Children love Halloween and so I thought I’d share some simple to make Halloween pencil toppers. It’s a quick little craft that will suit all ages, especially toddlers. It’s a great way to encourage children to write, draw and develop their strength in holding a pencil.
Possum (aged 4.5 years) and Boo (1.5 years) are not that excited about Halloween approaching. If I’m honest, they find all the decorative sculls and spider cobwebs for sale in the shops scary, which is completely understandable. I had a few Halloween foam stickers left over from last year and so I thought we’d make some friendly Halloween pencil toppers, which they LOVED.
Recommended age: 2 years +
(Strict and active supervision is always required)
Simple to make Halloween pencil toppers
To make these simple to make Halloween pencil toppers, you will need –
Begin by asking your child to hold one end of the pencil and wrap a pipe cleaner around the length of it. This is really great for developing their coordination.
Your child can pick which foam sticker they would like to have on the end of their Halloween pencil topper, remove the paper backing and attach it to the end of the pipe cleaner securely.
Have you child attach another foam sticker to the other side of the one already attached to secure it in place. The two sticky sides of the foam sticker should stick together easily.
And there you have it, a craft that your child can simple make themselves for Halloween. They will have lots of fun watching them bobble about when they write with them added to any pen or pencil.
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Renee Play-Based-Parenting says
so cute!! I know a little girl who would love these too
Ahhh that sounds lovely. I’m sure she would.
Anna @kids play space says
what a motivating way to encourage kids to write!
Thanks Anna. They are very cute and could be made with or without the Halloween theme. 🙂