Halloween is a time for kids to dress up in fun costumes and go trick or treating.
But it can also be a lot of fun to celebrate Halloween at home with some simple activities.
If you’re looking for something to keep the kids busy, why not try this Frankenstein pumpkin craft?
It’s a fun and easy activity that will get them into the Halloween spirit.
All you need for this craft is a few simple supplies like paper, scissors, glue, and markers. Your little monsters will love their new Frankenstein pumpkin friend!
So if you’re looking for a fun Halloween activity for the kids, give this Frankenstein pumpkin craft a try.
Also, be sure to check out all of our pumpkin crafts for kids for more ideas!
Halloween Pumpkin Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Green marker
- Pumpkin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.
Download the Frankenstein pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the pumpkin by gluing the stem to the top of the pumpkin base.
Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the pumpkin, just below the stitches.
Position the eyelids on the top of each eye and glue them in place.
Use a green marker to draw a nose between the two eyes.
Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.
Next, glue the mouth in the middle of the pumpkin, below the nose.
Place the bolts on the back and side of the pumpkin, around eye level, and glue them in place.
Now your child is done! Isn’t this a cute Halloween craft for kids?!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
Halloween is a great time to get creative and have some fun with your kids! There are plenty of Halloween-themed activities, crafts, and printables that are not only fun for kids to do, but educational too.
Read on for our favorite ideas to keep the kids busy and off the screens!
Kids’ Halloween Books
Reading to your kids is a great way to promote their language development. Through reading, they are exposed to new words and learn how to put them together to form sentences.
Additionally, reading helps to develop their comprehension skills and provides them with a foundation for later reading success.
Reading also fosters a love of learning in children and instills in them a desire to explore the world around them, so try adding in some of these popular Halloween books:
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 Kids’ Crafts
Crafts are a great way for kids to express their creativity while also learning new skills. Whether it’s making a collage, painting a picture, or sculpting with clay, crafting can help children develop their fine motor skills and learn to follow instructions.
Crafting can also be a great way for kids to relax and de-stress. It’s an opportunity for them to take their minds off of their everyday worries and focus on something fun and calming. Try adding in some of these other fun Halloween craft ideas:
Witch Puppet Craft – Making this spooky witch puppet is a great way to get kids into the Halloween spirit! They’ll love using their imaginations to bring her to life, and they’ll have a blast using her to put on spooky shows for family and friends. Best of all, this is a great hands-on activity that will help them develop their fine motor skills.
Bat Popsicle Stick Craft – These cute little bats are the perfect Halloween craft for kids! They’re simple to make, and they can have so much fun painting them any color they like.
Zombie Paper Plate Craft – These super fun and spooky zombies are the perfect addition to any Halloween party or just for fun! They’re easy enough for kids to make, and they’ll be sure to get a few laughs from your guests.
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Halloween is a great time to get kids interested in STEM activities! These Halloween pattern block mats are a perfect way to do just that. Not only are they fun and festive, but they also help kids develop important fine motor skills and shape recognition. Each mat features a different Halloween-themed picture, and kids can use the pattern blocks to complete the design.
Getting ready for Halloween? These Halloween matching game printables are a great way to keep the kids entertained – and they’re perfect for helping little ones learn to take turns and improve their memory skills too.
These candy corn worksheets are perfect for preschoolers! They can practice handwriting, fine motor skills, letter recognition, and more. And they’re so much fun – your kids will love them! Just print them out and you’re ready to go. They’re a great way to keep your kids busy and engaged while learning.
Fun Halloween Ideas
This personalized pumpkin Halloween basket is a cute gift that the kids can use year after year!
Keep the kids busy and off the screens with this Halloween play dough kit loaded with fun trinkets!
Wash fewer cups when you get the kids this personalized Halloween cup!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Green marker
- Pumpkin template
- Download the Frankenstein pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the pumpkin by gluing the stem to the top of the pumpkin base.
- Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the pumpkin, just below the stitches.
- Position the eyelids on the top of each eye and glue them in place.
- Use a green marker to draw a nose between the two eyes.
- Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.
- Next, glue the mouth in the middle of the pumpkin, below the nose.
- Place the bolts on the back and side of the pumpkin, around eye level, and glue them in place.