Haunted houses, scavenger hunts, and pumpkin patches dominate the season, but don’t forget to include some Halloween crafts for the kids on your to-do list this fall.
This bat pumpkin craft is perfect for kids including, preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary kids. Best of all? You can’t do this wrong!
Just pick up some paper, glue, and scissors and go all in.
Your little monsters will have a blast making their own bat pumpkin creature in the days leading up to October 31.
Once they’ve glued the eyes and added the finishing touches, they can put their masterpieces on display on the wall or they can hand them out as party favors to friends and family.
And if you’re looking for hours of spooky fun, be sure to check out all of our pumpkin crafts for kids for more ideas!
Halloween Bat Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Bat template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the eyes and glue them to the middle of the pumpkin base.
Place the teeth in the middle of the pumpkin, just below the eyes, and glue them in place.
Next, glue the wings to the middle and back of the pumpkin base.
Create the ears by gluing the inner ear to the outer ear.
Take the completed ears and glue them to the top and back side of the pumpkin.
Finish up by gluing the stem to the back and the middle of the pumpkin.
This is such an easy little Halloween craft kids will love!
Want some more fun and educational Halloween printables for your kids? We’ve got you covered! Our Halloween printables bundle has a little bit of everything – from color by number pages to pattern block mats & more. Your kids will have a blast practicing their fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, and more. It’s packed with 77 pages of fun so there’s lots of variety and learning potential. Your kids will never get bored!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
These spooky ideas are guaranteed to get the kiddos into the Halloween spirit. It’s not only something fun to do at home or in the classroom, but it’s also a great way to help children tap into their artistic potential while working on their fine motor skills all at once.
So get ready to get creative with our favorite educational Halloween ideas below!
Kids’ Halloween Books
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 Art & Crafts For Kids
Help your kids spruce up their watercolor skills with this adorable Spookley the Square Pumpkin art project. Just download the free printable and follow the instructions on the link. All you’ll need are scissors, glue, white art paper, watercolors, and a paintbrush.
With this adorable candy corn Halloween craft, your kids can focus on visual learning and manual dexterity. With just three supplies and our printable, the little ones will have a blast gluing each part while they create their own candy corn monster.
Plus, engaging in craft-related activities can have emotional benefits, as making something on their own instills a sense of pride and achievement in a child.
Fall has arrived, and there’s so much to look forward to: spooky decor, haunted houses, and of course, witches! But who said witches have to be scary?
Not only is this handprint witch craft totally adorable, but it’s also super easy to make. With just 4 supplies and a printable, kids will learn about different shapes and patterns while they work on their fine-motor skills. Let the kiddos customize their witches any way they want and put them on display all over their home or in the classroom.
This paper bag mummy craft is the perfect Halloween craft for little kids since it’s almost completely mess-free. Get the kids wrapped up in Halloween and let them enjoy the moment. All you need to do is download the mummy printable, grab some colored paper, scissors, a glue stick, and a brown paper bag.
Follow the instructions and start cutting and gluing. No painting is required! Even if your kids aren’t avid crafters, they’ll be in good hands with this easy-to-follow guide.
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Halloween is so much fun, isn’t it? Well, if your kids love the spooky season and crafting, they’ll have a blast doing these epic activities:
This collection of Halloween do a dot printables is a great way to help your kids or students develop counting skills, work on their visual motor control, and improve their fine motor skills.
Just use a dot marker to dot each of the circles on the page to finish the fun pictures. These activities are also low prep ideas for teachers and moms in a hurry.
For hours of spooky fun from start to finish, check out these Halloween pattern block mats. Your kids will have so much fun matching the shapes while they work on their fine motor skills, counting, and so much more.
Halloween is quickly approaching and we all know what that means… candy corn! There are a lot of fun activities you can do with candy corn. So to help get your kids in the spirit of things, we’ve created a free printable pack of candy corn worksheets for preschool!
Halloween is the perfect season for some do-it-yourself fun. There’s baking, crafting, and of course – plenty of Halloween coloring activities. Encourage your little ones to dip into their creativity well with this lovely collection of free Halloween coloring pages.
Not only does coloring help with early writing skills and hand-to-eye coordination, but it also provides children an opportunity to practice naming colors, shapes, and numbers. Plus, coloring can also have a calming effect on children.
More Halloween Fun
- Grab the kids this Halloween play dough kit for hands-on fun!
- These personalized, light-up Halloween bags are great for trick-or-treating!
- Boys and girls will both love this cute “Creep It Real” t-shirt.
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Bat template
- Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the eyes and glue them to the middle of the pumpkin base.
- Place the teeth in the middle of the pumpkin, just below the eyes, and glue them in place.
- Next, glue the wings to the middle and back of the pumpkin base.
- Create the ears by gluing the inner ear to the outer ear.
- Take the completed ears and glue them to the top and back side of the pumpkin.
- Finish up by gluing the stem to the back and the middle of the pumpkin.