In our house, crafting is undoubtedly the number one hobby of everyone living here, right down to the youngest kids. This makes doing a DIY project an awesome bonding activity, but we have to make sure that we have plenty ideas on hand that everyone, of all ages, will actually be capable of and interested in! Our older kids have plenty of things they’re good at and like to do, but we’re always keeping our eyes peeled for cute themed and seasonal crafts for our toddler aged children to make sure they get to be creative and learn that way along with everyone else too. Halloween is no exception!
Are you feeling just as interested as we were, if not more, in the idea of learning how to make a few new kinds of cute, Halloween themed toddler crafts? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we came across in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Toilet roll mummies
If you ask us, crafts made with empty toilet rolls are some of the very best ones because the things you need to put them together are affordable and accessible and the techniques are always easy! We’re sure it’ll come as no surprise, then, that we really loved this toilet roll mummy idea outlined step by step on Happy Hooligans. All you need besides the roll is some tissue, some string, some glue, and two googly eyes!
2. Spider web plates
Just like the toilet roll crafts we’ve just raved about, paper plates make for another classic in the kids’ crafting world! Our kids have been really obsessed with spiders lately after finding a huge one living in a very spooky looking web on the porch right as the seasons changed, so this adorable string web, felt spider, and paper plate snack from Annelily Designs was huge hit in our house.
3. Spooky egg carton bats
Are you actually feeling quite intrigued indeed by the idea of making crafts with your toddlers out of things that you can upcycle from your own recycling bin but you’d like to expand the idea outside of just toilet rolls? In that case, we’d suggest reading for the empty egg carton too! Crafts by Courtney guides you step by step through the process of making these funny little bats.
4. Fall leaf ghosts
Has the best part of fall for your kids so far been raking (and then jumping in) the leaves in the yard, but you know that the colder and wetter the weather gets, the less they’ll get to play with them? Then why not do a craft with some leaves that you collected instead, for those days when they can’t go outside? Check out how easy this adorable dried leaf painted ghosts featured on The Art 123 are to make!
5. Handprint spiders
When your little ones are crafting, are they definitely the kinds of budding artists who likes to gets as hands-on as possible and as messy as you’ll let them be? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really love the way Housing a Forest outlines the process for making these awesome handprint spiders that will let your gets do just that! Cut them out and finish them off with some googly eyes, et voila!
6. Paper plate Halloween cat
Did we really catch your attention with the idea of making a paper plate kids’ craft for Halloween but you know your kids will pay more attention to a simple cut and paste craft than they will to one that involves lacing techniques? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along a little better with something like this simple Halloween paper plate and sponge painting craft outlined step by step on Toddler Toddler.
7. Masking tape mummies
Rather than doing any kind of hand printing and finger painting, are you actually on the lookout for something that’s essentially about as mess free as a toddler’s craft could possibly be? In that case, we’re pretty sure Somewhat Simple has just the kind of project you’re looking for! Check out how they cut out the shape of a body and used masking tape stuck down at all different angles to make bandages like a mummy.
8. Coffee filter lollipop ghosts
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to get creative with your kids this Halloween, would you actually rather make something that your kids can share with their friends? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Craft Create Cook upcycled a few coffee filters and tied them with ribbons in order to make these cute lollipop ghosts that the kids can pass out to their pals!
9. Torn paper candy corn craft
Are you still thinking about how much you loved the idea of doing some kind of easy cut and paste craft with your kids because you know that’s something they’ve tried before so they can handle it mostly by themselves? Well, just in case you do want to put a cut spin on things that we found our own kids got a real kick out of, here’s a tutorial from Thriving Home that shows you how to make a mosaic kind of effect by filling in colours with pieces of torn paper on a template.
10. Marshmallow mummies
When it comes to keeping the attention of little kids, what’s better than a craft and a snack in one place? Well, crafting with your snacks might be just as cool, so long as you remind everyone not to eat the ones with the glue on them! This adorable mini marshmallow mummy craft outlined step by step on Toddler approved is the perfect example of what we mean.
11. Tissue paper pumpkins
If you’ve never made any kind of sun catcher or tissue paper window decor before than we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something really fun! We’d suggest fixing that situation by giving this fantastic tissue paper and wax hanging pumpkin idea outlined step by step on Smashed Peas and Carrots a try.
12. Cotton swab skeletons
Are your kids always a little more interested than usual on the occasions where they get to craft with something a little bit unconventional? Our little artists have always loved turning random household items into creative projects so we’re sure you can imagine how well this funny little cotton swab skeleton idea from She Knows went over at our place!
13. Handprint witch craft
Did we actually really catch your attention very well indeed when we started talking about the idea of making handprint things and really getting hands-on with the paint because you know your kids will love that, but you weren’t convinced by the previous idea we showed you because you know your kids have never liked spiders? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like these funny handprint witches outlined step by step on Crafty Morning.
14. Cotton ball ghosts
Are you actually feeling so enamoured with the idea of making funny little Halloween crafts with your household items that you’re keeping your eyes peeled for more than just the cotton swab idea we showed you earlier? Then perhaps you’ll get a kick out of this idea that puts cotton balls to use as well! We love the way Happy Hooligans made fuzzy little ghosts by pulling the cotton apart and gluing it down.
15. Finger painted witch hat
Just in case you’re still feeling intrigued by the idea of letting your kids get their hands right into the paint, here’s another idea for your bookmarked list that will let them do it in a different way! Take a better look at this simple tutorial from Little Family Fun to see how they did some sectioned painting just like you would with a brush in order to make a witch hat… but this time just using their fingers.
Have you made other awesome toddler friendly Halloween crafts before that your kids enjoyed very much indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it in the comments section or link us to photos of your work!