One of our favorite parts of Halloween is dressing up in costumes! It’s so fun to become someone else entirely different, even if it’s just for a night.
We’re not the only ones who love to dress up, so do our little gnome friends! Kids will love to dress them up for Halloween with this mummy gnome craft! He’ll be all set in his costume and ready for candy!
Find even more Halloween crafts for kids to keep the festivities going. There’s nothing too spooky, and they’re super fun and easy to make!
Halloween Gnome Craft
This fun and simple craft is a great way to get kids into the Halloween spirit, plus, while they’re having fun, they’re even honing their fine motor skills and creativity!
Download the free template and gather the crafting supplies to prepare for a little bonding time with the kiddos. Making a festive Halloween decoration will be a fun way to spend the afternoon this fall!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Mummy template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the mummy template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the face to the top and middle of the beard.
Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, in the middle of the face.
Next, take the nose and glue it in between the eyes and mouth.
Glue the hat to the top of the gnome’s head.
Take the completed head and glue it to the top of the gnome’s body.
Place the feet at the bottom of the gnome’s body and glue them in place.
Use the markers to color the candy, then glue the candy in the middle of the gnome’s body.
Finish by gluing the hands on both sides of the candy so it looks like he’s holding it.
Be sure to check out our many fall crafts for your kids while you’re here.
Halloween Kid Ideas
Make the Halloween season a fun time for your kids to learn and grow! Learning through play is a fantastic way to engage young minds and motivate them to explore and discover.
By blending entertainment with education, you can create an environment that maintains their interest which makes learning more enjoyable and effective. Save some Halloween ideas to try at home.
We’ve listed some of our favorite festive books, crafts, and educational activities your kids will enjoy!
Halloween Kids’ Books
As a parent, you want what’s best for your children. You want them to grow up happy, healthy, and aware of the world around them. That’s why reading books with your kids is such a good idea.
Reading is not only educational but also a fun and enjoyable activity that can bring your family closer.
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 Crafts For Kids
Vampire Popsicle Stick Craft – Sink your teeth into this spook-tacular craft this Halloween! Kids will transform plain ol’ popsicle sticks into an awesome Halloween decoration with a bit of creativity and a lot of fun! Grab our free template and see our easy to follow instructions to get started.
Frankenstein Headband Craft – For a fun and easy way for kids to turn into a famous green monster, be sure to save this craft! They’ll make their own headbands by either crafting colored paper or coloring in the template.
These options make this craft suitable for kids of all ages, and easy to get to the dressing up part to use their imaginations!
Mummy Pumpkin Craft – The pumpkins love to get in on the dressing up fun like our little gnomes! The pumpkins become mummies with this fun and easy craft. Kids will love to get wrapped up in creating a not-so-spooky Halloween decoration.
Handprint Werewolf Craft – These friendly werewolves made from your little ones’ handprints will be howling at the full moon! This craft is great for kids of all ages, it’s easy to make, and easy to clean up! It’s a good activity to practice fine motor control, cutting, and creativity with a spooky Halloween character!
Halloween Activities For Kids
Embrace the spookiness of bats this Halloween with our free printable bat worksheets! These sheets are designed to captivate kids’ interest while they learn about the fascinating creatures.
With engaging activities like a letter maze, handwriting practice, and labeling a bat, these worksheets enhance fine motor skills, scissor skills, and more. They merge fun with skill development, making them a perfect choice for a Halloween inspired activity.
Add a festive and educational twist to Halloween with our printable candy corn pattern worksheets. Featuring candy corn characters in Halloween costumes, like witches and pirates, these worksheets are ideal for preschoolers and kindergartners learning pattern recognition.
Download and print these engaging worksheets to make learning enjoyable during the spooky season. Your child or students will have a blast as they explore patterns while embracing the holiday spirit.
Have some Halloween fun with a kid-friendly memory game! This Halloween matching game is great to play with friends or siblings or independently.
Kids will boost visual memory, concentration, discrimination, and vocabulary skills while enjoying cute Halloween themed illustrations like pumpkins and ghosts. This engaging game promises a fun way to pass the time and enhance cognitive abilities, making it a good choice for entertainment and skill-building.
Enhance cutting skills and fine motor abilities with these Frankenstein cutting worksheets. These engaging printables that feature friendly Frankenstein themed images are ideal for early learners.
The activities have kids practicing cutting along a dotted line across the page in various directions. This resource is an enjoyable and skill-boosting addition to any Halloween themed lesson!
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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
- Mummy template
- Download the mummy template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the face to the top and middle of the beard.
- Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, in the middle of the face.
- Next, take the nose and glue it in between the eyes and mouth.
- Glue the hat to the top of the gnome's head.
- Take the completed head and glue it to the top of the gnome's body.
- Place the feet at the bottom of the gnome's body and glue them in place.
- Use the markers to color the candy, then glue the candy in the middle of the gnome's body.
- Finish by gluing the hands on both sides of the candy so it looks like he's holding it.