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Headband Printable Halloween Craft for Kids

Looking for a fun and easy project to make with your kids or students this October? This printable Halloween craft is all about making spooky (but not scary!) headbands. We have Frankenstein, a jack-o-lantern, a ghost, a witch hat, a skeleton, a black cat, and a mummy to choose from.

This is the perfect classroom craft because all you need to do is print, cut, and staple, tape, or glue the bands together. That’s it! The kids can finish these in about 10 minutes or less.

Won’t they be cute at your Halloween party?

Let’s make them now!

cute halloween headbands for kids - Frankenstein, ghost, and jack-o-lantern

Materials Needed for Halloween Headbands

First, it’s important to gather your materials. Luckily, this craft is super easy to prep for! You’ll need:

  • Halloween headbands template (Grab it by entering your email in the box below.)
  • Printer (we love our HP Instant Ink printer)
  • White cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Tape, glue, or a stapler
ghost headband printable halloween craft

Instructions for the Headbands Printable Halloween Craft

Assembling these Halloween headbands is as easy as pie.

First, you’ll need to download the printable headbands. You can do that at the end of this post in the box that says “Halloween Headbands.”

Print the headbands on heavy white cardstock. Medium weight cardstock will probably work fine, too, but avoid printing on copy paper if you can. It won’t last long, and the headbands will be floppy.

Using scissors, cut along the dotted lines. Take a look at our picture below for the cutting lines. You’ll also cut around the Halloween shape to make them look like the headbands you see in our pictures.

Once they’re cut, you’ll have your Halloween character (which has a little bit of a band with it, and a separate strip. Attach the separate strip to the band using a stapler.

You can use tape or glue to attach the strip to the headband if you’d like, but make sure the glue is completely dried before you let the kids put it on. Even tape can get stuck in their hair if it’s not applied properly, so a couple of staples is probably best (and safest).

The kids will want to rock these Halloween headbands all day long on October 31st. Since we’ve provided so many characters, you should find something for every kiddo.

Frankenstein halloween headband with ghost and jack-o-lantern headbands in background

The Frankenstein headband is our personal favorite. The black cat (not pictured) is a close second.

Which one do you like best?

jack-o-lantern halloween headband in front

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Printable Halloween Headbands

cute halloween headbands for kids - Frankenstein, ghost, and jack-o-lantern

Make these cute Halloween headbands with your kids or students! They're easy and adorable!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Heavy white cardstock
  • Printable templates
  • Scissors
  • Stapler, glue, or tape


  1. Download the Halloween headbands printables and print on heavy white cardstock.
  2. Cut along the dotted lines and around the Halloween shape. When you cut along the straight dotted lines toward the bottom, this will give you the extra band length you need to make the headband.
  3. Staple the extra band to both ends of the Halloween band to make a circle. You can use glue or tape instead if you wish. If using glue, make sure it is completely dry before allowing kids to put the headbands on.
  4. You're done! Look like rockstars in these cool Halloween headbands!

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