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3 Halloween Craft Ideas for Pre-Schoolers
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3 Halloween Craft Ideas for Pre-Schoolers

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Spooky season can provide some fantastic sensory activities for tiny hands. The rich and vibrant tones and smiley pumpkin faces can provide endless amusement! With the help of this quick and easy project guide, you’ll discover three fun Halloween projects that are ideal to make with your little ones.

Creating spider prints using cardboard tubes is super-quick and so much fun! And the perfect shape of a pumpkin can be made easily by using an apple slice, ideal for tiny hands and a fun way to explore the fruit.

Painting pumpkins, squashes and gourds is such a simple and fun way for little ones to get involved in the Halloween activities. Much easier than carving pumpkins, there is lots of scope for mark making, colour combining, and line practice. Each member of the family could make one and create a vibrant autumnal display!

Project and instructions by Georgia Coote.

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How to make

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* Apples

* A knife and chopping board to cut the apples

Spider printing

Step 1

Using the scissors cut slits about a third of the way up to create four legs each side and then cut off the gap in the middle. Fold back the legs.

Step 2

Use a flat surface (like a paper plate) to contain the paint, then press the cardboard tube onto the paint a few times, then print onto paper. Glue on some googly eyes to finish.

Once the paint has dried on the cardboard tubes, glue on some googly eyes and you have some spooky monsters to play with!

Pumpkin printing

Cut the apple in half. Apply the orange paint onto the cut side of the apple and then press it firmly onto the paper.

Once the paint has dried, draw on the stalks with the green pen and then the faces with the black.

Painted pumpkins, squashes, and gourds

Ensure your pumpkin, squash, and/or gourd is clean and dry and then apply the paint. Think about the different types of marks and patterns you can make on the surface of your vegetable. Leave to dry and then display.

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