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Hauntingly Good Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to embrace the spooky spirit than by engaging in creative Halloween activities with your little ones? In this special Halloween-themed edition of our blog, we're diving into some Halloween crafts and activities. Not only are they loads of fun, but they also offer valuable developmental benefits for your crew!

1. No-Carve Pumpkin Alternatives with Kwik Stix

White Pumpkin Painted Rainbow with Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint

Did you know that Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paints can work wonders on pumpkins? Their quick drying time of just 90 seconds makes them the perfect alternative for pumpkin decorating. Plus, no cups, smocks, water, or brushes are required when using these washable paints! The neon Kwik Stix even add an extra layer of fun as they glow in the dark. Whether you want to draw your favorite character, create a funny face, or turn your pumpkin into a beautiful rainbow, the possibilities are endless. With Kwik Stix, you have a fun, safe, and mess-free alternative to carving. Here's what you'll need:

  • Pumpkin (Feel free to choose any size or color. *White pumpkins make the classic Kwik Stix colors pop!)
  • Kwik Stix Paints
  • Optional add-ons like cotton for spider webs, googly eyes, and more! 

a pumpkin with a face drawn on it

How to:

A. Clean your pumpkin and ensure it's completely dry.
B. Gather your Kwik Stix Paints.
C. Get creative! Have your kiddos paint away! 
D. Glue any additions using a hot glue gun. 


2. Halloween-Themed Dot Art

Create some sensory delight and fine-tune those fine motor skills with Halloween printables designed to be used with Do-A-Dot markers.

Spooky Fun Halloween Do A Dot Printables

Here's what you'll need:

  • Do-A-Dot Markers
  • Sheets of paper
  • Printer
  • For added fun: Textured items like cotton balls, orange cellophane, and googly eyes

How to:

A. Gather your Do-A-Dot Markers

Download the free Halloween printable of your choice by clicking below.




B. Print each coloring page.
C. Begin crafting, and as you add your dots, engage in some Halloween-themed conversations.


3. Glow in the Dark Slime

Our National Geographic Glow in the Dark Slime kit offers an incredibly fun way for youngsters to explore the fascinating worlds of chemistry and polymer science whole getting to play with spooky slime. 

National Geographic Glow-in-the-Dark Slime Kit, Educational STEM Toy -


Here's what you need to know:

  • Easy to Make: Making slime has never been easier. Simply mix the slime powder with water and stir until your slime takes shape. It's a simple and safe DIY activity that kids will adore.

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Fun: What makes this slime even more thrilling for Halloween is that it glows in the dark! Imagine the excitement as your child plays with their glowing, gooey creation in a dimly lit room.

  • Learning Guide Included: The kit comes with a full learning guide. It's not just about fun; it's also an educational experience. Your child can delve into the science behind the slime and discover the wonders of polymers.

  • STEM Education: This kit aligns perfectly with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education principles. It encourages curiosity, hands-on exploration, and scientific thinking – all while having a blast.

Embrace the Halloween season with these thrilling crafts and activities that are sure to leave your kiddos both entertained and enriched. Happy Halloween crafting!

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