15 Simple but Not Scary Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

Halloween time can be frightening for young kids, so plan some fun, non-scary activities that can still get them in the seasonal spirit. From spooky bats to happy pumpkins, here are 15 Simple but Not Scary Halloween Crafts for Toddlers, that will entertain your little ones without freaking them out!

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#1. Trick or Treat anyone?

Get the toddlers excited this Halloween season by getting them to make their own loot bags. All you need is paper bags, glue, coloured paper, black felt and a pencil.


Image via Hellokids

#2. Cat Mask Craft

Don’t miss this super easy craft  to start off the little ones! All you need is some paper plates, some paper, colouring pencils/paints, glue and string. It involves painting, cutting and sticking and will keep them busy for a while!


Image via Activityvillage

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#3. Halloween Paper Chains

Our Halloween paper chains are an easy and fun Halloween project to do with the kids. Anything spooky goes – pumpkins, ghosts, bats and witches hat! They look great either hung on the walls, or across your windows.


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#4. Pumpkin Mask Homemade Craft

This is a really simple mask for the little ones to do as it involves mainly colouring in. Simply print out the pumpkin mask template, gather some colouring pencils and off they go. Simply cut out the eye sockets when finished and connect with string!

pumpkin mask

Image via Hellokids

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#5. Spooky Bats!

This simple toilet roll bat is from Activity Village and is especially suitable for the younger ones. All you will need is a toilet roll tube, grey card, black paint, little wiggle eyes, double sided tape and some string to hang it up! Another nice optional idea is to get some sweets to hide inside the bat’s body – ideal for little Halloween gifts!


Image via Activityvillage

#6. Happy Pumpkins!

Happy little pumpkins are perfect for entertaining your toddler over Halloween. Cut out some pumpkin shaped craft paper. Gather some coloured paper, pipe cleaners, buttons, pom poms and faces and eyes cut from old magazines. Add glue and kids, and let their imaginations run wild!

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#7. Trick or Treat – Smell my feet!

Get the little ones involved in the Halloween festivities with some paint and paper. This is a lovely way to involve the babies and toddlers in your Halloween festivities!

trick or treat -smell my feet

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#8. Halloween Monsters

Aren’t these guys so cute? Simply made with some toilet roll tubes, pipe cleaners, paints, crepe paper, tape and googly eyes, these little guys will occupy many a toddler for hours. Try making a whole family of them!

halloween monsters

Image via creativeplayhouse

#9. Pumpkin Stamp Art

Here’s another great use for toilet paper rolls(so start saving them) – use them as stencils to make pumpkin prints! Gather some sticks and leaves, paints and glue to decorate the pumpkins. More details at Makeit and Loveit.

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#10.  Ghost Pops

Ghost pops are a super simple craft that are perfect for toddlers. Wrap a lollipop stick with a tissue. Add eyes and mouth with a black marker, and tie a piece of black string to make the head. Ghost Pops!

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#11.  Paper Bag Puppets

Paper bag puppets are classic, so why not make some for Halloween? You can vary the faces from scary to happy, depending on the age group or sensitivity of your child.

You will need:

  • Brown paper lunch style bags
  • Acrylic paint in green, red, purple, black, orange and antique white
  • Craft paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Markers


Image via Make and Takes

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#12. Wooden Spoon Bat Puppet

This wooden spoon bat puppet is perfect for your little one’s crafting, and will last long after Halloween is over. You’ll need a wooden spoon, orange paint, glue, googly eyes, black felt and a pen.


Image via Better Homes Gardens

#13.  Personalised Halloween Cups

This is a really cute idea to help those toddlers remember their cup at the Halloween party. Simply get some plain orange (or black) paper cups and get the kids to personalise them with googly eyes, pens, felt and glue. No promises, but they may have a better chance of drinking out of their own cup once they have made their own!

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#14. Egg Carton Halloween Spiders

Kids will love making these egg-carton spiders and can then have fun playing with them the rest of the day!  Simply keep those old egg cartons to hand.


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#15. Spider Ring

Use pipe cleaners and a pom-pom to make this simple spider ring. It’s easy for kids to make and fun to wear! Also make a great Halloween party project – just pile all the supplies in the middle of the table and let the kids go to town.


Image via Craftsbyamanda

Lots more seasonal ideas in our Halloween Fun section

Over to you! Let us know if you have any other creative ideas to keep those toddlers occupied this Halloween in comments below.

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Louise Kerrigan is a busy mum of 2 boys and one of our Mykidstime content team. She's an avid foreign traveller, and does confess to devouring the odd bar of Toblerone.