Quick And Easy Halloween Crafts For Kids

It’s Fall y’all! This post is definitely overdue. The weather is FINALLY changing here in Alabama, so I’m officially in the Fall spirit. With Halloween right around the corner, the girls and I came up with a few quick and easy Halloween crafts for kids to try. No instructions or long paragraphs necessary.

Halloween crafts for kids

As I stated before, these are going to be quick and easy crafts. So easy, my three-year old rocked them with little to no assistance.

Apple Pumpkin Stamping
Apple pumpkin stamping

Cut the apple, paint the apple, and stamp the apple. Seemed simple enough until we couldn’t get the whole apple to stamp. I had to channel my inner Andy Warhol to paint the rest of the apple pumpkins.

Halloween Plate Painting
Halloween CraftsI just want to point out that I am not the arts and crafts type, but having children will make you want to try anything at least once.  All you need is paper plates, paint, glue, and construction paper. Oh, and a visual aid . . . gotta have the visual aid.

Monsters Inc Mike

Plate Painting
Scary Halloween Pumpkin

halloween paper plates
I couldn’t get the girls to take a picture with the Pumpkin King. Apparently, he wasn’t cute enough for them.

Cotton ball Ghost
Halloween crafts
Our cotton ball ghost looked a little funny.  Good idea, poor execution.

Halloween crafts

We tried one without the cotton balls. If you’re a 90’s baby like myself, you remember playing Pac-man. I’m pretty sure our friend here is related to one of the ghosts in the game. At least he’s happy.

I honestly, don’t see how some moms get their kids to sit still long enough to do 20+ crafts. My two were pretty much done after the apple stamping.  Until next time . . .

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  1. October 18, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Love these ideas. It all sounds like you had good fun making them xx

  2. October 18, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Cute crafts! I love doing crafts that fit with the season and holidays!

  3. October 18, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Very cute. I will have to do these with my nieces today since my kids are at school.

    • Chantal
      October 18, 2017 / 12:39 pm

      I’m sure they’ll enjoy them! Thanks for reading.

  4. October 18, 2017 / 7:39 am

    I love fall and I love crafts! I’m going to try some of these with my busy soon to be one year old!

  5. October 17, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Love this! We are having a get together with our family for Halloween this year (which includes touring all the insanely cool decorated houses in our town!) and this is just perfect for the little ones to do when we get home!

    • Chantal
      October 18, 2017 / 12:38 pm

      They’ll have so much fun!

  6. October 17, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    All of these are so cute and fun! Way to gets hands on with your girls and teach them about the season/holiday.

  7. October 17, 2017 / 10:54 am

    So cute! I want to make pumpkins with my son today!

  8. October 17, 2017 / 2:08 am

    I love these. Especially the stamping one.

  9. October 17, 2017 / 1:44 am

    Loving these craft ideas! Will have to try them out when my little ones become a little older 🙂

  10. October 16, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Love those ideas! The cotton ball seems simple but cute! Definitely trying that

    • Chantal
      October 16, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      Thanks Britney!! Let me know how it goes!

  11. October 16, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    These are really cute ideas. Bookmarking for later!!

    • Chantal
      October 16, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      Thank you so much for reading!

  12. LaToya
    October 16, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I love that they are easy enough for me to do with my son. You guys rocked these crafts! Thanks for sharing!

    • Chantal
      October 16, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Thanks Latoya!! Let me know if you try any of them!

  13. October 16, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    I’m not much of a crafty mum, but these look really simple and do-able. Perfect for the half-term holidays:)

    • Chantal
      October 16, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Yes ! Let me know if you try any of them. Thanks for reading!

  14. October 16, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Very cute ideas ?

    • Chantal
      October 16, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you Shauna !