Get into the Spooky Season Spirit with these arts and crafts
Whether you’re having a Halloween party or looking to celebrate and get into the spirit at home with your little one, these spook-tacular Halloween arts and crafts for kids will make your Halloween ghoulish fun!
Dress in your Halloween costume and get ready to have a fang-tastic time.
Halloween Playdough Jars
These playdough jars are great for some spooky, sensory arts and crafts for your little one to play with.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Your favourite playdough recipe or store-bought playdough
- Small Halloween accessories or toys
- One jar for each child
- Squish a small amount of playdough into each of the jars.
- Add in your small Halloween-themed toys into each of the jars, making sure to stick them into the playdough.
- Put more playdough on top of the toys.
- Repeat the process until the playdough has filled the entire jar and the toys are hidden throughout.
Encourage your little ones to dig through the playdough find the Halloween toys, counting each one as they emerge.
Scary Monster Bookmarks
Books will be a whole lot more fun when your little ones make their own monster DIY corner bookmarks (don’t worry, they won’t bite)!
What you’ll need:
- One sheet of paper, preferably origami paper
- Coloured markers
- Other coloured paper to decorate
- Follow the origami instructions here to create the base of your bookmark monster.
- Once you have made the base cut out some eyes, tongues, teeth, tentacles, horns or anything other features your want your monster to have and glue them on.
- Draw on the finishing touches using the coloured markers.
Paper Plate Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin carving is a staple for Halloween. However, real pumpkins can get pretty messy, and the carving process isn’t really kid friendly. This Halloween paper plate craft offers a spook-tacular, safe alternative.
What you’ll need:
- two paper plates
- black paint
- orange paint
- tea light candle (battery operated)
- green pipe cleaner
- Paint the inside of the two paper plates (the part where you put the food on) black.
- Paint the back of the two paper plates orange and let the paint dry completely.
- Place the paper plates on top of each other – black parts facing each other. Cut a straight line along one edge.
- With a pencil (or marker), draw the pumpkin face on one of the paper plates.
- Cut it out. For easiest (and safest) cutting, have the kids punch a hole (with pencil or similar) through the mouth, eyes and nose if they made it and use the hole as the starting point for cutting.
- Curl up a pipe cleaner and stick it on the paper plate.
- Apply glue/staple on the edge of the paper plate. Do not apply glue along the cut – leave this open.
- Push the tea light candle inside the opening at the bottom. You can secure it with some tape too.
- Turn on your tea light and turn off the lights in the room and enjoy the show.
Ghost Finger Puppet
Making your own ghost paper finger puppet is easy peasy, no super skills required and the ghost puppet will be done in a couple of minutes.
What you’ll need:
- Plain white paper
- Place two or three fingers on the paper and trace around them.
- Draw a ghost shape around the finger’s outline, leaving generous space around the outline.
- Fold the paper – this way when you cut the ghost outline you get two outlines that are identical.
- Cut out the ghost outline.
- Apply glue along the edge of one of the ghosts, do not apply glue on the bottom side as the opening for the fingers will be there.
- Stick the two ghost finger puppet parts together and wait for it to dry.
- Draw a spooky ghost face on side of the ghost.
- Push the puppet onto your fingers and you are ready to have a ghost puppet show!
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