Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about Halloween? This year is just flying by! Whether you’re planning a trick-or-treat alternative party and need some activity ideas or just want to help your own kids get into the spooky season spirit, you’re going to love these fun & easy Halloween crafts for kids!
What makes these Halloween crafts so easy?
Doesn’t it drive you nuts when you see a post title that says, “easy crafts,” then you open it up to find crafts with a dozen expensive supplies and directions that require an engineering degree to follow?
Well, I promise that when I say, “easy Halloween crafts for kids,” I mean it! All of these ideas use supplies that you likely have laying around your home or can very easily (and cheaply) find at the dollar store, local craft store, or on Amazon (my favorite, since it comes right to your home).
Many of these crafts use the same basic supplies and you can buy them in bulk for very little money. If you’re hosting a Halloween party, you can easily grab enough for all of the kids and make a few of them to fill in time between games and other activities. Speaking of parties, if you’re looking for some spooky fun treats to serve at your event, check out my favorite healthy Halloween food hacks for turning ordinary snacks into extraordinary fun! Now, let’s get crafting!
1. Googly Eye Headband Craft
Googly Eye Headband Craft by Tikkido
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2. Halloween Luminaries from Repurposed Containers
Halloween Luminaries by Organized 31
Take a peek in your recycling bin and snag any containers that are still in good shape for this simple Halloween craft for kids. Most of the supplies in the tutorial are optional and just recommendations. You really just need the containers and something to decorate them with (paint, stick-on vinyl, etc.). At most, you’ll need to buy some battery-operated tea lights, and they’re always good to have on hand.
3. Upcycled Halloween Pumpkin Patch
Upcycled Halloween Pumpkin Patch by Our Potluck Family
You’ll need to head to your recycling bin again for this fun craft to grab some used water bottles! Then, just pull out your orange paint and black duct tape (black paint works well, too) and get crafting! Display your upcycled pumpkins outside in the garden or on your mantle.
4. Kawaii Candy Corn Painted Rocks
Kawaii Candy Corn Painted Rocks by I Love Painted Rocks
Head outdoors on a scavenger hunt to find just the right rocks for this fun craft! Then, bring them home and break out the orange, yellow and white paint. You can also add googly eyes if you don’t want to paint them on. While you’re rock hunting, try finding a few great round stones to make mini pumpkins, too!
5. Pom-Pom Ghosts
Pom-Pom Ghosts by Our Wabisabi Life
If you have some white yarn and googly eyes, you have everything needed for these cute little ghosts! Make a few for fun or a whole bunch and string them together for ghostly garland! Just run string through the top loop on each ghost to connect them. You could even use some black yarn to make some spider friends for your little ghosts!
6. Footprint Ghost Towels
Footprint Ghost Towels by Mama Cheaps
Kids will love making special Halloween towels for their bathroom, and it’s a lot easier than you might think! You’ll just need some white hand towels and black puffy paint. The supplies used to create the tracings are things you definitely have on hand.
7. Mini Orange Jack-o-Lanterns
Want a fun Halloween craft that kids can eat? Try these cute Jack-o-Lantern salads in an orange peel! To make it kid-friendly, prepare the orange ahead of time and give kids an assortment of stickers so they can decorate their jack-o-lantern. Then, when they’re done, fill it up with salad or other healthy snacks. This is a great little craft that helps encourage picky eaters to try new things, since they get to eat it out of fun bowl that they made themselves. Check out the tutorial along with other fun Halloween food ideas to make with kids.
8. Halloween Lollipop Spiders
Halloween Lollipop Spiders by Sheri Silver
If you need a super simple and fun Halloween craft for a kids’ party, these spooky spiders are a breeze to make! You just need some lollipops, pipe cleaners, googly eyes and a glue gun. Try swapping out the sugary lollipops with healthier options. While Yum Earth is always a good option, these Tree Hugger Bubble Gum Lollipops have the right shape and wrapper for this particular craft.
9. Craft Stick Spider
Craft Stick Spiders by Making of a Mom
If you love the idea above but prefer to skip the sweet treats entirely, this one is a great candy-free alternative for Halloween parties. You’ll just need some craft sticks, felt, and paint to put these not-so-scary spiders together!
10. Edible Pumpkin Playdough
Edible Pumpkin Playdough by Raising Whasians
You’ll need to do the mixing for this easy craft, but once it’s ready your kids can go crazy creating whatever they want. I love it because it’s safe for toddlers, who as you know tend to put everything in their mouths.
11. Handprint Paper Plate Pumpkin
Handprint Paper Plate Pumpkin by Mama to 6 Blessings
For this easy craft, you’ll just need a heavy-duty paper plant, green construction paper and some orange finger paint. It’s quite possibly the easiest of all these Halloween crafts for kids!
12. Monster Paper Bag Puppets
Monster Paper Bag Puppets by Keeping it Simple Crafts
The best part about this craft: you can use pretty much anything that you have on hand to create the monsters. Paper bags are really the only must-have supply. If you’re throwing a party, let the kids make a bunch then encourage them to put on their own puppet show.
13. Spooky Halloween Necklaces
Spooky Halloween Necklaces at Pretty Opinionated
For this craft, grab some Halloween-colored beads and some foam-shaped beads (the dollar store or local craft store has them cheap). Then, let kids thread them on some string, help them tie it up, and voila! Make bracelets, necklaces or even garland with the same basic items.
14. Easy Halloween Paper Ghost Craft for Kids
Easy Halloween Paper Ghost Craft at Two Kids and a Coupon
These adorable paper ghosts don’t need anything other than paper and some googly eyes to pull together. Scrapbooking paper (like the set below) works best, but you can use pretty much anything you have on hand.
15. Sparkly Spiderwebs
Sparkly Spiderwebs at Ginger Casa
Halloween crafts don’t get much easier than this! All you need is some black paper and Epsom salts. Yep, Epsom salt, the same stuff you use for your kids’ bath time!! Pretty cool, right?
16. Toilet Paper Roll Vampire Craft
Toilet Paper Roll Vampire Craft at Mommy Made That
Is this not just the most adorable Halloween toilet paper roll craft ever? Don’t worry, it’s easier to make than it looks thanks to the free template!
17. Handprint Witch Craft For Kids (with free template)
Handprint Witch Craft For Kids at Simple Everyday Mom
This adorable witch also comes with a free printable template! I love handprint crafts because, years down the road, they’re a good reminder of just how small our kids used to be.
18. Paper Halloween Luminaries
Paper Halloween Luminaries at Crafts by Amanda
I think this is probably one of my favorite Halloween crafts of all! Again, they’re made easier thanks to free printable templates. You’ll need to grab some battery-operated tea lights. The rest of the supplies, though, you should have on hand.
19. Haunted House Paper Craft (with template)
Haunted House Craft at Craft Play and Learn
Here’s another adorable paper craft (again, with a free template). I just love the vivid colors in this one, don’t you? Of course, your kids can use any colors they want to create their ultimate Haunted House.
20. Halloween Rock Painting
Halloween Rock Painting at The Inspiration Edit
If you have rocks and some paint, you have everything you need for this craft! The neat part is that they double as story stones. Basically, your kids use them to create their own spooktacular Halloween story.
21. Giant Pom Pom Spider
Giant Pom Pom Spider at Red Ted Art
These darling spiders use tissue paper pom poms, like the ones below. You can usually find them at a Dollar Tree or in the party section of Walmart or Target, too. If you have regular tissue paper laying around already, you could use that as well.
22. Jack-o’-Lantern Ornaments Halloween Garland DIY
Jack-o’-Lantern Ornaments Halloween Garland DIY at Chica Circle
Plain clear Christmas ornaments get a spooky upgrade with this fun craft. Make enough to string a whole strand of them along your mantle, or just a couple to hang from the ceiling. Either way, they’re adorable.
23. Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft Magnets
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft Magnets at Artsy Momma
Craft sticks, orange paint, and googly eyes come together to create a super cute fridge magnet based on the Spookley the Square Pumpkin story. Not only is this a fun craft, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about kindness, acceptance, and empathy.
24. Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe with Game Case
Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe with Game Case at Chicken Scratch NY
This fun Halloween craft doubles as a game! If you want to keep it really simple, you don’t have to make the case to go with it. You could easily make your own with cardstock paper.
25. Candy Corn Bunting
Candy Corn Bunting at Farmwife Crafts
For this one, you just need some white paper plates, scissors, paint (and a little twine at the end). Even toddlers can make this one with very little help from you. You’ll just need to cut out the shapes for them.
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