One of the things we love about Halloween is all the pumpkins! There are so many creative character pumpkins that are either carved, painted, or in our case, a fun paper craft.
If you’re making character pumpkins, need a companion craft to the If You Give a Mouse series, or learning about the letter M, you’ll love this mouse pumpkin craft!
Dress up a pumpkin with the kids this Halloween with this fun and easy craft.
These little mice are so cute, and we make it easy by providing a template to get you started. Skip the paint and just grab the paper, scissors, and glue that will have your little ones practice the necessary skills with this fun pumpkin craft!
For more projects to create with your kids this fall, be sure to check out our easy pumpkin crafts for kids.
No Carve Mouse Pumpkin Craft
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Mouse pumpkin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the mouse pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the lower part of the face to the bottom of the pumpkin.
Place the eyes on both sides of the mouth and glue them half on the main part of the face and half on the lower part of the face.
Next, glue the nose to the top line of the mouth.
Take the cheeks and glue them on the lower part of the face, just below the eyes.
Place the inner ears in the outer ears and glue them in place.
Position the stem at the top and back of the pumpkin and glue it down.
Finish up by drawing on some eyebrows above the mouse’s eyes.
Isn’t this such a cute Halloween craft for kids? We’re sure they’ll have so much fun making it!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
Keep the creativity flowing with more Halloween crafts and activities. This is a fun time of year that encourages kids to use their imaginations and creativity.
We have lots of projects and activities that are perfect for Halloween that will keep kids of all ages engaged at daycare, school, or at home. Read on below to pick some or all of our crafts and activities that will be perfect for your kids.
Halloween Children’s Books
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!
Kids’ Halloween Crafts
Crafting is beneficial for children in so many ways from gross and fine motor skills to problem-solving. Holding crayons or a paintbrush can even help children strengthen their hand muscles and improve dexterity.
They learn more about how to count, recognize patterns, identify shapes, and their colors when they complete a project. Crafting is a great way for children to express themselves artistically!
We have lots of great Halloween crafts to stay busy with, so try some of our favorites:
Frankenstein Tissue Paper Craft – This is an easy fine motor activity your kids will love to make. Tearing or cutting the tissue paper into small pieces, picking them up, and gluing them into place all work on this skill. They’ll also work on following directions when putting this cute monster together.
Bat Art Project – This is a great Halloween activity that has a little bit of everything. First, have your little artists use watercolors to paint each piece of the scene, then practice those scissor skills by cutting out each piece. Finally, have them glue the pieces of their bat masterpiece together.
Handprint Mummy – Add some spooky fun to your Halloween decorations with this cute handprint craft! This is a quick and easy craft to make, especially with our free template. Trace those little hands and get them gluing the mummy together for some Halloween fun.
Forky Pumpkin Craft – If your little ones love Forky, they’ll definitely want to create their own Forky pumpkin. This is a great alternative to carving pumpkins, and is easy to pull together. Dress your pumpkin up as Forky with our free printable and get to crafting with your kiddos!
Halloween Activities For Kids
Help kids develop their fine motor skills, handwriting, scissors skills, and more with these free printable bat worksheets. They include label a bat, B letter maze, and B handwriting worksheets. These are great to do whether you want to have a fun Halloween activity or to develop necessary skills.
Give your kids a creative outlet when they color one or all three of these candy corn coloring pages. Coloring is a fun activity that’s good for developing motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Your kids will love these adorable candy corn dressed up for Halloween as a mummy, witch, or vampire!
These Halloween do a dot printables are great for teaching preschoolers, prek, and kindergarteners. These printables help with number and letter recognition, graphing, counting, and fine motor skills. Get this bundle of 23 pages filled with fun activities or try the free Frankenstein dot marker sample.
Your kids will love to keep busy with these Halloween I spy printables. It’s an exciting search for different Halloween characters such as witches, vampires, mummies, and ghosts! Simply print out this Halloween themed set for counting numbers 1-5, and numbers 6-10. You can laminate the pages to use again and again!
More Halloween Fun
- These pre-assembled Halloween party favors are great for kids to pass out to friends or classmates.
- Give kids some sensory fun with this Halloween playdough kit.
- This retro “Spooky Season” shirt is perfect for boys and girls.
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Mouse pumpkin template
- Download the mouse pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the lower part of the face to the bottom of the pumpkin.
- Place the eyes on both sides of the mouth and glue them half on the main part of the face and half on the lower part of the face.
- Next, glue the nose to the top line of the mouth.
- Take the cheeks and glue them on the lower part of the face, just below the eyes.
- Place the inner ears in the outer ears and glue them in place.
- Position the stem at the top and back of the pumpkin and glue it down.
- Finish up by drawing on some eyebrows above the mouse's eyes.