Fun and Easy Preschool Halloween Crafts

Preschoolers love Halloween (and all that candy!) Do fun preschool Halloween crafts to distract them and keep them entertained!

The following Halloween crafts for kids include easy to follow instructions and material lists. You can use these crafts to entertain your preschooler, decorate your house, and HAVE SPOOKY FUN!

Spider Web Craft

  • Paper plate (or poster board circle)
  • Black paint
  • White yarn
  • Scissors
  1. Paint the paper plate with black paint (or if you dislike paint as much as I do, cut a circle out of black poster board)
  2. Cut small slits around the circle (this is great scissor practice... even my 2 year old did this alone!)
  3. Cut a long piece of white yarn and slide one end into a slit to start. Have your child use the slits to wrap the yarn around the circle to create his web (great for concentration and fine motor skills needed for writing )
  4. Leave a length of yarn hanging from the circle and attach a spider (try the egg carton spiders below.)
  5. Make several of these easy preschool halloween crafts, hang from the celing, and ENJOY!

Pumpkin Preschool Halloween Craft
  • White paper or cardstock
  • Orange paint, crayon, or marker
  • Black construction paper or marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors


  1. Print out Pumpkin Printable onto white paper or card stock.
  2. Color or paint the pumpkin orange and the stem/leaves green.
  3. Your child can create a jack-o-lantern face for the pumpkin based on ability level.
    • Cut shapes out of black paper (triangles, circles, mouth shapes) and have your toddler use a glue stick to create a face (Remember- let him do it however he wants!)
    • Your younger preschooler can draw the eyes, nose, and mouth with a black marker
    • Your older preschooler can cut out shapes from black construction paper and glue them on to her jack-o-lantern

Halloween Paper Bag Pumpkin

  • Paper lunch bag
  • Orange paint
  • Black construction paper or marker
  • Green construction paper
  • Newspaper
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  1. Open the paper bag, crinkle up newspaper, and stuff the bag with the newspaper (leave about 2 inches at top so that the bag will close.
  2. Gather top of bag to create a “stem” and twist pipe cleaner around it to close.
  3. Paint the pumpkin orange and stem brown or green.
  4. While the paint is drying, create “leaves”
    • Trace child’s hands on green paper
    • Help to cut out or have child cut out the hands (depending on ability and age)
    • Once the pumpkin is dry, glue hand “leaves” next to the stem
  5. To create a jack-o-lantern…
    • Use a black marker to draw face on the pumpkin
    • Or…glue cut out eyes, nose, and mouth on the pumpkin


  • If your kids make several pumpkin preschool halloween crafts, you can group them together on a ledge, countertop, or the floor for a great “pumpkin patch”!

Halloween Candy Jars

  • Orange or black paint
  • Clean & dry glass jars of various sizes (I bought mine, but this is a great way to use those empty jelly and pickle jars)
  • Variety of your favorite Halloween candy (we used gummy worms, candy corn, & caramels)
  • Optional: Halloween scrapbook paper


  1. Take tops off of jars and paint with black or orange paint
    *Optional: Cut a circle of scrapbook paper and glue in center of lid
  2. After lids dry, fill jar with candy and put on the lid (THAT’S IT!)


  • A preschool halloween craft that is delicious and educational!
  • illing the jars is great for concentration and fine motor skills
    • To really work on these- have your child use a spoon or measuring cup (instead of “dumping” the bag into the jar)
  • By filling various sized jars, your child is getting a great lesson in volume and spatial awareness (math AND candy- who knew?)
  • Questions to ask or ideas to point out…
    • Does the same amount of candy fit in every jar?
    • Does it take more big candy or little candy to fill the same jar?

Check out my math activities for more fun preschool math activities!

Halloween Tissue Ghosts

  • 2 white tissues
  • White pipe cleaner, string, or ribbon
  • Black marker


  1. Bunch one tissue into a ball
  2. Lay the other tissue out flat
  3. Place balled tissue in the center of the flat one
  4. Gather up edges of flat tissue
  5. Twist pipe cleaner (or tie string or ribbon) under the balled tissue to create a “head”
  6. Use back marker to make eyes


  • If your kids make several of these, you hang them from a dry tree branch in a vase for a spooky indoor “tree” or string them down your banister for a spooky staircase

Halloween Egg Carton Spiders

  • Clean, dry egg carton
  • Black paint
  • 2 light colored, small paper circles for eyes
  • 2 black pipe cleaners, each cut in half (4 pieces total)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Push pin or large needle


  1. Cut out and trim one section of the egg carton (an adult should do this ahead of time)
  2. Paint egg carton section black for the spider’s body
  3. Once the paint is dry…
    • Glue on eyes
    • Have an adult poke 4 holes on either side of the body
    • Take each pipe cleaner and push it in one side of the body and out the other for a leg on each side
    • Bend pipe cleaner so legs look realistic


  • This spider halloween preschool craft definitely takes some help from an adult. It helped me to have all of the pieces cut and prepped before starting.
  • These are great for on top of pumpkins or sitting around the house to scare visitors!

"Thumb”-kin Patch Craft
***EASY Toddler Craft***

  • White paper
  • Orange paint
  • Green marker


  1. Put a small amount of the orange paint on a paper plate or in a bowl
  2. Put thumb in paint (now it gets difficult…)
  3. Press thumb onto paper. Repeat to make as many pumpkins as you want
  4. Once paint is dry, use green marker to draw vines and leaves
  5. Write “My ‘Thumb’kin Patch” at the top of paper


  • My daughter actually brought this preschool halloween craft home from preschool (when she was 2). I thought it was so cute! Her teacher did the vines and leaves, but I think an older preschooler (3+) could probably do it herself
  • I have also seen this idea done at a “paint your own pottery” shop. Use all of your kids thumbprints on a plate or bowl to create a great memory and conversation piece!

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