Halloween Paper Shapes Witch

This friendly witch is easy to make with paper shapes for a fun Halloween activity. Engage kids fine motor, art and math skills to create a colorful Halloween witch. 

Paper shapes witch preschool craft 

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Halloween crafts conjure up ghosts and bats and witches in tall black hats. Whether silly or spooky, these characters provide fun crafting opportunities for kids.

This Halloween witch is easy for kids to make with paper and scissors and glue. 

It's a simple activity that you can do with toddlers, preschoolers, or older kids. Kids of different ages will engage with the materials in unique ways. See a few of our results near the end of the post.

Paper shapes witch activity

Include this activity in an A.B.C lesson plan with a Halloween theme:


Role play sounds and movements of a witch: laugh with a cackle; fly on a broom; stir a cauldron of witches' brew.


Read a Halloween book such as Witches Four by Marc Brown or Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.

As you read together, discuss witches and other Halloween characters.

  • Look for shapes in the pictures.
  • What colors do you see?
  • Do the characters look silly or scary?

Provide paper cutouts in a variety of shapes and colors to make a witch.


Supplies for a paper shape witch

  • construction paper
  • school glue
  • scissors


Halloween paper craft for kids with shape cutouts

Instructions for a paper witch activity

1. Start with paper cutouts in basic shapes - square, circle, triangle, rectangle.

Older kids can cut out shapes on their own.  You can provide shape cutouts for younger children.

2. Allow lots of time to arrange and rearrange the shapes. Once kids decide on just the right combination of colors and shapes, they can glue them to a piece of construction paper to make a picture.

This an open-ended art activity which means it doesn't need step-by-step instructions. Kids can be creative with the paper shapes. Your witch doesn't have to look as traditional as mine!

Kids fine motor activity Halloween witch with paper shapes


Here are a few versions of the Halloween Paper Shapes Witch! Kids of different ages will come up with different ideas.


Kids Halloween craft with paper cutouts

The best part of this activity will be seeing the pictures kids create from what they observe in books, discuss in a small group, and imagine in their own ways.

Stir the creative cauldron with this fun Halloween art activity!

More ways to play

Halloween math with paper shape cutouts


  • You can extend this Halloween activity by having kids sort the shapes before starting to make a witch. Cutouts can  be sorted by shape or color or even size.

Related:  Sorting activities 

  • Use shape cutouts to create other Halloween characters.

  • Challenge kids to invent an original monster or ghost character.
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More Halloween witches from bloggers we love:

Paper Bag Halloween Witch Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Plate Witch from Crafty Morning

Halloween Witch Kids Craft from Glued to My Crafts


Visit our Halloween Pinterest board
for more spooky fun with Halloween crafts and activities!


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