Halloween isn’t just about costumes and candy – it’s also a chance to get creative! Kids love to help decorate for the holiday, and maybe even get in on carving a pumpkin.
When you want to skip the mess (and sharp tools), but still decorate a pumpkin, this ninja pumpkin craft is just the thing. Kids will love transforming a plain paper pumpkin into a stealthy ninja.
Explore more Halloween crafts for kids and turn this holiday into a fun way to learn and get creative!
Pumpkin Halloween Craft
This pumpkin dressed in a ninja disguise is made with just a few supplies like paper, scissors, and glue. Not only will kids love to show off their cool ninja moves, they’ll show off their scissor skills and fine motor skills when they assemble their ninja.
We’ve also provided a color, cut, and paste version for your younger ninjas that want to get in on this craft.
Gather your craft supplies, download and print the template that’s best suited for your kids, and make this fun Halloween craft with them.
- Colored yardstick or construction paper
- Ninja template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the ninja template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the eyes on the face, one on each side of the nose.
Take the eyebrows and glue them so they’re slightly overlapping the top of the eyes.
Next, glue the face in the middle of the pumpkin.
Finish up by gluing the head band just above the face, then trim off the excess paper on the straight side of the head band.
Be sure to check out all the fun crafts we have here at Simple Everyday Mom this holiday season!
Fun Halloween Activities For Kids
Get ready for some spellbinding Halloween activities for kids! Our cauldron filled with crafts and educational activities promises endless fun, learning, and excitement for kids.
They’re bound to keep young minds engaged and entertained, so check out some of our favorites below. Save the ones your little ghosts and ghouls will love to do!
Halloween Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids is one of the best things you can do for their development and also helps build a strong foundation for their language and literacy skills.
By reading to them regularly, you’re exposing them to new words, concepts, and ideas that they may not encounter in everyday life. It can also encourage a love of reading and learning that will last a lifetime.
Reading together can be a fun and engaging activity for families, allowing you to explore exciting new worlds and adventures without ever leaving your living room!
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
Boost your child’s fine motor skills and cognitive thinking with a craft! Crafting is a fantastic way for kids to practice problem solving, using scissors, and following instructions.
When kids craft, they’re not just making art, they’re building confidence and having a blast while learning new things. Create some spook-tacular memories with some of our fun Halloween crafts below.
Paper Plate Frankenstein Craft – Get ready to bring Frankenstein to life in the most creative way! With just few supplies like a paper plate, paint, and our free template, you’ll have all you need for kids to craft their very own friendly monster.
Candy Corn Craft – Are you team candy corn or no? No matter if you like to eat it, or just decorate with it, this candy is the star of this sweet fall craft. Your little ones will love bringing this Halloween candy to life complete with bendy arms and legs!
Zombie Pumpkin Craft – This not-so-scary zombie is a fun and creative way for kids to dress up their paper pumpkins! Your little ghouls and goblins will have a blast creating this spooky craft perfect for Halloween.
Handprint Vampire Craft – Kids can make a vampire’s iconic red collar with their own handprints! You don’t have to wait for the sun to go down for kids to personalize this vampire!
More Halloween Activities For Kids
Kids will be excited to break out the watercolors with this fun Spookley the Square Pumpkin art project! They’ll create artwork they’re proud of and bring Spookley to life with each stroke of their paint brush! This art project is a great way for kids to boost their fine motor skills and scissor skills.
Our free printable bat worksheets are a great activity for kids to do this Halloween! This iconic Halloween creature is fascinating and kids can learn a little more about them with our label the bat worksheet.
They’ll also focus on the letter B with a handwriting page and letter maze! These three worksheets are great for helping kids develop fine motor skills and scissor skills as well!
Our little candy corn has dressed up for Halloween! You’ll find the candy dressed as a mummy, vampire, and witch in our candy corn coloring pages.
These pages have lots of open space so they’re easy for little hands to color in. Download these three coloring pages for a fun and easy activity to do with the kids this Halloween.
Get your kids ready to explore, learn, and have a little spooky fun with letters this Halloween! These Halloween letter worksheets will give kids some practice recognizing different letters with bats, spiders, and ghosts!
Customize their learning experience with the blank version that you can fill in your own letters. This activity also has kids using their matching skills as they draw a line to the matching letters.
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!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored yardstick or construction paper
- Ninja template
- Download the ninja template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the eyes on the face, one on each side of the nose.
- Take the eyebrows and glue them so they're slightly overlapping the top of the eyes.
- Next, glue the face in the middle of the pumpkin.
- Finish up by gluing the head band just above the face, then trim off the excess paper on the straight side of the head band.