Any one of these 10 kindergarten and preschool Halloween crafts would be a fun and frugal way to get the kiddos excited about the upcoming spooky holiday!
10 Preschool Halloween Crafts
Fall can be a tricky time of the year, at least around here. For one, the weather is super unpredictable so any outdoor activities are always questionable. That’s why I like to have plenty of easy DIY projects and crafts for kindergarten age (roughly) kids on hand. When the weather turns sour, I can quickly transition to plan B!
Since it’s fall, what better projects to take on than preschool and kindergarten Halloween crafts?
Kindergarten and preschool Halloween crafts are a great way to keep the kiddos entertained indoors. In other words, these Halloween crafts for kindergarten (and slightly younger) kids will stave off cabin fever…for at least another hour or two! In addition, these Halloween crafts preschool projects are relatively frugal and simple. Yep, none of these pre k Halloween crafts will send you screaming into the night. As a busy mom, I can definitely appreciate Halloween projects for kindergarten and preschool kids that don’t create hours worth of clean up!
Below are 10 of my favorite preschool and kindergarten Halloween crafts. The next time you’re faced with a rainy (or *shudder* snowy) day or a day that’s simply too cold to brave the outdoors, let your little one choose one of these kindergarten and preschool Halloween craft projects to try.
1. Spooky Halloween Sun Catchers (The Gingerbread House) – Kicking off my list of spooky preschool and kindergarten Halloween crafts is this simple sun catcher. One thing I really like about this project is that perfection isn’t necessary. In fact, since the houses are supposed to look spooky, it’s totally okay (even preferable) for the windows to be a little off center and crooked!
Tip: Here are 25 Halloween crafts perfect for preschoolers.
2. Frankenstein Hands (Create Whimsy) – Don’t let the paint scare you away from this preschool Halloween craft. If you aren’t feeling up to dealing with a little monster run amok with paint covered hands, get creative with this project. For example, instead of doing painted handprints, you could just have the kiddos trace their hands with pencils or washable markers and then color them in.
Tip: If you’re looking for more Halloween decorations that are lite on mess, be sure to check out these Halloween printables.
3. Easy Fall Fingerprint Craft For Kids – Five Little Pumpkins (Mom Envy) – I love Halloween crafts for kindergarten students that also encourage reading. This activity coordinates with a fun book, Five Little Pumpkins. If it is in your budget, definitely consider buying the book to read along with this craft project!
Tip: Encourage your little one to keep reading! Here are 10 Halloween books for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
4. Halloween Spider Kids Craft (My Homebased Life) – Hmm, I think the “creepy crawlies” in this Halloween crafts preschool project are too cute to be scary, but they’re still a fun Halloween project to tackle with your kiddos! This craft project doesn’t require too many materials, and with mom working the glue gun, it ranks pretty low on the mess meter.
Tip: I love that this craft project is pretty inexpensive (assuming you have a glue gun already). Keep your whole Halloween budget friendly by reading this guide to a cheap Halloween.
5. Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Craft For Kids (Planes and Balloons) – Have the kiddos practice “carving” their Jack-O-Lantern with this fun pre k Halloween craft!
Tip: Love pumpkins? How about some pumpkin-themed snacks like these pretzel pumpkin snacks.
6. Halloween Craft: Make an Egg Carton and Tissue Paper Ghost (Jinxy Kids) – I love Halloween projects for kindergarteners that allow you to recycle items that would otherwise end up in a landfill… like empty egg cartons. This simple DIY project is a super frugal way to give your house a haunted feel!
Tip: This craft project is perfect even if your DIY skills are so bad they’re scary! If you aren’t much of a DIY-er, you may also need a little help with the kiddo’s Halloween costume this year. Here are 77 toddler Halloween costumes for the DIY challenged.
7. Halloween Craft Fun: Make a Paper Plate Spiderweb (Jinxy Kids) – Isn’t it nice when kindergarten halloween crafts tie together? This project transforms a paper plate into a spiderweb, which would be a great home for the creepy crawly spiders project mentioned above (#4).
Tip: Whew! We’re more than halfway through this list of awesome preschool and kindergarten Halloween crafts. Are you ready for a snack break? I am! May I recommend these Halloween cupcakes?
8. Easy Fist Bump-kins Pumpkin Craft (Thrifty Jinxy) – Not only is this an adorable preschool Halloween craft… it’s also a keepsake that you’ll look back on fondly years from now. Get the whole family in on this craft project (as the article suggests) or use a large piece of paper or poster board and have your kiddo add a new “pumpkin” each year. You’ll enjoy watching that pumpkin grow over time!
Tip: Speaking of adorable, how cute are some of these infant Halloween costumes?
9. DIY Halloween Decorations Made From Plastic Jugs (My Heavenly Recipes) – Here’s another Halloween crafts for kindergarten students that lets you re-use items that you might otherwise throw away. Don’t hesitate to get creative here. Evaluate each container you’re about to throw away and ask yourself if it could be “resurrected” as a spooky Halloween decoration!
Tip: If you enjoy taking an item and transforming it into something else, you’re sure to love this Halloween lunch box idea, which transforms an orange into a pumpkin and much more!
10. Candy Corn Kids Craft (My Heavenly Recipes) – The last Halloween crafts preschool project on my list is super easy. If you’re looking for a project that doesn’t require you to commit the whole day, this is it!
Looking for more preschool and kindergarten Halloween crafts to tackle? Follow Freebie Finding Mom’s Halloween Crafts, Activities for Kids, and DIY Fun Pinterest boards… if you dare! *Insert spooky Halloween laugh here.*