Simple Halloween Crafts for Kids Ages 3-5

September 16, 2011By 0 Comments

I have found that the younger kids find arts and crafts more entertaining than the older ones. So I decided to write an article with 3 crafts that kids ages 3-5 can do. These are simple and don’t take too long to do. That way your little one won’t lose interest before the project is complete.

The Simple Spider

Items you will need:

  • 4 pipe cleaners (preferably black)
  • 2 wiggle eyes
  • Strong glue

Step 1: Twist the four pipe cleaners together where they meet in the middle.

Step 2: Separate 4 legs on each side. Now bend them in the middle to create a knee. Bend them again at the end to create a foot.

Step 3: Take your strong glue and attach the eyes to the front of the body. If you don’t have any strong glue you can use a hot glue gun (parents will have to do this part if a hot glue gun is used).

Simple Ghost

Items you will need:

  • A piece of white fabric or a strong tissue
  • 1 Pompom
  • 1 piece of white string
  • 2 wiggle eyes
  • Strong glue

Optional:
Candy corn

Step 1: Place the pompom in the center of your tissue or fabric.

Step 2: Fold the tissue or fabric over the pompom and tie a piece of white string around the bottom of it to form a head.

Step 3: Take your strong glue and attach the eyes to the front of the head. If you don’t have any strong glue you can use a hot glue gun (parents will have to do this part if a hot glue gun is used).

Optional Step 4: Use your glue to attach some candy corns to the bottom of your ghost for decoration.

Simple Candy Corn Decoration

Items you will need:

  • 1 white piece of construction paper or poster board
  • White Paint
  • Yellow Paint
  • Orange Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Tape

Step 1: Take your piece of construction paper or poster board and fold it to make a cone shape. Use your tape to fasten it in place. I like to put some tape on the inside as well as the outside so it won’t come apart. You may also want to consider using a kind of tape that can be painted over.

Step 2: Paint the top of your cone white.

Step 3: Paint the middle of your cone orange.

Step 4: Paint the bottom of your cone yellow.

Step 5: Let it dry and you will have your very own candy corn decoration. Make as many as you like by following the instructions all over again.

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A Mom of 2 very hyper children, ages 6 & 7. They can be a handful, but I love every minute of it! I work from home full time on top of being a full time stay at home Mom. Multi-tasking is a definite speciality I’ve learned over the past 7 years, and I surely can juggle just about everything.

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