Freebie: Mini Halloween Coloring Books

October – one of my VERY favorite seasons! The highs have dipped down into the 50s, we had our first frost, the leaves are finally changing colors and I have pulled out ALL my October favorites. Of course, all the festive fall fun couldn’t happen without some serious behind-the-scenes October magic (a.k.a, adult work).


If you are drowning in pumpkin & spice, nervously eyeing Halloween costume patterns and a full October schedule, feverishly searching for sugar-free, classroom-approved Halloween treats, or just want a few minutes of peace & quiet to enjoy the season yourself – we’ve got you.

Our DIY Halloween mini doodle books have 9 illustrated mini pages to be colored in or completed, 9 different book cover options, and a sheet of blank mini pages. This is Halloween made EASY, and the little pages make perfect party favors, classroom activities, sugar-free treats – you can even turn them into a tiny book with a quick stake (er, hole punch) through the corner and ribbon! These pair perfectly with a Halloween movie marathon or our Halloween playlist over on Spotify (suitable for little monsters of all ages!).

No time to bind into a book? No problem! Just print out the pages, cut them apart and throw them into a bag with some crayons for easy entertainment anywhere!

Heads up holiday free printable hunters: we just added a mini Thanksgiving doodle book to our coloring collection! Visit our post for the free printable drawing + writing prompts and ideas for use.

To make your own mini Halloween coloring books you’ll need:

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  • A hole punch
  • Thread or ribbon
  • Binder rings (I have this set) or clips

Printable DIY Mini Halloween Coloring Book Instructions:

  1. Print our Halloween coloring book pages

    Print the desired mini coloring book pages on heavy cardstock (make sure to choose borderless printing).Our free printable Halloween coloring book pages sitting on an orange background next to other craft supplies

  2. Cut apart the mini coloring book pages

    Using the guidelines, cut apart the mini coloring book pages with scissors or a paper cutter.

  3. Use a hole punch to punch out holes for binding (optional)

    Pick your pages and a cover, then use a hole punch to make your hole/s for binding. I’ve found that a standard 1/8-inch size punch makes a perfect size hole – just big enough to comfortably thread with floss or ribbon.

    You can skip this step if you prefer and just leave these mini coloring pages loose!

  4. Bind your mini book (optional)

    Layout your pages and thread a kid-safe, blunt needle with a piece of embroidery floss that’s about 12″ long (you’ll trim most of it off, but it makes it easier to tie to have a lot of extra!). Thread the needle through the pages, from the back to front – leaving a little extra at the back to use to tie off.

    Circle through the hole a few times and tie off at the back – keeping it nice and loose so the pages can easily be turned and will lay flat. If you’d rather not use a needle and floss, a small hinged snap ring works well also – it also makes it super easy to replace or add more pages!

For more fun Halloween activities be sure to swoop over to our framed faux bat DIY, turn a playdough pumpkin into a sensory-filled jack-o-lantern activity, dazzle and amaze with a Halloween STEAM magic trick, or create some boo-tiful paper ghost art!

Adorable free printable Halloween coloring pages in a mini-size. A perfect sugar-free Trick-or-Treat or classroom favor!

*A note about affiliate links: We strive to use simple, earth-friendly supplies that can be purchased locally whenever we can, but sometimes we find the best universally available options, a rare eco-friendly find, or a niche product only available on Amazon, Etsy, or Woodpeckers Crafts. When included in our supply list, these products are affiliate links, and if you click through to make a purchase we receive a small commission that helps us re-order these supplies!

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Amanda E.

With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help kids and families discover their creative potential through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. Amanda has a background in graphic design, environmental design, and art curation. When not playing with ideas and designs for barley & birch, she enjoys working in freelance design, art, and illustration.


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