Besides the fun of trick-or-treating and dressing up, there’s another sweet element to the holiday that gets kids excited: candy! Celebrate the delicious excitement of Halloween by making a craft that’s as sweet as it is fun.
Meet our charming gnome friend made with this fun and easy candy corn gnome craft! He’s dressed in candy corn inspired attire and is even holding a happy candy corn!
We have a whole array of Halloween crafts for kids that are cute, fun, and not too spooky! Check them out for more holiday fun to keep the kids engaged and excited for the festivities!
Cute Gnome Halloween Craft
This craft is a great way for your little ones to jump into the festive spirit of Halloween. It makes an adorable decoration they’ll be proud to display all season long.
You most likely have all the essentials on hand to make this fun fall craft. You need to grab some colorful craft paper, scissors, glue, and our free template to make this cute gnome with your gnomies.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Candy corn gnome template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the candy corn gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes below both of the eyebrows.
Take the face and glue it to the top and front of the gnome’s beard.
Create the hat by gluing the yellow hat piece to the base of the white hat piece. Next, glue the orange hat piece right above the yellow piece. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
Next, glue the hat to the top of the gnome’s face.
Place the nose in between the eyes and the mouth, in the middle of the face, and glue it down.
Glue the gnome’s head to the top of the body.
Position the shoes at the bottom of the gnome’s body and secure them with glue.
Color in the candy corn piece, then glue it in the middle of the gnome’s body.
Finish up by gluing the hands on both sides of the candy corn, so it looks like the gnome is holding it.
Check out our other fun fall crafts that your kids will love creating this season!
Easy Halloween Ideas For Kids
Fill the Halloween season with creativity and fun for your little ones this year! We have some easy Halloween ideas for kids that will ignite their imaginations and keep them engaged and learning.
These crafts and activities are so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning at the same time. Read on below to discover some of our favorite ways to make this Halloween not only memorable but enriching as well.
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 Projects
Sloth Pumpkin Craft – Tired of the mess that comes with pumpkin carving? Say hello to our adorable sloth pumpkin! It’s a low mess, fun way for kids to enjoy the Halloween fun of decorating a pumpkin.
Frankenstein Headband Craft – Calling all little monsters to use their inner mad scientist to create this headband craft! It’s a fun and easy way to transform into the iconic monster for Halloween parties or imaginative play. Get ready to electrify your Halloween look!
Handprint Werewolf Craft – This spooky craft will have your kiddos howling with excitement! No full moon is needed to transform their little handprints into a werewolf with the help of our free template. It’s a hair-raising craft that’s bound to give you chills this Halloween!
Witch Puppet Craft – Get kids ready to cast spells like abracadabra when they bring this bewitching witch to life. They’ll stir up some enchanting fun with this adorable witch puppet using our free template and a few common supplies.
Fun Halloween Activities
Get ready for some spooky fun with these Halloween do a dot printables! They are a great way for kids to enjoy some engaging fun while boosting their skills. These printables can be used at home or in the classroom, and cater to preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children.
Packed with 23 pages of dot coloring, number exploration, letter recognition challenges, and more, these worksheets offer a blend of entertainment and education to keep kids engaged and learning.
For a hauntingly good time, download these printable Halloween activities for kids. They can create their own pumpkin faces, challenge the family with I Spy games, indulge in a fun game of Don’t Eat Pete, color spooky scenes, and more!
Best of all, while they’re having a blast, they’ll also be learning without even realizing it. So gather your little ghosts and ghouls for nine different Halloween activities!
Kids can bring the famous green monster to life in a creative way with this Frankenstein art project! Get kids set up with a few supplies like watercolors, paper, scissors, and glue for them to create their monstrous masterpiece.
They’ll paint and cut out all the pieces then put their work of art together with this fun art project. We have a free printable template to kickstart the fun,
This bat emergent reader printable book is perfect for Halloween and your bat loving kiddos. Whether you want your kids to enjoy a reading activity or strengthen their early math skills, this book is a fantastic addition to your preschooler’s learning journey.
You’ll need a printer and a stapler to get started, and for added durability, consider a laminator or dry-erase pockets. To make the experience even more immersive, try the DIY bow-tie pasta bats as thematic manipulatives.
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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
- Candy corn gnome template
- Download the candy corn gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes below both of the eyebrows.
- Take the face and glue it to the top and front of the gnome's beard.
- Create the hat by gluing the yellow hat piece to the base of the white hat piece. Next, glue the orange hat piece right above the yellow piece. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
- Next, glue the hat to the top of the gnome's face.
- Place the nose in between the eyes and the mouth, in the middle of the face, and glue it down.
- Glue the gnome's head to the top of the body.
- Position the shoes at the bottom of the gnome's body and secure them with glue.
- Color in the candy corn piece, then glue it in the middle of the gnome's body.
- Finish up by gluing the hands on both sides of the candy corn, so it looks like the gnome is holding it.