Toddlers and preschoolers will have loads of fun making these simple spooky Halloween Wreaths to hang on the front door this October.
We LOVE crafting for Halloween here in my daycare. We’ve made so many fun and spooky spiders, monsters, mummies and ghosts in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
Our latest Halloween craft is one of our easiest Halloween craft projects yet. These simple Halloween Wreaths were fun to make, and easy enough that even the toddlers had no trouble making them.
Best of all, they use basic materials that you’ll already have around the house.
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To make your halloween wreaths, you’ll need:
- cardboard (cereal box weight)
- tissue paper in Halloween colours, cut into 2×2 inch squares
- googly eyes
- black paint
- fabric, netting or ribbon to make your bow
I traced our wreaths on to cardboard, using a plate for the outer circle, and a bowl for the inner circle, and the Hooligans painted those black.
Then they glued the squares of tissue paper and the googly eyes to their wreaths. Some chose to crumple their tissue paper, and some didn’t.
To make the gluing process easier for the youngest Hooligans, I put some white glue into a bowl and they used a paintbrush to apply it to their wreath.
Finish by stapling on a colour co-ordinated bow. We used a variety of materials for our bows. I had a strip of black fabric that I tied into a bow for one. The purple bows came from a skein of gauzy ribbon that I picked up at the dollar store, and my favourite bow was this one!
I had saved a few pieces of netting that fruit comes packaged in. It was perfect for this project!
Aren’t these just the cutest?
Simple, inexpensive and cute as a button! Just the way we like things around here!
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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. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.