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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
To make your own mini Halloween coloring books you’ll need:
Note: We prefer to shop locally or use what we have at home, but this list contains Woodpeckers Crafts and/or Amazon affiliate links for reference. As Amazon Associates, we make a small commission on qualifying purchases.*
- Our free printable Halloween mini doodle book pages
- Coloring Supplies
- A hole punch
- Thread or ribbon
- Binder rings (I have this set) or clips
Printable DIY Mini Halloween Coloring Book Instructions:
- Print our Halloween coloring book pages
Print the desired mini coloring book pages on heavy cardstock (make sure to choose borderless printing).
- Cut apart the mini coloring book pages
Using the guidelines, cut apart the mini coloring book pages with scissors or a paper cutter.
- 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!
- 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!
*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!