Fun Paper Halloween Crafts for Kids

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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!

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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!

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Halloween Printable Puppets

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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 

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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!

 

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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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Spooky Tree Circle Art

Arty Crafty Kids - Spooky Tree Circle Art for Halloween. Explore cool and warm shades with this simple template design. Perfect Art Project for kids exploring colour mixing and colour shades #artforkids #kidsart #halloween

Spooky Tree Circle Art explores warm and cool colours to create a spooky twilight scene. A simple Art Project for kids to try this Halloween and for ease, includes a FREE printable template!

Enjoy at home or within a group setting, the template is open enough for children to add their own unique twist and indulge in their creativity.

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Spooky Tree Circle Art: Materials 

Paint – Watercolour/acrylic or pastels/pencils/crayons
White Cardstock

Spooky Tree Circle Art Template – 

This is offered as a free resource once you sign-up to our regular email (the form can be found towards the end of this post).

Alternatively, gain instant access by joining our online members’ area and take advantage of unlimited downloads of all our templates, colouring pages, booklets and how to draw guides!

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Spooky Tree Circle Art: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Download and print the template on to white cardstock or mixed media paper.

The template is offered as a free resource when you sign up to our regular newsletter. Alternatively, join our online members’ area to gain instant to access to our entire library of templates, how to draw guides, colouring pages and activity booklets.

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Step 2: To create a spooky ambience, this project explores and plays with twilight tones and hues; these include red, violet, blue, aqua green, yellow, orange and black.

Your Arty Crafty Kids can start from any point, however, I would recommend starting from the central circle with a warm colour and progressing to outer circles with cooler shades of blues and violet.

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Step 3: Starting with a bright and solid yellow shade, add a small amount of red to yellow to create a lighter shade of orange.

Increase the mix of red to yellow to darken the orange.

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Step 4: From orange, introduce a light pink shade and graduate to a solid dark red.

Throughout the project encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to mix their own colours and engage in a process of trial and error to create their desired shades.

Discussion Points: 

  • How do you make the colour lighter or darker?
  • How many shades of orange or red can you create?
  • Can you make the same colour twice?

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Step 5: Continue filling the circles working from Yellow to Violet (warm to cool) until 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 are available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area. Sign Up Here to access our full library of craft templates, how to draw guides, colouring pages and activity booklets!

This Spooky Tree Circle Art project was designed as a simplified version to the Spooky Tree Kandinsky Circle Art. If you have an older child or one that would like to explore colour-mixing further, then definitely check it out!

For more Halloween Art inspiration, take a look at:

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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

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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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Halloween ABC Fingerprints

My kids love alphabet games and word play. We often pass the time on long car journeys with a power session of I Spy All things A (for example) and each person contributes a word until all the options are exhausted.  It’s a super fun game, that can get a little frantic! I have to admit, applying our game to create this Halloween ABC Fingerprints activity proved to be a challenge (and LOTS of fun).

And I hope you will agree – I think we nailed it! The only question mark I have is ‘C is for Coffin’, not because the word doesn’t fit, it’s more about the choice of colour we used to create our fingerprint coffin… Silver doesn’t work!

Aside from the coffin mishap, our Halloween ABC Fingerprints are really easy to recreate and are an engaging way to learn and practice the alphabet.

Halloween ABC Fingerprints: Materials

Stock White Card
Fingerprint Paint or Ink
Willing fingers and thumbs!
An Imagination
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A is for candy Apple or Alien, Apparition, Afraid

B is for Bat or Beetle, Bones, Broomstick, Bubble

C is for Coffin or Cauldron, Cat, Coffin, Candy

D is for Devil

E is for Eyeballs

F is for Frankenstein or Fangs, Frightening, Finger Nails

G is for Ghost or Ghoul,  Goblin, Grave, Grim Reaper

H is for Hat or Howl, Haunted

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I is for Insect

J is for Jack-O-Lantern

K is for Kitty Cat

L is for Lollipop or Lanterns, Long Finger Nails

M is for Monster or Mummy, Magic

N is for Night or Nails

O is for Owl

P is for Potion or Poison, Pirate

Q is for Queen

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R is for Raven or RIP

S is for Spider or Spell, Spooky, Skeleton, Skull

T is for Tombstone or Trick or Treat

U is for Underworld

V is for Vampire

W is for Werewolf or Witch

X is for eXtraterrestrial

Y is for Yeti

Z is for Zombie

I hope you enjoy our Halloween ABC Fingerprints and perhaps you have come up with a few of your own ideas along the way!

Our fingerprints were created by applying paint to our fingertips with a paintbrush and a sponge. We found that less is more, and the best prints were formed from a light and even coverage of the finger or thumb.

For more Halloween Inspiration, you may also enjoy our:

31 Kid-Friendly Halloween Crafts 

Paper Witch 

Handprint Bats 

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Spooky Silhouette Tree Kids Art Project

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Spooky Tree Silhouette Painting | A super fun and easy art project for kids using the scrape painting technique!

Scrape painting is an incredibly simple, but effective art technique that is perfectly suited to this Spooky Silhouette Tree Kids Art Project. Using just a little paint and scraps of leftover stock card, kids will have a blast mixing the colours to create beautiful backdrops, filled with interesting colour blends and textures.

The tree element of the art project offers a superb opportunity for children to work on their cutting and fine motor skills. With just a pair of scissors and a piece of a4 stock card, kids can cut cut cut freely to form their desired shapes, without the pressure of ‘following lines’ or getting it wrong. It’s about tapping into their creative flow and finding their natural cutting rhythm.

Sound good?

Let’s get started!

Spooky Silhouette Kids Art Project: Materials and Tutorial

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Black Stock Card
White Stock Card
Kid-Friendly Paint
PVA Glue
Scissors

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Step 1: Begin cutting a tree form from a single piece of black card, starting from a central point at the bottom of the page and working your way up to create a curve – this will become the first branch and the starting point for the tree.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Spooky Tree Silhouette Spooky Tree Silhouette Kids Art Project | A super fun and easy art project for kids using the scrape painting technique!

Step 2: Continue cutting, twisting and bending to create multiple branches.

Try to make use of the full A4 space as you work around the card forming the branches of the tree.

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Step 3: Using the cuttings from the card, cut them into several thick rectangular shapes and put them to one side along a piece of white A4 card.

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Step 4: Add a number of blobs of paint to a piece of white card, starting with the lightest shades at the top and darker shades at the bottom.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Spooky Tree Silhouette Spooky Tree Silhouette Kids Art Project | A super fun and easy art project for kids using the scrape painting technique!

Step 5: Using a piece of scrap card, scrape the paint across the page.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Spooky Tree Silhouette Spooky Tree Silhouette Kids Art Project | A super fun and easy art project for kids using the scrape painting technique!

Step 6: Continue this process all the way to the bottom of the page, scraping the paint from left to right and right to left, picking up different colours and mixing along the way.

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Step 7: Leave the backdrop to dry and then apply lots of PVA glue to the back of the tree silhouette.

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Step 8: Complete the Silhouette painting by adding the tree.

The Spooky Tree Silhouette Kids Art Project is now Complete! 

I hope the Arty Crafty Kids love this easy Spooky Tree Silhouette Kids Art Project. With Halloween approaching, this could be good alternative the ghosts and ghoul crafts.

For more simple art projects, take a look at these:

Bubble Wrap Printing 

Cling Film Art 

Printing with Bottles

All of these processes can be used to create silhouette backdrops – it could be fun to experiment and try all of these techniques at once!

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Cardboard Zombie Halloween Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Halloween | Cardboard Zombies Halloween Craft for kids using recycled materials. #halloweencraft #halloweenkidscraft

Have you noticed that Zombies lack representation within the kids’ craft niche? Witches, vampires, and ghosts can be found everywhere, but if you fancy trying something different, like a Zombie, then you will struggle to find a decent kid-friendly craft. Zombies don’t have the best reputation, but their presence dates back to early gothic literature and today, they’re everywhere – even in kids’ programmes.  And let’s face it, vampires are hardly nice!? So today I have a solution to that problem (a problem I doubt you even knew you had!) and have the pleasure of presenting the cutest Cardboard Zombie Halloween Craft you will ever see!

Made from recycled materials, our Zombies are what I would call a ‘low maintenance’ craft and while I refer to them as Zombies, they could easily be passed off as spooky skeletons or monsters.

To make your own zombies, here’s what you need!

Cardboard Zombie Halloween Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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A Cardboard Box
Acrylic Paint
Sponge
Loose Parts – Buttons, Yarn, String
A Black Sharpie
PVA Glue

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STEP 1: Cut out a skull-shaped head from a piece of cardboard and paint using a sponge.

Sponge painting is a great technique for blending colours. Our zombies’ heads have been painted with a light covering of red and then covered with grey and green.

Try tearing a little of the top layer of cardboard to reveal the corrugated layer – this will add a ‘brain-like’ or ‘torn skin’ texture to the zombies head.

Arty Crafty Kids | Halloween | Cardboard Zombie Halloween Craft for kids using recycled materials. #halloweencraft #halloweenkidscraftSTEP 2: Cut out and paint a pair of round discs to create eyes.

Explore and play with scrap materials to create funny and unusual eyes. As you can see from above, my daughter decided to add glue to the yarn…

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and spiral it around the disc, to create one crazy looking eye!

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STEP 3: Add a mouth by drawing either drawing it on with a sharpie, using string, a large oval-shaped piece of cardboard or anything else that you have to hand.

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Buttons are also great for eyes!

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The Cardboard Zombie Halloween Craft is now Complete! 

I love how my daughter gave each of her zombies unique and differing characteristics, making them look friendly and cute. On a practical level, the craft offers a little bit of everything – painting, cutting and sticking – making it a great activity for fine motor skills and its simplicity encourages independent crafting!

Enjoy and while in the spirit of Halloween, the kids will love colouring our spooktastic collection of Halloween Colouring Pages!

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Spooktastic Halloween Coloring Collection

Arty Crafty Kids | Coloring Pages | Spooktastic Halloween Coloring Pages for Adults and Kids

Love to color? Love Halloween? then you’re in for a treat as I have a Spooktastic Halloween Coloring collection for you today! All have been hand drawn and exclusively designed for Arty Crafty Kids. They’re unique and full of detail and intricacies that I’m sure you will appreciate during the blissful flow of coloring.

Behind each coloring page is an artist, who has spent time dreaming, drawing and detailing to the finest point. But that’s where the story begins. Coloring, alongside its therapeutic benefits, transforms a design into your very own piece of art. I can guarantee that for every page colored, no two will be colored the same way, brought to life by your own artistic charm. 

Download. Color. Make it your Own! 


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What’s included? 

Arty Crafty Kids | Coloring Pages | Spooktastic Halloween Coloring Collection for Adults and Kids

The Spooktastic Halloween Coloring Collection

The Spooktastic collection includes:

  • 6 A4 Coloring Pages in PDF format
  • A beautiful and intricate sugar skull
  • A beautiful and intricate Spider Web Mandala
  • A quirky Dracula emerging from his slumber
  • A field of pumpkins, each with their own detailed pattern
  • Our very own Wicked Witch the East with her trusty Black Cat
  • A gorgeous wide-eyed owl

IMPORTANT: Adjust the printer settings to ‘Fit to Page


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And of course, we all love a FREEBIE and I am giving away an awesome Spooky Ghost House as the cherry on top of our Spooktastic Halloween Coloring Collection!

If you purchase the Halloween bundle, the Spooky House Coloring Page is included with the download – so there’s no need to download it separately!

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Download the Spooky Ghost House HERE ! 

Now for the boring, but important bits. Please respect the copyright conditions of these coloring pages. They can be downloaded and enjoyed for personal use only, not redistributed or sold as your own. Considerable time, effort and love is poured into the designs featured on Arty Crafty Kids and it’s a little sad to see our work misused.

If you would like to share our post (and please do!), be sure to always include a link to this post & image!

Thank you and Happy Coloring!

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Paper Plate Witch

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Halloween Craft for kids | Paper Plate Witch

September has arrived and we’re in Halloween countdown mode. It’s not all about the spooktastic festivities, for we have another big event to celebrate – the 4th birthday of our very own Halloween baby! She’s super excited about her birthday and since it falls on Halloween, there’s lots of chat about witches, ghosts, and pumpkins.  As such, what better way to kick start the Halloween crafty season than with a bright green, crazy haired Paper Plate Witch!

This is a super easy Halloween craft that kids will love and the hair can be plated and styled however your Arty Crafty Kids choose.

So let’s gather some materials and get started!

Paper Plate Witch: Materials and Tutorial

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Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Halloween Craft for kids | Paper Plate Witch

Step 1. Paint the paper plate bright green and once dry add punch 3 holes into the area designated as the ‘witches head’.

TIP: For quick drying and to avoid a soggy paper plate, try sponge painting the plate.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Halloween Craft for kids | Paper Plate Witch

Step 2. Cut up multiple strands of yarn and thread them through the punch holes, securing with a single knot. We were able to thread 4 pieces of yarn into each punched hole.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Halloween Craft for kids | Paper Plate Witch

Step 3. Pull the yarn forward over the paper plate.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Halloween Craft for kids | Paper Plate Witch

Step 4. Using a combination of black stock card, white paper, glitter card (green and silver), cut out a witches hat, accessories and facial features.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Halloween Craft for kids | Paper Plate Witch

Step 5. Cover the roots of the yarn with the black hat and secure with a generous amount of PVA glue.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Halloween Craft for kids | Paper Plate Witch

Step 6. Add the remaining facial features, securing with more PVA glue.

The Paper Plate Witch is now Complete! 

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids love their paper plate witches! for more spooky arts and crafts, check out our:

Rock Star Button Spiders

Oil Pastel Resist Spider Web 

20 Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids! 

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Ghost Reveal Watercolour Resist Kids Art Project

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Watercolour resist – have your kids tried this process yet?

With Halloween just around the corner, our Ghost Reveal Kids Art Project could be a good place to start!

It’s fun, beautiful, exciting and even educational, and can be explored by kids of all ages and abilities.

And while watercolours and toddlers or even preschoolers may not be an obivous mix, it’s one I fully suggest you try.

Kids love water and they love paint; together it’s a dream combination and an exciting medium to explore.

They will naturally explore light and shade through the process of mixing.

And would you like to know the best bit?

The concept is super simple, super cool and quick n’ easy to set up!

So have you got 5 mintues?

MATERIALS: Ghost Reveal Watercolour Resist Kids Art Project 

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Watercolour Paints (US Link / Uk Link)
Oil Pastels ( US Link / UK Link) OR a White Crayon ( US Link / UK Link)
Watercolour Paper ( US Link / UK Link )


Let’s Make It

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Using a white oil pastel or crayon, draw the design onto the watercolour paper.

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Halloween Crafts for Kids - Ghost Reveal Watercolour Resist Kids Art Project

Now for the exciting bit!

Arm the kids with watercolour paint and plenty of water and ask them to find the hidden ghosts!

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Halloween Crafts for Kids - Ghost Reveal Watercolour Resist Kids Art Project

As the kids sweep the watercolours across the oil pastel or crayon design, it will begin to ‘magically’ appear.

My kids found this incerdibly exciting!

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Keep going until all the ghosts have been found.

Ask the kids to count the ghosts and then do a roll reversal, encouraging them to draw their own ghosts for you or a sibling/friend to find.

Suddenly this cool kids art project becomes a little game for kids to play.

And if they fancy a change from ghosts, you could also try a spiderweb or write secret messages!

I hope you and kids enjoy this quirky kids art project.

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