Cooler fall weather is here, which is so welcomed after a hot summer! It’s a great time of year to go for a nature walk. We love to see the leaves changing colors, and the squirrels scamper about gathering nuts for the winter.
Those cute little animals inspired this fun squirrel pumpkin craft. The kids will go nuts to create their own, and get into the Halloween spirit!
This papercraft is perfect if you’re looking to give your pumpkin a disguise or create pumpkins to decorate with this fall.
No need for pumpkin carving skills for this activity though, which makes it perfect for your little ones. They’ll love making their very own pumpkin. Just grab the paper, scissors, and glue to transform a simple pumpkin into this nutty character!
If you’re looking for more ways to dress up pumpkins this Halloween, be sure to check out our pumpkin crafts for kids for lots of ideas!
Paper Pumpkin Craft
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Squirrel template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the squirrel pumpkin craft, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the lower part of the face to the bottom of the pumpkin base.
Take the nose and glue it to the top of the mouth lines, then glue the teeth beneath the mouth.
Place each of the eyes on the rounded part of the lower face and glue them in place.
Next, glue the cheeks below each of the eyes.
Finish up by gluing the stem to the top and back of the pumpkin.
Isn’t that such a cute and fun Halloween craft for kids? We hope your kids love it!
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
Halloween is such a fun time of year to be creative from costumes to decorations! It’s the perfect time for kids to use that creativity for fun and educational activities at home or in the classroom.
We have lots of Halloween projects and activities that will keep your little ghosts and goblins busy all season long. Nothing too spooky here, they’re all kid-friendly ideas your kids will enjoy.
Browse through our list of ideas and save the ones that are best for your kids!
Kids’ Halloween Books
Halloween is a time for ghosts, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. But it’s also a time for candy, costumes, and parties. And what would Halloween be without a few good spooky stories?
Reading aloud to kids during Halloween is a great way to get them into the holiday spirit. Not only will they enjoy the spooky tales, but they’ll also get a chance to practice their reading skills.
So turn off the TV, put away the video games, and curl up with a good book this Halloween. Your kids will be glad you did.
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
Crafting is a fun learning tool that is beneficial to children’s development. It provides them with opportunities to be creative and artistic!
Crafting can encourage curiosity and problem-solving. It’s a great way to learn various skills like using scissors, following directions, and hand-eye coordination. Get your kids inspired to craft with these fun Halloween crafts below:
Bat Pumpkin Craft – Want to get into the Halloween spirit? Do some spooky crafts! Your kiddos will love to turn this little pumpkin into a bat! You don’t have to stop at just one! Have several bats flying up the wall to have a ‘cauldron of bats’! Isn’t that name to describe a group of bats perfect for this time of year?!
Paper Plate Monster Craft – Gather up your little monsters to have them create this super fun craft. They can totally customize it to be whatever they can imagine. The kids can hang it on their door as a Halloween wreath, or even use it as a mask puppet!
Handprint Zombie Craft – This is a fun and spooky Halloween craft your little ghouls and goblins will have a blast creating. Don’t worry, these little zombies aren’t too scary! Everything you need is listed in the post to turn your child’s sweet handprints into a spooky zombie!
Candy Corn Craft – Whether you love or hate the candy, your kids will absolutely love this sweet craft! It’s fun, easy, and inexpensive to pull together. Grab your crafting supplies, so your little ones can bring this Halloween candy to life!
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Our Halloween pattern block mats are all dressed up for the holiday! These mats will make the already fun task of playing with pattern blocks even more fun when the kids see these fun characters. Download this set for your kids to have a spooky good time.
Your little ghouls will have a blast with these Halloween do a dot printables. They are filled with pages of fun that feature cute Halloween characters and objects. The kiddos will love learning and coloring with this festive set from coloring to number hunts!
Our sweet friend has dressed up in 3 different costumes in these candy corn coloring pages. Have the kids color one or all three pages of this super cute character! They’re perfect for Halloween and are an easy, no-prep activity to color at home or in the classroom!
This iconic Halloween creature is ready to swoop in for batty good fun with these bat worksheets. Just print out the pages to keep kids learning and engaged this holiday. They’ll work on necessary skills like handwriting all while having fun!
More Halloween Fun
- Kids will have a blast with this Halloween playdough kit!
- This tie-dye jack o’lantern kids’ t-shirt is so cute!
- Get these personalized Halloween treat bags to use year after year.
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
- Squirrel template
- Download the squirrel pumpkin craft, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the lower part of the face to the bottom of the pumpkin base.
- Take the nose and glue it to the top of the mouth lines, then glue the teeth beneath the mouth.
- Place each of the eyes on the rounded part of the lower face and glue them in place.
- Next, glue the cheeks below each of the eyes.
- Finish up by gluing the stem to the top and back of the pumpkin.