If you have young children, or you work with preschoolers, the start of fall probably makes you think of fall crafts and activities you can do with the kids. Pumpkins, ghosts, and spider crafts are perfect for the season. When it comes to preschool Halloween crafts, these are three of our favorites.
3 Preschool Halloween Crafts
Skip the scary crafts. These Halloween crafts are perfect for preschoolers.
- Orange Construction Paper
- Old Magazines
- Scissors and Gluesticks
This one is so simple. Cut a variety of pumpkin shapes from orange construction paper. Then add eyes, noses, and mouths that you’ve cut out from magazines. For toddlers and preschoolers I recommend cutting out eyes, noses, and mouths ahead of time so they have a selection to choose from. Older kids can flip through magazine pages and cut out their own items.
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This preschool Halloween craft is one of our favorites.
To begin with, cut a small slit (large enough to slide the craft stick through) at the bottom of your paper cup. This is a step for the adult to do.
Cut out a small pumpkin shape from the orange construction paper. This can be decorated with a Jack’O Lantern face if desired. Glue the pumpkin to one end of the craft stick.
Use stickers to decorate the paper cup. Stick the end of the craft stick into the paper cup’s slit, and pull the pumpkin down into the cup. Your child can pull the pumpkin up and down with the stick so it hides in the cup and then pops up. So fun!
- Craft Sticks
- Purple Construction Paper
- Other Colors of Construction Paper
- Wiggly Eyes
- Scissors and Gluestick
After listening to the Kidz Bop Halloween CD (affiliate link) for the 100th time, we just had to make a Purple People Eater Puppet!
Just like in the song, you need one eye, one horn and wings (from construction paper) for your flying purple people eater. Cut simple monster shapes from purple construction paper. Have your child glue on wings, horn, wiggly eye and use the markers to add a face to their monster.
To turn it into a puppet, glue it onto a craft stick. It’s perfect for acting out the classic song.
We had so much fun with these preschool Halloween crafts. I hope you will, too.
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