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10 Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
October 16, 2023

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.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

Here are arts and crafts for toddlers that will bring lots of fun and smiles this fall season.

Easy Halloween Crafts

painted pumpkins
Photo by Rachel Withers

1. Pumpkin Painting

Painting pumpkins for Halloween is a great no carve option for kids. Pour and squeeze paint, along with other fun ideas!

halloween suncatcher
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

2. Halloween Suncatchers

Decorate your windows with these easy Halloween suncatchers! A low mess craft for kids using tissue paper and paper plates.

halloween playdough
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

3. Easy Halloween Playdough Ideas

Try these fun Halloween playdough ideas for kids: create spooky monsters, cute lil pumpkins, creepy spiders, and more!

Halloween cloud dough
Photo by Andrea Martelle

4. Halloween Sensory Bin Ideas

Use cloud dough with these Halloween sensory bin ideas for slightly spooky sensory play fun.

painted paper leaves
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

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.

halloween potato prints
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

6. Make Potato Prints for Halloween

Halloween potato prints are a fun (and slightly spooky) Halloween arts and crafts for kids.

fall sensory bin
Photo by Rachel Withers

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!

pumpkin pounding
Photo by Rachel Withers

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!

Monster bread for Halloween
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

9. Halloween Monster Bread

Create monsters with dough, then bake, and eat this delicious Halloween treat!

marble spider webs
Photo by Andrea Martelle

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.

halloween books
Photo by Anna Harpe

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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