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Spooky Halloween Donuts: A fun & educational kitchen adventure!

Who says Halloween can’t be both frighteningly fun and terrifically teaching? With our whimsical Halloween donuts recipe, we’re turning the kitchen into a playful learning platform for your little ones. This is deliberately a VERY simple recipe so you can focus on some of the learning ideas while you are making them.

In this image, Kiddy Charts is providing a helping hand for families to make their own Halloween donuts.

Gather your magical ingredients

First things first, let’s gather our enchanting ingredients:

  • Delectable donuts (available on Amazon too),
  • Fantastically fun frosting,
  • M&M’s (the eyes of our spooky creations), you can also use Skittles as well if you like, and
  • Vampire Fangs. You can either have edible ones here, so found at your local sweet shop, or iyou can use colourful ones, or dress up ones. If you are in the US, they are available at Dollar Tree, and we found edible ones on Amazon, as well as costume fangs too. Have a good search, and find ones that work best for you.

1. Assemble your frightful friends

Now that we have our magical ingredients, it’s time to bring our spooky friends to life! Take your donuts and stick the vampire fangs right into the center. This is where your children’s creativity takes center stage – there’s no wrong way to make a Halloween donut!

2. Bring your creations to life with M&M’s eyes (or Skittles 😂)

Next, we add some character to our spooky friends by sticking on M&M’s as eyes. Encourage your kids to choose different colors and patterns. Maybe their donut is feeling blue today or perhaps it has one green and one brown eye, the possibilities are endless!

3. Serve and enjoy your Halloween donuts

Finally, it’s time to serve and enjoy your spook-tacular creations. Not only are these donuts delicious, but they can also be used as a centerpiece for your Halloween party!

A tray of freshly-baked pastries filled with sweetness on the table.

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How to make Halloween donuts

A tray of freshly-baked pastries filled with sweetness on the table.

Make your very own spooky Halloween donuts - simple, and easy for kids to make, and watch them learn at the same time as well!


  • Donuts
  • Frosting
  • M&M’s
  • Vampire Fangs (Either edible or toy ones, such as those from Dollar Tree or Amazon)


    1. Take your donuts and stick the vampire fangs into the centre.
    2. Then stick on M&M’s as eyes!
    3. Serve & Enjoy!

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Learning through cooking: 5 educational ideas

Cooking isn’t just about making these scrumptious treats; it’s an excellent opportunity for kids to learn too. Here are five ways your children can gain knowledge while having fun with this recipe:

1. Math skills

Have your child count the number of donuts, M&M’s, and vampire teeth. They can even get into fractions when dividing the donuts!

2. Fine motor skills

The act of placing the fangs and M&M’s can help improve their fine motor skills.

3. Creativity

Let their imagination run wild with the decoration process. Each donut can have a different personality!

4. Color recognition

Use the M&M’s to help your younger kids practice their color recognition.

5. Reading and following instructions

This simple recipe is a great way for your child to practice reading and following instructions.

So there you have it, a Halloween treat that’s not just fun to make but also an educational experience for your little ones.

If you’re on the hunt for more Halloween fun, check out these other spook-tacular ideas on KiddyCharts. From printable Halloween masks to DIY decorations, there’s something for every little ghoul and goblin to enjoy.

More Halloween ideas for food on KiddyCharts

We've got a few more spooky food ideas for you - take a look!

The above ideas are all focused on food – but check out some of these colouring ideas for Halloween too:

Halloween coloring pages on KiddyCharts

We've got loads of free coloring resources for Halloween on KiddyCharts - so why not check some of these out now and see if you want to print them out?

Try these ideas from others too:

More Halloween and other treats for the kids from the internet

Check out some of the other creative ideas for Halloween treats and beyond here.

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Remember, the goal is to have fun and learn along the way. So get ready, set, bake… and let the Halloween magic begin!

We’d love to see you again on the site, so we hope to see you soon.

In this image, instructions are being provided on how to make Halloween-themed donuts.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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