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 other Halloween crafts are perfect for the season.
When it comes to preschool Halloween crafts, these simple paper crafts are three of our favorites.
When it comes to Halloween crafts for preschoolers, skip the scary stuff.
Young children will have fun with these cute ideas.
You may also want to check out these Paper Plate Monsters for another non-scary Halloween craft idea.
Preschool Halloween Crafts
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- Construction Paper
- Craft Sticks
- Paper Cups
- Halloween Stickers
- Googly Eyes
- Old Magazines
This silly pumpkin craft is super simple.
Cut a variety of pumpkin shapes from orange construction paper.
For very young children you can do this ahead of time. For older kids you may want to draw out the pumpkin shapes ahead of time and let them do the cutting. Craft time is perfect for working on fine motor skills!
Then add eyes, noses, and mouths that you’ve cut out from magazines.
For toddlers and early 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 try cutting out their own items.
This preschool Halloween craft was my son’s favorite when he was little.
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 orange construction paper.
Have your child decorate the pumpkin with a Jack’O Lantern face.
Glue the paper pumpkin to one end of the craft stick.
Use stickers to decorate the outside of the paper cup.
Finally, 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 much fun!
After listening to the song on Kidz Bop Halloween CD for the 100th time, we just had to create our own Purple People Eater craft.
To make your own Purple People Eater puppet, start by cutting simple monster shapes from purple construction paper. We opted to just cut 4 inch tall oval shapes, but you can get as creative as you’d like with this.
Just like in the song, you’ll need one eye, one horn and wings for your flying Purple People Eater.
Let your child design wings from construction paper to glue onto their monster.
Make a paper horn and add a googly eye. Markers can help complete the monster’s face.
To turn it into a puppet, simply glue it onto a craft stick. The puppets are perfect for little ones to use in acting out the classic song.
We had so much fun with these preschool Halloween crafts. I hope you will, too.
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