Halloween Print and Experiment Pack

This Halloween print and experiment pack is a free download containing FIVE easy science experiments using mostly the paper they are printed on and a few extras ( paperclip, scissors, a torch and water).

It’s perfect for some free, simple and educational Halloween fun at home or school.

Cover of a free Halloween paper science experiments pack

Halloween Paper Science Experiments


Use the template to make three spinning spiders. Attach a paperclip to the ends of each one and drop from different heights or add extra weight to see how it affects the speed of the spiders fall.

spinning spiders template  for a Halloween science activity

2. Magic Opening Ghost

Carefully cut around the ghost shape and fold up the head, arms and legs. Place the folded paper ghost in a little water and watch as it springs open! This clever science trick works because the paper is made up of fibres which expand as they absorb water.

Magic opening ghost for a Halloween science activity

3. Pumpkin Shadow Puppet

Cut around the pumpkin shape and make cute pumpkin shadows on a wall. You’ll need a torch or light source for this activity. Try moving the torch towards the shadow puppet and then further away to investigate what happens to the shadow.

Pumpkin shadow puppet with a torch behind it to show the shadow
Shadow puppet template for a Halloween science activity

4. Pumpkin Tower

Find out which shape column can hold a mini pumpkin without collapsing. The download contains templates for creating each shape, making this paper column science investigation extra simple!

Paper column template for a science investigation about strong shapes
Image of a triangle paper column with a mini pumpkin on top for learning about strong shapes.


Use your wizard skills to move water around the maze. Once you’ve mastered water, try some sticky syrup or honey.

HAlloween themed water drop maze

Want to try them all, print the whole experiment pack!

Don’t forget to check out my spooky Halloween STEM challenges too!

Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by Emma Vanstone