This new Halloween coloring page from children's book illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, marks our two year collaboration to bring you a fun coloring page each month. A boy in a Halloween costume fishes for apples in the sink and the Halloween icons on the side can be turned into stick puppets for extended pretend play.
I left the Halloween coloring page out on the table for my 5 year old and he immediately sat down and started coloring it in! I was quite delighted.
He thought it was super duper hilarious that the boy in the illustration was standing on the toilet! Ah, 5 year old boys. Gotta love them.
Halloween Coloring Page Pretend Play Craft
This coloring page is also a puppet craft that could be included at a Halloween party or for a pre-trick-or-treating activity.
What you need:
Halloween coloring page
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Crayons, colored pencils or markers
Wood craft sticks, unsharpened pencils or straws
Glue stick, or tape
After coloring in the coloring sheet, cut out the Halloween images on the side of the page. If you child wants to wield the scissors, let them so do with child-sized scissors.
It's not necessary to cut on the lines, you can cut the skull, Frankenstein head and jack-o-lantern with a wide border if you wish.
Glue or tape each image to a wooden craft sticks to create fun Halloween stick puppets!
Your child can use his or her new Halloween stick puppets for pretend play, to dance around the house singing spooky songs, recreate a favorite Halloween story book, or invent a story of his or her own.
More Halloween Coloring Pages:
Be sure to print out last year's trick or treating coloring page, which includes leaves to turn into dancing, singing puppets.
Do your kids prefer finger puppets? Our Halloween finger puppets put the "treat" in trick-or-treat.
Don't forget our very first coloring page, a Halloween or Day of the Dead Mask.
Kids will imagine their next disguise with this costume coloring page!
Draw some spooky residents for this haunted house coloring page and craft template.
Meet the Illustrator
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is. Her very popular Mermaids on Parade was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists.
You can learn more about Melanie's school visits where she talks to kids about the process of creating a book.
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