This time of year is a blend of spooky and fun from haunted houses to pumpkin patches. It’s the perfect time for your little monsters to get creative and make a fun craft that will get them into the Halloween spirit!
For a monstrously good time, check out this easy to make monster handprint craft! It‘s a fantastic way for kids to express their creativity and bring a touch of Halloween magic to your home or classroom!
Don’t forget to explore our other Halloween crafts for kids to make this holiday season full of creative fun!
Fun Monster Activity
This festive paper craft will have children customizing a little monster using their favorite colors and their own handprints. It’s a great way for them to use their fine motor skills, scissor skills, and imagination.
You’ll just need a handful of supplies along with our free template for your child to create adorable monsters that will brighten up the spooky season.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Monster template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the monster’s body.
Take the mouth and glue it in the middle of the monster, right above the belly.
Next, take the tongue and glue it to the bottom of the mouth.
Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, above the mouth.
Place the nose near the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.
Use a marker to draw eyebrows above both eyes.
Next, glue the arms on each side of the belly, so they’re facing inward.
Trace your child’s handprints onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out.
Finish by placing the handprint wings, with the fingers pointing outward, on the back of the monster’s body and glue them down.
While you’re here check out our other fun handprint crafts for your kids to make!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
Peer into our bubbling cauldron to find Halloween ideas that will keep your little ones entertained and engaged throughout the spooky season. You’ll find holiday themed books to ignite their imaginations, delightful crafts to spark their creativity, and educational activities to make learning fun.
Read on below for some of our favorite Halloween ideas that are sure to enchant your kids and make this Halloween an unforgettable time of learning and fun.
Kids’ Books About Halloween
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!
Easy Halloween Kids Crafts
Handprint Witch Craft – We’ve got a spellbinding craft that will have your kids bubbling with excitement. Your child’s own handprints take center stage as they become the hair of their crafty witch. Grab the free template to help you brew some creative magic.
Monster Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Kids can bring a monster to life with this fun puppet craft! They’ll create a new friend that can star in their imaginative storytelling. With a few supplies and our template, a paper bag can get a monstrous makeover!
Baby Yoda Pumpkin Craft – Do you have some Star Wars fans in your life? They’ll love decorating their pumpkin to look like Grogu! It’s a fun and easy craft that’ll be a hit this Halloween, so download the template to make your own Baby Yoda.
Bat Tissue Paper Craft – By scrunching and gluing tissue paper onto our free bat template, kids will create a cute and spooktacular bat, while also refining their fine motor skills along the way. You’ll need a little tissue paper and glue to make a batty masterpiece!
Halloween Activity Ideas
Halloween is just around the corner, and we’ve got a treat for you! Download and print out these Halloween coloring pages to make the holiday even more exciting!
Kids can add their magical touch to a happy ghost, a candy-filled Halloween bucket, a cute Frankenstein, and a friendly vampire. Grab the crayons or markers for the Halloween fun to begin and have a ghoulishly good time bringing these pages to life!
Our bat worksheets are here to make discovering bats a blast! Kids will learn more about these winged wonders and the letter B while having a ton of fun.
With these 3 worksheets, they’ll label the different parts of a bat, navigate the ‘B is for bat’ letter maze, and perfect writing the letter ‘B’. These sheets get kids honing fine motor skills, mastering handwriting, and even becoming a pro with scissors.
Here’s a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit! Kids will love bringing their own Frankenstein monster to life with this Frankenstein art project.
It comes together easily with watercolors, paper, scissors, glue, and our free printable template. Kids will paint, cut, assemble, and watch their creations come alive! It’s a chance for their imaginations to shine and a fun way to celebrate Halloween while showing off their artistic skills!
These Halloween letter maze preschool worksheets are the perfect way to dive into learning letters while celebrating the spookiest season of the year. Kids will explore the alphabet with 7 exciting mazes featuring Halloween favorites like bats, ghosts, and vampires.
The mazes are a great tool for building essential skills like letter recognition, visual discrimination, hand-eye coordination, and problem solving. Kids will sharpen their skills as they make their way through each maze by identifying both uppercase and lowercase letters.
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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
- Monster template
- Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the monster's body.
- Take the mouth and glue it in the middle of the monster, right above the belly.
- Next, take the tongue and glue it to the bottom of the mouth.
- Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, above the mouth.
- Place the nose near the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.
- Use a marker to draw eyebrows above both eyes.
- Next, glue the arms on each side of the belly, so they're facing inward.
- Trace your child's handprints onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out.
- Finish by placing the handprint wings, with the fingers pointing outward, on the back of the monster's body and glue them down.