Dressing up for Halloween is one of the holiday’s most fun traditions! Kids love to become their favorite characters with each costume they put on. Our little gnome loves to dress up, too!
Kids can help the gnome dress up for Halloween as a bat with this fun bat gnome craft. This paper craft transforms a whimsical gnome into a bat complete with wings and ears in just a few simple steps!
Check out our bubbling cauldron of creativity even for more Halloween crafts for kids. They’ll keep them entertained, learning, and excited for the upcoming holiday.
How To Make A Bat Gnome From Paper
Besides all the fun kids will have dressing up their gnomes, they’ll also be able to use their imaginations to come up with exciting stories of their bat gnome’s Halloween adventures. This craft is also a great way for kids to practice using their fine motor skills to cut and glue this fun decoration.
You’ll need colored paper, scissors, glue, and a dash of Halloween spirit to prepare for this craft. To make things even easier, we’ve included a free template to guide you through the steps.
Download the bat gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the gnome’s face onto the beard.
Glue the eyes to the center of the gnome’s face.
Next, glue the nose to the center of the gnome’s face, just below the eyes.
Take the gnome’s hat and glue it to the top of his head.
Place the inner ears onto the outer ears and glue them down.
Position the ears at the bottom of the gnome’s hat, one on each side, and glue them down.
Now, glue the entire gnome’s head to the bat’s body.
Take the shoes and glue them to the base of the gnome’s bat body.
Color in the pumpkin, then glue it to the middle of the gnome’s body.
Finish up by gluing the gnome’s hands to the pumpkin to make it look like he is holding it.
We have a lot more fun fall crafts for your kiddos to make during this special time of year.
Easy Halloween Ideas
As Halloween approaches, parents and teachers alike are on the lookout for simple yet engaging ways to celebrate this enchanting season with children.
We’ve gathered a collection of holiday themed books, crafts, and educational activities that are perfect for kids. Keep reading below for a cauldron full of ideas that will set the stage for a season filled with laughter, exploration, and endless learning possibilities.
Halloween Books For Kids
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Halloween Craft Ideas
Halloween Black Cat Craft – This craft is a purr-fectly fun Halloween activity for your little ones! This craft is a fantastic way for kids to boost their fine motor skills, and it’s easier than it looks, thanks to our free printable template.
Witch Pumpkin Craft – Let’s brew up some crafting magic with this fun pumpkin craft! Your little witches and wizards will turn their paper pumpkin into a cute and friendly witch. They can customize her using their big imaginations.
Monster Popsicle Stick Craft – Grab the paint brushes and our free template, because it’s time to let your kids’ imaginations run wild creating their own monsters! They’ll craft a spooky and cool Halloween decoration while sharpening their artistic and fine motor skills.
Forky Pumpkin Craft – This craft is a fun alternative for carving pumpkins for your kiddos who are a little too young. They can dress up their pumpkin as a favorite Toy Story character when they make this craft!
Halloween Activities For Preschoolers
Incorporate a little Halloween fun into a no-prep, STEAM activity with these Halloween pattern block mats. Kids will be able to sharpen their fine motor skills as they place each block within the shape outlines.
Using the pattern blocks with the block mats is also an easy way to incorporate planning skills and problem solving. To use these festive mats all October long, be sure to laminate them to use them again and again.
When you need a quick and easy activity to pull out for the kids, have these Halloween color by number printables on hand. These festive illustrations will inspire creativity while reinforcing number recognition, color recognition, fine motor skills, and concentration.
They’ll follow the key at the bottom of each page to know what color to use on each numbered space to reveal some spooky pictures!
Use this Frankenstein art project as a fun way for kids to use their artistic skills this Halloween! Set them up with a few supplies like watercolors, paper, scissors, and glue for them to create a monstrous masterpiece.
They’ll paint and cut out all the pieces from the template then put it all together to make a scene featuring the famous monster.
Teach your little ones new words with these fun printable Halloween flashcards! Literacy skills are essential to create fluent readers, and these flashcards expose them to more and more words to build their vocabulary.
As kids use these flashcards, they’ll learn more vocabulary and associate words with items from the pictures on each card. Your young readers will learn how to say certain words, sound them out, and gain confidence in reading aloud with festive Halloween words.
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Spooky season is here and what better way to celebrate than with this delightful candy corn headband craft! This candy corn headband craft is a wonderful way for kids to improve their fine motor skills and follow instructions. The craft is simple, engaging, and easy to make!
More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Bat gnome craft template
- Download the bat gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the gnome's face onto the beard.
- Glue the eyes to the center of the gnome's face.
- Next, glue the nose to the center of the gnome's face, just below the eyes.
- Take the gnome's hat and glue it to the top of his head.
- Place the inner ears onto the outer ears and glue them down.
- Position the ears at the bottom of the gnome's hat, one on each side, and glue them down.
- Now, glue the entire gnome's head to the bat's body.
- Take the shoes and glue them to the base of the gnome's bat body.
- Color in the pumpkin, then glue it to the middle of the gnome's body.
- Finish up by gluing the gnome's hands to the pumpkin to make it look like he is holding it.