These cute and easy Halloween crafts for toddlers are going to get you ready to embrace your spooky side with over 40 ideas to make sure you’re ready to have some chillingly good fun with your little monsters!
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.
From adorable ghost keepsakes to colorful pumpkin suncatchers, these crafts will ignite your child’s creativity and make this Halloween unforgettable.
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Halloween Crafts for Toddlers
I’ve searched through the internet for some of the best Halloween arts and crafts for toddlers and all of the ideas 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.
I know that not everyone is super keen on getting out paints and glue with younger kids but working on craft projects like these together during Halloween (or any other time!) is great for encouraging family bonding and quality time as parents and children work together on projects. It also has loads of other benefits like fine motor skills or even just making decisions about what color to use.
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 adult supervision the whole time especially where scissors or small items are being used. You’ll want to have fun but I know you’ll also want to keep your kids safe too.
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!
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 To Read Together
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 jack-o-lanterns from glass jars 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 one of my favorite Halloween craft ideas 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 using colored construction paper and googly eyes.
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.
Aluminium foil is another of my favorite craft materials to use with kids of all ages because it’s something that a lot of us have already in our kitchens and it’s also something that you can easily make to the correct size. To make a simple foil painted pumpkin craft you can our free template with a foil ball scrunched to the perfect size for your kids hands.
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.
Make some fun handprint spiders like these ones from Daisies and Pie. Having made a lot of Halloween crafts with my own toddlers I would highly recommend keeping a damp cloth or some wipes close by for this craft as I know from experience that my kids have definitely touched things on the way to wash painted hands in the sink before! We still really enjoyed activities like this though.
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 that I think would make a really nice spooky keepsake too.
This egg carton 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.
This bat silhouette craft is so effective for something that’s made with black paper, paint and some pom poms! It’s a great introduction for kids to creating resist art and is one that I think you’ll want to display afterwards too.
Have a hunt through your recycling bin for some scrap white paper and create an easy torn paper ghost that’s great for fine motor skills too. All you need to add is eyes and mouth with a black marker.
This black cat craft is really easy for toddlers to make as even if you need to use the scissors for younger kids they can definitely join in with the sponge painting.
Make an easy spider craft for kids following this tutorial. You could swap our paper eyes that we’ve used for googly eyes if you have some available at home.
Toddlers can help make this free printable Halloween bunting by designing a face for the ghosts, this will make great decor for at home or in preschools too.
Masking tape is an absolute classic for making mummy crafts and I love that it’s such an easy and cheap material to get hold of plus it’s super easy to tear as well, making it suitable for toddlers and preschoolers to use. Here we’ve used it to make a paper bowl mummy craft.
I’m a really big fan of making paper bag puppets because they can be really cheap to create and you can also use them afterwards, perfect for a bit of imaginative play. Here we’ve made a paper bag witch craft and I really like her green hair!
Create a simple Frankenstein paper bowl craft using green tissue paper to color in Frankenstein’s face. No tissue paper? No problem, just use paint or markers instead.
Simple Everyday Mom shares a fun paper plate pumpkin craft with definite mummy influences!
Make a bat silhouette craft following this tutorial from Messy Little Monster.
I love My Bored Toddlers simple cotton wool ghost craft for toddlers that looks totally achievable for kids to make at home or in preschools and kindergarten.
This simple candy corn craft is a great choice for toddlers to make. The free template means that it’s quick for you to set up and not only does tearing tissue paper mean you don’t need to worry about scissors but it’s also a really sensory activity with lots of scrunching!
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 years old.
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!
Color or paint this free bat template for a super easy and simple craft that’s quick to set up. Perfect for quiet time!
Practice some simple scissor skills with this free cut and paste ghost craft with ten pages to download.
Have you done any baking recently with your kids? If you have spare supplies left over then why not try out this cupcake liner bat craft.
Some simple paper plate bats as made by my son when he was three years old – these were kept up on display for ages and I think they’re a great example of a realistic craft that toddlers and preschoolers really can make.
Pop into your local DIY store for supplies so that you can make these Halloween paint chip puzzles from Crafts on Sea
My kids enjoyed making this Halloween resist art although it was pretty messy!
My daughter made this Frankenstein suncatcher when she was a toddler and it was a really good way to introduce her to the concept of mixing colors.
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.
Why not try out this fun skeleton craft from Thriving Home Blog which uses q-tips to make the skeleton’s bones.
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?