10 Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

little girl wearing halloween owl mask
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Halloween is a fun and spooky time that kids especially enjoy. While yours may not yet be old enough to carve their own pumpkins (although they certainly can enjoy removing the "guts"), there are still plenty of age-appropriate crafts and activities for your toddlers and preschoolers to try. From painted mini pumpkins and popsicle stick spiders to ghost bowling and creepy sensory bags, you'll be sure to find ideas for lots of Halloween fun this year! 

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    Pumpkin Painting

    painted pumpkins for toddlers
    Glued to My Crafts

    Your toddler may not be old enough to carve yet, but that doesn't mean they have to miss out on this quintessential Halloween activity! This fun and easy no-carve idea is a great way to let those creative juices flow. Simply set up a safe craft space with pumpkins, paint and brushes ready-to-go for your child, so they can go to town!

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    Ghost Feet

    Ghost feet halloween craft
    Pinkie for Pink

    What young child doesn't love dipping their fingers, hands or feet into some paint? There's a reason hand and footprint crafts are so popular! These playful ghost footprints will get your kiddos in the holiday spirit. Check out the 3 other ways you can turn hands and feet into fun Halloween art.

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    Googly Eye Sensory Bag

    googly eye sensory bag
    Clare's Little Tots

    This Halloween activity is especially great for the younger kiddos–just be sure to always supervise as your child plays. Your little one can poke and squish at the bag, exploring the creepy contents to their heart's content.

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    Recycled CD Melted Witch Craft

    melting witch craft
    Glued to My Crafts

    Recycling your old CDs has never been more fun nor silly! Put on the Wizard of Oz on a weekend afternoon, pop some popcorn and help your child transform that old mix tape from 1999 into a clever Halloween craft.

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    Frankenstein Sun Catcher

    Frankenstein Sun Catcher
    From ABCs to ACTs

    This sun catcher craft is a great way to get your kids involved with Halloween decorating. They'll be awed by the way the light plays and changes with the tissue paper throughout the day. Be sure to cut up the tissue paper pieces ahead of time or help you child with the cutting, using kids' scissors.

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    Halloween Ghost Bowling Game

    ghost bowling halloween activity
    The Spirited Puddle Jumper

    Your toddler will love both making these ghosts and knocking them over in this fun Halloween-themed game!

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    Pumpkin Number Hunt

    Pumpkin Number Hunt
    Toddler Approved

    This learning activity will keep your preschoolers occupied all October long! Simply hide the pumpkins around the house and send your child off to find them. Once found, they can match the number on the pumpkin to the number on the sheet.

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    Halloween Playdough

    halloween playdough
    Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

    This no-cook playdough recipe is a timesaver, so both you and your child will reap the rewards of this craft. They can roll it, mold it and mix in fun Halloween elements like green and purple pipe cleaners and little black spiders.

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    Masking Tape Mummy

    Masking Tape Mummy
    No Time for Flash Cards

    This craft only requires a few supplies, which you most likely already have on hand. Draw the shape of your mummy on construction paper and let your toddler cover the mummy in masking tape (no need to worry about taping outside the lines since you'll cut out the mummy when your child is finished). Add googly eyes for the finishing touch.

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    Q-Tip X-Ray Craft

    hand xray craft
    From ABCs to ACTs

    While this craft is appropriate any time of year, we love the spooky skeleton effect for Halloween time. Teach your kiddo about the human body as they glue together these phalanges.