One thing that’s a Halloween tradition in our home is watching Spookley on Disney Jr. We stumbled upon it by accident almost 8 years ago and have watched it every year since!
Recently, we made this paper plate Spookley the Square Pumpkin craft to celebrate Halloween and these fun memories.
It comes with a printable template that makes it super simple to create with your preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-aged children!
Watch our quick video tutorial or read our directions below to learn how to make it at home. Also, check out all of our Halloween crafts for kids for more ideas!
Easy Spookley Craft
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- Paper plates
- Orange paint
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Spookley template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Spookley template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin layers of orange paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
Place the square pumpkin template on the dry paper plate, trace and cut it out.
Place his stem at the top of the paper plate and glue in place.
Glue the eyes in the middle of the paper plate. If you want to define the eyes, trace the eyes with a thick, black marker.
Draw on Spookley’s eyebrows above the eyes and his mouth below the eyes.
Position one leaf arm on each side of the paper plate and glue to the back.
That’s it! Isn’t he so cute?!
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 Ideas For Kids
If you love this craft, we’re pretty sure you’d enjoy making a Halloween unit to engage and educate your child. Don’t worry – it’s not hard to do! Here are some ideas to get you started!
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!
First, set aside some time to do a few Halloween crafts, like this one. Some of our reader’s favorites include:
Handprint Bat Craft – This craft is so easy, even the littlest bat in the cave can do it! Grab a few simple supplies and get started! It’s also 100% paint free so there’s no giant mess to worry about.
Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Craft – These Mickey Mouse pumpkins are too cute! And they’re easy enough for even the littlest Disney fans to make. Just gather up some paper, scissors, and glue. In no time, you’ll have a whole patch of these adorable pumpkins.
Frankenstein Headband Craft – These DIY Frankenstein headbands are perfect for a Halloween party or dress-up! They’re easy to make from paper or kids can color in a black-and-white version. Plus, they’ll make your kids look like cute little monsters.
Witch Popsicle Stick Craft – If you’re looking for a fun and easy Halloween craft for kids, look no further than the trusty popsicle stick! With just a few supplies, you can turn these humble sticks into spooky witches that are perfect for decoration.
Another activity we love to do with young kids is sensory activities!
We made this glow-in-the-dark Halloween sensory bin a few years ago and it was a major hit. Just grab some food dye, spaghetti, and some glowing eyeball balls and your kids will have a blast!
Another easy activity is this Halloween sensory bottle. Just grab some Halloween-themed erasers from the dollar store and a few other supplies and you’re set. It’s great for helping kids relax and unwind too!
We also love this edible eyeball sensory play. It’s great for kids of all ages and looks like so much fun!
Arts and crafts are favorites in our home and I’m sure in yours as well!
If your kids are just over the moon for Spookley, they’ll love this Spookley the Square pumpkin art project. It’s a simple way to introduce young kids to watercolors!
These handprint ghosts are a simple and easy art project for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten-aged kids.
If your kids love coloring, try out this sugar skull coloring page. You can add your own unique embellishments like glitter, sequins, and gems!
You could also try out this apple stamp pumpkin craft. Little ones will have a blast making their own jack o’ lanterns with apples.
We also love this pumpkin spin art for kids!
If you’d like to have some more education-focused activities, this Halloween I Spy is perfect for counting and visual recognition. Just print it out and hand it to the kids.
These Halloween pattern block mats are great for kids working on fine motor skills, learning shapes and patterns. It’s a great hands-on educational activity you can use at home or in the classroom.
Use this Halloween matching game for a fun way to play with the kids and work on visual memory! They’re helpful for teaching kids how to take turns as well.
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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
- Paper plates
- Orange paint
- White cardstock
- Green cardstock
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Spookley template (download form located at the end of this post)
- Download the Spookley template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin layers of orange paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
- Place the square pumpkin template on the dry paper plate, trace and cut it out.
- Place his stem at the top of the paper plate and glue in place.
- Glue the eyes in the middle of the paper plate. If you want to define the eyes, trace the eyes with a thick, black marker.
- Draw on Spookley's eyebrows above the eyes and his mouth below the eyes.
- Position one leaf arm on each side of the paper plate and glue to the back.