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Paint Chip Puzzles + Halloween Activities for Toddlers

I think that these paint chip puzzles might be the cheapest Halloween activity I’ve ever created for my kids? I guess they must be since they pretty much cost me nothing to make! I love Halloween crafting with my kids but at the rate they go through things the cost of doing activities can add up very quickly so it’s nice to throw in something thrifty sometimes! Today I’m sharing how to make these super simple paint chip puzzles as well as some of my favourite Halloween activities for toddlers to help keep the little people in your life busy this October.

halloween paint chip puzzles

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You will need

Paint Chips – most DIY stores have these




How to make your paint chip puzzles

Put your paint chips side by side and turn them over, for toddlers I think it’s especially helpful if you can get the colours to match on each side. Draw your picture and then cut the shapes out. Normally I freehand all my crafts (you could tell, right?!) but drawing these out first made it much easier to ensure the two sides match properly.

how to make paint chip puzzles

Using the left over bits of paint chips, or other paint chip cards cut out eyes and a mouth for your ghost paint chip puzzle or a stalk for a pumpkin puzzle and glue these on.

diy halloween puzzle for toddlers

At 24 months old my daughter had good fun playing with these and actually her older brother did too!

If your kids enjoyed this craft make sure you check out my new book 30 Halloween Crafts for Kids which is full of fun, achievable and cool ideas!

More Halloween Activities for Toddlers


Hands On As We Grow shares a slimy sensory activity for toddlers that looks like great fun

Happy Hooligans share some sweet (umm, I mean spooky) Halloween necklaces

This button pumpkin craft is perfect for improving fine motor skills with your toddler

My kids loved making these stained glass pumpkins and they’re great for teaching about colour mixing too.

These paint chip puzzles

This cool Halloween resist art project allows little ones to make fun Halloween pictures no matter how advanced their painting skills are!

Kids Activities blog share this fun Halloween art project for toddlers

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  1. 20th October 2015 / 7:21 pm

    This is such a great idea! I have a store of those paint chip cards because I find them so useful for different crafts and activities

  2. 21st October 2015 / 9:40 am

    Ooh this is such a great idea! I have nicked these from the diy shops for collages before, but never thought of using them this way before.

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