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Halloween Pencil Stamp Art for Kids

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Halloween Pencil Earsor Stamp Art for Kids

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Lets design spooky ghosts or flying bats with help of a pencil eraser and paint. It is super easy and fun. Give it a try and create your own Halloween pencil stamp art with your kids.

Halloween is one of my children's favorite holidays, of course after their birthday and Christmas. Since a lot of autumn days are miserable and cold in Germany we love to do fun craft projects on rainy afternoons.

Mostly they are either educational, season or holiday-related. Since I have three kids in the house with the age of 2,4 and 7 they also must be toddler prove and still interesting for big kids. For this week I chose an easy but still fun Halloween art project.

I love to choose projects that engage my kids and leave room for their creativity. There are several benefits of this week's craft project: Since all you need is an eraser pencil, paint, and paper most likely you will be able to find all your materials already in your house. Also is this week's spooky craft is a great way to work on your fine motor skills and leaves plenty of room for creativity and variation.

We created Halloween pictures of ghosts and bats but this fun pencil stamp art can also be used for any graphic. Other great options are freestyle, create t-shirts or bundle a couple of pencils for flower creations, just to name a few.

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As long as your child doesn't try to take the pencil in his mouth you are good to go for this easy Halloween DIY. Any liquid colors can be used or even an ink pad will work. If you are worried about little toddlers use eatable colors or make your own toddler safe colors. Nevertheless, even if you use eatable colors please supervise younger children since the erasers can be a joking hazard.

But let's get started now and see what we will need for our DIY Halloween pencil stamp art project.


  • pencil with a flat eraser

  • free printable or paper

  • paint

  • paper plate

  • marker (optional)

For this week's Halloween project follow our step-by-step tutorial.


Step 1: Plan your project

  • What do you like to create? Will you do freestyle, draw your own objects outlines, or get a free printable? Set up your mind and prepare your materials in step 2 accordingly.

Step 2: Set up your materials

  • After choosing your design it's time to prepare your Halloween project. Either print your free template, draw something with a pencil yourself, or let your kids do it when they are old enough. Now it is time to prepare your paint. Place your liquid colors on a paper plate for your children. We used darker colors such as orange, green, and purple to match our Halloween theme. But really any color will work.

Step 3: Lets have fun

  • The next step is the stamping process. Use the flat eraser side of your pencil as a stamp. Dip it in your liquid color and stamp away. We started by going around the outlines and moved our way slowly to the edge of the paper.

Step 4: Draw faces (optional)

  • Use a black marker to add faces to your ghosts and sign your art project like a real artist. Don't forget to add the date in case you like to keep as a memory in your arts and crafts folder.

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  • Be aware that this project can be messy for little kids. Most likely their arms or ellbows will end up some point dipped in paint. Simply use washable paint or put them in old cloth to avoid turning this fun art project for kids into a mom stressed.

  • Did you make your own eatable liquid color yet? It is super easy and would be perfect for this activity. We tried it several weeks ago for another project and I have to admit my kids loved being mommy's little helper creating their own paint. Here is the recipe we used.

  • Add a twist and go to the library prior, get some fun Halloween books, or watch a Halloween movie prior to your project to engage the kid's creativity.

  • This easy DIY Halloween activity is the perfect art project for a classroom setting. We did it together with my sons friends, they all loved it and it was super easy for me to coordinate multiple children and a small toddler at the same time!

  • Why not make your own toddler safe paint? Try this fun recipe here.

Overall everyone loved this project at my house. I can highly recommend it. I had already all materials in my house, it was super easy and fast to set up and not a big mess at all. Which makes it definitely a mommy win.

The kids on the other side were excited about this creative project and kept them engaged the whole afternoon. No one was bored and even my small toddler could easily participate!

I hope you enjoyed this cool Halloween pencil stamp art with your children. Don't forget to leave a comment below and add a picture to let me know how your kids liked it. I love to hear from you!

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