The countdown is on!

Halloween is less than a week away and let’s face it, life can get away from us from time to time. We are here to share a few simple and last-minute activities to help get the little ones in your life in the spooky mood!

“DIY” Paper Bag

Jack-O’-Lantern Luminary

If all the best pumpkins have been taken, or if you’d like an alternative to carving knives and seed-guts, try making these cute paper lanterns! With a paper lunch bag and a little creativity, you can light the way for a ton of fun for all your little ghosts and ghouls.

You'll need:

• Paper lunch bags
• Battery-operated candles or twinkle lights
• Markers (washable for little hands!)
• Safety scissors (optional)


1. Draw spooky faces or cut out festive shapes. 

     This is your chance to get creative!

2. Add a light—no flames!

3. Place around the house as decoration and enjoy!

Printable Halloween Masks

Check out a few of our favorite looks from our Mirror & Me Happy Halloween! book! Just choose from the dinosaur, bat, or robot mask on the Cottage Door Press link below and print. Cut out each mask and their eye holes with a pair of scissors (after practicing scissor safety and skills first, of course) and get ready to play!


Play pretend any day of the year with this Mirror & Me Halloween board book! Little ones put themselves right into the story by looking into the mirror on each board page. Match the little pumpkins with a wide smile, practice roaring like a dinosaur, soar through the sky like a bat, beep and boop with the robots, or be a ghost and shout, "Boo!" Bring different characters to life in this fun Halloween book for toddlers.

Collect the entire Mirror & Me series!

  • Fun, vibrant illustrations to keep babies and toddlers engaged and entertained
  • Sturdy board pages are easy to grasp, great for practicing fine motor skills
  • Little ones will adore looking at their reflection on every page! It's a perfect interactive Halloween board book for silly expressions.
  • Rhyming text teaches language patterns that help strengthen language development
  • This sweet alternative treat to candy features fun characters including a pumpkin, dinosaur, bat, robot, and ghost! A perfect halloween board book for kids!

Get Crafty

with Printable ACTIVITY SHEETS

"Put a fun and haunted spin on “Arts & Crafts” time with some adorable activity sheets from Cottage Door Press. Print them out at home, and enjoy some spooky maze and puzzle fun. Easy as pumpkin pie!"