3 fun, easy and adorable paper plate crafts for Halloween. Your preschoolers are going to love these!
As you know, the Hooligans and I get a little excited about our holiday crafts, and Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year when it comes to crafting! There are so many fun and adorable crafts that toddlers and preschoolers can make for Halloween. Check out 21 of my favourite (easy) Halloween craft projects right here.
You may have also noticed that we’ve been making a ton of paper plate crafts lately too. That’s because we’ve been working hard on our collection of A-Z paper plate crafts for kids. That collection is complete now, so be sure to have a look! Meanwhile, here are 3 fun and easy paper plate crafts for Halloween, just perfect for young crafters.
We have a crow, pumpkin and a simple skeleton handprint. Check ’em out!
3 Easy Paper Plate Crafts for Halloween
Paper Plate Pumpkin:
First off, we have our paper plate pumpkin. This guy was easy to make. One little hooligan blended shades of orange, red, yellow and brown paint, and covered her paper plate in it.
For the eyes, nose and mouth, she dipped a few wooden building blocks into a puddle of black paint, and stamped the pumpkin’s face on just the way she wanted it.
She then glued a couple of rows of corn kernels in place for the teeth.
To finish, we twisted a piece of green tissue paper into a stem and glued it to the top of your paper plate.
Paper Plate Skeleton Handprint:
Next up is our skeleton handprint.
A handprint art project really doesn’t get much easier than this. Toddlers love handprint art, don’t they?
Have your little one paint a paper plate with black paint. Then paint the palm of her hand white, and have her press it against the middle of the plate. Voila! A skeleton hand. This is a perfect last minute Halloween craft when your toddler wants to get crafty but you’re short on time.
Paper Plate Crow:
And my favourite: the paper plate crow.
Start by painting a paper plate black.Next, glue on fabric a couple of layers of fabric wings. If you don’t have a stash of fabric handy, scrapbook paper, construction paper or wallpaper samples would work for the wings.
Eyes can be made from craft foam, large googly eyes or a black button layered on top of a white button.
Finish with a yellow foam or paper beak and some corn kernel talons.
Happy Crafting and Happy Halloween!
If you missed it up at the top, be sure to check out 21 more easy Halloween crafts for your toddlers and preschoolers to make at home or school.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.