Looking for some easy Halloween art for toddlers and preschoolers? Halloween is a fantastic time of year for getting creative with your kids with pumpkins, skeletons, witches and monsters all popping up in shops and neighborhoods as we get closer to the big day.
Of course there’s no reason why younger kids shouldn’t get involved to so today I’m sharing some of my favorite with easy but fun art ideas that younger kids can join in with.
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Halloween Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Halloween is one of my favorite times for getting creative with kids. From candy corn to creepy mummy’s – there’s so much to be inspired by and trick or treating has ensured that it’s a time of year that kids get really excited about, toddlers and preschoolers being no exception!
Lots of the ideas that I’m sharing in this article are suitable for kids of all ages, so they’re perfect if you have older kids at at home too, however I’ve tried to choose some Halloween art ideas that are particularly good for younger kids.
Toddlers are generally considered to be aged one and two years old while preschoolers are generally aged three to five and I’m sure you’ll be more than aware that there’s a lot of difference between what a one year old can do and what a five year old can do as well of course as their interests in an activity or craft.
For this reason I’d recommend that you take a look through the list and see what DIY is the best for your child, either way I’m certain you’ll end up with some spooky and fun decorations worth a coveted place on your mantlepiece or fridge door.
Halloween Art Templates
I’ve shared loads of free templates for kids crafts and they’re absolutely perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to use for art projects, whether that’s trying out a new technique or just grabbing a paintbrush and their favorite colors or some crayons and markers and getting stuck in.
There are loads of printables perfect for Halloween but these are some of my favorites.
I love this cute spider template and we have printable spider web’s to go with it.
There are so many ways to decorate our ghost template, grab masking tape, yarn, torn construction paper or just print it onto colored paper and grab some white paint.
Create some not to scary black cats with this cute Halloween cat template.
Halloween Art Ideas
I love this simple ghost art idea, it’s so easy to make and I think it looks great too. We’ve used pom poms to make it but if you don’t have any at home you could try swapping these out for cotton balls instead.
Use our free template for this easy art idea that uses negative space to make some cool bat art. While this is a really simple activity it’s one that is good for kids of all ages to make, which is helpful if you’ve got more than one child at home.
Painting with foil is great for toddlers and preschoolers because you can use as much or as little foil as you need to create a stamp that’s the right size for their hands. This can also be a good activity to help teach about color mixing as you can use red and yellow paints rather than just orange. You can just leave these as pumpkin crafts or grab scissors, black paper and glue to create jack-o-lanterns.
Did you make paint splat crafts when you were at pre-school or pre-k? I know that I definitely did! This activity updates it for some Halloween fun, swapping out the traditional butterfly to make a spider instead.
If your child is ok with blowing down a straw (rather than drinking from it!) then try out this cauldron craft where you’ll be making some colored bubble potions with your paint.
If you’re old enough to have some old CDs or DVDs in your home that you no longer use then this is a great way to get a second use out of them. The googly eyes in this mean that you’ll definitely need to supervise your child at all times but this is an art project that I did with my kids when they were two and four years old and they both really enjoyed painting them.
Kids will love this fun art technique from Projects with kids as you use an old salad spinner to paint your Halloween pumpkins.
This easy Halloween craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning is perfect for younger kids and I love using potato mashers to stamp the shapes with.
Follow the instructions from In The Kids Kitchen to make these cute pumpkin stamps including a great tip on how to make these even easier for toddlers to hold while they create their art.
Grab the black paint for this handprint craft from My Bored Toddler, it’s perfect for little hands to make and would make a fun keepsake too.