Halloween is almost here, and it’s time to get spooky with your students or classroom. From making creepy crafts to dressing up in costume, there are plenty of fun ways to bring some Halloween magic into your home and classroom this fall, and these Halloween ideas will make for some memorable and fun art projects.
IDK about you, but when my boy’s classroom teacher asks for supplies for the upcoming Halloween activities, I usually get pretty excited. Growing up, some of my favorite crafts were things we created that had a Halloween twist. These craft ideas are great for a run of different ages, including 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and more.
Some free printables are linked below, which can often be the best ideas to make your student’s or children’s soon-to-be favorite Halloween art lessons a reality.
Check out these fun and easy Halloween crafts art for elementary students and teachers below!
Materials Needed for these Halloween Elementary Art Projects:
Please check the links for individual requirements but generally you’re looking at some easy crafts that can be made with simple supplies you likely already have on hand.
- Hot glue gun
- X-acto knife
- Pom poms
- Rubber band
- Oil pastels
- Googly eyes
- Little bins
- Paper bowls
- Paper plates
Halloween Ice cream cups are perfect for a class party or as a fun after-school snack.
You only need a few art supplies that you probably already have at home. They are easy to make and don’t require any special skills.
The kids will love decorating their own ice cream cups. These make great gifts for friends and family. They are a fun and festive way to enjoy Halloween!
These DIY Monster Corner Bookmarks are a fun Halloween project for elementary students! These make great Halloween gifts for classmates, or can be used as bookmarks throughout the month of October.
These fun and easy Halloween pumpkins are perfect for elementary school students!
This fun Halloween craft uses paper plates. It’s simple, and is sure to get you into the Halloween spirit! Plus, it’s a fun way to recycle those old paper plates.
It’s time to get creative and have some fun with these elementary Halloween art activities for elementary students!
Your little ones will love making these spider sculptures. These spiders will look really cute on some fake spider webs and are sure to be a hit with your students!
It’s a great Halloween art project for elementary school that can be done with simple materials. It’s an awesome Halloween craft for little hands.
It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s time to get crafty! If you’re looking for some fun and easy Halloween art projects for your elementary school students, look no further. This Halloween ghost craft is a fun craft using basic supplies.
This is a really easy and fun project for elementary school students. There are so many different ways to use these at your next Halloween party.
This simple spider sensory bin is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!
It’s great to get them excited about Halloween without being too scary. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to work on fine motor skills and color recognition. This is an entire sensory experience that aims to please.
These corner bookmarks are a simple and a favorite Halloween art project for kids of all ages.
Plus, they make great gifts for classmates and teachers!
This garland is perfect for adorning your mantle or stairway banister. It’s also a great project for kids or to use in a classroom party, as it’s simple and doesn’t require too much precision.
Plus, who doesn’t love bats? They’re so spooky and fun! This is such an easy Halloween activity.
What’s Halloween without jack-o’-lanterns? This classic project is perfect for getting your little ones into the Halloween spirit. They will have a blast painting, cutting and gluing their own design of a pumpkin on paper. Go ahead and decorate the classroom with your very own pumpkin patch!
They can even use a black marker to decorate the eyes and mouth, crayons, or paint to make it really come alive!
Create your own spooky ghosts this Halloween with some tissue paper and a little bit of imagination. It’s a great idea and a favorite Halloween art projects for young artists.
Add some for the spooky spiders from the craft above to really round out the Halloween art activity.
Haunted House Paper Plate Halloween Craft – MIGHT BE THE WRONG LINK
This is a fun and easy project for kids of all ages and uses simple items you may already have. Follow the step-by-step tutorial to help your little ones create this art project.
Witch Hat Headband (Free Printable!)
These Witch Hat Headbands are so much fun for kids to make and wear! It’s one of the best Halloween crafts.
They are perfect for a Halloween party or to get you in the season’s spirit.
And the best part is that they are super easy to make with this free printable template. The easy of printing them out, coloring, and then decorating makes them a winner with younger kids.
These cute paper cut-out characters are a great way to get your elementary students into the Halloween spirit!
The simple and versatile art project is easy for all grade levels. Have your kids create two different versions of their favorite character, one smiling and one with a sad expression.
These printables are perfect for younger kids who want to get into the spooky spirit, but may not be ready for more intense projects.
Simply print out the haunted house template, have your child color it in, and then cut it out. We love these because they can make spooky houses or if you have kids who are “afraid” of Halloween, then this project could be decorated with bright colors or other paint.
This paper plate haunted house is an easy and fun Halloween activity! It’s easy to make and only requires a few materials. Plus, it’s a great way to get your kids into the Halloween spirit!
This easy and fun flower craft is perfect for getting your little ones into the Halloween spirit! Paper crafts like these are great for little kids and older kids alike.
These bookmarks are easy and quick to make with just a few supplies you probably already have on hand. And they’re perfect for children of all ages. It’s one of our favorite Halloween craft ideas.
Spooky tombstones are a classic art project that can be done with very little materials.
It’s a perfect way to teach kids about using different shades and tones of gray to create depth and dimension.
Tombstone decorations are a great way to get kids thinking about history and why certain things are important to remember.
This project is also a great opportunity to discuss typography and how different fonts convey different messages.
Last but not least, tombstone decorations are just plain fun to make!
This recycled bottle ghost craft is perfect for elementary school students because it’s both easy and fun to make. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle old bottles. No old bottles around? No problem, you can pick some inexpensive ones up at the dollar store or as your students to donate bottles for the craft.
This QTip skeleton craft is the perfect project for elementary students who want to get into the spooky spirit of Halloween! It’s easy to make and only requires a few materials that you probably already have around the house.
Easy Halloween Crafts for Elementary Students
These are some of our favorite easy Halloween arts and crafts projects that will surely wow your students or children for years to come.
When in doubt, a simple black cat cut out of black paper with a few pipe cleaners for whiskers, and voila you’ve got yourself a perfect Halloween craft for elementary students.