In today’s post: Make Halloween fun for your family with the best easy Halloween crafts for kids. These ideas are perfect for fun at home or at school parties!
Your kids are going to love these fun Halloween crafts! I’ve included crafts for a range of ages from preschool on up. These are all easy crafts that don’t require lots of special supplies or materials – many of them can be made from things you probably already have on hand, like paper plates, paint, and construction paper. Scroll through all the ideas and pick a couple to do with your kids this Halloween. Click on the blue linked text in each paragraph to get more information on that project.
Halloween Crafts for Kids
Print and Color Masks are a great Halloween craft idea for classroom parties. Just print the templates from It’s Always Autumn, then let kids color them in, cut them out, and attach elastic to turn them into masks.
Halloween treat cups from Simple as That are easy to make with colored cups and construction paper. They’re quick and inexpensive and make great party favors or classroom treats.
Kids can turn paper bowls into one of five cute Halloween characters: a bat, a witch, pumpkin, ghost, or cat. You’ll start by painting the bottom of a bowl the appropriate color. Get the instructions at I Heart Crafty Things.
Salt dough handprint ornaments from The Best Ideas for Kids are a fun Halloween craft. Kids can help mix the salt dough, then make their handprints, and then paint them once they dry.
Turn bright colored yarn into Halloween Pom Poms with this easy to follow tutorial. Idea from It’s Always Autumn.
To make these painted monster pumpkins, you’ll need mini pumpkins, craft paint, and a variety of pumpkins. Aubree Originals gives step by step instructions for five different Halloween characters.
These Halloween bookmarks start with free printable templates from It’s Always Autumn. Kids can cut them out, then follow the step by step directions to fold them into bookmarks that slide onto the corner of a page.
Repurpose empty toilet paper rolls into cute Halloween characters using this idea from Crafty Morning. It’s a simple craft for kids that encourages them to be creative.
Popsicle stick Halloween characters are easy to make with standard craft supplies like paint, felt, card stock, and buttons. You can even glue a magnet to the back and hang them up on the fridge. Get the instructions at The Best Ideas for Kids.
Lollipop spiders are an easy Halloween craft for preschool age kids. They’re easy to make with basic craft supplies. Thriving Home Blog shows you how to put them together.
Popsicle stick spiderwebs encourage kids to practice fine motor skills. They are easy enough for young kids to make. Get the tutorial from Buggy and Buddy.
I Heart Crafty Things shares step by step instructions for turning dessert size paper plates into cute spiders.
These pretty spider web paintings from Teach Beside Me are made with glue, salt, and watercolor paints. The colors pop on black construction paper.
Kids will love collecting pinecones and turning them into creepy crawly spiders using this tutorial from Fireflies and Mudpies.
These beautiful coffee filter spiderwebs from One Little Project are surprisingly easy to make! Kids will love coloring on coffee filters and then watching the colors blend.
It’s easy to make pumpkin painted rocks with step by step directions from It’s Always Autumn. Use paint pens to draw the faces for best results.
Kids love stringing beads, so pony bead pumpkins are sure to be a hit! Cutesy Crafts teaches you how to make them using pipe cleaners and orange pony beads.
Mason jar pumpkins are easy for little hands to make using tissue paper and Mod Podge. Get the instructions from Love and Marriage Blog.
You can make pretty paper pumpkins from strips of paper that have been glued together, then accordian folded. These pumpkins turns out very cool, but they do take a little more work so they’d be better suited for older kids. From DIY Inspired.
This clever pumpkin craft from One Little Project uses balloons to make pumpkins out of yarn. They turn out so pretty!
Paper Pumpkins are easy for little hands to make! Just help them cut out the strips and punch a hole in each end, then follow the step by step directions to turn them into pumpkins.
Turn a cardboard egg carton into a colony of spooky bats with this bat craft idea from It’s Always Autumn.
Bat hats from Kids Craft Room are easy to make using a free printable. And they’re easy to adjust so they fit any size head.
Kids can make wooden spoon bats for Halloween in under half an hour. Kids can play with the bats or you can hang them up as part of your Halloween decor. Get the instructions at One Little Project.
Bat silhouette art is great for kids as young as toddlers, and older kids will love it too! Choose bright Halloween colors on black construction paper for best result. Instructions at Easy Peasy and Fun.
Buggy and Buddy shows you how to make a hanging bat from an empty toilet paper roll. There’s a free bat wing template included in the post.
Kids will have fun coloring in this moveable bat paper doll, and even more fun playing with it once they put the pieces together! Get the template from Easy Peasy and Fun.
Not only are these pom pom popper ghosts adorable, they’re also super fun to play with! Visit The Craft Train to learn how to make them from paper cups and balloons.
Modern Parents Messy Kids shows you how to make spooky ghosts that stand up on their own! You’ll use cheesecloth and fabric stiffener for this fun Halloween craft idea.
Cute ghost tassels start with yarn wrapped around a square of cardboard or card stock. Get the how to at My Name is Snickerdoodle.
Fabric ghosts from Buggy and Buddy are a great craft idea for little kids. They can decorate the edges of the fabric and pick out cute ribbons to tie them with.
These paper cup ghosts fly up and down when you pull their strings. They’re fun for kids to make on a crafting play date. Get all the details at Kids Craft Room.
Straw blown ghosts from Rainy Day Mum are a great craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers. All you need is white paint, black construction paper, eyes and a straw.
Buggy and Buddy shows you how to make cute mummy lanterns using mason jars and white gauze bandages.
For a different take on mason jar mummies, try this neon version from Kids Craft Room.
Help kids work on fine motor skills while have fun with this mummy lacing craft. Find the instructions at Our Kid Things.
This yarn wrapped mummy craft from I Heart Craft Things is another great way for kids to practice fine motor skills. The post includes a printable template.
Manda Panda Projects shows you how to make a mummy from a pinecone.
This last mummy craft uses cereal boxes and bandage tape for an easy project kids of all ages can do. Get the instructions at The Kindergarten Connection.
Black Cat Crafts
Kids will love painting with plastic forks to make these adorable black cats. Get instructions from I Heart Arts n Crafts.
Fireflies and Mud Pies shares a template for this cute 3D bobblehead black cat. Kids can cut out the printed pieces then assemble their cats.
This paper pinwheel cat turns out so cute! Watch the video tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.
Turn an old sock into a cute black cat with this Halloween craft idea from Frog Prince Paperie.
Crafts by Amanda turns a paper plate into a cute black cat for Halloween. It takes less than 15 minutes to make and costs under a dollar.
Here’s another paper plate black cat craft – this one is decorated with black pom poms! Get the tutorial at Sunshine Whispers.
Leave a Comment