Get Crafting // Halloween craft ideas for toddlers

With halloween just around the corner, I’ve started to think about fun, creative and inexpensive halloween craft ideas to get Jack and Phoebe in the mood. There are so many brilliant ideas on pinterest but I have narrowed them down and compiled this list of my top 10 halloween craft ideas for toddlers:

1 // I’m a big sucker for hand and footprint pictures and I adore this handprint witch.


2 // These reversible Halloween themed popsicle stick puzzles are not only fun to make but can be played with for days afterwards too!


3 // These Spider pops are just too cute and ever so simple to make.


4 // These cute little Halloween paper plate characters are ideal for little ones as they are super easy to make.


5 // If your little one is a bit too small to be donning a sharp implement and carving a pumpkin, ‘clementine pumpkins’ are a brilliant alternative so they don’t feel left out. They are also a healthy alternative to sweets for trick or treaters, although I know what I’d prefer!


6 // Less crafting and more printing, these printable Halloween masks feature a skull, black cat and spider amongst others and are ideal for younger kids.


7 // There was always going to be one footprint craft in this list and this is my favourite. Featuring Jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and mummies this Halloween footprint bunting will look perfect as a decoration but will also make a lovely keepsake too.


8 // These Hanging foam bats are perfect to add a spooky touch to your garden.


9 // This no-cook edible slime is really easy to make (less than five minutes!) and is perfect for preschoolers, toddlers and babies alike. (If you can’t find the basil seeds to make it, there is a new slime recipe that works perfectly with chia or flax seeds instead at the bottom of the link!)


10 // If the footprint banner didn’t take your fancy, hopefully this Halloween spook banner will.


What halloween crafts will you be enjoying with your little one? Leave a link in the comments below!

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  • Karen HowdenOctober 5, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    There are some lovely ideas here to get going with! I particularly like the edible slime, going to try this… although not sure about eating it! Thanks for sharing!

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 5, 2015 - 2:09 pm

      Thanks for your comment, I don’t think the slime is meant to be eaten, I think it’s just called edible slime to show that it’s not harmful if eaten! I wouldn’t fancy it either! xReplyCancel

  • Bridget CasementOctober 5, 2015 - 9:05 pm

    I love the slime – will deffo be making some this Halloween. Theo loves messy play at nursery and this looks like a good home option! Thanks for sharing the ideas! xxxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 5, 2015 - 9:32 pm

      No worries hun, it looks fab doesn’t it. xReplyCancel

  • TanitaOctober 16, 2015 - 5:35 pm

    There are some really great ideas here, I especially love the bunting, so cute and something we have all the bits at home for. :) xReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:55 pm

      Perfect, if you do give it a go, i’d love to see some photos afterwards xReplyCancel

  • StephanieOctober 16, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Great set of crafts for kids to complete, that slime looks so much fun!ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:55 pm

      Doesn’t it just! xReplyCancel

  • AmandaOctober 16, 2015 - 7:31 pm

    What lovely ideas. I’m all over the handprint which whoa ha ha haaaaaReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:55 pm

      I love a good handprint / footprint picture :) xReplyCancel

  • Debs @ Super Busy MumOctober 16, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    What a collection of super cute & fun Halloween crafts!! #Love2BlogReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:54 pm

      Thanks for your comment xReplyCancel

  • Ickle PickleOctober 16, 2015 - 9:42 pm

    Great ideas – I love the spider pops! We too have made clementine pumpkins – so cute! Kaz xReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:54 pm

      They are super cute aren’t they! xReplyCancel

  • Kat | Beau TwinsOctober 17, 2015 - 9:17 am

    I love all of these. My two would love the spider lolly one. Thanka for sharing such amazing ideas. XxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:54 pm

      No worries Kat! My little dude, loves the spider lolly one too! xReplyCancel

  • Kerry | OhsoameliaOctober 17, 2015 - 10:08 am

    Lots of great craft ideas, thank you for sharing! I must try and do some of these with Amelia as I was looking for some to do with her this year xReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 17, 2015 - 12:53 pm

      My pleasure! I hope she has fun making some of these fun bits and bobs xReplyCancel

  • Alice youngOctober 17, 2015 - 3:23 pm

    fab ideas. How effective do the lolly sticks look! Lots of fun craft ideas :) who doesn’t love a themed craft! XReplyCancel

  • Ally Messed Up MumOctober 23, 2015 - 6:10 am

    I love the popsicle stick puzzles, so cute! Also must try out that slime, that looks ace. Thanks for sharing. Ally #love2blog xxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:42 pm

      They are really good aren’t they and the slime has been a huge hit in our household. xReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Hijacked By TwinsOctober 23, 2015 - 9:18 am

    What fun activities for the little ones to do, the twins would love the lolly stick puzzles x #love2blogReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:41 pm

      It’s brilliant isn’t it – hours of fun!ReplyCancel

  • Gemma @ Confessions of a Nagging MotherOctober 23, 2015 - 10:16 am

    Soooo many fab ideas! I love the lollypop stick idea and the slime is amazing!!! How cool does it look?!

    Gemma xxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:41 pm

      Phoebe loves it and it’s good to know that if she does nibble a bit, it’s harmless :)ReplyCancel

  • StephanieOctober 23, 2015 - 10:23 am

    Such great ideas! Emily loves to play with slime, she can honestly get hours of fun out of it. XReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:41 pm

      Phoebs is the same! xReplyCancel

  • JennyOctober 23, 2015 - 12:19 pm

    These are fabulous ideas for halloween. I love getting crafty. Great post…..I am doing a Halloween theme on my Share With Me linky next week would love you to join in obviously on my Share With me you are welcome to share any posts, old or new up to two each week. Its a great place to read other blogs and get to know new blogs too. Love your blog. Thanks for the shout out. We should do that coffee soon darling.ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:40 pm

      I don’t join in any linkies and really should. It’s going to be one of my new years resolutions! I’d love to join up next week, will you give me a nudge when it’s live :) Definitely up for the coffee. I’ll send some dates over soon xxReplyCancel

  • Bear and CardiganOctober 23, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Love the footprint bunting and the slimy goo! Bear will love to do these :-)ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:39 pm

      Phoebs loves the slime, I’m sure Bear will too :) xReplyCancel

  • JanineOctober 23, 2015 - 8:14 pm

    I picked up similar ideas on pinterest. Pinterest is just brilliant for this sort of stuff.ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 23, 2015 - 8:38 pm

      Isn’t it just!ReplyCancel

  • JennaOctober 23, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    Ohh I really like the clementine pumpkins – SO cute. I’d like to do some Halloween paper plate crafts with my girl too as I think she’d be just about old enough to get into that. :)

    Great list!ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 25, 2015 - 9:52 am

      Ah, she’l love it Jenna xReplyCancel

  • Erin @YorkshiretotsOctober 24, 2015 - 7:29 am

    Some really great ideas! I am not brave enough to try that edible slime though – I have visions of my kids chucking it at each other!ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 25, 2015 - 9:51 am

      Ha, that’s always a possibility (and a worry!) xReplyCancel

  • KerryOctober 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm

    Some fab ideas! The handprint witch is my favourite! :) xxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 28, 2015 - 9:06 am

      That’s one of mine too, so cute! xReplyCancel

  • Debs @ Super Busy MumOctober 28, 2015 - 9:49 pm

    These are seriously fun ideas! I love the witch hand art & also the pumpkin clementines! #Love2BlogReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyOctober 30, 2015 - 1:49 pm

      So cute aren’t they xReplyCancel

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  • LeanneDecember 15, 2017 - 4:50 pm

    Great idea Steph, looking at creating something like this for christmas time, any suggestions? I’m thinking gingerbreadmen and raindears some how lolReplyCancel

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