Easy Halloween Art Projects for Preschoolers

kids doing Halloween art projects

October is finally here, which means Halloween is just around the corner! And you know what they say—it’s never too early to start preparing for the spookiest season of the year. 

Get ready for a fun and fright-filled celebration with seven Halloween art projects with your kids.

1. Footprint Ghosts

Kickstart your Halloween festivities with this adorable little footprint ghost craft for your little ones! Once you’re done, you can hang them on the fridge or cut them out to make a wicked Halloween garland.

What You’ll Need:

  • White washable paint
  • White crayon
  • Black permanent marker
  • Black cardstock

How To Make It:

  1. Paint your child’s foot with white paint. You can use a paintbrush or have them step on a container filled with paint.
  2. Ask them to step their feet on the cardstock.
  3. Once the paint is completely dry, trace around the white footprint using a white crayon.
  4. Draw a ghost face with a black marker to complete their spooky masterpiece.

2. Halloween Sensory Bin

Get your little one’s hands moving with this Halloween-themed sensory bin. It’s the perfect tool to improve their motor skills as they grip the scissors and grab the cups. It will also give a good amount of sensory play because it contains goodies with different shapes and textures.

What You’ll Need:

  • Spaghetti
  • Neon purple food dye
  • Bouncy toy eyeballs
  • White vinegar
  • Activity tray (or any large container)
  • Kid-friendly scissors
  • Scooper scissors
  • Ziploc bag
  • An assortment of cups or bowls

How To Make It:

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions in the package.
  2. Drain off the excess water from your spaghetti and rinse it with cool water.
  3. Combine four tablespoons of white vinegar and half a bottle of neon purple food dye in a small mixing bowl.
  4. Place the spaghetti and the dye in a Ziploc bag and seal it tightly.
  5. Let the food dye and the pasta mix inside the bag until the pasta is thoroughly coated.
  6. Leave the bag for 1-2 hours so that the pasta can absorb the dye.
  7.  Once it reaches a vibrant purple color, wash the spaghetti in cold water.
  8. Add the colored spaghetti into the tray along with the bouncy eyeballs.
  9. Gather the materials (small bowls, child-friendly scissors, scooper scissors, and other tools) on the table and you’re good to go! 

3. Frankenstein Monster Cups

Don’t let the monsters bite this Halloween with this fun monster cup craft. For this version, your kids can make their own version of Frankenstein. But if they want to complete the monster set, they can find more here

What You’ll Need:

  • Plastic cups
  • Googly eyes
  • Black paint
  • Lime green paint
  • Black permanent marker
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue

How To Make It:

  1. Paint the body of the cup green and let it dry.
  2. Color the top of the cup using black paint and leave it to dry.
  3. Add the googly eyes to the cup using glue.
  4. Draw Frankenstein’s eyebrows and mouth with a black permanent marker or paint.

4. Clothespin Button Bat

Got a few clothespins to spare after laundry day? Try making these cute and easy clothespin bats with your kids. They will look great as toys for the little ones or as tiny décor on your shelf, fridge, and door.

What You’ll Need:

  • Clothespins
  • Black buttons
  • Black cardstock paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make It:

  1. Drizzle a line of glue on the front side of your clothespin.
  2. Add the buttons one by one on top of the clothespin.
  3. Create a cutout of bat wings from a piece of black cardstock paper.
  4. Glue the center of the bat wings on the backside of the clothespin.
  5. Once the glue is dry, the bats are now ready to fly!

5. Paper Plate Witch Hats

Bring out the inner witch or wizard that you’ve always had with these stunning Halloween witch hats! This hat is super easy to make and will surely add a dash of wicked magic to your kid’s Halloween costume.

What You’ll Need:

  • Paper plates
  • Party hats
  • Black paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue
  • Choice of decoration: sequin stars, glitter glue, googly eyes, ribbons, etc.

How To Make It:

  1. Grab a paper plate and a party hat.
  2. Cut out pie-shaped triangles in the center circle of your paper plate.
  3. Place the party hat on top of the paper plate.
  4. Fold these triangles up and glue them inside the hat.
  5. Paint the entire hat with black color.
  6. Once the paint dries, decorate the hat to your heart’s desire!

6. Spider Lollipops

Craving for something sweet? Perhaps, this spider lollipop craft can satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth! This also works as a delightful giveaway for Halloween parties and trick-or-treat sprees.

What You’ll Need:

  • Lollipops of your choice
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To Make It:

  1. Fold the pipe cleaner in half and cut it.
  2. Add the pipe cleaners around your kid’s favorite lollipop to create your spider legs.
  3. Top it off with the googly eyes and your spider suckers are done!

7. Pumpkin Halloween Suncatchers

One thing’s for sure: suncatchers never go out of season. Raise the Halloween spirit inside your home by adding a pumpkin suncatcher to your window. It will give your room a light orange glow that’s perfect for the season!

What You’ll Need:

  • Sticky contact paper
  • Craft card or foam (green and orange)
  • Orange tissue paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Black permanent marker

How To Make It:

  1. Lay the contact paper flat on your table.
  2. Cut out a few pieces of orange tissue paper into small squares.
  3. Stick the square tissue paper cutouts on the contact paper.
  4. Create a hollow pumpkin cutout from your orange craft card or foam.
  5. Place the pumpkin cutout on top of the contact paper with orange squares.
  6. Cut the contact paper following the pumpkin’s shape.
  7. Make a stem from your green craft card or foam and add it to the pumpkin.
  8. Add the googly eyes and draw a face using your black marker.
  9. Stick the suncatcher on your window for that nice Halloween glow!

Create a Spook-tacular Halloween Masterpiece

Beyond the spook fest, Halloween is a great time to let your kid’s creativity shine. These easy Halloween art projects will surely get your kids pumped for the season!

Want more themed art projects for your kids? Head over to the Rayito de Sol blog.

October 29, 2021