DIY these hanging ghosts from Thriving Home with cotton balls on white construction paper. Glue on black paper eyes and mouths in expressions of your choosing.
Spider Web Plates
Have toddlers practice fine motor skills by threading white yarn through holes you’ve punched into a black paper plate to create this simple spider web craft from Anne Lily Design. Finish with foam spider stickers.
Transform toilet paper rolls into this monster mobile from Happy Hooligans by painting or coloring the tubes and adding on googly eyes, squiggly pipe-cleaner arms, and toothy construction-paper mouths. String together at staggering heights for a friendly hanging decoration.
Create these gross-yet-gorgeous spiderweb sacks from Modern Parents Messy Kids with water balloons, white yarn, and craft glue. Stick on some plastic spiders for extra creepiness.
Trace your kiddo’s arm and fingers on marbled green paper to create this monster hand from Happy Hooligans. Cut out and have him glue on foam fingernails and dried bean “warts.”
Masking Tape Mummy
A basic gingerbread man becomes a mummy in this simple project from No Time for Flashcards. All you need is masking tape and googly eyes.
Toilet Paper Roll Bat Armbands
Help your toddler put together this cool bat from Savvy Sassy Moms that he can both display and wear. A toilet paper roll tube fits perfectly around little arms, and the bat’s paper wings will flap as he moves his arm!
Let your preschooler transform a few of your old wooden clothespins into cute bats with some markers, construction paper, and red googly eyes in this DIY from No Time for Flashcards.
Spooky Branch Forest
Collect twigs and branches on a neighborhood nature walk with your kids and then settle in together to create this spooky forest from Craftulate by gluing them onto black paper and adding eyes.
Paper Plate Frankensteins
Finger painting is always fun, and the perfect way to create these Frankenstein faces from Easy Preschool Craft. Cut the top off a paper plate to make the flat head and provide your kiddo with the paper hair, eyes, noses, and bolts to glue on.
Preschoolers can practice their scissors skills by cutting out the simple shapes that make up this colorful witch from Toddler Approved.
5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Fence
Littles ones can build a rickety fence with wooden craft sticks and set a quintet of jack-o’-lanterns on top like in this project from Mrs. Goff’s Kinders. Get the simple instructions.
Candy Corn Collage
Practice your toddler’s grouping and gluing skills in this candy-corn craft from Thriving Home. Ripped paper in white, orange, and yellow turn a plain triangle into a treat when applied correctly. It’s only right to eat a few of the real candies while making them, of course!