Candy Corn Halloween Craft

Here is a cheap and easy Halloween craft for preschoolers: Candy Corn decorating! Little hands love ripping the paper and using the glue. It's a great teaching opportunity about colors as well. Snag the free printable and get this craft started with your little ones!

For some reason I’ve been really excited about Halloween. It is a super fun holiday for kids (if you take the focus off the spooky stuff) and there are lots of great crafts little ones can do to celebrate.

In light of my unexplainable excitement for Halloween, I’m kicking off a series of Halloween crafts you can do with your kiddos. All of these crafts are going to be doable for young preschoolers but also fun for older kiddos. To start things off, I’m sharing a tutorial on a SUPER EASY candy corn craft.

To make it even easier for you, I’ve included a free printable that you can find at the bottom of this post. Now you have no excuses. Get crafting!

Materials needed:

  • Outline of candy corn (printable at the bottom)
  • Glue stick or glue
  • Orange, yellow and white paper
  • Image of a candy corn (optional)

Click the Candy Corn Image to Download the Free Template

Candy Corn Image


materials for halloween craft

I printed my candy corn image out on cardstock but regular paper should be fine.

Set your crafting station up by tearing up little pieces of each color of paper. This is a part that kids like to help with. set up for halloween craft

Since my little gal is three she needed a picture of a candy corn to look at so she knew where to put her colors. (I’m sure there is some fancy name for the skill to recreate an image she’s looking at.) We recruited a neighbor-friend to come help us craft.


Both this three year old and five year old enjoyed the project. crafting for halloween

Can you guess which one belongs to the three year old and which one belongs to the five year old? Bet you can’t…

halloween craft idea for preschoolers

It was a 15 minute project that anyone can do. Seriously.

candy corn halloween craft

Lastly, if you want to get real crazy- you can do the same thing with fabric scraps instead of paper. Not everyone has fabric scraps laying around but if you do, this is a great way to use some up!

fabric scrap candy corn

Stick around this week for more Halloween crafts!


Click the Candy Corn Image to Download the Free Template

Candy Corn Image

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  1. Tammy J says

    Hello there. Love, love, love your site.

    I’m a nanny of a 3 yr old and me and my little have tried several of these projects.

    They were fun, easy and she absolutely adored them.

    • Rachel says

      That is really fun to hear, Tammy. Thanks!