Halloween has always been a favorite holiday in our house. And each year I’ve always been on the lookout for fun Halloween crafts for kids for a fun activity to keep the girls busy.
The crafts in this list are easy and require only a little prep and adult supervision. But they’re sure to help you and your kids get into the Halloween spirit.
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Not only will making some easy Halloween crafts keep your little ones entertained, but it can also be a fantastic way to decorate your home for the holiday. Kids are always so proud to see their handmade creations displayed in the house.
So gather up your art supplies, put on some spooky music, and get ready to have a blast creating memorable Halloween crafts for kids to enjoy.
Craft supplies for Kids Keep on Hand
Even when making a simple Halloween craft, it’s important to have some essential materials on hand.
Of course, you need glue. White school glue is fine but I like to keep craft glue like tacky glue on hand because it just works better for crafts. I also prefer glue sticks for paper crafts.
A hot glue gun is a must for any crafty person, but kids could get burned, so if something needs to be hot glued, you may want to do it yourself.
I have a big stack of construction paper in all kinds of colors that has served me well throughout the years. I’ve given my kids scissors, paper, and stick glue with no instructions and they’ve come up with their own creations plenty of times.
To add some vibrant colors, markers are essential, and more coloring materials like colored pencils or crayons are also great to have.
Lastly, having a pack of white cardstock on hand is useful, especially when printing out Halloween-themed printables for crafts.
Other often used materials for Halloween crafts include googly eyes in all kinds of sizes, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, and beads. I always kept jars of various materials to keep on hand for an impromptu crafty morning if the kids woke up too early.
So, gather your art supplies and get ready for a spooktacular crafting adventure!
19 Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids
1- Paper Hanging Bat by Press Print Party
These free printable paper bats are fun and make for fun Halloween decor. The results are lots of super fun bats you can hang all over the house. The printable template comes in full color and a black-and-white version for letting little kids color their own bats.
Materials: Paper to print the template, coloring pencils (optional)
2- Halloween Witch Craft by Thriving in Parenting
Witches are always a fun Halloween craft for kids. This step-by-step guide explains how to make a witch with basic supplies.
Materials: Paper cup, Yellow acrylic paint, Color paper (black and orange), Googly eyes, Pipe cleaners
3- Witch Puppet Craft by Simple Everyday Mom
Here is another witch project but this one is made with paper bags. Kids will make good use of their creativity and imagination to create this perfect Halloween craft.
Materials: Brown paper bag, Colored cardstock, or construction paper
4- Halloween Spider Craft by Making Frugal Fun
Looking for budget-friendly Halloween crafts? This spooky spider craft is a great project made with simple supplies that can be found at Dollar Tree.
Materials: Beads, Pipe Cleaners, Googly Eyes, Bells (Pom poms, or any other round item for spider body)
5- Tissue Ghost Lollipops by Press Print Party!
No spooky ghosts here! These tissue ghosts are not only fun to make but the best part is getting the lollipop in the end. Kids of all ages including toddlers will love creating their very own cute ghosts. And with the free printable tags, it’s also a great activity to create a giveaway at a Halloween party at school.
Materials: Tissues, lollipops, string
6- Glowing Ghost Craft by A Little Pinch of Perfect
Take homemade art to the next level with this glowing ghost craft. Use glow-in-the-dark puffy paint to create a fun Halloween scene.
Materials: Black construction paper, Cheap Shaving Cream, Glow in the Dark Puffy Paint, Paintbrush
7- Monster Pom Pom Wreath by Press Print Party!
Make this cute monster wreath easy peasy with pompoms and googly eyes. This quick DIY craft adorns our front door every year!
Materials: Foam board, pompoms, googly eyes
9- Halloween Slime by The Best Ideas for Kids.
If you prefer a cute Halloween craft instead of a creepy one, check out this Halloween slime project. Colored slime and mason jars are turned into adorable Halloween faces.
Materials: Elmer’s glue, baking soda, contact lens solution, googly eyes, felt, glue dots
10- Leaves and Seeds Halloween Art by Homan at Home
Take a nature walk with the younger kids and collect some fall leaves for this art project. Look for different shapes and sizes to turn the leaves into DIY Halloween art.
Materials: leaves, maple seeds, acrylic paint in black and white, small wiggle eyes, foil stars, construction paper in yellow, background color, and black
11- Fun Halloween Bat Craft by The Inspiration Edit
Bats are spooky creatures that are normally associated with Halloween, which makes this a perfect October craft. Print the free template to get started.
Materials: Colored cardstock, black marker
12- Halloween Ghost Craft by Two Pink Peonies
Older children can use recycled items to turn an egg carton into a ghost. Then use it as a fun Halloween decoration!
Materials: Egg carton, plastic bag, googly eyes, black marker
13- Recycled Egg Carton Bats by Creatively Beth
Don’t throw away those egg cartons just yet. This Halloween project will turn them into cute, not-spooky bats.
Materials: Egg carton, black paint, white paint marker, orange twine, googly eyes
14- Easy Ghost Craft Hanging Halloween Decorations by Family Focus Blog
This Halloween hanging decor is an easy craft to make with younger children. It’s also low-cost, and mess-free. Kids will love to hang this fun craft all over the house.
Materials: Foam cups, ribbon, black marker
15- Cupcake Liner Wreath by Fun-A-Day
If you are looking for Halloween activities for preschoolers, this cupcake liner wreath is a craft that is easy to make. Little ones will love painting the paper plate wreath and creating jack-o-lanterns on the cupcake liners.
Materials: Paper plates, cupcake wrappers, orange paint, black marker
16- Printable Pumpkin Faces by Design Dazzle
Encourage creativity and silliness with these free printable pumpkin faces. A printer and scissors are the only supplies you need.
Materials: Cardstock to print the template
17- DIY Air Dry Clay Ghost Tea Light by Oh Clary
Older kids can help create these ghost tea lights. Turn an afternoon craft project into adorable Halloween decor the whole family will love.
Materials: Air dry clay
18- Halloween Clothespin Puppets by The Printables Fairy
Create a spooktacular puppet show with these adorable Halloween puppets. Eight different puppet designs are included in the printable. This one is not free but super cute.
Materials: Cardstock to print the template, clothespins
19- Popsicle Stick Haunted House by Fireflies & Mud Pies
Turning popsicle sticks into a haunted house is easier than you think. This post will guide you through the entire process.
Materials: Popsicle sticks, paint
I hope you found something exciting in this list of Halloween crafts for kids. There are so many fun and creative options to choose from.
If you’re looking for more Halloween inspiration, be sure to check out my other posts like these 5 easy DIY Halloween decorations to make with things already in your house!
If the month of October is coming to a close and you don’t have a costume yet, you’ll find a ton of easy costumes in my last-minute costume post, filled with quick and easy costume ideas that you can put together in a flash. I also have free printable Halloween coloring pages available for download, perfect for entertaining the little ones. And for some spooky fun on Halloween night, don’t forget to grab my free printable Halloween candy swap game, guaranteed to add excitement to your evening.
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