Ah Halloween. It’s a really breaks up that long stretch between the start of Autumn and Christmas doesn’t it?

I’m a bit of a Halloween fan and this will be Evie’s first Halloween where she’ll be able to understand more, that something a little bit different is happening.

We’ve been preparing her by introducing a few Halloween themed books and by creating some Halloween inspired crafts.

These messy play crafts are really short, simple and easy to do. Our daughter is 18 months old, so this has been a really great way to introduce cutting and sticking to her.

Here’s our 3 easy toddler halloween crafts:

Toddler Halloween CraftsThese are all really easy to put together and, if your toddler has an attention span as short as mine, then you’re in luck because they don’t take very long to do but keep them interested.

The only part you’ll really have to take control of (if your toddler isn’t yet old enough for scissors) is the cutting out.

It’s a really good idea to put down a matt and keep a bowl of water nearby. This will come in handy for those sticky, glittery hands. We forgot…ooops!

First up is the spider!


Easy Toddler Halloween Craft - Spider

This is such a cute spider. I am terrified of spiders, but I’m actively trying to make sure Evie isn’t afraid and doing crafts like this is a really good start.

You’ll need:

  • Black Paint
  • A white paper plate or white card
  • Black Card (optional, see below!)
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue

Help your toddler to paint your paper plate or card black. You need to cut out a circle from this later. It’s easier to get them to paint a large area and then cut our the circle rather than let them splodge on an already cut circle. We tried both ways and this way was much easier.

Cut the circle out when the paint has dried and get your toddler to help you glue on some googly eyes or whatever takes your fancy.

For the hand prints you can do one of two things. Paint your toddlers hand black and make handprints on white card. Wait for the handprints to dry, then cut them out.

Or, if your toddler loves painting with their hands (like mine) and a handprint is almost impossible to get, then drawer around their hands on the black card, cut out your drawing and get your toddler to help glue the hands onto the spider.

We put string through ours and Evie loves carting it around with her.


Sparkly Witches Hat

This toddler halloween craft was the most fun to do (and also the messiest!). Please put down a matt if you’re going to do this one, because glitter gets everywhere.

You will need:

  • A piece of black card
  • A pipe cleaner (optional)
  • Glitter
  • Sparkly sprinkly bits (I’m not sure the correct terminology)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Cut out a triangle shape from the card. Then cut out a really long, thin rectangle for the base of the hat. We gave ours slightly rounded edges to make it look more 3D.

Get your toddler to help you glue the rectangle and and the triangle together to make the hat shape.

If you’re using one, glue the pipe cleaner across the base of the hat (see ours).

Cover the hat in glue (we made ours look like a spider web of glue) then get your toddler to help you sprinkle sparkly bits and the glitter all over the hat.


Easy Toddler Halloween Craft - Pumpkin Faces

This is a really great toddler halloween craft for teaching parts of the face. This is the only activity where glue is optional and is also the only activity where you’ll have to make it all yourself before your toddler can play with it.

You will need:

  • Orange felt or card
  • Black felt of card
  • Scissors

Simply cut out orange ovals for your toddler. Then cut out little halloween/pumpkin style eye, nose and mouth shapes.

To play with this you can either get your toddler to glue the face together, or like us you can use it as a game to teach the parts of a face.

We put each part into it’s appropriate pile and then spent a good half an hour making different faces whilst learning about where the nose, eyes and mouth are on the face.

Evie got so into this game and did really well at recognising each part and where it went. The great thing about this game is that you can play it again and again.

What do you think of our 3 easy toddler crafts for Halloween? Which is your favourite? Will you be trying any of these with your toddler?

This post is linked with…
 Toddler Approved TuesdayA Cornish Mum



  1. October 19, 2015 / 7:26 am

    A great and easy craft to do with small ones is painting leaves!
    On a nice walk, gather lots of fully intact leaves of all the lovely autumn colours (make sure they don’t have sneaky holes in)
    Paint some of them with some metallic gold paint and leave some in the autumn colours.
    Using invisible thread you can then string them up from the ceiling at lots of staggered heights (we had ours above our dining table) and it looks like an amazing autumn blizzard! 🙂
    Is fun and simple, and does look rather wonderful! If I can find a picture, I’ll send one over via twitter
    Thanks for these other ideas lovely”! Always on the hunt for craft to do with visiting nieces / nephews
    Abel x

    • October 19, 2015 / 7:09 pm

      That’s a really, really great idea!! Especially for Autumn!!! We might try that one tomorrow actually. Thank you so much for the suggestion, it sounds like such a beautiful idea. Your room must have looked great. I think a trip to the woods is in order. x

    • October 22, 2015 / 6:42 pm

      Aww thanks! It’s so easy to do as well. Perfect for the littlest of toddlers. x

  2. October 20, 2015 / 8:06 am

    Lovely crafts for little ones, snap on the hats, I love the glitter on yours and the spiders look super easy to manage #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • October 22, 2015 / 6:45 pm

      Thank you so much. I’ve just been to check out your hats they look amazing! So creative. Thank you for your lovely comment. x

  3. October 20, 2015 / 8:55 am

    lovely ideas. Think we will try the spiders – my son would love it #toddlerapprovedtuesday

    • October 22, 2015 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. It’s super easy to make which is perfect for the littlest of toddlers. x

  4. October 20, 2015 / 9:51 am

    Great ideas for Halloween crafts! xx

  5. October 20, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    What some great simple ideas! My son is 3 next month and this is the first Halloween he has really taken a big interest in it, he’s obsessed with spooky things so I bet he’d love to make these! x #toddlerapprovedtuesday

    • October 22, 2015 / 6:53 pm

      Evie has no idea what’s going on. She’ll be almost three next year so you’ve got me excited now. Hopefully she’ll have a bigger understanding of things like this and Christmas too. This has been great for teaching her about pumpkins, witches and spiders. She’s been spotting them when we’re out an about now too. But I can’t wait till she’s into the spookiness like Elliot. It must be so much fun. x

  6. October 20, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    Some great ideas. Love that they’re so easy. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • October 22, 2015 / 6:58 pm

      Thank you so much. They’re super easy and really quick which is good for their attention span. I really enjoyed doing these with her. x

  7. October 20, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    I love the spider crafts, they are such a cute idea! Me and Emily did Halloween potato painting, and frozen jelly Halloween shapes sensory play. popping over from #TAT x
    Steph | http://www.raisingemily.net

    • October 22, 2015 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you so much. Oh potato painting sounds like a great idea and we’re big jelly fans too. I’m off to see on your blog. That sounds really cool! xx

  8. October 21, 2015 / 10:24 am

    Lovely fun craft ideas for little ones to enjoy. My children always loved sticking and gluing. I love the way she takes her spider round with her, very cute!
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

    • October 22, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you Karen! She’s still so new to glue and did get quite cross when she couldn’t stick the first eye down because it was stuck on her thumb haha. But she really enjoyed it when we did the hats. x

  9. October 23, 2015 / 6:46 am

    Great Ideas really simp,e for little ones but so effective. We made similar spiders but I love how you used handprints for the legs. We will have to try that next time. #picknmix

    • October 26, 2015 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m off to read about your Halloween crafts now! 🙂 x

  10. October 23, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    I love them, they look really simple to do – which I like! Tyler has a short attention span too, so these are great for us. I like how you’ve made the pumpkin one educational too 🙂 #toddlerapprovedtuesday

    • October 26, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you so much!!! I love the pumpkin one! We’ve been playing with it a lot. I wonder when their attention span starts to lengthen. Evie will sit for a few minutes at a time, if her attention is caught. x

  11. Leandra
    October 25, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    Great ideas! I love the hats they look so cute!

    Thanks for sharing with us at #toddlerapprovedtuesday, good luck in the giveaway 🙂 x

    • October 26, 2015 / 11:29 pm

      Thank you so much Leandra. And thank you for hosting. x

  12. October 25, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    Love all of these but the spider and the little handprints is just too cute!
    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix lovely
    Stevie xx

    • October 26, 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Thank you so much Stevie. Evie adores her little spider. Thank you so much for hosting. x

  13. Mamavsteacher
    October 26, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    Love the pumpkin, I was just trying to think of something to do with Sprog because he is loving pumpkins at the moment! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • October 27, 2015 / 7:18 am

      Thank you so much. You should definitely try it. We made lots of different shaped face parts with ours and it was great to watch Evie identify the eyes, mouth and nose all as different parts. x

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