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8 Halloween crafts that are perfect for preschoolers

The spooky fun of Halloween is almost here. Parents and kids alike can’t wait for the costumes, decorations, movies, and candy that comes with the Halloween season. Having kids around is the best because the adorable crafts just aren’t as fun when an adult tries to do them.

Whether you are a teacher, parent, or fun aunt/uncle, you need to have some crafts up your sleeve for the little ones. We know having to come up with ideas for tiny humans might be difficult and could get costly. Let’s look at eight Halloween crafts for preschoolers that will keep those little hands busy with items you can get at your local dollar store.

Two young kids doing a Halloween craft together.

Halloween crafts for kids

Spider suckers

What you’ll need

  • Suckers of your choice
  • Black pipe cleaner
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

A craft you can eat is always welcomed. Parents can cut the pipe cleaner to the length wanted for the legs. All your little one needs to do (besides not eating all of the suckers before the craft is done) is wind the pipe cleaner around the sucker for the legs.

A few drops of glue to add the googly eyes where they want and you have cute little spiders that you can eat later. Hand them out to the neighbors to bring smiles to everyone.

Bat hands

What you’ll need

  • Black constructions paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

There’s nothing more adorable than seeing a tiny child’s hands used for a craft. Use the pencil to trace the little hands on the black paper. Once the hand pattern is cut out, you’ll need to cut out a black circle in proportion to the hands and some triangle ears.

Have your toddler glue the hand wings and triangle ears on the circle where they want and add their googly eyes. Let your little one pick where they want their bats to hang out around the house.

Candy corn creation

What you’ll need

  • White paper
  • Orange paper
  • Yellow paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black pen

While candy corn might not be everyone’s (or anyone’s) favorite Halloween candy, but it can make a fun craft idea. Cut out a large candy corn shape and use a black marker or pen to draw lines marking the three different sections.

Your child can have fun tearing up the yellow, orange, and white papers into smaller pieces. Then have them glue the little pieces into the sections you marked. If they want to switch up the color order, why not?

A Halloween craft being worked on.

Cotton ball ghost

What you’ll need

  • Cotton balls
  • White paper
  • Black paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

This one never fails to entertain kids. Cut out eye and mouth shapes using the black paper and a ghost shape using the white paper.

Let the kiddo glue the cotton balls all over the white paper. They can leave them as is or stretch the cotton out for a different ghostly look. Once they like the layout of the cotton balls they can glue the eyes and mouth on top.

Ghoulish suckers

What you’ll need

  • Suckers of your choice
  • Small coffee filters
  • Black marker
  • Black string or pipe cleaner

Another fun way to present some tasty suckers is to turn them into ghosts. Place the coffee filter over the suckers and use the black pipe cleaner or string to tie it in place. Draw a face on it with the black marker. Super easy!

These would be great to hand out as a treat in class or to make your trick-or-treating candy look extra fun.

Pumpkin plate

What you’ll need

  • Paper plates
  • Orange paint or marker
  • Black paper

Pumpkins that don’t need to be carved? The perfect craft idea! If your child tends to get messy with paint, then lay down some newspaper first. Let them paint or color the whole plate orange. Cut out eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Once the plate is dry, glue the face pieces on.

Tape them up in the windows for the neighbors to see.

Ghostly feet

What you’ll need

  • Black paper
  • White paint
  • White crayon

This is a great way to capture the size of those little feet and turn it into art. Have your child dip their feet into white paint and then place the foot on the black paper. Once you’ve created a little path of feet, you can take the white crayon and outline the feet in a fun or silly pattern. You could also use washable paint and take it outside and decorate your sidewalk. Keep this one to see how tiny their feet used to be or give it to a grandparent for a keepsake.

A group of children doing a Halloween craft.

Covered pumpkins

What you’ll need

  • Smaller pumpkins of various size
  • Paper of various colors
  • Glue

Carving pumpkins is fun, but it’s even more fun to let kids decorate them on their own. Sure, you could give them paint, but at that age, it only turns into a gray mess. Try this instead.

Get the small pumpkins so they can decorate more than one. They can tear up the paper in any shape or pattern or cut them up to make their own design. Glue the paper all over the pumpkin.

You can also use that fun Washi tape and let your kid decorate the whole pumpkin that way. Less mess than carving and you can still display their work on the porch.

Any of these Halloween crafts for kids will make enjoyable memories for everyone and get your home decorated for the season. You can fill up fall break with these activities and turn your home into a Halloween haven. Let your kid’s excitement for Halloween bubble over into their creativity with only a few supplies and endless fun!

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