We are having great fun with easy Halloween crafts for kids. These Halloween crafts require just a few common supplies and are easy to do with one or multiple kids making it the perfect go-to easy Halloween craft list for Kindergarten, preschool, toddlers or older kids that need a quick and easy DIY Halloween craft for kids of all ages at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s do an easy Halloween craft!

Easy Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers

We have gathered our favorite fun and simple Halloween crafts for kids. There’s something for all ages from toddlers to preschoolers and beyond. All of these crafts use simple items that you probably already have at home. Make your life easier by starting with these simple Kindergarten Halloween crafts!

Related: Halloween games for kids & Easy Paper Plate Bats Craft for Kids

Happy Halloween crafting!

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Food Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

1. Make Halloween Puppets

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Let’s make an easy Halloween craft: Shadow puppets!

Download the free template for these Halloween shadow puppets and have fun with some Halloween storytelling. I love this as a Halloween classroom craft followed by a Halloween puppet show activity. Or at home, get the entire family involved in a spooky Halloween tale.

2. Craft Pumpkin Mummies

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Let’s make pumpkin mummies!

This Family of Pumpkin Mummies is sure to make the kids giggle. This easy Halloween craft only uses a few simple supplies: white gauze, googly eyes and some sticky foam or construction paper. It makes it a really great craft for an entire classroom of toddlers or preschoolers. Older kids will want to make an entire family of pumpkin mummies!

Preschool Halloween Crafts with Construction Paper

3. DIY Hand Puppet Ghosts

no sew ghost puppets from Mama Smiles
Love this simple ghost hand puppet craft idea!

Make a no sew ghost hand puppet – so simple and cute. Use gloves and some pre-cut black felt and kids can make not only one ghost puppet, but 5 on the same glove!

4. Paper Plate Pumpkin Crafts

Paper Plate Feelings Pumpkin craft for preschoolers and kindergartners
Make pumpkins out of paper plates!

Make a paper plate craft – a quick and easy craft that toddlers and preschoolers will love.

These even easier paper plate pumpkins start with an orange paper plate so you can skip the painting step. I love how Halloween jack-o-lanterns can be a good place to start a conversation about emotions.

Halloween Preschool Crafts in 10 Minutes or Less

5. Mummy Stamping Craft

Mummy Cards craft from Housing a Forest
This is the cutest mummy craft…ever!

Create these Mummy cards and send some Halloween greetings. These are absolutely one of the cutest Halloween crafts I have seen and while they are simple enough for younger crafters like toddlers and preschoolers, older kids and adults will adore this easy Halloween craft idea.

6. Craft Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Spookley the Square pumpkin - image from TeachersMag
Let’s make Spookley the Square pumpkin!

Make Spookley the Square Pumpkin and talk about how amazing it is to be different and special. Grab the book, The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin to make it a fun storytime lesson.

7. Flower Pot Witch Craft

Make a flower pot witch craft for kids from The Chirping Moms
What a cute flower pot witch!

Make a cute Flower pot witch from simple items you probably already have at home or can pick up at the local dollar store for cheap. The supplies include a small clay flower pot, but I am thinking a plastic one would work great too if you are working with younger kids.

8. Make a Ring Shaker for Halloween

Steps to make a Halloween ring shaker craft for kids from Kids activities blog
This Halloween Ring Shaker craft doubles as an activity…and jewelry!

A Halloween ring shaker is sure to be a big hit with toddlers. Younger kids like toddlers and preschoolers can practice their threading skills using simple supplies.

9. Fold Easy Origami Bats

These Easy Origami Bats would be a fantastic way to decorate the living room this Halloween. This may be more challenging for the youngest crafters, but with step by step help even preschoolers can fold these fun Halloween decorations.

10. Jack-O-Lantern Craft for Preschoolers

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Let’s make a jack o lantern craft out of a coffee filter!

This simple jack o lantern craft for kids is great for toddlers and preschoolers because it is fun and the end product doesn’t really matter…every one will turn out great!

11. Cotton Ball Ghost Craft

Cotton ball ghost craft for kids - image from Happy Hooligans
Let’s make ghosts out of cotton balls!

Cotton ball ghosties are such a cute and fun craft for kids to make.

12. Make Paper Plate Spiders

Halloween paper plate spiders from Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make paper plate spiders!

A simple paper plate spider craft   is a fun way for kids to get creative this Halloween.

13. Wax Crayon Pumpkin Craft

Make wax crayon pumpkins from Domestic Goddesque
A traditional wax paper and crayon craft for Halloween!

Wax crayon pumpkins are a great way to use up all those broken bits of crayon. This traditional wax paper and crayon craft for kids is perfect for Halloween. It may be easier to do this with kids one-on-one than in a group or classroom setting since heat is involved.

14. Toilet Paper Roll Black Cats Craft

If you are looking for Halloween crafts with toilet paper roll, then check out one of our favorites…making black cats! Oh so much fun with no crafting skills needed!

15. Spooky Spider Craft

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Let’s make spooky spiders out of bottle caps!

Check out these super cute and easy to make bottle cap crafts idea! Kids of all ages will love making spiders out of bottle caps. So, grab the recycling bin and some googly eyes!

16. Make Pumpkin Treat Crafts

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This simple pumpkin craft holds a secret inside!

Enjoy a quick and easy pumpkin craft that contains a yummy surprise inside! This is better for older kids because of the use of candy or at home with supervision. These make super cute kid-made gifts as well.

17. Halloween Footprint Art

Even the youngest child can help with this fun ghost footprint craft! Even babies can get in on the Halloween crafting fun!

Halloween Crafts Preschool Common Supplies

What we love about easy preschool crafts is that you can use things you likely already have on hand or make substitutions easily. Common supplies we keep for crafts:

  • Scissors, preschool training scissors
  • Glue: glue stick, school glue, glue dots or tape
  • Markers, crayons, paint and paint pens
  • Paper, paper plates, tissue paper, gauze, construction paper, felt, coffee filters
  • Googly eyes, pipe cleaners, cotton balls
  • Recycled items: bottle caps, water bottles, other treasures from the recycling bin

Halloween Crafts Preschool Safety (How do I keep my preschooler safe while making crafts?)

Preschoolers love making crafts, but a concern is doing it safely! Use items like preschool training scissors for cutting. If safety scissors won’t cut the item properly, then consider preparing that ahead of time for your preschooler or preschool class. Using glue dots instead of a hot glue gun often works nearly as well without the danger involved.

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Which of the easy Halloween crafts for kids were your favorite? Which are you going to make with your toddler, preschooler or older child?

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