Halloween is a great time of year for kids! They get to dress up in costumes, eat candy and play festive games.
But it can also be a time where lots of learning and development can happen.
When kids make this monster headband craft, they can work on their fine motor skills and learn how to be creative while doing so!
Create a monster headband that looks like ours or create your own. Either way, kids will have lots of fun.
Also, be sure to check out all of our headband crafts for kids for even more ideas!
Halloween Monster Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Monster headband template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the 3 eyes and glue them near the top of the head with the smallest eye in the middle.
Next, glue the nose in between the big eyes and just below the little eye.
Create the mouth by gluing the teeth to the mouth, then glue the completed mouth just below the nose.
Finish off the monster’s head by gluing the ears to the top of each side.
Tape a headband extender on each side of the base.
That’s it! Isn’t this such a simple Halloween craft for kids to make?
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
Looking for some fun Halloween crafts and activities to keep your little ones entertained and learning? Look no further!
We’ve got some great ideas that will keep them busy and excited for the holiday. From spooky crafts to fun games, we’ve got something for everyone. So get started and have a spooktacular time!
Kids’ Halloween Books
Reading out loud to a child is a great way to help them learn. It can improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills, improve attention span and listening skills, and increase vocabulary! Isn’t that so awesome?!
Add in some books to start your Halloween unit.
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 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!
Halloween Kids’ Crafts
Crafting with kids is a great activity because it helps them with fine motor skills, builds creativity, and provides stress relief. It also develops patience and focus!
Add in some more Halloween projects with our favorites below:
Pumpkin Craft For Kids – One of my favorites is this pumpkin craft for kids that’s made from paper. It’s a simple craft that kids can do, and it’s so much fun for kids to see the finished product.
Paper Plate Bat Craft – This bat craft is the perfect project for the Halloween season. It’s so much fun, and it’s also great for fine motor practice. Plus, it’s super simple to make. Just grab a paper plate, some paint, and some paper, and you’re all set. Your kiddos are going to love it!
Candy Corn Puppet Craft – Candy corn is such a fun treat around Halloween time, and kids just love it! This year, why not try making a candy corn puppet craft with your little ones? It’s a great way to get them into the Halloween spirit, and they’ll have so much fun playing with their cute little puppets.
Handprint Witch Craft – What a fun craft this is for kids! No messy paint is needed, just some simple paper, and your kids can make a cute handprint witch. Just trace your child’s hand on paper and cut it out. Then add a hat, some facial features, and anything else you like. Your child will love seeing their very own witch come to life!
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Nothing beats a good old-fashioned play dough kit. This Halloween themed one is perfect for the season with colorful, spooky ingredients and fun shapes to press into it. It’s a simple activity that even young kids can have a blast making their own creations too!
Do you need activities to keep your little ones entertained this Halloween? Well, we just found the perfect thing! These Halloween do a dot printables will not only help them learn their alphabet and numbers but also counting. So get out those dot markers and let’s go have some fun with these adorable do-a-dot sheets!
Halloween is coming and it’s time to get your kids in the spooky mood! No need for a trip out of the house because we’ve got these awesome printable Halloween pattern block mats that you can do right at home.
Your little ones will love these easy activities while they wait for trick or treaters on October 31st. It’s fun, educational, and keeps them busy!
More Halloween Fun
- This Halloween play dough kit is great for exploratory play!
- Kids will look adorable in this “Spooky Vibes” t-shirt for Halloween.
- Decorate your home for Halloween with these cute Halloween tiered tray decorations.
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Monster headband template
- Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the 3 eyes and glue them near the top of the head with the smallest eye in the middle.
- Next, glue the nose in between the big eyes and just below the little eye.
- Create the mouth by gluing the teeth to the mouth, then glue the completed mouth just below the nose.
- Finish off the monster's head by gluing the ears to the top of each side.
- Tape a headband extender on each side of the base.