31 Quick and Easy Crafts for Toddler Halloween Fun

Halloween is the perfect time for kids to get creative with art and crafts projects. Try these easy Halloween crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.

Halloween can be a little bit scary for toddlers, preschoolers and small children. But we can make it less frightening with these 31 quick and easy crafts for toddler Halloween fun.

We might not give this much thought, but Halloween can actually be pretty scary for small children.

This wasn’t something that occurred to me until GinGin was aged 2 years old.

I took her shopping with me sometime in late September, and she was quite literally petrified at the sight of all the Halloween stuff filling the seasonal aisles.

Back then I was a first-time mummy. I guess in my naivety I just assumed all kids instinctively loved Halloween – ha!

Boy was I wrong.

I also felt pretty guilty about traumatising my baby with the sight of zombies, witches, vampires and fake blood.

31 Simple Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

You, dear mummy, can absolutely avoid the fear-inducing sights and sounds of Halloween with these 31 quick and easy crafts for toddler Halloween fun.

31 Quick and Easy Crafts for Toddler Halloween Fun

I’ve searched the internet to find the very best Halloween crafts that are super quick and easy for toddlers and preschoolers to do and popped them all here for you.

This round up of the best toddler Halloween crafting projects comes from crafting, teachers, mummy and education bloggers. They’re all tried and tested, and perfect Halloween craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers to do.

But I’ve chosen a good mix of different crafts for toddlers to do this Halloween. There’s 31 simple Halloween crafts listed here – so your toddler or preschooler can do one everyday of October on the run up to Halloween!

Halloween Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Straw Blown Ghost

Such a fun Halloween craft for toddlers. It’s so simple to set up. All you need is black card or construction paper, white paint and straws.

From Rainy Day Mum

Straw blown white paint on black paper to make spooky ghosts. Halloween craft ideas for toddlers.
Image Credit: The Rainy Day Mum

Vampire Toilet Paper Roll

A staple of kids’ craft, the simple loo roll middle is so versatile. Try making this super-cute, non-scary, vampire with your toddler or preschooler.

From The Inspiration Edit

Vampire toilet roll. Halloween craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers
Image credit: The Inspiration Edit

Monster Bookmark Craft

A fun Halloween craft idea that is useful too. Perfect for little readers.

From My Bored Toddler

Monster Bookmark Craft - simple halloween crafts for toddlers
Image Credit: My Bored Toddler

Foam Monster Treat Bags

What can be better than homemade treat bags to take trick or treating? Little kids will love decorating their own bags with foam monster stickers.

From Hands On As We Grow

Foam Monster Treat Bags - Halloween craft ideas for toddlers
Image Credit: Hands On As We Grow
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Halloween Post-It Match

Kids of all ages will enjoy this craft based game. Little kids will love matching the pictures. And if you have older children, they can do the drawing!

From Busy Toddler

Halloween Post-It Match - Halloween Toddler Crafts - Busy Toddler
Image Credit: Busy Toddler

Halloween Handprint Art

Anyone with little kids know how much they love to paint their hands. It’s a great sensory activity too. That’s why we love these spooky handprint art ideas.

From Taming Little Monsters

Handprint ghost - toddler Halloween craft ideas
Image Credit: Taming Little Monsters

Paper Plate Pumpkin

Need a super-quick and easy Halloween craft for your toddler or preschooler? This paper plate pumpkin couldn’t be simpler to set up. Perfect for busy mummies.

From Mombrite

Paper plate pumpkin - crafts for toddler halloween
Image Credit: Mombrite

Purple People Eater

Okay so I have to admit that I didn’t know about the Purple People Eater (despite having seen one on Dirk Gently’s Holistic Dective Agency – haha!) The Purple People Eater is based on a song (see video below) and this is a brilliantly simple Halloween craft idea.

From Toddler Approved

Purple People Eater - crafts for toddler Halloween - toddler approved
Image Credit: Toddler Approved

Halloween Rock Painting

Have you ever found painted rocks when you’re out and about? My girls absolutely love it when they discover one. And then spend ages looking for the perfect place to re-hide it again.

From Rock Painting Guide

Halloween Rock Painting - crafts for toddler halloween
Image Credit: Rock Painting Guide

Halloween Sticker Wreath

All you need is a paper plate and some halloween stickers and your toddler will have great fun making this Halloween wreath.

From My Bored Toddler

Halloween Sticker Wreath - hallowen craft ideas for toddlers
Image Credit: My Bored Toddler

Paper Halloween Luminaries

This is such a great idea for Halloween crafts that you can use as decorations. What’s more, they look great in the day and night. A brilliant Halloween craft for little kids and big kids too.

From Crafts by Amanda

Halloween lanterns - halloween craft ideas
Image Credit: Crafts by Amanda

Mason Jar Halloween Spider

Mason Jar crafts are super-hot right now. And this is such a cute idea. You might need to give your little one a helping hand painting the jar, but they will love sticking one the eyes and legs!

From Little Family Legacy

Mason Jar Halloween Spider
Image Credit: Little Family Legacy

Cookie Cutter Ghouls

Did you know that cookie cutters make excellent printing tools? And, what’s even better, is that there are so many different cookie cutter shapes you can do this activity again and again and your little one won’t get bored! They make great seasonal crafts.

From Rainy Day Mum

Cookie Cutter Ghouls - crafts for halloween toddler
Image Credit: Rainy Day Mum

Pipe Cleaner Spider

This quick and easy Halloween craft is geared more towards preschoolers and school age kids, who will definitely need some help cutting the pipe cleaners.

From Easy Crafts For Kids

Pipecleaner Spider - halloween craft ideas - easy crafts for kids
Image Credit: Easy Crafts for Kids

Paper Bag Ghost

I just love these cute paper bag ghosts. They look great and are super-easy to make.

From Simple Everyday Mom

Paper Ghosts - toddler halloween craft ideas
Image Credit: Simple Everyday Mom

Lolly Stick Pumpkin

Sticks from ice lollies or popsicles are great for kids crafts. You can buy them direct from craft stores, but my girls much prefer to eat the lollies and use those sticks for their craft projects 🙂

From Honey and Lime

Lolly Stick Pumpkins - toddler halloween craft ideas
Image Credit: Honey and Lime

Toilet Roll Spiders

This Halloween craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers is so quick and simple. Your little one will love cutting and sticking to make these cute little beasties.

From Crafting with Kids

Toilet Roll Spiders - crafts for toddler halloween - crafting with kids
Image Credit: Crafting with Kids

Milk Bottle Ghosts

How many bottles of milk does your family get through in a week? If you’re anything like us, then you’ll have plenty of milk bottles ready to use by Halloween!

From Mom. Wife. Busy Life

Milk Bottle Ghosts - Halloween crafts for kids
Image Credit: Mom. Wife. Busy Life

Rice Ghost Craft

I love this Halloween craft idea. It’s so quick and easy for toddlers and preschoolers to do with minimal help. using rice is a great sensory activity too.

From Plate In 28

Rice Ghosts - Halloween craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers
Image Credit: Plate In 28

Frankenstein Halloween Craft

This Halloween craft idea is brilliant, because it doubles as a healthy Halloween snack too. (Remember to cut the grapes in half for toddlers and preschoolers!)

From Ottawa Mommy Club

Frankenstein Halloween Craft - Craft ideas for toddler halloween
Image Credit: Ottawa Mommy Club

Egg Box Ghost

Egg boxes are so versatile for kids’ crafts projects. This egg carton ghost is one of those really quick and simple crafts for toddler Halloween fun.

From Easy Crafts for Kids

Egg box Ghosts - crafts for toddler halloween - easy crafts for kids
Image Credit: Easy Crafts For Kids

Itsy Bitsy Spider

This is the perfect Halloween craft to encourage your toddler or preschooler to practise their cutting and sticking skills. Brilliant for developing fine motor skills.

From Mom in the Six

Hand Print Spider - halloween craft ideas for kids
Image Credit: Mom in the Six

Spiderific Halloween Garland

Are you a fan of spiders? We don’t mind them, although I wouldn’t like to find one on my pillow in the morning – ha! But this is a super-fun, quick and easy Halloween craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers. And, if you don’t like spiders, you could make bats or monsters instead!

From Sustain My Craft Habit

Spider Halloween Garland - crafts for toddler halloween
Credit Image: Sustain My Craft Habut

Mini Trick or Treat Bucket

Do your kids play with their bears, dolls and figures like they’re alive? Mine do. And that’s why I absolutely love this Halloween craft idea. Make mini trick or treat buckets for your kiddos fave toy!

From Craft Bunny Bear

Mini Trick or Treat Bucket - halloween craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers
Image Credit: Craft Bunny Bear

Paper Halloween Masks

If you’ve ever made masks for your little ones before, you probably know already what a pain making the eye holes is. Not a problem with these easy paper Halloween masks!

From Crafting Jeannie

Halloween Masks - Crafts for toddler halloween
Image Credit: Crafting Jeannie

Pumpkin Apple Stamps

I used to love making potato prints when I was a little kid. An apple cut in half makes an ideal pumpkin stamp for toddlers and preschoolers for fun Halloween art and craft ideas.

From Frugal Mom Eh

Pumpkin Apple Stamps - halloween craft ideas
Image Credit: Frugal Mom Eh

Easy Spiderweb Craft

This is a great Halloween craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers to practise their scissor cutting and gluing skills. Brilliant for developing fine motor skills.

From Play Based Mom

Spider Web Craft - Halloween craft ideas for kids
Image Credit: Play Based Mom

Halloween Playdough Mats

We’re always looking for fun, new ideas for playing with play doh. These cute printables are great for open ended play with toddlers and preschoolers.

From The Printables Fairy

Haunted House Play Doh Mat - Halloween craft ideas for kids
Image Credit: The Printables Fairy

Halloween Pencil Topper

I love this Halloween craft idea. But it’s aimed more towards school age kids, because it’s a sewing craft. However, to make this Halloween craft idea more toddler or preschooler appropriate, you could glue rather than sew the pieces of felt.

From Beginners Sewing Projects

Halloween Pencil Toppers - crafts for toddler Halloween
Image Credit: Beginner Sewing Projects

Spider Stamp

Here’s another fun toddler Halloween craft idea using toilet roll middles. It’s super-quick and easy for toddlers and preschoolers to do.

From Taming Little Monsters

Spider Stamp - toddler craft ideas Halloween
Image Credit: Taming Little Monsters

Handprint Zombie Craft

Last on my round up of 31 fun and easy crafts for toddler Halloween fun is this cute handprint zombie. It’s really simple to do, although little ones may need some hemp drawing round their hand.

From Simple Everyday Mom

zombie handprint - toddler craft idea halloween
Image Credit: Simple Everyday Mom

31 Quick and Easy Crafts for Toddler Halloween Fun: a recap

So there you have it! 31 quick and easy crafts for toddler Halloween fun! Doing just a couple of these Halloween crafts with your little one will help them realise Halloween isn’t that scary at all.

  • Straw Blown Ghost
  • Monster Bookmark
  • Halloween Post-it Match
  • Paper Plate Pumpkin
  • Halloween Rock Painting
  • Paper Halloween Luminaries
  • Cookie Cutter Ghouls
  • Paper Bag Ghost
  • Toilet Roll Spiders
  • Rice Ghost Craft
  • Egg Box Ghost
  • Spiderific Halloween Garland
  • Paper Halloween Masks
  • Easy Spiderweb Craft
  • Halloween Pencil Topper
  • Handprint Zombie
  • Vampire Toilet Roll
  • Foam Monster Treat Bags
  • Halloween Handprint Art
  • Purple People Eater
  • Halloween Sticker Wreath
  • Mason Jar Halloween Spider
  • Pipe Cleaner Spider
  • Lolly Stick Pumpkin
  • Milk Bottle Ghosts
  • Frankenstein Halloween Craft
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Mini Trick or Treat Bucket
  • Pumpkin Apple Stamps
  • Halloween Play Doh Mats
  • Spider Stamp

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5 Comments

  1. September 24, 2021 / 12:08 am

    These are going to be so much fun when my grandson comes over for his weekly visits. I love crafts that are easy for toddlers

  2. August 19, 2021 / 5:09 am

    These are so fun! Gotta figure out which one to do first.

  3. August 19, 2021 / 2:36 am

    My daughter has been asking about Halloween after seeing decorations in the shops already so these will be great to do with her and have them ready well before. I love the painted rocks!

  4. August 18, 2021 / 7:20 pm

    This is such a great list! My favorites are the grape Frankenstein cups and the straw blown ghosts. Definitely going to do a lot of these this year! So fun!

  5. August 18, 2021 / 1:13 pm

    I love the straw blown ghost and the handprint monster. We’ll be sure to try them this Halloween.

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