I’m so excited to share this round up today of Halloween crafts for toddlers with over 40 easy crafts that you can do with your children!
We love sharing crafts for toddlers and Halloween is such a fun time for kids. I know that my children always really look forward to dressing up and going round our neighbourhood trick or treating and seeing the houses and other children all dressed up for the evening.
We’ve always done some crafts together in the lead up to the day as my kids get so excited about it and I’m sure they’re not the only ones! All you need to do for some Halloween fun is grab the paints, glue, paper plates and whatever else you have to hand and I’m sure you’ll find some easy craft ideas in here your kids will love. With ideas including simple ghost, witch and mummy crafts this round up should give you plenty of inspiration for some fun activities that your child will enjoy.
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Halloween Crafts for Toddlers
All of the fun Halloween crafts for toddlers that I’m sharing today are ones that should be suitable for one, two and three year olds. These crafts should all be great for preschoolers too, in fact there’s lots my kids still love even though they’re that little bit older now.
As you’ll know this period in your child’s life is one of great development and all children develop at different rates so there might be some ideas that might not be suitable for your child – can can always save this post to return to next year!
As with all toddler crafts your child will also need supervision the whole time, just a take a look through the list and choose the ideas that you think will suit them and most importantly that they will enjoy the most!
To make things as easy for you as possible all of the fun Halloween activities that I’m sharing today appear in the same order that you’ll find them in the collages below. There’s also some ideas that I ran out of room for in the collages so do take a look through them all to find some new ideas.
While this post started out as 30 ideas I’ve added more over time which means that you’ll now find over 40 easy Halloween crafts for kids here, plenty to keep them and you going with any luck!
Like these ideas? Make sure you bookmark this page or pin an image so you don’t forget about it, plus keep reading for more of our favourite crafts for toddlers.
Halloween Books for Toddlers
I love sharing stories for kids because I love reading with my kids! I honestly believe that reading with your children helps to encourage a love a books in them and on a dark or rainy October day the idea of snuggling up together indoors to read a book is always quite appealing to me.
We’ve shared lots of not too scary Halloween books for kids recently and some great looking pumpkin books for kids too but the ones I’m sharing here look like they would be great for toddlers.
- The Wheels on the Spooky Bus* by J. Elizabeth Mills
- The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin* by Sonali Fry
- Room on the Broom* by Julia Donaldson
Red Ted Art shares how to make some orange Halloween lanterns that would make fabulous decorations on the day.
This stained glass pumpkin suncatcher is one my kids made and is really popular every year, it’s a great way to discuss colour mixing and good for fine motor skills too! I’ve added a video tutorial of this craft to this page so that you can watch it in action or click through for the written instructions.
Paper bowl monsters are great for toddlers to make as they can go wild with the decorations – after all who knows what a mummy would really look like?!
This easy ghost craft for kids is perfect for toddlers to make, just grab the white paint and get ready to stamp this cute craft!
Grab the googly eyes because this recycled cd spider craft is one my kids made and loved, the CDs were a really fun new material to try painting on!
Rainy Day Mum shares a simple monster craft for toddlers.
Make this bat mosaic craft using our free template.
This paper plate ghost craft is designed as an easy Halloween craft that toddlers can make, just grab the paint brushes, glue and our free printable template.
Make some fun handprint spiders like these ones from Daisies and Pie.
We used toilet paper rolls to make this spooky forest Halloween craft and it was a good excuse to get the toys out and let them have a Halloween adventure!
I love this spin art paper plate pumpkin that Rainy Day Mum made with her kids – what a fantastic technique!
Non Toy Gifts shares how to make a simple Halloween wreath idea
This Egg box and paper plate witch looks really cool with it’s 3D nose!
Make a paper bag mummy craft that your child can play with afterwards, make the mouth using black construction paper.
Make a paper bowl mummy craft.
Make a paper bag witch craft that’s perfect as a DIY Halloween puppet too!
Create a simple Frankenstein paper bowl craft.
Simple Everyday Mom shares a fun paper plate mummy craft.
Make a bat silhouette craft following this tutorial from Messy Little Monster.
I love My Bored Toddlers simple cotton wool ghost craft for toddlers.
Not only is Pink Stripey Socks Halloween ghost banner insanely cute I love how she’s also shared how she cleaned up afterwards! It makes a potentially messy craft sound so much more achievable.
Toddlers would need the cardboard prepared for them for this Frankenstein craft from Kids Craft Room but they can certainly use the yarn to do the colouring!
I made this ghost footprint keepsake with my kids when they were aged four and one.
We love this simple easy spider craft that uses black tissue paper.
Danya Banya shares how to make some yarn wrapped Halloween pumpkins.
When you have a toddler you want the crafts you do to be as easy as possible and this Halloween sticker wreath from My Bored Toddler is perfect!
Make a simple foil painted pumpkin craft using our free template.
Use our ghost template to make this easy paper plate ghost.
This easy ghost puppet craft is super simple to make and fun to play with.
Make a super simple resist art ghost craft.
Colour or paint this free bat template.
Grab the pom poms and make this bat silhouette craft.
Create an easy torn paper ghost that’s great for fine motor skills too.
This black cat craft is really easy for toddlers to make.
Make an easy spider craft for kids following this tutorial.
This cupcake liner bat craft is from Crafts on Sea
Some simple paper plate bats as made by my son – these were kept up on display for ages!
Halloween paint chip puzzles from Crafts on Sea
My kids enjoyed making this Halloween resist art.
My daughter made this Frankenstein suncatcher when she was a toddler.
This DIY ghost birdfeeder from Coffee Cups and Crayons is a great way to make a Halloween craft that you can then use afterwards.
Tearing paper is a great activity for toddlers and this Halloween torn paper art from Easy Peasy and Fun looks fantastic.
More Crafts for Toddlers
Like to plan ahead? With a toddler it can be essential! We love these winter crafts for toddlers with some gorgeous snow and snowman ideas amongst others!
These easy Christmas crafts for toddlers have been really popular with parents.
In the US? Why not check out our Thanksgiving activities for toddlers?