Pumpkins, Jack o Lanterns and everything spooky
We love Halloween Crafts, here are some great Halloween craft ideas to keep the kids or your classroom busy and full of the spook-tac-ular fun around this time of year. Kids love taking part in every aspect of Halloween, and as the excitement builds why not capture that energy and get busy making Halloween crafts. Pumpkins of course are one of the main symbols of Halloween, and instantly recognizable and associated by the children to this time of year.
All the fun in our family is picking the Pumpkin to carving it out, however the younger children might not be old enough to be handling a knife, but that does not mean they can't take part.
Let their creative side loose, Once the masterpieces are created these can then be used as cheap alternative Halloween Decorations around the house.
Kids Halloween Arts And Crafts
Online Pupmkin Halloween resources
The Jack o'Lantern or Pumpkin is a more commercial aspect of Halloween, and origionally it was turnips used, if you would like to read the Story of Halloween in Scotland and Halloweens origion, please visit
After spending time working in the classroom in a Special Education centre, I would search endlessly for quick ideas to fill the time in the class, or to fill the afternoon, especially the day of the Halloween Party. It would take me all day to find a selection of resources I wished I could have just print, and go.
Usually time would run out and I would only end up with enough resources that were finshed in 5 minutes.
Here you will find a great selection of Halloween Pumpkin craft activities for children of all ages, and a few extra ideas too.
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Home-made Halloween Decoration crafts & Ideas
As mums and dads, we love nothing better than when our child comes home from school and has made us something, especially when it is useful. Let the children make dinner placemats from their pictures to take home.
- Once you have the childrens Halloween Pictures.
- put their Halloween message and name onto it
- laminate it
They now have a delightful Halloween Placemat for the dinner Table, let them make one for all the family.
Spooky Chocolate Covered Apples - ...spook-tacular
Too cute and so easy to make
Funny faces drawn on paper and cut out - stick these into place whilst the chocolate is still soft!
We used an empty egg carton turned upside down to push the lollipo sticks through and let the apples dry.
Free online Pumpkin Colouring Pages - Jack o' Lantern colouring pages
Use this as an easy reference to some of the best pages of Halloween print outs to have for your classroom.
- Pumpkin Coloring Pages - Free Printable Colouring Pics for kids to print and color in
Pumpkin Coloring Pages - Free Printable Colouring Pics for kids to print and color in
- Halloween - Coloring Pages - Pumpkins
More Halloween coloring pages to print and color, Pumpkins.
- A Plain Pumpkin Template
Design your own pumpkin, or use as a template for your pumpkin carving
- Halloween Pumpkin Colouring
Halloween Pumpkin Colouring - with more Halloween Pages
- Free Halloween Pumpkins Coloring Pages!
These printable pumpkin coloring pages provide hours of online and at-home fun for kids during the holiday season. Scary ghosts, cats, bats, pumpkins, witch and scarecrow are just a few of the many coloring sheets and pictures in this section.
- Halloween coloring page - 023
halloween coloring page and halloween coloring book pictures for kids.
- Pumpkin Coloring Pages
Pumpkin Coloring Pages - Lots on this page
Online Halloween resources and games - Pumpkin Games
This is great, you can send your friends, Aunts uncles an e-card once you have finished carving your online Pumpkin
- Carve your pumpkin online - virtual Jack-o-Lanter !
Carve your pumpkin online and send it to your friends and family!
- Halloween coloring book
This free online Halloween coloring book is fun! Click a color button on the right side of the coloring screen. Then click the part of the picture you would like to make that color.
Halloween essentials for carving your pumpkin! - Pumpkin design kits
If you want to let them carve out their own there are some fabulous templates over here that you can print out, you will be amazed at what they will come up with, run a competition and get another adult from a different class to choose the winner!
Please always be vigilant with children and sharp knives, you could always split the children into groups and delegate 1 child to be in charge of the cutting tools!
Halloween Activities and craft projects
Keep the older children occupied with these activities, and time fillers in the classroom
- Write the words JACK-O-LANTERN, SCARECROW on the board and ask the children to find as many words using the letters as possible
- What about a spooky Acronym. you can do this online, and they can look up the meanings of some of these wonderful words. (I learned something new here! too!
Please leave your comments - anyone who visits can comments thankyou
Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on October 04, 2012:
Those caramel apples with faces are adorable! Love the sprinkles for hair.
anonymous on September 21, 2012:
siobhanryan on September 18, 2012:
Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on October 31, 2011:
Happy halloween Lisa, a treat blessing for you :)
katiecolette on September 16, 2011:
Kitty with a pumpkin coloring page is so cute! We'll have to try this one out :)
anonymous on August 17, 2011:
What wonderful Halloween coloring fun and I love your animations here, cute!
anonymous on March 04, 2011:
Where's the Great Pumpkin, it's not Halloween without him, at least that according to Charlie Brown. This is a Very Nice Halloween Lens, i especially liked the the breakdown for the Spelling of "Halloween", I have never seen that before! That's very Cool!!
sorana lm on March 04, 2011:
Hi Lisa, your lens looks great. I don't know what it looked like before but I really like the way it is now. Love those colouring pages.
anonymous on March 04, 2011:
So wonderful pumpkin colouring pages lens .. dear lovely Lisa. I love all you've presented here. For home-made Halloween decoration ideas for Halloween activities are so good. Thanks for your sharing. 5 stars for you. Have wonderful times .. dearest lovely Lisa :)
DecoratingEvents on October 29, 2010:
Great collection Lisa! Wish I still had little ones to enjoy coloring pages.
Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on October 27, 2010:
Wonderful resources and free coloring pages is always fun.
capriliz lm on October 26, 2010:
It is great that you are collecting these resources together in one place.
Treasures By Brenda from Canada on October 26, 2010:
You've created a great resource of free coloring pages. I've added my pumpkin fun lens; if you were just looking for coloring pages, please delete that link!
BuckHawkcenter on October 26, 2010:
Well, maybe kids will like these, but the reality is, I like them myself. Great resources!
happynutritionist on October 26, 2010:
Coloring pages seem to be so popular, and all the other fun on this page is delightful!
aishu19 on October 26, 2010:
These are some fun coloring page resources and you have shared some great ways kids could spend quality time this Halloween season. I am sure kids would enjoy these activities