Easy Halloween crafts for toddlers and preschoolers: pumpkin activities, craft ideas, sensory play, and books too!
Updated September 2023
It can be hard to find age-appropriate art activities and with Halloween right around the corner, you might be at a loss for toddler fun.
The Artful Parent team rounded up Halloween arts and crafts ideas just right for your littles! Below is our list filled with tried-and-true favorites, along with new ideas sprinkled throughout.
Here are arts and crafts for toddlers that will bring lots of fun and smiles this fall season.
Easy Halloween Crafts
1. Pumpkin Painting
Painting pumpkins for Halloween is a great no carve option for kids. Pour and squeeze paint, along with other fun ideas!
2. Halloween Suncatchers
Decorate your windows with these easy Halloween suncatchers! A low mess craft for kids using tissue paper and paper plates.
3. Easy Halloween Playdough Ideas
Try these fun Halloween playdough ideas for kids: create spooky monsters, cute lil pumpkins, creepy spiders, and more!
4. Halloween Sensory Bin Ideas
Use cloud dough with these Halloween sensory bin ideas for slightly spooky sensory play fun.
5. Make Painted Paper Leaves
Celebrate the colors of fall with your own colored leaf creations! Cut out leaves from paper or purchase pre-cut leaves to paint.
6. Make Potato Prints for Halloween
Halloween potato prints are a fun (and slightly spooky) Halloween arts and crafts for kids.
7. Fall Sensory Bins for Kids
Try these 10 amazing fall sensory bins with many taste safe ideas. Perfect for babies & toddlers too! Ideas include water play and sensory foam, pumpkin oobleck and the like!
8. Pounding Pumpkins
Kids love the opportunity to use real tools and gain life skills with this pounding pumpkin activity. Use a small pumpkin for individual kids or get a jumbo size for collaborative work!
9. Halloween Monster Bread
Create monsters with dough, then bake, and eat this delicious Halloween treat!
10. Make a Spiderweb with Marble Rolling
This is a great Halloween art activity for even the youngest kids that can also double as decoration.
More Halloween Arts and Crafts for Kids
Want even more Halloween fun?
Check out our Halloween Creativity Pack!
This 45-page printable eBook is full of seasonal coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and art projects.
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