Fall has officially started! Embrace the upcoming holiday season with these super easy Halloween crafts for toddlers. These projects are perfect as additional decor around your home and also helping them fine tune those motor skills.
Throw on a cute movie like Coco or Hocus Pocus or have Alexa play a Halloween themed playlist from Spotify and settle in for a fun afternoon.
Just a few supplies are needed and of course some of that spooky Halloween spirit.
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Supplies You’ll Need:
- Acrylic Paint and Paint Brushes– colors: BLACK, ORANGE, GREEN, WHITE, PURPLE
- Tissue Paper – colors: WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE
- Construction Paper: colors: WHITE, BLACK, ORANGE
- Cotton Balls
- Sharpie Marker – this variety pack is perfect for all types of projects.
- Masking Tape
- Googly Eyes – this set has over 1,000+ eyes in different sizes
- Pipe Cleaners
Toddler Approved DIY Halloween Crafts
Leaf Ghosts – go on a nature walk and collect some leaves, make sure that they are different shapes and sizes. You can also check out my post on Fall Activities here. Next, paint the leaves white, once dry, take a sharpie and draw a ghostly face!
Potato Stamps – Grab an extra potato or two on your next grocery run, cut it in half. If you’re super artistic, carve out a halloween shape like a ghost or a pumpkin. Paint the design and stamp away! If you’re not super crafty, just cutting the potato in half makes a super easy ghost shape!
Halloween Toilet Paper Roll – this is a cute and fun way to reuse your empty toilet paper rolls. Grab your paints, googly eyes & pipe cleaners, and you can make fun little decorations for around your home.
Paper Plate Pumpkins – grab some paper plates, construction paper (or paints), and pipe cleaners. If you want to use construction paper, cut it into small little pieces for your child to place around the plate with glue. If you’re using paint, let them go to town and cover the entire plate in orange paint. Top it off with a green pipe cleaner.
Apple Stamping Pumpkins – Grab some of those apples you’ve picked from the local farm and cut them in half. Now they make the perfect pumpkin shape! Paint it orange and grab a piece of white or black construction paper. Have them stamp away!
Masking Tape Mummy – grab that masking tape and the FREE mummy template (below). Cut the tape into different lengths and have the children place the tape wherever they want. Once they are done laying down all the strips, grab some googly eyes and glue em on!
Puffy Ghosts – this is such a cute craft that I found from the Thriving Home blog, check out the full instructions here.
Candy Corn Collage – another great find from the Thriving Home blog. While this post says to use construction paper, I would try using tissue paper. It’s a different texture and makes for a great sensory activity.
Crafts that can also be Keepsakes!
Handprint Spiders – this one’s a bit messy momma and I apologize but it’s SO much fun! Grab some white construction paper and then cover each of your little’s hands with black paint. Then have them ‘stamp’ their hands next to each other so that the wrists are touching. Now you’ve got a cute little (non-moving) spider.
Footprint Ghosts – another messy one but again so worth it. Paint the bottom of a little foot and have them step on black construction paper. Once dried, draw some eyes & a mouth with a black sharpie & voila little ghosts!
Now that the littles have completed their projects, let them take this time to place them about the house in different places to help decorate for the holiday!