15 Fun Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

Halloween is definitely the wackiest and most fun holiday celebrated in almost every part of the world. Dressing up with costumes, trick or treating, making Halloween themed food and decor – there are tons of activities to do to join the fun.

Even young toddlers love this holiday. Make it even better by teaching them some cool Halloween crafts to make, so they can participate in the fun too. Get those little hands working as we present you this list of fun Halloween crafts for toddlers.

How to make Halloween crafts?

There are different ways to make fun and exciting Halloween crafts for your home, school, or office. Aside from the traditional Jack-o-lantern, Halloween crafts made of paper, pipe cleaners, paper plates, and just about anything you can find at home can work as Halloween decor. It’ll be fun to create a bunch of easy and entertaining projects, especially with some little helping hands to assists you.

Before doing these crafts with your kids, make sure you use kid-safe materials and always supervise them, especially when using tools like scissors. Here is a list of fun Halloween crafting projects you can make with kids at home or school.

Pumpkin crafts

What’s Halloween without pumpkins? Carving jack-o-lanterns is a bit too hard for a kid (even to some adults…lol). But don’t let them miss the Halloween pumpkin fun and let them try making these awesome pumpkin crafts.

1. Paper Plate Pumpkin

Things you’ll need:

  • Paper plates
  • Pipe cleaners (green)
  • Orange and black crayons or markers (You can use other colors too!)
  • Hole punch

Have your toddlers color and decorate their own pumpkins using paper plates. These are really easy to make, and you can hang them as Halloween decors too.

You can follow the full tutorial at The Simple Parent.

2. Pumpkin painting

Things you’ll need:

  • Pumpkins
  • Non-toxic different colored craft paints
  • Paintbrushes

Toddlers may not be allowed to carve pumpkins yet. But you can still get them involved by letting them do the next best thing after carving – painting! Have them paint your pumpkins for more fun colored jack-o-lanterns. The brighter the colors, the better!

You can follow the full tutorial at Glued to My Crafts.

3. Fist bump-kins

Things you’ll need:

  • Washable, non-toxic craft paint (orange and brown)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Construction or card stock paper (They used green for this project)

These cute fist bumpkins are perfect for Halloween. You can also keep at as keepsake or hang them as an autumn decor for your home. The best part about this project is getting the whole family to participate in making them.

You can follow the full tutorial at Thrifty Jinxy.

4. Apple Stamping Pumpkins

Things you’ll need:

  • Apple (cut in half)
  • Orange craft paint
  • Pipe cleaners (brown and green)
  • Googly eyes

Orange apples kinda look like pumpkins in disguise. Have your little one stamp those apples on paper to create their own pumpkin art. You can decorate it with googly eyes and some pipe cleaners to make them look more fun. Just watch out, make sure your toddler isn’t trying to bite on that apple while there’s some orange paint on it! 

You can follow the full tutorial at Made to Be a Momma.

Monsters and Spider Crafts

Make monsters and spiders less scary and turn them into cute little Halloween art by trying out these fantastic crafts.

5. Spider suckers

Things you’ll need:

  • Lollipops
  • 12-inch pipe cleaners (2 per spider)
  • Googly eyes
  • School glue
  • Scissors/wire cutters

Turn those lollies into a more Holloween inspired treat by transforming them into spiders. These are really fun to make and can also serve as a treat your guest or even a giveaway to trick or treating kids. Just make sure your small kids aren’t eating them all as you do it. 

You can follow the full tutorial at The Inspiration Board.

6. Mess-free monster painting

Things you’ll need:

  • monster template printed out on cardstock 
  • large Ziploc bag (gallon size) 
  • washable paint 
  • googly eyes
  • scissors 
  • white glue

Worried about your kids making a huge mess? Worry no more with this mess-free monster painting craft. This craft is safe for kids of all ages, even babies. They’ll enjoy mixing and smudging colors all around. What’s even better is that you have no mess to clean up later.

You can follow the full tutorial at Toddler Approved.

7. Styrofoam cup spiders

Things you’ll need:

  • Styrofoam cups
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Craft paint
  • paintbrush
  • School glue

Spice up those extra cups you have lying around and turn them into these adorable styrofoam cup spiders. There’s painting, sticking, and cutting using scissors involved, so you need to assist your little ones with this project. 

You can follow the full tutorial at One Little Project.

8. Monster Mobile

Things you’ll need:

  • Toilet paper tubes
  • googly eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • paint (black, green, purple, and orange are great for Halloween)
  • craft foam
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • glue

Don’t throw away your paper towel rolls. Recycle them instead and turn them into these cute monster mobiles. They look adorable, and your kids will definitely enjoy making these monsters, making them look fun, friendly, and a bit wacky!

You can follow the full tutorial at Happy Hooligans.

Ghost and Mummy Crafts

Ghosts and Mummies are known to be scary creatures. But you can make them look fun and cute with these exciting crafts.

9. Puffy ghosts

Things you’ll need:

  • Puffy Ghost Template
  • White card stock paper (you can also use paper plates)
  • Cotton Balls
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Yarn or string (optional)

Make cute little hanging puffy ghosts and use them as decor in your home. You can hang or stick them anywhere for a more Halloween vibe. You can also make different facial expressions to make them look more fun.

You can follow the full tutorial at Thriving Home.

10. Masking tape mummy

Things you’ll need:

  • Black paper
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

These masking tape mummies are easy to make and don’t require that many skills at all. Just let your kids go crazy with taping the mummy and create their own patterns. Add those cool googly eyes, and your adorable mummy is done. 

You can follow the full tutorial at Thriving Home.

11. Paper cup ghosts

Things you’ll need:

  • white paper cups
  • white streamers
  • clear tape
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • white string

These paper cup ghosts are easy to make and need only a few materials. You can make a bunch of these and use them as Halloween decor in your home.

You can follow the full tutorial at She Knows

12. Mummy pumpkin

Things you’ll need:

  • Hot Glue
  • Gauze (some people used cheesecloth)
  • Wiggle Eyes

If you’re looking for the easiest and the cheapest craft to make during Holloween, you’ve just found it. Mummy pumpkins require only a few items to do, plus they’re enjoyable to make.

You can follow the full tutorial at Mother’s Niche.

More silly Halloween crafts for toddlers

13. Toilet paper roll bat armbands

Things you’ll need:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Craft paint (black)
  • Paintbrush
  • Eye stickers
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue
  • White marker

Make some cool bat armbands using your old toilet paper rolls. You can use these as a display or let your kids wear then on their arms. These rolls fit perfectly on a toddler’s arm, and their wings will flap slightly with every move.

You can follow the full tutorial at Savvy Sassy Moms.

14. Halloween Slime

Things you’ll need:

  • 6 ounces of white Elmer’s glue
  • Orange food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1½ tablespoons of Contact lens solution
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • Mason jars
  • Googly eyes
  • Black felt
  • Glue dots or Hot Glue

Try making this ooey-gooey fun with your kids and decorate your jars to give it a more Halloween vibe. They are fun to make and works great even after Halloween. These slime jars will surely keep your kids entertained for hours.

You can follow the full tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids.

15. Witch Paper Craft

Things you’ll need:

  • Witch Paper Craft Pattern (optional) 
  • Black cardstock
  • brown cardstock
  • Tan cardstock
  • Green or purple cardstock
  • Orange construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler

You can make some fun witch paper craft using a couple of shapes. This paper witch is so easy to make. Great for preschoolers and Kindergarteners too! It involves some cutting using scissors, so you may want to assist them with this one.

You can follow the full tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things.

Bonus craft

16. Q-Tip X-Ray Craft

Things you’ll need:

  • Black construction paper
  • White chalk
  • Q-Tips
  • Glue

This fun and spooky craft are perfect for Halloween and for kids who like skeletons. It’s also a great project to make as you can teach your kids about the human body as they glue these phalanges together. 

You can follow the full tutorial at From ABCs to ACTS.

Spark creativity with these Halloween crafts 

Make your Halloween celebrations more exciting and enjoyable by creating some colorful and wacky crafts with your kids. This will also create a nice bonding moment that is worth sharing during this spooky but fun season. Which of these crafts will you make?

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