These Halloween art projects and crafts, too, are so fun and easy! Even better, they use simple supplies and are budget friendly! Explore famous artists such as Lichtenstein, Van Gogh, and Picasso. Learn how to draw Halloween characters! Halloween certainly doesn’t have to be scary or frightening. Instead, it can be a little creepy, crawly, and filled with fun Halloween art activities!

Why Do Halloween Art With Kids?

Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brains; it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!

Art and craft projects are a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively. Adding a fun theme, such as Halloween, creates a sense of excitement for learning!

Simple, easy Halloween crafts allow preschoolers to practice many valuable skills for life and learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.

Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!

Creative work, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences. In other words, it’s good for them!

For elementary and middle school grades and older kids, art is fantastic for relaxation and a good outlet to express themselves through creativity. From process art to famous artists, these Halloween art projects are a valuable resource to have on hand!

Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources to help you introduce art more effectively to your kids or students and feel confident when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

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Simple Halloween Crafts For Preschool

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Grab those paper bowls, and make a super simple Halloween Bat Craft. This is perfect for kids of many ages, and it’s a great classroom activity as well.

Halloween paper bowl bat craft


Make this adorably spooky Black Cat Paper Plate craft this Halloween! This project only uses a few supplies you likely have on hand and is a great fine motor Halloween activity!

Black cat paper plate craft.


This adorable toilet paper roll Ghost craft is such an easy project for little ones to make this Halloween! 

Toilet Paper Roll Ghost Craft


Make this fun popsicle stick spider web craft for Halloween this year! It’s a fun Halloween spider craft, and is an activity that kids of all ages could make and do.

Popsicle Stick Spider Web Craft for Kids


Here’s another easy Halloween craft to make with popsicle sticks. This spider craft would work just as well for preschoolers and kindergarteners, as it would for older elementary students.


Make a Halloween craft that’s just as unique as your child is with this Halloween handprint craft! We love easy Halloween crafts, and this one is so much fun!

Halloween Art Projects For Elementary

Enjoy more spooky fun with Halloween art activities for elementary kids and older. Learn a new art technique or two as you explore Halloween art with simple supplies. Here are some easy ideas to get you started!


Marbles make a cool paintbrush in this super simple to set up process art activity for Halloween inspired by famous artist, Jackson Pollock!


This Halloween activity is a terrific way to explore how 3D images can be created. Take your two dimensional Halloween activities up a notch with our free printable 3D templates.


Scare up the fun this Halloween with a zentangle black cat art activity. Draw zentangle patterns onto our free cat printable using a few basic supplies.


Combine bright colors and a ghostly comic book element to create your own fun Halloween pop art inspired by American artist Roy Lichtenstein.


This October go ahead and add a spooky touch to your Halloween activities with these free “how to draw” printables. Create these easy Halloween drawings of bats, witches, zombies, vampires, and more.

Halloween Drawing Ideas


Sometimes all you need is a little prompt to get started with creative drawing. Try these printable monster drawing ideas to make simple monster drawings. Perfect for Halloween art for preschoolers to elementary!

Monster Drawing Ideas


Turn your usual Jack O Lantern activity into a fun Picass-O Lantern. Make Picasso inspired Halloween art this season at home or in the classroom.


Some art projects are done with cardstock or construction paper or even canvas, this Halloween art activity uses playdough


Try this fun Halloween version of famous artist Vincent van Gogh’s A Starry Night. q1Van Gogh for kids is a great way to explore mixed media art with kiddos of all ages.  Free printable included!


Spooky fun with the famous artist Wassily Kandinsky. This simple papercraft with a free haunted house template is perfect for many ages. Combine circular rings of color and the form of a tree to create fun Halloween art inspired by the famous artist.

The Scream

Create your own version of famous artist, Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”. Explore how artists convey strong emotions in art with kids for an interesting Halloween art project. Free printable included!

The Scream art project for kids.

More Fun Halloween Activities To Try

Printable Fall Art Project Pack

Everything you need is included in this Fall Art Project Pack. Just add art supplies! Perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy with a variety of techniques. Whether in the classroom, at home, or with groups, there is a fantastic variety of art activities to try!

Find all the instructions and templates necessary for over 40 art projects this Fall.

Apples, pumpkins, leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!

Explore process art, STEAM, and even famous artists with these very doable art activities that won’t break the budget or the time you have available!