Fun Paper Halloween Crafts for Kids

Arty Crafty Kids - Fun Paper Halloween Crafts for Kids #halloweencraft #kidscrafts #halloween #papercrafts

Today we have the pleasure of welcoming Maggy from Red Ted Art on Arty Crafty Kids, with 10 Super Fun Paper Halloween Crafts for Kids! If you’re not familiar with Red Ted Art, I recommend that you pop over straight away. Maggy is a real-life superstar of the crafting world and has a site full of fun and creative crafts for kids!

10 Super Fun Paper Halloween Crafts for Kids

When you are short on time, as we often are whenever holiday knocks on our doors, crafts created from free printables you can find online are life-saving! Same goes for Halloween paper crafts! We have selected some of the best and quickest to make Halloween crafts made from paper for you to try and decorate your home for holidays! Some of these crafts are as simple as printing and cutting, other need a bit more work but all are still quick and easy to make.

  1. Freaking out what to wear as a Halloween costume? Head over and pick paper plate Frankenstein mask printable and enjoy freaking out kids who come to your doorstep this Halloween!

2. Do you celebrate people who passed away on the Day of the Dead rather than mourn them? We have a Day of the Dead puppet printable for you, along with a full page of accessories to colour and decorate as you wish.

3.Crafts that can be used as both toys and decorations as so much fun! Make bat with flapping wings using bat paper puppets printable and enjoy playing with kids after reading your favourite stories about a little flying creature of the night!

4.When you’re out of the time and need some quick last time decorations for the Day of the Dead or Halloween, free printable crafts come handy! Print out quick Day of the Dead luminaries, cut them out, colour if you wish, glue to glass or jar and voila! You’re done!

5.Keep your toddlers and preschoolers occupied while you prepare everything for Halloween party with cute Halloween lacing cards! Print all the designs or choose the one you like the best for your child!

6.Oooo! We are in love with this project! Bunch of cute little origami ghosts folded and strung together to form easy ghost garland or banner for Halloween! Simply adorable! Of course, you can make ghosts scary instead of cute, up to you!

7.Another super easy Halloween project for kids who would like to try their hands with origami are these adorable origami bats! Since they are flat, you can even use them to decorate Halloween party invitations or greeting cards!

8.As an alternative to the Day of the Dead luminaries we mentioned earlier, you can print out and use adorable designs to make fun Halloween lights to decorate your home.

9.How about some zombies for Halloween? There are not so many zombie crafts as, for example, ghosts or bats, but these are easy and fun to make! Invite kids to make their own arty zombies from cardboard!

10.Let’s not forget black cats! After all, what kind of Halloween it would be if there are not a couple of black cats around?! We love this cute black cat craft both for simplicity to make and the effect when done!

Which Fun Paper Halloween Craft do you like the most? We have a hard time deciding this too! If you have little ones at home, you can find even more easy craft ideas at Halloween crafts for preschoolers to enjoy making with your kids or let them craft on their own while you do all the preparations for best Halloween ever!

Arty Crafty Kids - Fun Paper Halloween Crafts for Kids #halloweencraft #kidscrafts #halloween #papercrafts

And have you seen our recent collection of Paper Halloween Puppets?

They’ve been incredibly popular this Halloween and are available for download via the Arty Crafty Kids members area!

Arty Crafty Kids - Halloween Printable Puppets - A playful Halloween paper craft for Kids! #halloweencrafts #papercrafts #kidscrafts

Circle Print Turkey Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Circle Print Turkey Craft! 

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This post explores the circle print technique and your Arty Crafty Kids are free to use their own creativity to make the turkey their own!

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Circle Print Turkey Craft: Materials 

White Cardstock
Circular printing objects – TP Rolls, paper straws, lego bricks etc
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

Sign-up to our newsletter and we’ll send the templates over!

The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Circle Print Turkey Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on white cardstock and gather the materials.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint/colour both templates with your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium.

This could be regular washable paint, watercolours or colouring pencils/pens.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: As you can see from the image above, our circular objects are old plastic tubes we picked up at our local scrap store. If you cannot get hold of tubes, pen lids or bottle tops could also work.

Once your Arty Crafty Kids have their circular items, simply dip the object into the paint and press it firmly down onto one of the painted turkey feathers.

With every fresh application of paint, we printed on to a piece of scrap paper before printing on the turkey. This helped to disperse any formed bubbles and remove excess paint.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 4: Fill the feathers with overlapping circles of different colours. They could be Autumn shades of orange, red and brown or multi-contrasting colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included! Step 5: Continue printing until the feathers are complete.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 5: Cut out the remaining Turkey elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the printed feathers.

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy using the circle print technique to create their turkeys.

This Circle Print Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Button Turkey or /and Tissue Paper Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

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Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Button Turkey Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Button Turkey Craft! 

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This post is all about working your Arty Crafty Kids fine motor skills, by adding decorative buttons to their Turkey’s feathers.

This craft also encourages children to play with colour (matching buttons to coloured feathers), shape and space, where they will need to use their problem-solving skills to correctly fit buttons within the feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Button Turkey Craft: Materials

White Cardstock
Decorative Buttons
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

Sign-up to our newsletter and we’ll send the templates over!

The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Button Turkey Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on to white cardstock and gather the materials.

Remember to check your printer settings. Some printers require adjustments for different types of paper and card.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint/colour both templates with your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium.

This could be regular washable paint, watercolours or colouring pencils/pens – it’s entirely up to your Arty Crafty Kids!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: Cut out the turkey body elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the painted feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 4: Begin sticking the decorative buttons to the feathers.

This is a fun exercise for matching colours and playing with shape and space.

Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their problem-solving skills to work out how the buttons will fit within each feather – using a variety of different types of buttons will help to make the craft more engaging!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 5: Continue working those fine motor skills to fill the remaining feather space until each is full with pretty buttons!

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This template and many others are also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Sign Up Here

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy playing with buttons to create beautiful feathers for their turkeys!

This Button Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Circle Print or /and Tissue Paper Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

 

 

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This version of our Turkey series focusses entirely on fine motor skills. The process of tearing, scrunching, rolling and sticking is a wonderful exercise for strengthening the muscles within the hand and developing hand-eye coordination.

To extend the project further, children can work on creating patterns and consider symmetry within the creative process.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft: Materials 

White Cardstock
Tissue Paper – Autumn Shades of Orange, Red, Yellow and Brown
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

Sign-up to our newsletter and we’ll send the templates over!

The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on to white cardstock and gather the materials.

Remember to check your printer settings. Some printers require adjustments for different types of paper and card.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint the turkey body and facial elements (Turkey Template Part 2) and then cut out the turkey body elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the painted feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Tear, scrunch, roll and stick the tissue paper onto the surrounding turkey feathers.

Older children may prefer creating small, tight and compact balls of tissue paper and younger children will go for big, lose and spaced out- both are perfect!

Painting the feathers first may help younger children and they also can match the tissue paper to the correct feather colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: Fill the turkey with tissue paper until the feathers are complete.

To extend the project further, introduce the concept of symmetry and encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to create patterns within the feathers using tissue paper.


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This template and many others are also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Sign Up Here

hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy playing with tissue paper to create beautiful feathers for their turkeys!

This Tissue Paper Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Circle Print Turkey or /and Button Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

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Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Halloween Printable Puppets

Arty Crafty Kids - Halloween Printable Puppets - A playful Halloween paper craft for Kids! #halloweencrafts #papercrafts #kidscrafts

These quirky Halloween Printable Puppets have been designed with play in mind; ditching the spooky in favour of imaginative and fun.

With a choice of three characters (Frankenstein, Zombie & Mummy), Arty Crafty Kids can use their creative flair to personalise their puppets in colours of their choosing.

Once assembled, these puppets can kick, groove and wave their arms, bringing joy to Arty Crafty Kids as they play with their engaging paper toys.

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Halloween Printable Puppets: Materials

White Cardstock
Colouring Pencils/ Felt Tips or Paint
Split Pins (Brads/Paper Fasteners)
Hole Punch (not essential)
Needle & Thread (or Twine)

Halloween Printable Puppets: 

We have a set of three printable puppets available for download, with a FREEBIE Mummy included over at RED TED ART!

Head over to the Arty Crafty Kids club to download the set!

Not a member? JOIN HERE to access our complete library of art & craft templates, colouring pages, how-to-draw guides and activity booklets.

Halloween Printable Puppets: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Halloween Printable Puppets - A playful Halloween paper craft for Kids! #halloweencrafts #papercrafts #kidscrafts

Step 1: Download and print the spooky templates on to white cardstock.

Colour in the puppet using a medium of your Arty Crafty Kids choice. In the example above, we’ve used a combination of Watercolour paint and felt tip pens.

Once your Arty Crafty Kids chosen character is complete and colourful, carefully cut the elements.

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Step 2: Locate the circles on the body, arms and legs, and create holes with a hole puncher.

Place the arms behind the body. Line up the holes and secure with a split pin.

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Step 3: Secure all the limbs with split pins and ensure they’re not secured too tightly or loosely – the arms and legs need to be able to move with ease.

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Step 4: Once you’re satisfied the arms and legs have a decent level of movement, thread a piece of cotton through the needle and tie a knot at the end.

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Step 5: Peirce the needle through the top of the leg as shown above and thread the cotton across to the other side.

Arty Crafty Kids - Halloween Printable Puppets - A playful Halloween paper craft for Kids! #halloweencrafts #papercrafts #kidscraftsStep 6: Finish off the join with a knot.

The cotton between the legs shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.  This may take a little trial and error, but you should be aiming for legs that can easily move, with tension still on the thread.

Arty Crafty Kids - Halloween Printable Puppets - A playful Halloween paper craft for Kids! #halloweencrafts #papercrafts #kidscraftsStep 7: Cut off another piece of thread and tie this to the centre of the strand joining the legs together.

Once pulled, the thread should make the legs kick out!

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Now, it’s time for Arty Crafty Kids to play with their quirky characters!

 

Arty Crafty Kids - Halloween Printable Puppets - A playful Halloween paper craft for Kids! #halloweencrafts #papercrafts #kidscrafts

In addition to Mr Frankenstein and Mr Zombie, the lovely Red Ted Art is hosting this playful Mummy character, where you can download this character for free! Maggy will also show you how to attach the arms and legs to the string to make all the limbs simultaneously kick out and groove.

 JOIN HERE to download the set of Halloween Printable Puppets and access our complete printable library!

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Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft for kids. A sweet Autumn or Halloween craft that's great for developing fine motor skills! #pumpkin #preschool #preschoolcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #finemotor

This Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft has been designed with preschoolers and very young children in mind. The process of tearing, scrunching, rolling and sticking is wonderful for fine motor skills (or dexterity).

Fine motor skills refer to the coordination of small muscles within the hands, wrists and fingers that are essential for picking objects up and writing.

Crafts that involve a simple and repetitive process, such as our cute little pumpkin craft, give those fine motor skills a fabulous workout.

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Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft: Materials 

Green and Orange Tissue Paper
PVA Glue

Pumpkin Template – 

This pumpkin template is part of our exclusive content found within the

Arty Crafty Kids members area.

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What’s the in the Arty Crafty Kids Members Area: 

  • Art and Craft Template
  • Colouring Pages
  • Silhouettes
  • Animal and Shape Outlines
  • How to Draw guides and Drawing Prompts

Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft for kids. A sweet Autumn or Halloween craft that's great for developing fine motor skills! #pumpkin #preschool #preschoolcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #finemotor

Step 1: Download the template from our members’ area or create your own.

Print the template on to good quality paper or white cardstock. Preschoolers are often generous with their glue application. Cardstock tends to be much better at absorbing the excess and prevents the craft turning into a soggy mess!

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Begin tearing tissue paper and rolling/scrunching into balls.

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Step 2: Coat a section of the template in a thin layer of PVA glue (liquid form or glue stick) and stick the balls of tissue paper within the pumpkin template.

The size of the tissue paper balls is wholly dependent on your preschooler. They may like teeny tiny balls or big open scrunchy ones – both options are perfect!

Notice from the picture the use of the pincer grip. Without even thinking about it, your infants and preschoolers will be strengthening their little muscles and improving their coordination throughout the craft.

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Step 3: Continue filling the pumpkin with tissue paper.

Encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to follow the lines of the pumpkin template and fill the white space by placing the tissue paper balls as closley together as possible.  This is great for hand-eye coordination!

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Step 4: Keep going until the pumpkin is completely full!

OPTIONS: 

We love to give our Arty Crafty Kids choice and filling the pumpkin template with tissue paper is just one option!

Here are a few extra ideas: 

  • For older children, take the magazine challenge! This involves using the paper from one magazine and filling the template with torn paper. This adds texture to the finished piece and Arty Crafty Kids use their creativity repurposing prints and images to create art. Example: Butterfly Collage
  • Sticking to a collage theme, perhaps paint the pumpkin template in its appropriate colours first and ask your Arty Crafty Kids to find matching coloured items (buttons, sequins, tissue paper etc) to fill the pumpkin.

These ideas can be applied to many of the templates on offer within the Arty Crafty Kids members area and can be downloaded as many times as you like!

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Big Hand Paper Monster Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

This Big Hand Paper Monster Craft is a playful and fun-filled Halloween craft for kids.  These monsters can move and groove with a wave and jig.

Personalised with your Arty Crafty Kids handprints, they become transformed into real little monsters ( the fun and friendly type of course!), giving your kids the inspiration to indulge in some wonderful creative play as they craft.

With four Big Hand Monster templates available, your Arty Crafty Kids can choose the monster that suits them best!

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Big Hand Paper Monster Craft: Materials

Black Construction Paper
White Card Stock
Fork
Paint
PVA Glue
Scissors

Monster Template: 

A freebie Monster Template can be found towards the end of this post by signing up to our regular newsletter!

Alternatively, access ALL four templates by signing up to the Arty Crafty Kids online membership area, where you can download our full collection of art & craft templates, colouring pages, how-to-draw guides, activity booklets and Arty Crafty Box how-to booklets,

Big Hand Paper Monster Craft: Tutorial 

Step 1: Download and print a monster template onto white cardstock.

NB: A freebie Monster Template can be found towards the end of this post by signing up to our regular newsletter!

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 2: Create some monster handprints!

For best results, layer your Arty Crafty Kids hand with a thin layer of paint (acrylic works best for prints and colour vibrancy) using a paintbrush or sponge and then press down firmly onto a piece of good quality paper or cardstock.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 3: Fork Printing!

Using a fork, spread the paint on the palette to create a flat even layer of paint.

Wipe any excess paint from the fork and place the bottom of the fork within the paint.

Once the fork is covered and not so covered its filling the gaps in between, start printing!

Rock the fork back and forth with each application to achieve an even print.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 4: Fill the Monster’s body with fork prints to create a cool furry effect!

Paint the remaining monster elements with a paint brush.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.Step 5: While the template is drying, cut out the Arty Crafty Monster’s handprints.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 6: Once the body and monster elements have thoroughly dried they’re ready to be cut out.

Stick the Monster elements to the body to form a friendly monster face.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 7: Cut two strips (width length) from your black construction paper and cut the strips in half. zig

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 8: Fold the paper forwards and backwards on itself to create a zig-zag (or accordion) fold.

Repeat this process with each piece of paper.

Glue two boots to the bottoms of two zig-zag papers and repeat with the handprints.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 9: Complete the Big Hand Paper Monster Craft by glueing the zig-zag papers in appropriate places to the back of the monster body.

Once dry, the zig-zag papers will give the monster movement.

Make it dance and wave!

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter, and we’ll also keep you posted about other crafts, free templates and offers for the Arty Crafty Box!

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Enjoy creating Big Hand Monsters with your Arty Crafty Kids!

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Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box

Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box - A themed art and craft monthly subscription box for kids! This month is jam-packed with awesome Autumn themed crafts for kids #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #autumn #subbox

“We help parents unplug their kids from modern technology and spend quality time engaging in fun art and craft projects”

This month we’re proud to introduce the Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box to our subscription series.

Every month, we bring the fun by making it easy to engage kids in arts and crafts with unique and fun ideas, easy to do projects, online printable templates and the Arty Crafty Box with all the materials delivered to your door!

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Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box: What’s inside? 

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This month we’ve introduced the Tinker Tub to our subscription box.

The new Tinker Tubs are designed to expand and challenge your Arty Crafty Kids creativity!

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Every tub is different, filled with random and unusual loose parts. Children are encouraged to freely explore the contents; experimenting with printing, sticking and using the materials to add interesting and fun textures to their fabulous creations!

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Art can take many forms and this month we’re encouraging our Arty Crafty Kids to explore the beauty of outdoors with this simple Nature Weaving activity.

Perfect for building fine motor skills, Arty Crafty Kids will also use their creativity to assemble their natural treasures into a colourful woven work of art.

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We’re big fans of Hedgehogs and this month we’re turning cutesy handprints into cutesy little hedgehogs!

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We adore Autumn Handprint Trees and this beautiful keepsake suncatcher will cast glorious rays of Autumn Colours.

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Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box - A themed art and craft monthly subscription box for kids! This month is jam-packed with awesome Autumn themed crafts for kids #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #autumn #subbox

Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree Craft for Kids, with a template included #autumncrafts #autumntree #craftideasforkids #kidscrafts

We love Autumn, we really do and have expressed it beautifully with our latest Autumn Tree Craft – The Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree!

So if you love Autumn as much as we do, then this is the craft for you and your Arty Crafty Kids!

While simple in method, this project is perfect for colour-mixing and kids’ will love recreating the colours that come with the seasonal change in their art.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree Craft for Kids, with a template included #autumncrafts #autumntree #craftideasforkids #kidscrafts

Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree: Materials 

White Cardstock for Printing
Paint – Create Autumn Shades
Brown Paper
PVA Glue
Paintbrush
Scissors

Our Free Tree Heart Printable. This could be found towards the end of this post.

Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree: Tutorial 


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Step 1: Download and print the heart template – this can be found towards the end of this post.

Prepare the paint, with either ready-made shades of oranges, red and yellow or offer your Arty Crafty Kids the primary colours with black and white for colour mixing.

While they’re colour-mixing, ask questions:

  • How much Red and Yellow do you need to make Orange?
  • How do you make different tones of Orange (Yellow, Red, Green)?
  • How do you make Brown?

This simple process of trial and error is a fabulous learning exercise, with an emphasis on problem-solving skills and mathematical thinking (mixing and mentally measuring colours to achieve the desired tone).

And of course, it’s wonderful for creativity!

Feel free to refer to our colour chart for reference:

https://www.artycraftykids.com/product/arty-crafty-kids-club/

Step 2: Add fingerprints! 

For best results, add a thin layer of paint to the fingerprint and print.

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Step 3: Using the darkest Autumn shades, work from the bottom of the heart up, layering the colours as your Arty Crafty Kids progress.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree Craft for Kids, with a template included #autumncrafts #autumntree #craftideasforkids #kidscrafts

Step 4. Continue working with the heart shape, progressing with lighter shades as your Arty Crafty Kids reach the top.

The layering of colours will create some interesting and beautiful tones.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree Craft for Kids, with a template included #autumncrafts #autumntree #craftideasforkids #kidscrafts

Step 5: Leave the heart to thoroughly dry!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree Craft for Kids, with a template included #autumncrafts #autumntree #craftideasforkids #kidscrafts

Step 6: Transforming the fingerprint hearts into an Autumn Tree!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree Craft for Kids, with a template included #autumncrafts #autumntree #craftideasforkids #kidscrafts

Using brown paper, trace around your child’s arm and hand. Depending on the age of your Arty Crafty Kid, they may want to do this for themselves.

Cut out the arm/hand trunk and secure to the cardstock, positioning the hand within the fingerprint heart.

The Fingerprint Heart

Autumn Tree is now complete!

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For more Arty Crafty Autumn inspiration, take a look at a few of our popular posts!

Autumn Handprint Tree

Autumn Bubble Wrap Tree

Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree 

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Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordian Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridan fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids

It’s that time of year again where we’re playing around with paper and glue to find new and unique ways to create gorgeous Autumn Tree art. I believe (and I hope you will agree), we have achieved exactly that with our new Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree!

The accordion fold is a basic and fun technique for little hands to master, and gives fine motor skills a thorough workout!

We’ve used this process within a number of our crafts (Paper Plate Lion, Newspaper Unicorn & Newspaper Witch) and here, it works particularly well; creating body and movement with a crunchy leaf texture.

Paired with our handy tree template, this Autumn Tree Craft could work well within a classroom setting or/and with multiple kids.

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridon fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids

 

Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree: Materials

An assortment of Paper (inc. Yellow, Green, Orange, Red & Brown)
PVA Glue
Blue or White Cardstock
Scissors

Autumn Tree Template:

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Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridon fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids Step 1. Download and print the tree template onto white or blue cardstock.

Alternatively, your Arty Crafty Kids can draw their own tree freehand or trace around their arm and hand to create an Autumn Handprint Tree.

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridon fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids

Step 2. Gather an assortment of coloured, patterned and textured paper.

Next, cut out a number of leaf shapes of each colour (or ovals for simplicity).

If your Arty Crafty Kids are using our Autumn Tree Template, ask them to count the number of twirls on branches and match this number with the correct amount of leaves.

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridon fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids Step 3. The Accordion Fold

The accordion fold is a simple folding technique that creates a zigzag, pleated texture and is often used to make handheld fans.

  1. Fold the Paper in half.
  2. Rotate the Leaf so the fold is at the bottom and you have two flaps.
  3. Peel down the first flap until it meets the bottom fold.
  4. And repeat this step with the second flap.

The accordion is now complete with even zigzag folds.

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridon fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids

Step 4. Fold all the leaves and begin sticking them to the Autumn Tree Template, using the twirls as a guide.

As you can see, we have used the branches to segment and bunch colours, starting with the darkest shade at the bottom.

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridon fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids

Step 5. Continue working around the tree using a variety of colours and patterns. 

Be sure to only glue the ends of the leaves, as accordion folds will give the leaves bounce and movement on the paper.

They almost appear crunchy!

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridon fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids

Step 6. Once the tree is filled with bright and beautiful accordion leaves, add any remaining paper leaves to the bottom of the tree trunk.

The Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree craft is now complete!

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter, and we’ll also keep you posted about other crafts, free templates and offers for the Arty Crafty Box!

This template, and many others, is also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area, where you can get a Free 10-Day Trial – Sign Up Here

Autumn is the season of tree crafts and if you’re looking for alternatives way to utilise this handy template, take a look at our Autumn Bubble Wrap Tree and 4 Seasons Pebble Game! 

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Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordian Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridan fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids

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