12 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

From cute DIY projects to creepy crafts, we’ve got you covered. With these easy Halloween crafts for kids, you’ll be ready when the trick-or-treaters come knocking.

One of my favorite parts of parenting is creating traditions with my little ones and holidays are a perfect time for that. But while we’re thinking of holiday traditions, the kids are counting down the days to Halloween, beside themselves with excitement about trick or treating. The most frequently asked question of the day: can I wear my costume yet?

So, whether you need to distract them, keep them occupied or are looking for something fun to do at your Halloween parties, here are some of our favorite easy Halloween craft ideas for kids. Go grab some candy corn and your arts and crafts supplies, these fun ideas will keep children busy for hours.

Felt Plushies

Jack Skellington is one of my favorite characters from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. He’s so cute and I want to hug him! So I made this fun felt plushie pattern.

Jack Skellington Felt Plushie

Get the free pattern PDF and a step by step tutorial how to make a plushie Jack Skellington.

Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

If you want to get your kids excited about Halloween, then try these cute and creative DIY Halloween toilet paper roll crafts from Crafts and Printables (our brand new sister site!).

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From vampires and bats, to monsters and witches, there are plenty of ways to use old toilet paper rolls for Halloween decorations—and they’ll be quick and fun to make!

They’re perfect for adults and children alike.

Suggested supplies you’ll need when you watch our Halloween toilet paper tube craft videos.

Frankie the Friendly Frankenstein Monster Can

We love this idea to upcycle some old tin cans into cute Halloween decor. You can find the step-by-step instructions at Craft Ideas.

frankenstein recycled can craft
Photo Credit Craft Ideas.info

To make the Frankenstein can you’ll need: 

  • large 16 ounce can (cleaned)
  • light green and red acrylic paint
  • black felt,  saucer or small plate
  • 2 large wiggle eyes
  • large wooden half bead for the nose
  • black permanent marker
  • 2 short flat end screws
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • stiff paint brush
  • and a paper towel
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Pasta Skeleton Art

The beauty about this project is that you don’t even need instructions. Just grab some different shapes of pasta, black construction paper and glue. The kids can use pictures of skeletons they find in school books or online and just have at it!

10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids
Photo Credit Martha Stewart

Ribbon Snake

To make these ribbon snakes, you’ll need: Spool of ribbon 1 1/2 inches wide or larger, masking tape of a smaller width than ribbon, 18-gauge floral wire, fine-tip brown or black permanent marker, thin red ribbon, scissors, stapler and adhesive gems. Follow the instructions at Martha Stewart.

10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids
Photo Credit Martha Stewart

Also read: 17 Unique Halloween Pumpkin Jack o Lantern Ideas and Pumpkin Crafts

Green Slime Favor Jars

Aren’t these Green Slime Favor Jars from Better Homes and Gardens just adorable? They are really easy to make and could even be a craft the kids do themselves at your Halloween party. You could make your own slime using your favorite recipe, but if you want to take a shortcut, you can buy pre-made slime too.

Green Slime Favor Jar
Credit: Carson Downing

Vampire Bat Treat Bag

Kids will have fun making these vampire bat treat bags to give guests as party favors. It’s an easy craft using paper and glue. You can follow the video tutorial from k. becca on YouTube.

DIY Paper Halloween Treat Bags

This craft could easily be turned into haunted houses or a cute black cat, don’t you think?

Paper Halloween Luminaries

This Spiderweb Luminary from Better Homes and Gardens is a cute craft you can use to decorate your house with. Made using a white paper bag and a roll of thin adhesive tape.

Paper Halloween Luminaries
Credit: Matthew Clark

Stretch the tape across the bag in alternating lines so that the tape crosses in the middle and stretches all the way to the bottom, sides, and corners. Add shorter pieces of tape to make connections between the lines. Start from center and work outward, adding connecting lines every inch or so until the entire web is complete. Use glue and a plastic spider to finish the project.

Bread Tag Monster Craft

I love the idea of saving bread tags and then using them to make bread tag monsters, so creative! See how she made them using acrylic paints at Crafts by Amanda.

10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids
Photo Credit Crafts by Amanda

Spider Handprint Art

Most kids love to play with paint and with this cute Spider handprint art from Fun Handprint Art Blog, they can play in the paint and you’ll have a keepsake! You could also make this on a white paper plate instead of plain paper.

spider handprint art craft

What is your favorite Halloween craft to make with the kids? Do you have any Halloween traditions?

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9 thoughts on “12 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids”

  1. I found you thru Pinterest and these are great ideas! I love what you have done for Halloween. I made the light up milk jug ghosts last year and never thought to just cut the tops out. I thought the foam crafts with the mouths cut out were light switch plates. You could make them into something like that depending on where the openings are. Anyhow I will be pinning!

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