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Monday, October 21, 2019

27 Free Printable Halloween Crafts, Colouring Pages & Activities for Kids

Halloween has been huge in America for years and is becoming more and more popular here in Australia. My kids have been wanting to celebrate it more each year, however as a parent I often struggle with the stranger danger and horror elements of the holiday. We don't do trick or treating or turn our house into a house of horrors, but we do love doing halloween play activities and decorating the inside of the house.

How do you celebrate Halloween? 

I've scoured the internet to find the cutest free Halloween colouring sheets, craft and activity printables perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. These printables are great for decorating the house, classroom activities, creating cute costumes and sugar free Halloween fun... and the best part is they're all free and can be downloaded in seconds. All you need for most of them is access to a printer and some paper, scissors and pens or crayons to decorate.

halloween craft printables


Mini character colouring in sheets are a great craft activity, starting with a blank canvas, kids can put their own personal touch and bring the characters to life with different colours and fun facial expressions. With a little imagination they can also be turned into some pretty cool props. Cut out the finished images and you can turn them into puppets, magnets, gift tags, buntings and more.

create your own monster puppets using this free halloween monster template

Dabbles and babbles has a really cute free monster colouring in page which we turned into monster puppets for story telling with the book That's Not My Monster. My daughter and I coloured in the monsters then we glued on some googly eyes and taped them to popsicle sticks to turn them into puppets. Download the monster colouring in sheet here.

Create dress up ghost puppets using this free halloween printable

One of the first Halloween craft activities I ever did with my girls was to make these cute dress up ghost puppets using the template from Barley and Birch. We printed off the template, coloured in the accessories with crayons then laminated them. I stuck the ghosts to some sticks and attached the accessories using blu tack so they could still be moved around. You can also use the template to make cute ghost stickers following this tutorial. Please note this template used to be free but is now 99c, you can download it here.

Have fun creating cool designs with these free mini halloween character colouring in sheets

These cute Halloween mini character colouring in pages from Picklebums include blank sheets of pumpkins, ghosts and skulls. Kids can get creative and decorate jack-o-lanterns, make Casper the friendly ghost and all his friends and colour in some fabulous sugar skulls. Download the free template from Picklebums here.

halloween printable paper dolls

Did you ever have paper dolls growing up? I loved them so much. These free printable Halloween paper dolls are so cute and can be cut up and used as a puzzle, stuck together to make a paper doll, add a popsicle stick to make them into puppets or hang them up as decorations. Download the free printable dolls in blank or coloured versions here.


Colouring in pages are a great way for parents to entertain kids at home and can also be used by teachers as a classroom activity. These colouring sheets and booklets allow the kids to have some Halloween fun without getting too scary. The best part is they're all free!

Cute halloween character colouring in sheets free printable

These cute halloween colouring in pages from Gift of Curiosity come in a set of 10 pages. The drawings are nice and simple and the pack comes with a number of characters that aren't too scary.

free printable halloween colouring in book

Messy Little Monsters have these cute cartoon style Halloween colouring pages that you can print off individually or use to make a colouring book. The set includes 18 colouring pages of Halloween designs including kawaii style smaller characters, intricate designs and some blank template pages. Use the code Halloween to get the colouring pages free here.

free printable halloween colouring in ebook

Kiddy Charts have this awesome free 12 page Halloween colouring in ebook. There's 12 different full page cartoon style designs to colour in. Once they've been coloured use them to decorate for Halloween at home or in the classroom. Download the free printable ebook here.

rock your homeschool free printable colouring sheets

This free Halloween colouring in pages and cards set includes 5 adorable full sheet designs which can be used as colouring in pages and 3 designs that can be folded up and used as cards. Download the free templates from Rock Your Homeschool here.

free printable Halloween colouring book

Print off this free Halloween colouring in booklet from Happiness is Homemade. The 4 page booklet is downloaded as a single page and then can be folded to create a mini Halloween colouring in booklet.

Halloween mini coloring in book

This free printable spooky Halloween costume parade book is a cute mini colouring book all about different kids Halloween costume ideas. Download the free booklet from Artsy Fartsy Mama and once it's coloured in the kids can flip through their very own Halloween costume parade.

free printable monster cutting pages

These free printable monster pages combine colouring in and cutting skills in one activity. Kids will have loads of opportunities to practice their fine motor skills while decorating these pages. Download the set of 6 monster cutting pages here.


Bring some Halloween fun to the classroom {or at home} with these themed literacy and numeracy worksheets and activities. The kids will have so much fun doing these activities they won't even realise they're practicing important foundation skills.
Fun classroom dot activities using these free halloween printables

These free do a dot Halloween printables from Gift of Curiosity include 27 different designs. Use colourful dot markers to practice fine motor skills and fill in the empty spaces to complete the pictures. Alternatively the sheets could be laminated and used with colourful counters, dot stickers and playdough. Download the free template here.

free halloween qtip painting sheets

These free Halloween Q-tip painting sheets are a great way for kids to get creative and practice fine motor skills. You'll need a packet of q-tips {cotton buds for those in Australia} and some paint. Simply dip the end of the q-tip in paint then fill in the dots on the sheet. Download the free printables here.

Practice numbers, writing and reading with this free halloween counting book

This printable Halloween counting book has 11 pages and allows kids to practice writing, reading and counting. There are 10 different Halloween related animals and objects so kids can count from 1-10 as they work through the book. This would make an excellent classroom maths activity. Download the free template from Teach Beside Me here.

Learn sight words with this cute free trick or treat easy reader book

For some colouring in fun and reading practice download this Trick or Treat Easy Reader Book from 3 Dinosaurs. Kids will love colouring in the cute illustrations and it's a great way for emergent readers to practice beginner sight words. The book is 10 pages long featuring different costume ideas for trick or treating and would make a great classroom activity.

halloween word search printable

This free Halloween word search is a great way to practice letter and word recognition for early readers. The words can be found vertically, horizontally, diagonally and even backwards! There's also an answer key included. Download our free printable Halloween word search here.

halloween word search

Organised 31 also have some free Halloween word search printables. There's 3 different word searches to download here.

halloween word searches for older kids

If you have older children try these free printable Halloween word searches from Homeschool of One. These ones are a little more difficult and have more words to find. Download them here.

free printable Halloween word scramble

Another fun classroom activity is this Halloween word scramble. This is a great Halloween themed problem solving literacy activity {even older kids will have fun with this one}. Download the free printable from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops.


Do you read spooky books at Halloween time? Even if you don't, you can give your current read a bit of Halloween cuteness by using one of these free printable Halloween bookmarks. To make them last longer laminate them once they're decorated.

Design your own halloween bookmarks with these free colouring in printables

I'm loving these colouring in Halloween bookmarks from Real Life At Home. Not only are they super cute, kids can also add their own touch by colouring them in. It'd make a great classroom activity too, or use them as classroom gifts for your students. Download the template from Real Life At Home here.

free printable halloween bookmarks
These printable Halloween bookmarks from Simply Bessy are great for both younger and older kids. There's a mix of simple and more intricate designs to colour in. Colour them in with pens, pencils or crayons then laminate them. Download the printable bookmarks here.

These free printable bookmarks are coloured in and ready to go, simply print and laminate. They'd be great for preschoolers to use in the classroom or school library.

free halloween bookmarks

These free printable Halloween bookmarks from Artsy Fartsy Mama are so fun! Combining adorable cartoon style images with cute Halloween reading puns they're great for kids of all ages. Download the free printable here and colour it in then laminate them.


Young kids love dress up fun and {apart from book week} Halloween is arguably one of the best excuses for a dress up party! Whether you're having a mascaraed party or the kids just want a super quick Halloween costume idea for trick or treating, for some quick, no fuss costume solutions, download these free printable Halloween masks.

These spooky cute Halloween masks from Mr Printables include a black cat, skull, spider, green monster, Jack-O-Lantern and the moth. They're great for quick and easy disguises and all you'll need is a printer, paper, scissors and some string.

printable halloween pumpkin and devil masks

These printable Halloween masks from Red Ted Art are based on the Stingy Jack story. The origins of Jack-O-Lanterns is often attributed to the story of Stingy Jack. Find out more about Stingy Jack and download the free printable masks here.


Halloween decorations aren't always spooky and scary, decorate the house or the classroom with these cute free Halloween garlands. To make them last longer I recommend either printing them out on cardstock or laminating them once you're done decorating them.

This pacman Halloween garland brings back all the nostalgia for me! How cute are the little ghosts?! To make this garland download the template from Mini Eco. You could make the garland up in black as shown here or leave the ghosts white, or even mix it up with bright colours for a retro feel.

This free candy corn Halloween garland has loads of learning opportunities as well as being super cute. It has letters to trace to spell out Halloween, kids can colour it in and use it to recognise different emotions. To create your candy corn garland and find out all the learning possibilities, download the template from Tot School Resources.

free printable halloween crafts, colouring sheets, decorations and more


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