Halloween Witch Made with Paper Shapes

Combine art and math with a colorful Halloween witch kids can make with paper shapes. 

Halloween preschool craft paper shapes witch 

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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 their own ways. See a few of our results near the end of the post.

How to provide a shape witch activity

Include this activity in a 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?


Make this paper shape witch craft.

Supplies for a paper shape witch
  • construction paper
  • school glue
  • scissors


Paper shapes Halloween witch preschool fine motor craft

Instructions for a paper witch activity

1. Set out a variety of colors of paper in different shapes. Start with basic shapes - square, circle, triangle, rectangle.

Older kids can cut out shapes on their own.  You can provide pre-cut shapes for younger children.

2. Give kids lots of time to arrange and rearrange the shapes. Once they 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!

Paper shapes Halloween craft for kids


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


Kids can make a Halloween witch with paper shape cut outs

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.


Sort paper shapes preschool math activity



You can extend this Halloween activity by having kids sort the shapes, or the colors, before starting to make a witch. Sorting activities give kids opportunities to recognize and name colors and shapes.


Halloween crafts and activities 

Halloween crafts and activities on the Preschool Toolkit blog


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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