Who’s ready for Halloween???
If you’re here chances are you love celebrating Halloween with your family! And we do too!
But it’s not always easy to find non-scary ideas. Sometimes all you see is that gross Halloween stuff. You know what I’m talking about, right?
Well, that’s not what you’ll find here. This paper plate vampire craft is fun, very Halloween-y, and totally appropriate for young children!
We’ve made tons of paper plate crafts for kids and this is just our newest one.
To make this Halloween craft even simpler, we’ve included a free printable template for you to download.
Use it with your kids, your students, or even at a daycare facility; young kids of all ages will have a blast making it this fall!
Also, browse through all of our Halloween crafts for kids for even more ideas.
Easy Vampire Craft
- Paper plates
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Vampire template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the vampire template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Paint your paper plate with 1-2 thin coats of paint and let dry completely. We used light blue and light purple, but feel free to pick any color your child wants!
Place the vampire’s face template on the dry paper plate and place it as close to the edge as you can. Trace the template and cut it out. Place the ear template on the unused portion of the painted paper plate, trace, and cut the ears out as well.
Glue the vampire’s hair to the top of the paper plate. Take the ears and glue them to the back of the paper plate, right around the end of the hairline.
Position the eyes in the middle of the plate and glue them in place.
Use the marker to draw on a small nose and smile just below the eyes. Glue the vampire fangs just below the mouth you drew on.
Isn’t this such a cute and simple Halloween craft?! It’s perfect for making with preschoolers, pre k and kindergarten children.
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
Create an entire Halloween unit study around this vampire craft with these easy ideas below!
Reading aloud to children is good for their development. It can help them learn how to read. It also helps with their vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and thinking skills! Because of these reasons, we recommend adding books to your unit studies.
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
Grab your crafting supplies and add in some more spooky projects! Here are some of our top picks:
Monster Popsicle Stick Craft – These monsters are so much fun for kids to make! They can get creative and have fun deciding what kind of monster they want to create. Each one is unique and has its own personality. It’s a great activity for a rainy day or when the kids are feeling bored.
Vampire Paper Bag Craft – This is one vampire craft that won’t give you a case of the heebie jeebies! Your kids will love making these fanged friends, and they’ll have a blast playing with them when they’re done.
Preschool Bat Craft – Here’s a fun and simple bat craft for kids that has a free template! This activity is perfect for Halloween! All you need is some black construction paper, scissors, and glue.
Spookley The Square Pumpkin Craft – Fall is upon us, and that means it’s time to get crafty! This Spookley the Square pumpkin craft is perfect for kids of all ages. And the best part? It’s made entirely out of paper!
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Now is the time to add in some more learning activities! Try out these Halloween do a dot printables. They’ll help with counting, learning letters, and recognizing numbers.
These Halloween color by number printables were created just for you! They’re perfect if you’re looking for an easy way to keep your little ones occupied on a rainy day or want some no-prep activities to do at home or in the classroom. The best part is that they only require crayons (or markers) and there’s no prep work required besides printing!
We think your kids are going to love these candy corn worksheets that will help them learn the letter C. These printables are easy to use – just print and go!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Paper plates
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Vampire template (download form located at the end of this post)
- Download the vampire template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Paint your paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of paint and let dry completely. We used light blue and light purple, but feel free to pick any color your child wants!
- Place the vampire's face template on the dry paper plate and place it as close to the edge as you can. Trace the template and cut out. Place the ear template on the unused portion of the painted paper plate, trace and cut the ears out as well.
- Glue the vampire's hair to the top of the paper plate. Take the ears and glue them to the back of the paper plate, right around the end of the hairline.
- Position the eyes in the middle of the plate and glue in place.
- Use the marker to draw on a small nose and smile just below the eyes. Glue the vampire fangs just below the mouth you drew on.