It’s that time of year when everyone is excited about Halloween! They’re getting costumes ready, and putting the finishing touches on decorations for the big day.
We have something new brewing in our big cauldron of crafts for your little witches and wizards. They’ll love to brew their own potion in this witches brew handprint craft!
The bubbling contents of this spooky cauldron are made with the kids’ own handprints for a great personalized touch. They’ll work on several skills when they assemble this really fun project from scissor skills to following instructions.
The kids will definitely be in the Halloween spirit after making this craft. Our cauldron of crafts is bubbling over with more Halloween crafts for kids to make. Be sure to check them out to keep the holiday fun going!
Easy Handprint Cauldron Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Small pom poms (optional)
- Witches’ brew template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the witch’s brew template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the skull to the middle of the cauldron.
Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out. Take the handprint and glue it to the potion liquid piece.
Next, take the bone stirrer and glue it somewhere on the liquid piece. Trim off any part of the bone that hangs off the bottom.
Place the handprint piece and glue it to the top of the cauldron.
Optionally, add some colorful pom pom bubbles to the bottom of the potion liquid.
Isn’t that the cutest cauldron you’ve ever made?! Check out our other handprint crafts for kids for them to make this holiday season too!
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
This time of year is a great time to engage kids with entertaining crafts and activities. We have lots of ideas to keep them learning, all while creating something fun and imaginative.
Halloween is the perfect time to be creative, so we gathered some of our favorite ideas that your kids will have a blast doing. Keep reading below to choose projects and activities to do this Halloween.
Kids’ Halloween Books
Most people think of Halloween as a time for candy, costumes, and parties. However, it can also be a great opportunity to bond with your kids and instill a love of reading.
Reading to your kids is a good idea because it can create lasting memories, teach them about other cultures, and help them develop a lifelong love of reading. When you read to your kids, you are creating memories that they will cherish forever. They will always remember the time that you spent together reading spooky stories by the fire!
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 great way to have kids gain confidence in various skills. They take pride in their completed work, and along the way, they learn some valuable lessons. They learn a variety of things like using scissors, following directions, patience, and problem-solving.
A lot of times these lessons are by-products of a fun activity or project where they were able to be creative and use their imaginations! Crafting also helps children express themselves when the vocabulary may not be there, yet.
Get your kids inspired to craft this Halloween season with some of our favorites below:
Frankenstein Tissue Paper Craft – Your little monsters will love creating their own green monster. Nothing too scary here, just this cute Frankenstein monster that your kids will have fun bringing to life! It’s a great project to work on fine motor skills, so grab the tissue paper to get the kids busy crafting!
Vampire Paper Bag Puppet Craft – No blood is required with this spooky vampire craft! The kids will have a blast making their own puppet to play with or use as a Halloween decoration! And since we don’t mind these little vampires, no garlic is necessary to keep them away.
Paper Plate Bat Craft – Don’t go batty, keep the kids busy with this paper plate craft! It’s a festive craft your little ones will love to see come to life! In no time, you’ll have bats flying all over the house this Halloween!
Handprint Witch Craft – We have just the spell to cast this Halloween to have lots of fun! This festive handprint craft is easy enough for your little witches to make! They’ll love to see how their own handprint can be turned into a Halloween character!
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Need a fun Halloween activity to keep the kiddos busy learning? We’ve got you covered with these bat worksheets. The kids will go batty to learn more about these fascinating creatures. The best part is, they’re having fun all while working on handwriting, cutting with scissors, letter recognition, and more!
These Halloween do a dot printables are filled with lots of festive learning from coloring to letters and numbers. Your ghosts and ghouls will stay engaged and entertained with these pages featuring cute Halloween characters! You can laminate them to use with dry-erase markers for repeated use this Halloween season!
We love a good costume! Even our Halloween pattern block mats got dressed up for the holiday! These cute Halloween characters make playing with shapes even more fun! They’ll love matching the shapes making up ghosts and witches. Be sure to laminate the mats, so you can use them again and again for some quiet learning time.
Have some extra time to spare? Your kids will love to play this Halloween matching game! Friends or siblings can play this matching game together, or kids can even play it independently. This matching game is featuring lots of cute Halloween pictures that will help your kids with visual memory and concentration. Download your free copy to get the fun started!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Small pom poms (optional)
- Witches' brew template
- Download the witch's brew template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the skull to the middle of the cauldron.
- Trace your child's hand onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out. Take the handprint and glue it to the potion liquid piece.
- Next, take the bone stirrer and glue it somewhere on the liquid piece. Trim off any part of the bone that hangs off the bottom.
- Place the handprint piece and glue it to the top of the cauldron.
- Optionally, add some colorful pom pom bubbles to the bottom of the potion liquid.