looking for some creative family fun, these crafts are bound to excite kids from preschool on up. So, gather some supplies and let’s make spooky season unforgettable!
The ultimate list of cute Halloween crafts for kids
Easy at home Halloween crafts for kids: paint mini pumpkins
Looking for super fun and easy at home Halloween crafts for kids? Let’s paint mini pumpkins! I bought a bag of these cream colored mini pumpkins at Michael’s for $5. They’re the perfect size for little hands and short attention spans. You can obviously use real mini pumpkins or gourds, but I liked that these Read more…
Halloween Mummies Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Craft these cute toilet paper roll Halloween mummies in under 5 minutes.
Halloween spider craft for toddlers & preschoolers
This easy Halloween craft is perfect for toddlers! Mr. Happy Spider is a simple and fun Halloween craft using items in your house and assembles quickly
Free printable Halloween fingerprint poem for kids
This adorable Halloween fingerprint poem is a fun holiday activity and keepsake!
Frankenstein Halloween Craft and Snack For Kids
A fun Frankenstein Halloween craft that doubles up as a snack. Only need a few craft supplies and 3 ingredients.
Halloween Monster Slime
Your children will love making this ooey gooey Halloween Monster Slime! This slime recipe uses Borax, glue, water, glitters, and googly eyes.
Popsicle Stick Vampire Craft
Get crafty with our free Popsicle Stick Vampire Craft template. A fang-tastic DIY project for spooky fun.
Handprint Witch Craft
Time to get spooky! Have fun with your kid by using their handprint to create a Witch Craft. Grab the Witch template for Free!
Candy Corn Tissue Paper Stained Glass Craft
Tissue paper stained glass is the perfect craft for all ages! The candy corn design makes it a perfect window decoration around Halloween!
Coffee Filter Pumpkin Craft
Get your family ready for fall with this wonderful coffee filter pumpkin craft! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Halloween, this easy art project is a great way to work on fine motor skills.
Coffee filter bats craft for preschool
These coffee filter bats have flown their way into our favorite fall activities for preschoolers! They are great for a preschool animals theme or a nocturnal creatures theme.
Paper Plate Spider Craft for Kids
Looking for a fun craft to celebrate Halloween with your kids? Turn a paper plate into a spooky spider in just a few simple steps!
40 Book Character Pumpkins (Clever and Fun!)
Book character pumpkins are a fun way to let students get creative with their favorite book characters and design a pumpkin version.
Puffy Ghost Halloween Craft [Free Ghost Printable]
This puffy ghost craft is easy to make with just a few materials. These adorable cotton ball ghosts are the perfect non-spooky Halloween ghost craft for kids.
Pumpkin Handprint Craft for Halloween [Free Template]
Celebrate fall and Halloween with this simple pumpkin handprint craft! Your kids will enjoy using their own hands for this craft and creating faces for their jack-o’-lantern.
Monster Cupcakes Kid Activity
Getting geared up for Halloween? Your kiddos will adore this kitchen activity where they make their very own Monster Cupcakes.
Halloween Picture Frame Craft
Imaginative Halloween Picture Fram Craft combines creativity and a touch of whimsy as young artists transform a simple cardboard frame.
Frankenstein Craft For Halloween
Prepare to bring one of literature’s most iconic monsters to life with our Frankenstein Craft for kids with a paper bag and simple materials!
Easy painted pumpkin mason jar craft
This easy painted pumpkin mason jar craft project is perfect to do with kids! Makes a great hostess gift too!
25 Best Halloween Quotes for Kids
Here are 25+ cute Halloween saying for kids including easy DIY Halloween card ideas.
String Mummy Halloween Art for Kids
You’re going to love this String Mummy Halloween Art for Kids! It’s the perfect way for them to be creative in a spooky and silly way! The best part? Once they’re done, they’ll be able to display as fun Halloween decor as well!
Q Tip Skeleton
Make this fun and easy q tip skeleton for Halloween! Get a free printable skeleton head template to make this craft.
Paper Plate Pumpkin
Make this cute paper plate pumpkin craft for Halloween! Free printable pumpkin template available to make the faces.
Thumbprint Skeleton Craft
A cute thumbprint skeleton craft this is perfect for Halloween lovers or those little scientists learning about the human body.
Free Printable Buildable Paper Halloween Character Templates
These free printable, buildable paper Halloween character templates are perfect for keeping the kids busy during the spooky season!
DIY Toilet Paper Roll Spiders; Easy Halloween Craft for Kids
With a few toilet paper rolls, wobbly eyes, paint and felt you can create a fun Halloween themed craft with a DIY toilet paper roll spider.
How to make a Halloween sensory bin for your kids
Looking for a great way to keep your toddler/preschooler busy during the Halloween season? How about creating an easy Halloween sensory bin for a fun Halloween activity for your little one?
10 Letter B Activities And Crafts For Preschool
Cute letter B crafts and fun letter B activities for preschool! 7 different B is for crafts, letter B movement activities and more!
Candy Corn Paper Plate Craft — Simple-to-Make Candy Corn Friends
I love this candy corn paper plate craft because it doesn’t go up on the wall or refrigerator when it’s finished–your child can play with their candy corn friend! How fun is that?
How to make a pumpkin fairy house : easy autumn craft for kids
This pumpkin fairy house is simple and fun to make, and a beautiful decoration for autumn and halloween. Includes step-by-step instructions.
Easy preschool bat craft (free printable bat template)
Need an Easy Bat Craft for kids? Check out this Marble Painting Preschool Bat Craft! It’s simple with the free printable Bat template!
Easy cotton ball ghost craft for kids (free template)
Looking for Halloween Crafts for kids? This Cotton Ball Ghost craft for kids is perfect! Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy gluing cotton balls to the simple ghost template to create an easy ghost craft. Grab the free printable cotton ball ghost craft template today!
Pipe cleaner spider craft
I can’t believe that Halloween is right around the corner already! What better way to gear up for the season than with a fun pipe cleaner spider craft?
Paper plate spider web craft
Can you believe that Halloween is already sneaking up on us? What better time to do a spider web craft?
Cute Halloween decorations for free
Make these cute Halloween decorations that are free. Use items that would otherwise end up in the landfill to make creative decorations.
Handprint Mummy Craft For Kids [Free Template]
Fun and easy handprint mummy craft for kids to make this Halloween! Download the FREE template & make at home or school. No paint needed!
Witches Brew Handprint Craft For Kids [Free Template]
Spooky & fun witches brew handprint craft for kids to make this Halloween! Download the FREE template and make with preschool, kinder & elementary children.
Halloween is coming up and that means the kids are excited to dress up, trick-or-treat for sweets, and get a thrill from the spooky decorations! We prefer the not-too-spooky ones, so that they’re kid friendly.
This cat mummy craft is just that – a little spooky, a little cute, and a lot of fun! Kids will be excited to craft a cat as a mummy this Halloween!
Make reading fun with these colorful and silly monster bookmarks for kids. A fun craft for back-to-school, Halloween or for everyday crafting.
Halloween Painted Rocks: Silly Monster Faces
Get your silly-on with these fun and colorful Halloween painted rocks!
Get in the Halloween spirit with these adorable Rice Ghosts! Kids will love turning their ghosts into puppets, magnets or festive decor!
Melting crayons on pumpkins is so colorful and so much fun! It’s a great no-carve Halloween craft that adults enjoy just as much as kids!
Simple Halloween handprint spider craft for toddlers & preschoolers! Free printable spider web template for a fun Halloween craft for kids!
3D pumpkin craft for kids! Use the FREE template to make this simple 3d paper pumpkin from empty recycled toilet paper rolls. A fun fall craft for kids.
These DIY Toilet Paper Ghosts are the perfect Halloween craft for kids.
Creating clay pots have never been easier with these DIY Halloween clay pots for beginners and kids with step by step instructions.
This easy plastic cup Halloween bat craft is a fun and creative way to kick off the Halloween season.
Get into the spooky Halloween spirit with this fun and easy Halloween paper ghost craft for kids.
Do you enjoy painting rocks? If so, here is a batty & hauntingly fun way to start dot art rock painting!
Grab the arts and crafts supplies this Halloween and create a wonderful Bat Handprint craft with the kids.
Download our 8 free printable Halloween cards to color and encourage the kids to send spooky Halloween cards to their friends and family.
This stained glass pumpkin suncatcher is an easy Halloween craft that can help teach about colour mixing and practice scissor skills.
This easy ghost craft for kids is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and school age kids. Have fun creating this easy Halloween craft together!
Use resist art and our free printable bat template to make this bat silhouette craft with easy to follow step by step instructions.
Are your kids ready to make the coolest craft stick mummy? This spookalicious craft is perfect to make in the classroom as it is a frugal one and it can be adapted to different age groups.
Our easy Halloween paper plate pumpkin craft is great for kids and will help exercise those fine motor skills with a little bit of cutting out.
Helpful tips for Halloween crafting with preschoolers if you’re short on time
If you are a regular reader here, you know how much we love a more hands off approach to arts and crafts and allowing kids the freedom to take their time and try to do all the steps themselves with minimal intervention. However, if you are using these crafts at a Halloween party or as a school project, you likely have limited time for the children to work. To avoid panic and maximize creative time, here are some time saving suggestions:
Consider glue sticks, as they are easier for small hands to manage than liquid glue. The purple Elmer’s School Glue sticks are our favorite.
Read more about our must have art supplies for 5 year olds.
- Pre-cut Materials
To make the crafting process smoother, pre-cut materials like paper, felt, or fabric into the shapes needed for the project. This saves time and frustration and allows your preschooler to focus on decorating and assembling.
- Use Stickers and Stamps
Stickers and stamps are excellent tools for young children. They’re easy to handle and require less precision than drawing or cutting. Provide a variety of Halloween-themed stickers and stamps, and let your preschooler’s creativity run wild.
- Embrace Imperfection
Remember that preschoolers are still developing their fine motor skills, so their creations may not always look exactly as planned. Encourage their efforts and emphasize the process over the end result. Celebrate their unique creations, and don’t be afraid to get a little messy!
- Easy Cleanup
Crafting can get messy, so prepare for easy cleanup. Lay down a plastic tablecloth or newspaper to catch any spills. Keep a damp cloth nearby for quick cleanups.
We hope you love all of these cute Halloween crafts for kids. Happy crafting!
For more not-so-spooky fun:
Halloween bucket list
You’ve been booed! – free printable