Halloween is right around the corner and there’s no better time to get the kids involved in the holiday than now. With crafts, coloring, and online activities that children will love, there’s plenty of opportunities for kids to have fun this Halloween. Scarecrows, pumpkins, witches, bats, ghosts, and monsters are all on the crafting menu. There are many activities kids can participate in before celebrating Halloween festivities. Halloween arts and crafts are a great way for kids to spend time before trick-or-treating, visiting haunted houses or attending a Halloween costume party. Here are some ideas for Halloween crafts, coloring pages and online activities children of all ages will enjoy.
If you want to get a kit, you might find that making a Halloween gingerbread house with the kids is a fun weekend project. As Halloween is on Monday, many people will spend the weekend preparing for the big day. JoAnn’s is one place where you can find a Halloween gingerbread, cookie house. Check out other locations such as Wal-Mart, Trader Joe’s, and Target. Or if you’re feeling really brave, assemble your own ingredients and make your own from scratch.
For kids who would like to make a virtual pumpkin carving card, there’s a fun app from Billy Bear 4 Kids. The app lets kids make their own virtual pumpkin postcards in “Mr. Potato Head” fashion. When kids are done adding features to their pumpkin, they can choose to send the postcard via email, or start over. Billy Bear 4 Kids has a Halloween section on their site full of activities, games, and more crafts.
Crayola has several free Halloween coloring pictures that may be printed. The coloring pictures range in skill level from young, elementary, to adult. If you’re looking for some neat Halloween coloring pictures to print, you’ll find some great choices at Crayola.
Activity Villiage has a huge selection of free Halloween printables including posters, bookmarks, booklets, letters, invitations, jigsaw puzzles, and more. There are plenty of activities to keep children busy crafting and even educational writing ideas for those who would like to craft their own spooky stories. If you’re interested in free Halloween educational activities, check ou. They have three, free samples including pumpkins, bats, and creative writing.
First Palette has a wide selection of Halloween arts and crafts projects and ideas for kids. In addition to Halloween activities, there are creative ideas for celebrating fall and autumn. Some popular Halloween crafts include making a witch’s hat, Halloween shadow puppets, a spider web out of paper, a 3D pumpkin out of paper, a black cat crafted from a box, a handprint witch, and more. Also included on the site is a nice collection of Halloween printables including masks, coloring pictures, craft templates, and a trick-or-treat bag.
Steve Spangler Science has a selection featuring a variety of Halloween slime recipes. These are great for kids, but they are inedible. It’s important that only older children who won’t eat the slime or put it in their mouths participate in these crafts. Some of the recipes include eyeball slime, vampire slime, and glow-in-the-dark slime.
The site Lil Fingers has a nice selection of Halloween storybooks that may be read online, as well as Halloween printables and online games.
If you’re still looking for Halloween crafts, printables, and activities, then check out Enchanted Learning. Geared towards children between kindergarten and third grade, Enchanted Learning’s Halloween craft section features a wide variety of activities to keep kids busy. In addition to crafts and coloring pictures, Enchanted Learning features many educational activities and learning games. Enchanted Learning makes learning fun and many children will enjoy the worksheets and Halloween activities found on the site.
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