Halloween is an exciting time for kids!
They get to dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. Plus, all the candy! If your kids want to combine their love of candy with a fun Halloween craft, they’ll have a blast creating this candy corn pumpkin craft!
It’s easy to do and will help your kids develop skills like dexterity, creativity, and patience.
Download the free printable template and give it a try!
Also, be sure to look through all of our candy corn activities for kids for even more fun ideas.
Candy Corn Halloween Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pumpkin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the candy corn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the yellow bottom to the back of the orange middle piece.
Take the white top piece and glue it to the back and top of the orange middle piece. Trim off any excess paper that doesn’t line up with the pumpkin.
Next, glue the stem to the top and back of the white part of the pumpkin.
Cut out a thin rectangle from a piece of green paper. Wrap the paper around your finger or a pencil and twist it. Glue this to the front of the pumpkin, next to the stem.
That’s all there is to it!
Halloween Unit For Kids
Want to create an entire Halloween unit study around this pumpkin craft? If so, we have some great ideas for you.
Reading aloud to kids is beneficial in so many ways. It can help them develop social and emotional skills and may even increase a child’s empathy. It also helps a child grow into a good reader by learning different words, improving memory skills, and developing creativity!
Start off your Halloween unit with one of these fun Halloween books:
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our most 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!
Crafting is beneficial for preschool kids because it can help children learn to work independently, fine-tune fine motor skills, and become more creative. Add in some more Halloween crafts. Below you’ll find some of our favorites!
- Toilet Paper Roll Frankenstein Craft
- Paper Plate Vampire Craft
- Paper Bag Bat Craft
- Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Craft
Make your Halloween even more fun with these Halloween do-a-dot printables. They’re great for kids in preschool and kindergarten to help them learn number recognition, letter recognition, counting skills and practice their fine motor skills.
These Halloween color by number printables are great for kids. These simple, easy-to-follow coloring pages provide tons of fun and help with fine motor skills too! Print them out and go!
If your child loves sensory play, add this Halloween play dough kit to their rotation. It’s loaded with tons of fun activities and hours of playtime!
These Halloween pattern block mats are perfect for your little one to learn shapes, patterns and work on fine motor skills. It’s a STEM activity that is super easy to prepare.
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pumpkin template
- Download the candy corn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the yellow bottom to the back of the orange middle piece.
- Take the white top piece and glue it to the back and top of the orange middle piece. Trim off any excess paper that doesn't line up with the pumpkin.
- Next, glue the stem to the top and back of the white part of the pumpkin.
- Cut out a thin rectangle from a piece of green paper. Wrap the paper around your finger or a pencil and twist it. Glue this to the front of the pumpkin, next to the stem.