I miss the days where my kids loved doing Halloween crafts and got so excited for the holiday. It used to be one of their absolute favorite times and we would spend weeks leading up to it doing all the baking, crafts, and pumpkin activities. Now I get the “are you serious, mom” look when I ask if anyone wants to paint or carve pumpkins. Now a days I find myself following their favorite youtube stars on social media so I can try to be cool while having a conversation with them. No one wants to bake pumpkin shaped cookies with me anymore. 🙁 It really does go by so fast and wish I had soaked up all that time a little bit more. So what does one do when you still want to give your free Halloween printables to all my awesome followers? You enlist the cutest little kiddos to come over and enjoy your little kids Halloween table. My girlfriend brought her kids over the other day to be my little models for this shoot and boy was Miss Mia a natural. I’m so happy she enjoyed all my hard little work and effort. I wanted to create a table that was interactive for little ones and an easy clean up! Carving pumpkins can be tough with little ones as they don’t like to get their hands yucky and can’t really use the carving tools themselves. But if you have kids in the little older range, swap out the paint for carving tools and use the table the same way! I think washable paint is the way to go when it comes to decorating pumpkins for the little kids. Come see how I turned my table into a chalk board/paintable Halloween haven…
When it comes to kids, cloth anything should just not be involved when decorating a table. Keeping things simple and easy is my go to for them. Weather I’m hosting all my nieces and nephews or for what I did in years past with my kids, I always use plastic tablecloths or craft paper. Here I used craft paper to make the table a little interactive for them. I created a little spot for them to paint their pumpkin as well as naming it with their chalk. This is such a cute way to host a little playdate and keep everything organized and clean. Lay out pieces of chalk on the table for them to scribble all over the table after painting is complete!
As I said I kept my decor super simple in there. I took some various sized pumpkins that I had outside as used them as my centerpieces to go along with the pumpkin painting theme. Then I took some eye balls (which are just dollar store ice cubes) and placed them around the table for a little added decor. The kids have fun with these as well pretending to put them on their eyeballs.
You can use this sign anywhere in your home which is perfect. It adds the Halloween touch to any space.
A simple banner that will work perfectly for any party or just for decoration! You could even hang this outside on Halloween night while you wait for trick or treaters!
I traced a book here so that every spot was even. It also helps try to keep kids decorating within their area.
Candy eyes make everything spookier don’t they? I put these in the paint palette’s as another layer of decoration.
Cutest little model I ever did see! She had so much fun decorating her pumpkin(s). TIP: Place your pumpkins in boxes for guests to take home while the paint is still drying!
I hope you found some inspiration here to host a kids Halloween party for your little or big kids! You can even use these printables for an adult party! Just download all the printables below and you instantly have all your party decor! Be sure to share your pictures if do, I love seeing them!
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How to print your printables:
Option 1: Home Printer. Print on cardstock on any home printer. I buy my cardstock at Walmart and it last forever.
Option 2. Download to your computer and email to your local Office Max. Call their print shop and ask for their email address. Send over saying you want them printed in color on cardstock paper. It’s only about $.79 per page. (I always do this option) Because I swear I spent $50 on home printer ink and its gone have 1 print job.
Print and cut out all your decor. I use paper straws for the back of the cupcake toppers. Use tape or hot glue.
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DOWNLOAD HERE —–> FREE HALLOWEEN PRINTABLES
Skull Cups, old
Model: Princess Mia