20 Free Halloween Printables for an Eco-Friendly Holiday

Halloween printables

Halloween printables, printed in an eco-friendly manner, are an easy way to upscale your holiday!

My college kid LOVES Halloween. This is her first year away from home on her favorite holiday, so I maybe went a little overboard on her care package. I’m talking candy corn in cute little treat boxes, spooky labels on mini loaves of homemade pumpkin bread, a seasonal bunting, a couple of bookmarks to color (because what is a holiday without a craft project?!?), an entire bag of candy with a bowl and some cute signage so she can have her own little “Trick or Treat” station outside her dorm room on the big day–and, of course, a letter from home on Halloween letterhead!

AND, because I’m a procrastinator, I actually compiled the entire thing the night before I needed to mail it. It was all of the internet’s free Halloween printables to the rescue!

Yes, you CAN utilize printables in an eco-friendly manner. Here’s our longer post detailing how to solve the printables dilemma, but the two most important points are low-impact ink and reclaimed or recycled paper. Add to that a plan for disposing of your printer at the end of its life, and you’re good to print all the printables that your heart desires!

Here, then, are my current favorite Halloween printables:

Coloring Pages

Halloween Night Scene Coloring Pages for Kids 2

Halloween coloring pages. We love coloring pages here at Crafting a Green World! Our entire selection of Halloween coloring pages is free to download and print.

patterned pumpkin. I color some version of this pretty, patterned pumpkin every year. Depending on the size you print it, it’s a cute way to make personalized treat labels all the way up to pennants for a bunting.

Halloween coloring page via Dover Publications

Dover samples. Dover samples was my favorite parenting hack when my kids were little and going through a phase in which they were always asking for coloring pages. You subscribe, and then every week Dover emails you a selection of free coloring pages from their various titles. There was always something that I knew my kids would love, and they were thrilled to have a new stash of surprise coloring pages every week.

giant coloring page via Mr. Printable

giant coloring page. Here’s another thing that my kids LOOOVED when they were little: giant coloring pages! You print it, assemble the pieces, and mount it on your wall, and then the whole family can color it at their leisure. It’s a lovely way to make art collaborative!

non-spooky coloring pages via Press Print Party

non-spooky coloring pages. Got a kid who wants in on the Halloween fun but absolutely cannot tolerate a single ever-so-slightly scary thing? All of the coloring pages here are super friendly!


papel picado via The Toymaker

decorations. The Toymaker has a TON of posters, treat boxes, labels, and other decor on their Halloween page, but my favorite for probably going on fifteen years now is the papel picado. Here’s a set I made in 2008, and another set that my kids and I made in 2013. And guess what my teenager and I are doing tonight, ahem? It’s time for a fresh set!

ghost bunting. These super colorful printables are beautiful, but are you looking for something that won’t bleed your printer dry? You want a ghost bunting!

Halloween garland via Paper Crave

Halloween garland. Here’s another decoration that my kids and I have loved for 15+ years! When the kids were little, I printed just the outlines of these garland figures and let them color them in; this year, I printed those same outline figures onto colored cardstock so we could have a rainbow spooky garland!

Halloween signs via Pretty My Party

Halloween printable signs. There are a few designs with the same style here, but my favorite is the “October 31” sign. Simple and classic!

Got Candy sign via Liz on Call

Got Candy? sign. Now that my kids are too old to trick-or-treat (sob!), I like to set a bowl of Halloween candy up with the rest of my Halloween decor, because what is Halloween without candy?!? A cute sign is the perfect way to invite the teens and their friends to partake!

Candy Countdown calendar via Detail-Oriented Diva

candy countdown calendar. If you’ve got kids, do the math once and then keep this updated to save your sanity. Use dry erase tape so that you can easily wipe away and replace the number.

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary poster via Craftily Ever After

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary poster. You don’t have to tell me twice!

Halloween alphabet and number banners via The Cottage Market

Halloween alphabet and number banners. This alphabet and number set is a big score! You can spell out the customary holiday greetings, or personalize it however you like. I’ll tell you from experience that this banner with my college kid’s name looks super cute on her the outside of her dorm room door!

Games and Activities

Halloween BINGO via Crayola

Halloween BINGO. BINGO is a fun game for a children’s party, but it’s also a good way to keep a kid occupied for that long, anxious hour between dinner and costume time!

color-and-cut decorations. These templates are the perfect sneakily educational activity to keep a little kid busy and happy before Halloween. Kids can color, cut out, and assemble their own Halloween decorations, and then display the finished piece of art. Who needs store-bought decor when you’ve got crafty kids?

Halloween scavenger hunt. A scavenger hunt is a great way to make an October neighborhood walk more interesting. My personal favorite, though, is to use it to make a long afternoon of errands actually fun for kids!

pumpkin word search. Entertaining without being mindless!

Labels and Tags

Halloween labels via Shy Socialites

Halloween printable labels. This site has everything from bottle labels to banners, and it all matches

lunch box notes. A Halloween lunch box note and an Oreo with orange filling is all you need for the most festive of packed lunches.

potion bottle labels. Turn any bottle into a SPOOKY bottle via a printable label! This is a really easy way to theme bottles of juice or soda for a party.

Do you have a favorite Halloween printable? Tell us about it in the Comments!

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