Get into the seasonal groove with spooky crafts for preschoolers. Home craft projects are a great way for parents to inspire their children’s creative development while having fun. Shared activities can also be terrific bonding opportunities. All of our recommended Halloween crafts are easy to do at home and require just a few materials.
This Q-tip skeleton idea from Thriving Home is one of the cutest spooky crafts on our list. There’s a free printable for the head and the bow, which kids can color before deciding whether they want the bow at the neck or as a head decoration. Either cut the Q-tips to size yourself or assist young kids with child-safe scissors and glue the pieces to a sturdy card. We think these would make lovely Halloween cards to send to loved ones.
Create something your child can have fun wearing with this easy-to-make witch hat from Cutesy Crafts. Because the hat needs time to dry after painting, you could complete this spooky crafts activity over several days. Your child can decorate the hat in any way they like, perhaps with stickers, wool, beads, or small light-weight plastic bugs. They could draw and color their own pictures to glue on their hat too.
Vampire Spoon Puppets
Let your child paint, glue, draw and cut to make these fun vampire spoons, courtesy of Easy Peasy and Fun. Whether you make just one or a few in all different colors, the end result is sure to delight any preschooler. Use the spoon puppets to put on a puppet show or simply as spooky décor.
TP Roll Bats
Red Ted Art has a terrific versatile Halloween craft idea: TP roll bats. Using minimal material, the bats are easy to make and have many uses. Fill them with candy for a cute Halloween-themed pinata. Make several and string them up as bunting. Hang a few as a spooky mobile. Use one as a table decoration. Your kids are sure to have fun both making and displaying these Halloween bats.
Pine Cone Pumpkin
We love this spooky crafts idea for preschoolers, from Manda Panda Projects combines the fun of Halloween and fall. Children can enjoy making their own seasonal decorations from pine cones. The pine cone pumpkin is easy to make … simply paint the pine cone, add a felt face and glue a pipe cleaner stem to the top.
This footprint ghost Halloween craft idea from Crafty Morning makes for an excellent keepsake long after your preschoolers have grown up. With little more required other than some dark card, a black pen, and white paint, they are super easy to make.
If time is short, this Halloween lantern from Red Ted Art takes around just 15 minutes to make, from start to finish. You’ll need to prepare with a few materials, such as a lantern and a light pole, and your kids can choose how to adorn their spooky lanterns. From cats and witches to stars, monsters, and pumpkins, there are so many possibilities. And, the end results are rather striking.