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Candy Corn Craft For Kids [Free Template]

In search of a cute and easy Halloween activity for preschool, kindergarten, or elementary-aged kids?

This adorable candy corn craft is perfect! He (or she) is a cute little papercraft that’s fun, cheap, and quick to make. Kids will also develop fine motor skills while making this super sweet decoration!

Download the free printable 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 Paper Craft

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Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the candy corn man template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this little guy to life!

hands holding two paper candy corn craft template

First, encourage your child to assemble the candy corn man by gluing the white piece to the top and back of the orange middle piece.

hands gluing top of paper candy corn craft together

Next, guide your child to take the light orange piece and glue it to the bottom, back of the orange middle piece.

hands gluing paper candy corn craft body together

Glue the eyes in the middle of the orange section.

hands gluing eyes to hands taping pipe cleaner legs to the back of paper candy corn craft

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.

hands taping pipe cleaner arms to the back of paper candy corn craft

Create his feet by helping your child bend 2 black pipe cleaners into a foot shape. Cut off a few inches from the opposite end.

hands bending black pipe cleaner

Finally, position the feet on the bottom of the candy corn and tape into place on the back side.

hands taping pipe cleaner legs to the back of paper candy corn craft

Can you believe that’s all there is to it to make this cute guy?! It’s such a simple and quick candy corn activities that they’re going to love.

hand holding paper candy corn craft

More Halloween Ideas For Kids

Halloween Mini Theme

As any parent knows, October 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 this time both fun and educational for your kids? Enter this 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.

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Children’s Halloween Books

With the big day just around the corner, what better way to get into the spooky spirit than by reading some 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 little 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 ideas! Not only will they have a blast putting them together, but they’ll also acquire some important skills necessary for the classroom.

Handprint Bat Craft – What’s the best way to get into the spooky spirit? With some easy DIYs, of course! This fun idea 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? This simple project is great for pretend play, and it’s perfect for younger children.

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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 excited about this fall holiday! All you need are a few simple supplies.

Paper Plate Frankenstein – These paper plate Frankies are too cute! And they’re perfect for decorating or for a kids’ party. This simple DIY is 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

October 31st 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?

During the spookiest time of year these Halloween I spy printables are the perfect way to get kids excited and learning! 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.

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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! These worksheets are perfect for adding a little fun to your child’s daily learning routine.

Finally, try out these Halloween color by number printables, They’re helpful for independent playtime, number recognition, and fine motor skills. These pages are also great for practicing following instructions and color recognition. Kids will love revealing the hidden images as they complete each page!

paper candy corn craft

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

hand holding paper candy corn craft

Candy Corn Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute candy corn craft with the kids this Halloween!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Candy Corn man template

Instructions

  1. Download the candy corn man template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Begin assembling your guy by gluing the white piece to the top, back of the orange middle piece.
  3. Next, take the light orange piece and glue it to the bottom, back of the orange middle piece.
  4. Glue the eyes in the middle of the orange section.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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Alicia

Friday 27th of October 2023

This is so cute!

Sam

Friday 27th of October 2023

Thanks so much, Alicia!

Robin

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

I'd like the Candy Corn Craft template please. THank you.

Sam

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Michelle

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

so cute

Sam

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

Thanks!!!

Tyler

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

Template

Sam

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

debbie soto

Monday 23rd of October 2023

I want the candy corn guy

Sam

Monday 23rd of October 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

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