Best Halloween Crafts for Young Children
It’s my favourite time of year. The leaves are changing colours, the weather is getting cooler (now that I am in the U.K. and no longer living in California ;-), and pumpkin treats have made their appearance in all my favourite coffee shops. It’s almost Halloween!
There are so many cute Halloween crafts to do with young children. I discovered several when I manned the craft table at our local toddler group. Here is a list of my all-time favourites including links:
Masking Tape Mummy
This is a cute and relatively mess-free craft:
Apple Print Pumpkins
Just slice some apples in half. Push a craft stick into the back of the apple to create a handle for your little one to hold. Then dip the apple stamp into orange paint to make pumpkin shapes on your paper. When the pumpkin shapes dry, draw faces on them with a black sharpie. https://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/Nature/appleprintpumpkins/appleprintpumpkins.html
Paint your child’s palm green and four fingers black. Then press your child’s hand onto a white piece of paper. Add googly eyes and draw on some black plugs either side of the head. This a cute keepsake to pull out every Halloween.
This is a great craft for older children and a good way to learn the names of the bones. Sing “Dem Bones” as you do this craft with your kids.
For complete instructions of this crafts click on the following link: https://www.thriftyfun.com/Halloween-Q-Tip-Skeleton.html
Handprint Spider and Other Halloween Handprint Crafts
Here is another fun handprint craft for young children. Paint their hands black, press them onto some construction paper and add googly eyes and a web when they dry.
Here is a link for a more complete instructions for the Handprint Spider: https://ipinnedit.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/handprint-spider-halloween-craft/
This is one of my favourite Halloween crafts. I first did it with my eldest son when he was 18 months old. I love looking at his little footprints every Halloween when I get out our old crafts to decorate the house. Make sure you have some wet wipes handy to wipe the white paint off of little feet. Trace your child’s hand and arm (up to the elbow) onto brown paper to make the tree.
“Where The Wild Things Are” Monster
Get a green paper bag or paint a brown bag green. Next, add some egg carton eyes, pasta piece nose, sharp fangs, horns, claws, and spots to create your own Halloween monster.
Spooky Cereal Boxes
Decorate cereal boxes to make some spooky touchy, feely containers for your next Halloween party.
Enjoy these Halloween crafts. Let me know if you have others to recommend.