Halloween can be quite a scary time for little ones but you can make it fun and a lot less scary for them with some fun and easy crafts for toddlers. We’ve put together our favourites that J, T and myself loved doing when they were young. Ones that really worked and that toddlers can actually do. So here you go our pick of THE BEST Halloween Crafts for Toddlers.
Check out these Ideas for making Halloween Not So Scary for Toddlers that you can do as a family.
What the video below for a simple and easy toddler craft for Halloween that you can use to create decorations or add to the front of a Halloween card.
Halloween Crafts for Toddlers
As well as these easy Halloween Crafts for tots we love to get creative in the kitchen – our Witches Cauldron Cakes were one of the first forays in the kitchen we shared here on Rainy Day Mum. We made them with a 7-month-old, 20-month-old and a 2 and 1-month-old! Yes, I was a little crazy with 3 toddlers in the kitchen but they were easy if a little bit messy to make.
Why not make a Halloween Wreath with your Toddler these simple to make invitations to create wreaths for Halloween from Toddler Approved are simple to do and it let your toddlers get creative and express themselves without you leading the activity.
Check out these different types of simple Spooky Crafts for toddlers that you and your little kids can do at home.
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Monster Halloween Crafts for Toddlers
These fun and silly Halloween Monster Faces are a great simple Craft for Toddlers to Make. It helps practice scissor skills and allows your toddlers to use their imagination. With younger toddlers you could cut out the face parts yourself with older toddlers then why not let them tear and cut the face parts themselves.
How about giving a try at letting your toddler decorate their own fabric monsters with this simple idea from Mama Smiles.
Cardboard Tubes are always popular for crafting with and they make an easy material for Toddlers to use so these Cardboard Tube Monsters from Creative Playhouse are fun to make and simple to do with the little ones.
Not so much a craft but really easy to make with toddlers these Monster Krispie Cakes are fun to make together and you have a delicious treat afterwards.
Another monster treat which is definitely creative is making Monster Cookies – follow these simple directions on how to decorate monster cookies with your toddlers from Red Ted Art
Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers
Have you tried spin art? It’s a really fun way to create with toddlers and works some of those bigger muscles as they spin the machine. We used our salad spinner to create these fun and easy Spin Art Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns.
I love activities that are really open and not too messy as well as the full-on messy art that we do. This simple Pumpkin Art Activity from Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails was one that I set up regularly for mine to do at the table in the kitchen. They would sit and create whilst I cooked dinner.
Paper Plates are one of our favourite crafting materials with toddlers we even used them for our spin art Pumpkins. These Jack O’Lantern Masks are ideal for Toddlers and you to make together and you then have a fun mask to wear for a not so scary Halloween Costume.
Make some easy Jack-o-lanterns to hang around the house like the ones above – we still use our ones to decorate each year with electric tea lights inside.
With little ones we wouldn’t recommend carving pumpkins but there are lots of other ways that you can us real pumpkins with them.
These mini pumpkins are decorated with lots of fun materials find out the different ideas for decorating pumpkins over on Fun Littles.
My daughter loved making this Sparkle Pumpkins from The Imagination Tree all that glitter and gems was a real hit with her.
I am not sure what my kids liked best when making these Cereal Pumpkin Pictures from Here Come The Girls – the glueing them and getting messy or the number of loops that made it out of the bowls and into their stomachs.
Ghost Crafts for Toddlers
These ghosts are very simple to make and your toddlers will love adding on the eyes as well as giving them expressions. Check out the full step by step to making Straw Blown Ghosts with Toddlers this Halloween Here!
Footprint and handprint crafts are always fun to do with toddlers and these Footprint Ghost Cards from Mummy Mummy Mum would be perfect to send to family from your toddlers for Halloween.
Have you tried making your own puppets with your toddlers? You can make them for your favourite rhymes and then use them in play these Ghost Puppets from Toddler Approved are really easy to make and you and your toddler can then sing along with the Ghost Rhyme in the post.
Cookie cutters aren’t just for cookie making they are perfect for using with arts and crafts and make it easy for your toddlers to make shapes and print. These Simple Cookie Cutter Ghosts were a lot of fun to make. And check out the post as we also have ideas on creating Hand Print Ghosts and Egg Carton Ghosts with your Toddlers.
Why not create your own DIY life-sized skeletons with the kids.
More Halloween Ideas for you to do with your Toddlers
We have lots of simple Halloween Recipes to Cook with Kids many of which are ideal for cooking with Toddlers check out these fun ideas.
When you have finished with all of the activities, crafts and recipes we’ve shared why not snuggle up on the sofa or at bedtime with some of our favourite Not so Spooky Halloween Books for Toddlers book recommendations.
Halloween can be a little scary for your toddlers check out our ideas for helping your toddlers understand Halloween and making it fun and a lot less scary.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.