What's more fun than dressing up on October 31st and filling a bag with treats? Slime! Piñatas! Crafts! Fun! From all around the web, I've curated my favorite Halloween crafts for preschoolers to early elementary, each to go along with the picture book, Halloween Good Night. Without further introduction, let's get some BOO! on!
One Slimy Globster
I have a lot of people ask me, "What the heck is a Globster, anyway?" And my own 5-yr-old insists on calling it a lobster. So here we have it, a Globster in a jar (of course, because they're so GLOBBY). How adorable is this?
Two Giggling Wood Imps
They're so cute when they're sleeping... I don't know how many times I've said that about my little imps, but here are two adorable ones by We Bloom Here, ready and waiting for you to add them to your Halloween Good Night craft collection!
Three Wee Werewolves
No Halloween is complete without some costumery, and here you have the cutest wolf masks ever. Add fangs for that werewolf-vibe, or just let them be sweet. Then cuddle up and Hooowwwwlll!
Four Cuddly Mummies
There are about a zillion (and a half) crafts for mummies involving things like: yarn, tape, toilet paper, paint, food. Mummies are adorably crafty, and I never did figure out how the evil ones actually, like, eat people. But that's beside the point. Here's a one-of-a-kind-adorable and FUN craft from DIY Candy. What's better than mummies? Piñatas!
Five Peeling Zombies
They picked them just for you. The zombies, that is. I couldn't resist this yummy fun edible craft, because really, what's better than something DISGUSTING that's DELICIOUS? The recipe could easily be made DF by subbing butter for coconut oil. Bonus!
Six Hexing Witches
This craft reminded me of a pair of my four-year-old handprints that hung on my parents' wall. Handprint art is always fun, always a keepsake, and here there's potential to make this craft into a classroom or whole-family activity. A Handprint Witch Mural?
Seven Gobbling Goblins
What a super creative craft! Of course you could make ANY sort of monster, but add a little hat and you have the perfect, messy, dumpster-diving goblin. So, so cute.
Eight Haunting Ghosts
SO. MANY. GHOST. CRAFTS. So many. If you look at my Pinterest Halloween Good Night page, you'll find oodles. But this one stood out. Partly for simplicity, partly for cuteness, and partly because you really could make eight little rock ghosts, name them, leave them around the house to "haunt" siblings and friends. Endless fun!
Nine Dining Vampires
Wow, just wow! Can you imagine a houseful of little ghouls shooting puffballs at one another with these adorable Vampire Shooters? Absolutely brilliant. Instructions are in German, but the pictures make the process clear (and easy!). Link will route you first to Pinterest, then to the site (for some reason I can't use oomlouts in links here!).
Ten Drooling Boogies
What does a Boggart look like? Since they hide in dark closets, waiting for us to sleep, we don't know for sure, but I'm guessing they could look a lot like this cute-as-anything finger puppet. Make ten, one for each finger, and play counting games! Or make the whole set - that's right, ALL the characters from Halloween Good Night!