Incorporate some spooky Halloween art projects into your lesson planning this October! Be sure to add a few favorites to your list of Halloween activities for preschoolers.
From the creative costumes to the creepy decorations, there’s just something about the spooky season that really sparks the imagination. And that’s why there are so many awesome options when it comes to spooktacular preschool art!
This is an epic list of Halloween-themed art projects for kids. From beginning to end, there are so many great options with a wide variety of fun and new art techniques. It certainly will not disappoint!
I like to include plenty of art activities in each of the preschool themes we cover in the classroom. But there’s something really special and fun about creating art and crafts based on a particular holiday – especially Halloween!
Why Make Art with Kids This Halloween?
Kids are often so excited about Halloween. And the spooky activities are usually an instant hit in the classroom. And Halloween art projects? Even better! They give the kids a fun theme to stick to while also lending them the freedom to create as they see fit.
There are so many ways to be creative while celebrating Halloween. And I think that’s why it’s my favorite holiday! And maybe that’s why the kids love it so much, too (but the candy part certainly doesn’t hurt!).
Halloween is full of some unusual and slightly creepy things. Which are just another avenue to allow kids to think outside the box and get super creative.
This list of activities is a great tool for teachers. It is full of some great ideas to help bring out the students’ creativity, while simultaneously teaching them so many important early learning skills.
Let’s jump right into all of the spooktacular fun!
Materials for Your Halloween Art Activities
Every good art project requires some good art materials. So, make sure your supply closet is stocked up as you begin to plan all of those Halloween art projects. Take a look at a few of my go-to Halloween supplies below. I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.
Of course, the materials you’ll need will depend on the Halloween art project you plan to do with your students. Or, better yet, throw out lots of crafting materials with Halloween colors or themes and let the kids create as they see fit. What a fun Halloween process art activity!
Halloween Art Projects
You’re going to see lots of super-fun Halloween art projects below. You know your students best and choosing activities that will be both engaging and meaningful for them is important.
So, take a look through the links below and choose activities that will be best suited to your specific group of students.
Flip the process this October and let the children design a spooky masterpiece by removing paint instead of adding it.
The Halloween contact paper art lets the kids explore both transient and sensory art forms in one super-fun activity!
Let your students have a blast creating coffee filter jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins. You can use them for classroom decorations for the month, too.
Add a novel art modality, pumpkin salt painting, to your collection of Halloween art projects. It’s a great activity that combines art with some early science concepts.
Encourage the children to have fun using familiar objects, straws, in a novel way as they create their own blow painted ghosts!
Get in the Halloween spirit while carving a . . . potato? The potato stamping jack-o-lanterns craft is an exciting new twist on the classic Halloween pumpkin carving.
Let the kids investigate emotions with a spooky twist as they create a paper ghost art project.
Have your kids explore their senses and get their bodies into creating abstract finger-painted monster art.
We love trying out different art techniques! Make straw-blown spooky trees with your students this October.
There are seven spooky options available that will help your students create super-fun silhouette art projects this Halloween.
The watercolor spider web art activity is so bright and colorful!
Painting pumpkins is a great option when it comes to process art. Be sure to check out the fun post-painting clean-up option.
Let your students get lots of fine-motor practice with the tape resist spider web art.
Put a ghostly twist on an interesting painting technique with the Halloween scraper painting for kids!
Grab lots of odds and ends from the supply closet and let the kids use them to create tinker tray pumpkins.
These activities are all super engaging and will be a ton of fun for any group of students. Which halloween art projects will you use in the classroom this year? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
More Halloween Activities for Kids
The Halloween fun for kids does not begin and end with art projects. Check out some of these other spooky Halloween activities for kids:
- Make some creepy spider slime for lots of hands-on fun.
- Explore science and sensory play with Halloween oobleck.
- Practice fine motor skills with a free printable Halloween tracing and cutting activity.
- Invite the kids to play with a fun black and white Halloween sensory bin activity.
- Children will be mesmerized by the floating Jack-o-lanterns in this Halloween sensory bottle.
So many fun projects! I like saving all of my favorite spooky ideas to my Halloween Pinterest board!
Halloween Lesson Plans
I know, first hand, that planning preschool lessons can be tedious and tiresome. That’s where Preschool Teacher 101 comes in with hundreds of done-for-you early childhood resources. We have lesson plans, classroom management guides, digital games, alphabet activities, STEM challenges, song packs, and so much more. Think of all the time you’ll save!
Click on the image below to learn all about our spooktacular Halloween lesson plans. This resource includes a weekly overview, detailed daily plans, book suggestions, whole group lessons, small group activities, center ideas, and related printables:
Here are some more resources perfect for the month of October, leading up to Halloween:
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