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Paper Plate Candy Corn Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Halloween is a time of year where kids can get extra creative!

Halloween crafts are not only fun for children, but they can also help kids with their development.

Crafting can help with scissor skills, focus, creativity, and fine motor skills to name just a few.

This paper plate candy corn craft is perfect for preschool or kindergarten aged children!

We’re giving you a free printable template so you can make this Halloween craft even more simple!

Also, be sure to browse through all of our fun candy corn activities for kids.

Candy Corn Kids Craft

paper plate candy corn craft image collage with the words paper plate candy corn

Supplies

  • Paper Plates
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Candy corn template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the candy corn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper plate candy corn template

Begin by painting a little less than half of a paper plate yellow. Let dry completely before moving on.

hand painting paper plate yellow

Place the candy corn template on the paper plate, trace with a pencil, and cut it out.

hand tracing candy corn template onto paper plate

Position the orange middle piece slightly overlapping the top of the yellow section you painted earlier. Glue it down.

hand gluing orange paper onto paper plate candy corn craft

Next, place the eyes in the middle of the white portion, almost to where the white and orange sections meet.

hand gluing eye onto paper plate candy corn craft

Glue the cheeks just below the eyes on either side of the candy corn.

hand gluing cheek onto paper plate candy corn craft

Finish off by drawing a smile between the two cheeks.

hand drawing smile on paper plate candy corn craft

That’s all there is to it! Isn’t this the happiest candy corn you’ve ever seen?!

hand holding candy corn craft

Halloween Unit For Kids

Reading aloud to preschoolers has many benefits for their development. One of these benefits is that reading aloud helps their language development.

It also helps them develop an understanding of concepts and learn how to tell a story from the pictures. Reading aloud has also been shown to help improve literacy skills and vocabulary. Not only does reading aloud help develop language skills, but it also helps build a strong bond between the child and their parents.

All those reasons and more are why we like to start every new theme by reading books aloud!

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!

two paper plate candy corn crafts

Crafting is fun and beneficial for preschool kids because it teaches them how to use their hands and imagination. Crafts can also be used to teach the children about shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes.

Add in more crafty time with these spooky Halloween crafts:

These Halloween do a dot printables are great for preschoolers. They’re a fun, interactive way to get preschoolers to practice and increase their fine motor skills, counting, following directions, and more!

Want more spooky learning? These Halloween pattern block mats are great fun for your kids. Not only will they help them learn shapes and colors, but they can also learn patterns too. They’re super simple to use too; just print, laminate, and play!

candy corn craft

Coloring can be one of the most stress-relieving activities you can let your child do. Not only do kids feel relaxed after letting their creative juices flow, but they also improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills when using crayons or markers. Add in these free Halloween coloring pages to have relaxing fun with your kids!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Halloween Ideas For Kids

hand holding candy corn craft

Paper Plate Candy Corn Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids love to paint and cut, so this paper plate candy corn is the perfect craft. It's also a fun way to get them excited about Halloween!

Materials

  • Paper Plates
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Candy corn template

Instructions

  1. Download the candy corn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by painting a little less than half of a paper plate yellow. Let dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the candy corn template on the paper plate, trace with a pencil, and cut it out.
  4. Position the orange middle piece slightly overlapping the top of the yellow section you painted earlier. Glue it down.
  5. Next, place the eyes in the middle of the white portion, almost to where the white and orange sections meet.
  6. Glue the cheeks just below the eyes on either side of the candy corn.
  7. Finish off by drawing a smile between the two cheeks.

Candy Corn Printable Template

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