5 kid-friendly Halloween crafts

Halloween is the perfect time to get creative with all things DIY. Between candy, costumes, and carving pumpkins, countless projects make Halloween fun for people of all ages.

But not all Halloween activities are kid-friendly. Enter cardboard, tape, and glitter! With easy instructions, safe materials, and a little parental supervision, kids can also partake in Halloween crafting activities.

If you’re looking for ways to involve your little monster in this year’s celebration preparation, here are 5 kid-friendly Halloween crafts to get you started!

1. Sensory Pumpkin Activity

Toddlers can get in on the Halloween fun thanks to this Jack O’Lantern themed sensory activity bag. First, using a Sharpie, draw a Jack O’Lantern face onto a resealable plastic bag. Next, fill the bag with clear Orbeez, and add a few drops of red and yellow food coloring. Then take a piece of cardboard and cut out a pumpkin shape before taping the cardboard pumpkin stencil over the plastic bag, making sure the face is centered. In addition to sensory play, this activity also demonstrates color mixing. 

2. “Wrap The Mummy” Craft

Easy and mess-free, this craft is perfect for tiny hands. First, draw an outline of a body on a piece of cardboard and then cut it out. Have your child wrap their mummy with masking tape. In addition to making fun, seasonal artwork, they’re also strengthening their fine motor skills by tearing and manipulating the tape. Complete the mummy with googly eyes and a smile. 

3. Shimmery Potions Craft

Kids can create their own creepy laboratory with these shimmery potions. To start, you’ll need food coloring, baking luster dust, and small glass bottles with corks, which you can find at most craft stores. Add water to a Mason jar or any container you can shake. Then, add in a few drops of food coloring and stir. Sprinkle in some baking luster dust and shake the container until you’ve reached your desired shimmer. Finally, use a funnel to pour the shimmery mixture into a glass bottle and seal tightly with a cork. 

4. Witch’s Brew Slime

You probably already have everything you need for this slimy activity right in your kitchen. All you have to do is mix water, cornstarch, and food coloring in a bowl until the consistency feels split between liquid and solid. Pour the oozing witch’s slime into a black cauldron, sprinkle in some plastic spiders, and wait for the full moon. 

5. Halloween Glitter Globes

Hold the spirit of Halloween forever in these festive glitter globes. To make these Halloween glitter globes, you’ll need plastic snow globes, glitter, glycerin, water, and hand sanitizer. Help your little ones by super gluing a small trinket to the globe’s cap. Next, let your child fill their globe with their favorite assortment of glitter. Then, have them steadily hold the globe while you pour in water, a few drops of hand sanitizer, and glycerin. Tightly seal the globe, then let your little pumpkin shake to their heart’s content.

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