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
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- 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!
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 Unit For Kids
As any parent knows, kids love Halloween. The costumes, the candy, the parties – it’s all so exciting! But did you know that Halloween can also be a great opportunity for learning?
By creating a mini Halloween theme in your home, you can help your kids explore new ideas and concepts while also having lots of fun.
And we’ve got everything you need to get started. Whether you’re looking for crafts, activities, books, or anything else, we’ve got you covered. Read on below for our favorite ideas!
Halloween Children’s Books
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!
Kids’ Halloween Craft
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 – We’re not sure what’s more fun about this Frankenstein craft for kids to make: the fact that it’s recycled or the fact that it’s a hoot to make! Either way, your kiddos are sure to have a blast crafting up their very own Frankensteins with this easy and fun toilet paper roll project.
Paper Plate Vampire Craft – This vampire craft for kids is not only fun, but it’s also educational! It helps kids develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Plus, it’s a great way to let kids use their imaginations and be creative.
Paper Bag Bat Craft – This bat craft is so easy and fun, that your kids will imagine they’re flying with the bats in no time! All you need is a paper bag, some paper, scissors, and glue. Just follow the simple instructions and you’ll have a flock of spooky bats to decorate your house with this Halloween!
Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Craft – If you’re looking for a fun and festive Disney-themed craft this fall, look no further than this Mickey Mouse craft! The template is easy to follow, and the finished product is sure to bring a smile to the face of any Disney fan. So grab some construction paper and have your kids get started on their very own Mickey Mouse pumpkin today!
Halloween Kids’ Activities
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 and patterns and work on fine motor skills. It’s a STEM activity that is super easy to prepare too!
More Halloween Fun
- Young dino fans will love this Halloween dinosaur skeleton t-shirt!
- Grab one of these personalized trick or treat bags for your kids this Halloween season.
- Kids will have a blast coloring in this super jumbo Halloween coloring page.
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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
- 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.