24 Best And Simple Halloween Crafts For Kids

Halloween is a great way to involve your children while ringing in the celebratory mood. Making your child do some Halloween crafts will double up his joy as well as enthusiasm. These crafts are fun to make and your child will truly indulge while showing off his many talents in the process.

24 Exciting Halloween Crafts For Kids:

Here are some fun Halloween craft ideas that your child can make at home under your guidance. Make sure you invest equal participation and spirit while creating these Halloween delights.

1. Halloween Witch Hat:

A witch hat is not only exciting to make, it is also one of the main accessories to flaunt at the Halloween.

  • Draw the shape of a hat on a chart paper.
  • Let your child cut along the lines drawn.
  • Make some extra bows, circles, stripes, spider, etc.
  • Stick the bow on the hat and other cut outs too.
  • Make your little one stick them on the wall.
  • The witch hat along with nocturnal shapes will bring in the Halloween flavor!

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2. Pumpkin With Paper Napkin:

A pumpkin is an absolute must to signify the spirit of Halloween.

  • Take a paper napkin and cut out the shape of a pumpkin.
  • Trace a thick black outline with a marker.
  • Draw dark little triangles like eyes and a crooked line like a mouth.
  • You can color the full paper napkin orange, keeping the black outline. Alternatively, you can stick the shape elsewhere.

3. Egg Carton Spider:

This craft is a definite hit and great for your preschooler. You need an empty egg carton that is usually made of cardboard.

  • Cut one cup out of the egg carton and paint it black inside out.
  • Once the paint dries punch four holes on each side of the cup.
  • Insert thick black threads from one hole to another on the other side.
  • Add a cute round eyes and a smile.
  • The spider is ready.
  • You can make as many spiders as you want and display them everywhere in the house.

4. Shape Monsters:

The shape monsters are not only great to look at, they are the easiest to make.

  • Take chart papers of all colors and cut out shapes to make monster faces on them.
  • You can add tiaras, crowns, eyes, tentacles, spikes, etc. to make the monsters look adorable.
  • Do not forget to paint that smile.

5. Homemade Trick Or Treat Bags:

Your guests will never forget these bags.

  • Make your kids stick the cutout shapes of pumpkins, monsters, brooms, etc. on the gift bags.
  • They can also paint eyes, smiley and whiskers on the shapes.

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6. Witch Broomsticks:

What is a witch without her broomstick? Your kid will absolutely enjoy making the cute little broomsticks that can be used to adorn the occasion.

  • Take small sticks, preferably twigs from a tree. Gather a lot of dried grass.
  • Gather the grass and bunch it at the end of the stick.
  • Tie a rope to fasten the grass, making a broom.
  • Cut the edge of the broom, leveling the grass.
  • Now keep these broom sticks around the house.

7. Lift The Flap Haunted House:

This craft is sure to bring forth the best of creative abilities within your child. You need a construction paper for this activity.

  • Trace a haunted house on the paper and cut along the edges.
  • Draw the doors and windows on the house.
  • Draw tiny ghosts, pumpkin, etc. on each of the windows.
  • Take another paper and cut out the same shape of windows on them.
  • Stick these like flaps on the windows of the haunted house.
  • Scare the guests by unveiling what’s beneath the flaps. Boo!

8. Black Cat:

A black cat looks wicked enough to symbolize horror.

  • Cut out a shape of a cat face from a black cardboard paper.
  • Take another paper and fold it.
  • Cut along as shown in the picture to make the cat’s body.
  • Add a tail. Stick eyes, earlobes, whiskers, nose and mouth from papers of different colors.
  • Display the black cat in a corner of a room or the porch.

9. Paper Plate Pumpkin:

Invert a paper plate and color it orange.

  • Paint the eyes and the wicked mouth in black to make it look ideal for a Halloween.
  • Make your little one stick small pieces of green paper cut in the shape of stem on top.
  • Your paper plate pumpkin is ready to be decorated on the walls and doors.

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10. Floating Ghosts:

Perhaps this is the simplest craft of all the ones mentioned above.

  • Take a white floating fabric. Make a face on the cloth and hang it over the glass.
  • Stick to the inside of the cloth to the glass loosely in places so that the ghost will float and not fly away.
  • Show off the floating ghost in your garden or the backyard.

11. The Mouse Hotel:

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Carve small holes in a large pumpkin and stuff them with tiny toy rats. This is to give the impression of a hotel for the rats. Here is how you create it:

  • Use a black marker to draw a circle for each hole represented.
  • Make use of a keyhole saw to cut these holes out. Your kid need not have to clean the inside of the pumpkin.
  • Fill the holes with toy rats and watch as trick-o-treaters scream, when they set their sight on it.

12. Spider From Yarn:

Your kid can make use of black yarn to create these adorable yet creepy spiders. Your kid will definitely want to keep this little creation as his very own furry pet after Halloween is over.

  • Wrap black yarn around a plastic ball until it is covered.
  • Attach v-shaped sticks to the ball of yarn with glue and allow it to dry. Once they are dry, you can wrap chenille stems around each leg.
  • Use felt-to-cut-out face features for the spider and then stick it on with glue.

13. Milk Jug Ghouls:

You can encourage your kid to use empty milk jugs to create cute ghouls and ghosts. These are eco-friendly and quite easy to achieve. These jugs can be placed on your front lawn on Halloween Day once they are completed.

  • Allow your kid to clean the inside of the milk jug with water.
  • You can help him place string lights inside the jug to make it light up.
  • Your kid can use a black marker to create the facial features for the ghouls on the milk jug.

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14. Mobile Monsters:

For this craft, your kid will need to make use of toilet paper rolls.

  • He can create cute and zany monsters which can be strung together as a mobile decorative item for the front porch.
  • Paint toilet paper rolls in funk colors like blue, purple, orange and red.
  • Cut out facial features for the monsters from colored paper.
  • String them all together with sturdy rope painted black.

15. Cotton Ball Ghosts:

This craft will be relatively easy for your kid to make. It requires the use of a minimal number of supplies which can be found at home.

  • You can help your kid cut out a tombstone-like structure from white chart paper.
  • Use cotton balls and glue them on to the paper.
  • Your kid can cut out facial features for the ghost from black marble paper. Attach them all to the mask.
  • Attach colored string at the back of the mask and hang them as a wall or door decoration.

16. Tin Black Cat:

Your kid can make use of old tins at home to create a few adorable tin black cats.

  • Your kid will need to paint the tin using a shade of charcoal black.
  • Attach cut out flaps for ears and use colored construction paper for facial features like eyes and whiskers.
  • There! You now have Mr. Tin Black Cat!

17. Mummies:

These cute little toilet roll mummies are not as scary as their Egyptian counterparts. However, they sure make for a cute table decoration.

  • Your kid will need to wrap individual toilet paper rolls with a double layer of white cake paper.
  • White yarn is required to wrap the mummy. This is just to ensure that the paper does not come undone.
  • Your kid can use black and white construction paper to cut out facial features for the mummy.

18. Paint Pumpkin Stamps:

Your kid will need to use the openings of a toilet paper roll and some paint for the next one. He can create these cute stamps for cards or a party banner on Halloween Day.

  • Bend the edge of the toilet roll to give it the shape of a pumpkin.
  • Your kid will need to dip the roll in orange paint. He can then make small pumpkin impressions on white paper.
  • Your kid will need to use felt pens to draw the stalk and vines by hand.

19. Pumpkin In Stitches:

These cute pumpkins with stitches on them are adorable and easy to make.

  • Your kid will need to carve out facial features for the pumpkin with a cork screw.
  • Cut out strips of white paper.
  • Attach the strips of paper to the pumpkin horizontally and vertically to give the impression of stitches.

20. Stamped Pumpkin:

This craft will be a cakewalk for your kid to create. It also makes use of Lego blocks to create impressions.

  • Cut out a large pumpkin shape from white construction paper.
  • Your kid can use his large Lego blocks to dab in paint and then stamp all across the paper.
  • Colors required – orange for the main body, brown for the stalk and green for the tiny leaf.

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21. Ghost Greeting Cards:

If you intend on sending out greeting cards for Halloween, the next craft might help. Ask your kid to help you create these adorable footprint cards.

  • Your kid will need to make foot impressions by dabbing his feet in white paint.
  • After that help your kid make a footprint on a black construction paper.
  • He will need to use white paint to create facial features and decorate more the greeting cards.

22. Halloween Garland:

Who said that garlands are only meant for Christmas? Your kid can create a Halloween garland with minimal fuss.

  • Make cut outs of cats, pumpkins and candy corn with colored construction paper.
  • Your kid can then decorate these cut outs with markers.
  • Attach them to a string and hang them on the front porch railing.

23. Skeleton From Paper Plates:

This cute craft idea of making a whole skeleton from paper plates will definitely keep your kid busy creatively.

  • Trace and then cut out various body parts of the skeleton on paper plates.
  • Your kid will need to draw facial features on the skeleton.
  • Punch holes at the edge of the face and then attach to other parts of the body with jute.

24. Monster Paws:

Your kid can scare his neighborhood friends with this pair of easy-to-make radical monster paws.

  • Cut rectangular pieces from black felt paper and place them atop each glove finger.
  • Your kid will need to invert each glove finger and add hot glue to attach each rectangle.



While some of these Halloween crafts will be quite challenging for your kid, there are others which are quite simple. Each craft provides your kid with the opportunity to think outside the box. Your kid is sure to come up with new ways to celebrate Halloween with these crafts.

Let us know which Halloween craft appealed to your kid the most. Also share a picture of his craft with us later. Hope your kid has a fun-filled Halloween!

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