Looking for a fun and easy Halloween craft for kids? This October, get your kids in the spooky spirit with this easy handprint vampire craft!
Not only is it a fun way to get them excited for Halloween, but it’s also a great opportunity to work on those fine motor skills.
Plus, they’ll love showing off their finished product to all their friends and family. It’s a great way to create some memories that your kids will always remember.
In just a few quick steps, you’ll have a finished vampire craft that’s perfect for kids of all ages.
Also, be sure to check out all of our additional Halloween crafts for kids for more ideas!
Easy Vampire Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- White out pen
- Vampire template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the vampire template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the vampire by gluing the hair to the top of the head.
Glue each of the eyes, one on each side, just under the eyebrows.
Trace your child’s hand two times on a red piece of paper and cut the handprints out. Arrange the handprints with the fingers up and glue the ends of them together, so they’re slightly overlapping. This is the top part of the vampire’s cloak.
Next, glue the head to the lower part of the handprint cloak.
Take the shirt collar piece and glue it to the back and bottom of the vampire’s head.
Place the bowtie in the middle of the shirt and glue it in place.
Optional: Finish up the vampire by drawing two fangs onto the bottom of the mouth with the white-out pen.
That’s it! Your child’s very own handprint vampire is now complete. Hang it up and enjoy! If your kiddo loved this craft, be sure to check out these cute handprint crafts for kids too!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
As the weather starts to cool down and the leaves begin to change color, it can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner!
For many children, this is one of the most exciting times of the year. If you’re looking for some fun Halloween activities to do with your kids, look no further. Below are a few ideas to get you started:
Kids’ Halloween Books
Now is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Whether it’s an exciting story to get your kids in the holiday spirit or a lighthearted tale to make them laugh, there’s a Halloween book out there for your child.
And what goes better with a good book than a steaming mug of hot chocolate? Make a mug of your kids’ favorite hot chocolate recipe and settle in for a cozy night of reading. They might just find their new favorite book!
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 Kids Crafts
October is the perfect time to get crafty with your kids. There are so many fun and easy Halloween crafts that the whole family can enjoy.
And what’s more, these crafts can double as Halloween decorations. So why not take some time out of your busy schedule to spend some quality time with your kids, and create some lasting memories in the process? You’ll be glad you did.
Zombie Pumpkin Craft – Looking for a Halloween craft that’s both spooky and fun? Why not try making your own zombie pumpkin? This craft is simple enough for even the youngest ghosts and goblins, and all the needed materials are listed in the post! The kids are sure to remember this craft for years to come!
Witch Puppet Craft – Witches are a staple of Halloween, and there’s no better way to get into the spirit of the holiday than by making your own puppet. This craft is simple and requires only a few supplies that you likely already have around the house.
Paper Plate Bat Craft – One simple and fun craft you can do with your kids is this bat craft. This simple bat craft is perfect for getting kids into the spooky spirit! It’s a fun activity that’s perfect for parties or just a rainy day activity.
Candy Corn Craft – Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy craft or just something to keep the kids busy, this candy corn themed craft is always a good choice!
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Halloween is not only a time for fun, but it can also be a time for learning. Below are a few more ideas for educational ideas for kids!
Candy Corn Pattern Worksheet – One way to get your kids or students into the Halloween spirit is to do these candy corn pattern activities. These worksheets are a great way to get your kids or students thinking about patterns and practice their scissor skills.
Bat Worksheets – These free printable worksheets for kids are perfect for a Halloween-themed activity or unit. The worksheets include a letter b bat maze, b is for bat handwriting page, and a label a bat worksheet. They’re great for developing scissor skills, handwriting, and letter recognition. Plus, they’re really cute and fun!
Halloween Pattern Block Mats – If need a fun way to keep your kids busy during the Halloween season, pattern block mats are a great option! These mats come in all sorts of Halloween-themed designs. Your kids will love trying to recreate the patterns, and you’ll love seeing them use their problem-solving skills. Your kids will be sure to have a blast!
Halloween I Spy Printables – I spy with my little eye… something Halloween related! These I Spy printables sheets are a great way to get kids to focus. When they’re done, they can proudly display it on the fridge. Who knows, maybe you’ll have an I Spy champion on your hands!
More Halloween Fun
- Kids will look so adorable wearing this on-trend Halloween t-shirt!
- Get the kids one of these monster play dough kits to keep them busy all October long!
- These personalized Halloween bags are perfect for trick-or-treating!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- White out pen
- Vampire template
- Download the vampire template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the vampire by gluing the hair to the top of the head.
- Glue each of the eyes, one on each side, just under the eyebrows.
- Trace your child's hand two times on a red piece of paper and cut the handprints out. Arrange the handprints with the fingers up and glue the ends of them together, so they're slightly overlapping. This is the top part of the vampire's cloak.
- Next, glue the head to the lower part of the handprint cloak.
- Take the top of the shirt piece and glue it to the back and bottom of the vampire's head.
- Place the bowtie in the middle of the shirt and glue it in place.
- Optional: Finish up the vampire by drawing two fangs onto the bottom of the mouth with the white out pen.