In search of a cute and easy Halloween craft for preschool, kindergarten, or elementary-aged kids?
This candy corn craft is perfect! He (or she) is an adorable little papercraft that’s fun, cheap, and quick to make.
Download the free template to make it even simpler to create with your kids or students. All you need are a few common supplies like paper, pipe cleaners, scissors, and glue.
Watch our quick video tutorial or read the directions below to see just how we make these cute guys. Be sure to check out all of our other Halloween crafts for kids to find even more ideas!
Candy Corn Kids Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Candy Corn man template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Related: Crow Halloween Craft For Kids
Download the candy corn man template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Begin assembling your guy by gluing the white piece to the top and back of the orange middle piece.
Next, take the light orange piece and glue it to the bottom, back of the orange middle piece.
Glue the eyes in the middle of the orange section.
Make the candy corn guy’s arms by bending one end of an orange pipe cleaner into a 3 fingered hand. Repeat this 2 times. Cut off a few inches of the opposite end, then tape the arms to the back of both sides of the candy corn man.
Create his feet by bending 2 black pipe cleaners into a foot shape. Cut off a few inches from the opposite end. Position the feet on the bottom of the candy corn and tape into place on the back side.
That’s it! We think this little candy corn guy is perfect for making with your preschool or kindergarten children.
And, if you really need to simplify it, you can always leave off the arms and legs!
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 Mini Theme
As any parent knows, Halloween can be a bit of a challenge. There’s the constant onslaught of sugary treats, the never-ending parade of parties and, of course, the endless stream of costumes to choose from.
But what if there was a way to make Halloween both fun and educational for your kids? Enter the Halloween mini theme!
With a little planning and these idas, you can easily turn your home into a spooky (yet educational) Halloween haven. Read on below for our favorite ideas.
Children’s Halloween Books
Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to get into the spooky spirit than by reading some Halloween-themed children’s books? Not only are these books a fun and festive way to spend some quality time with your little ones, but they’re also a great way to help your kids improve their vocabulary.
Whether you’re looking for something spooky, funny, or just plain cute, there’s sure to be a book on this list that your little ones will enjoy.
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!
Kids’ Halloween Crafts
Do you want your kids or students to be excited about Halloween? Do you want them to have spooky fun while also gaining some valuable skills?
Then encourage them to make these four easy Halloween crafts! Not only will they have a blast putting them together, but they’ll also acquire some important life skills.
For example, crafting requires patience, precision, and attention to detail–skills that will come in handy in all sorts of future endeavors. So this Halloween, let your kids keep their hands busy and watch as they create something unique and amazing!
Handprint Bat Craft – What’s the best way to get into the Halloween spirit? With some spooky crafts, of course! This bat craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Plus, it’s super easy to make! All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue.
Paper Bag Mummy Craft – Kids love to pretend, and what better way to encourage their imagination than with this cute mummy craft? This simple project is great for pretend play, and it’s perfect for younger children.
Zombie Pumpkin Craft – This zombie pumpkin is perfect for little ones who are too young to carve real pumpkins. Plus, it’s a great way to get them into the Halloween spirit! All you need are a few simple supplies.
Paper Plate Frankenstein – These paper plate Frankies are too cute! And they’re perfect for Halloween decorating or for a kids’ Halloween party. They’re easy to make, and they’re also a great opportunity for some fun fine motor practice. The cutting and painting is great for strengthening those little muscles in the hands.
Halloween Learning Activities
Halloween is a great time to break out the pattern block mats! Not only are they a fun way to keep kids entertained, but they’re also educational. These Halloween pattern block mats are a great way for kids to learn about shapes, colors, and spatial relationships. And what’s more festive than a spooky ghost or Frankenstein made out of pattern blocks?
Halloween is a spooky time of year, and these Halloween I spy printables are the perfect way to get kids in the spirit! We love printables because they are an easy and fun way to keep kids occupied. And these ones are no exception! There are two different levels of difficulty, so there is something for everyone.
These free printable bat worksheets for kids are not only fun, but they also help with handwriting and letter recognition. Plus, they’re a great way to get some extra practice with scissors!
Finally, try out these Halloween color by number printables, They’re helpful for independent playtime, number recognition, and fine motor skills.
Halloween Kitchen Ideas
We’re not much of a cooking in the kitchen together type of family, but we make an exception for the holiday!
There are so many kids can learn from measuring, weighing, mixing, and more.
Try out some of these cute and easy Halloween themed foods:
- Monster Cupcakes – These are so cute but easy enough for anyone to make!
- Spider Cookies – Another easy activity that looks delicious!
- Mummy Pizzas – Pizzas are always a good idea, but these mummy ones are perfect for Halloween!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Candy Corn man template
- Download the candy corn man template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Begin assembling your guy by gluing the white piece to the top, back of the orange middle piece.
- Next, take the light orange piece and glue it to the bottom, back of the orange middle piece.
- Glue the eyes in the middle of the orange section.
- Make the candy corn guy's arms by bending one end of an orange pipe cleaner into a 3 fingered hand. Repeat this 2 times. Cut off a few inches of the opposite end, then tape the arms to the back of both sides of the candy corn man.
- Create his feet by bending 2 black pipe cleaners into a foot shape. Cut off a few inches from the opposite end. Position the feet on the bottom of the candy corn and tape into place on the back side.