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40 Halloween Crafts for Kids

halloweenUpdated October 7, 2022

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It’s Halloween! Bring on all the bats, spiderwebs, and witch hats! If you’re looking for fun Halloween crafts for kids, you’ve come to the right place.

There are so many fun things to do with your family during Halloween. We love visiting the pumpkin patch and watching scary movies. But one of our favorite things is making a new Halloween craft. They get the whole family in a spooky mood and make for great décor to frighten up your house, too!

Whether you’ve got toddlers or older kids, you’re sure to find the perfect Halloween craft to do with your kids right here. Check out these super-cute but creepy spiders, haunted houses, black cats, and more!

Spider Crafts

1. Spider Slime

This slime is so fun to make together, and it’s fun to play with too! We love the textured, hands-on experience of slime. And this slime is very easy to make. It also makes a big bucket full, so there’s enough for 3-4 kids to play with.

Pro Mom Tip: Have your kids play with it over a cookie sheet for mess-free fun!

2. Lollipop Spiders

Even your littlest ones can help bend these pipe cleaners into spider legs. Add some googly eyes, and you’ve got cute spiders! You can use it as décor on a table or stick it in a lollipop for a sweet treat to share. We think this is a great craft to bring to your child’s school friends for the holiday!

3. Paper Plate Spiders

More fun with googly eyes – one of my son’s favorite craft supplies! These are larger spiders that you can also hang from a door or shelf if you add some extra string on top.

4. Spider Web Art

If you want to let the kids do some painting, this spider web craft uses watercolor paint and salt to make this cool effect. It’s fun for the kids to watch the salt affect the paint, and you will all be entertained as they create this pretty art piece.

5. Spider and Pumpkin Bookmarks

We love getting new bookmarks, and you can make these cute spider and pumpkin bookmarks with just popsicle sticks and construction paper. And maybe some googly eyes!

6. Playdough Spiders

You’ll press on googly eyes and pipe cleaners into playdough for this one. You can use homemade playdough or modeling clay and let it sit out to dry.

7. Puffy Paint Spider Webs

Did you know you can make puffy paint at home? Find the recipe here, and then have your kids practice their fine motor skills with this unique spider web craft.

8. Spider Web Model and Bone Bridge

Spider web model craft for kids

Build your own spider web model and bone bridge with these hands-on Halloween activities that are perfect for preschoolers and up.

Haunted House Crafts

9. Handprint Haunted House

This clever use of a handprint makes a fun haunted house craft that’s perfect for little ones or older kids. All you need is paper, scissors, and glue.

10. Paper Plate Haunted House

You can print out pictures for kids to glue on this paper plate haunted house. I love the addition of the cotton “spider web” and candy spider to make it extra creepy!

11. Popsicle Stick Haunted House

Color or paint some popsicle sticks and grab some foam stickers for this cute haunted house.

12. Haunted House Paper Rolls

I’m a sucker for a craft you can use with recycled paper rolls. These would look so cute on your living room mantle.

13. Shape Haunted House

This is a sweet and easy first craft. Toddlers and preschoolers can practice shapes with these foam cut-out haunted houses.

Ghost Crafts for Kids

14. Ghost Lollipops

Coffee filters make the cutest little ghosts, and there is a lollipop underneath too! These are great for class treats or to create and share with friends and family.

15. Puffy Cotton Ball Ghosts

Use cotton balls to make these little ghosts, and add yarn or fishing wire so they can hang and float around. So fun! And even the littlest ones can help stick on the cotton balls.

16. Ghost Blow Straw Craft

Get silly and use straws to make these fun, paint-splatter ghosts!

17. Halloween Ghost Leaves

You can go on a nature hunt and find the best leaves for this craft. Then, paint them white and add ghost faces.

18. Pom Pom Ghost Painting

Another great craft for a toddler or preschooler. These double as fine motor practice. You just need pom poms and a clothespin to serve as the paintbrush.

19. Popper Ghosts

Your kids will love making these spooky ghost poppers and then playing with them. They are perfect for a Halloween party!

20. Flying Ghosts Activity

This is more of a “craftivity” because once you draw the ghost faces, you’ve got a fun activity to make them “fly” with straws.

Black Cat Crafts

21. Paper Plate Black Cat

This paper plate cut-out is a clever and simple way to make a black cat!

22. Popsicle Stick Black Cat & Witch

Get crafty with popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, and colored paper, and you’ve got cute little black cats and witches for Halloween.

23. Moving Eyes Cat

This is an interactive craft — when you pull on the paper strip, the eyes appear to move! Your kids will love it!

24. Spooky Black Sock Cat

We love a classic sock craft, and this black sock cat is perfect for the season. Your kid will enjoy making their own stuffy just for Halloween!

25. Fork-Painted Black Cats

Use plastic forks for this interesting painting tool. It makes the perfect black cat face!

Monster Crafts for Kids

26. Monster Paper Towel Rolls

Use this photo as inspiration, then see what other monster or Halloween faces your kids can come up with.

27. Monster Handprints

Don’t forget to document your kids’ ages on the back of these monster handprints. I also think these would be so cute if you strung these together to make a spooky monster garland!

28. Paper Plate Monsters

Grab a bag of different-sized googly eyes and paper plates — both can be found at the dollar store! We love these fun monster plates that kids of all ages can recreate.

29. Paper Bag Monster Puppets

Another quick way to make monsters is with paper bags and markers. Younger kids will have fun using them as monster puppets while reading or listening to a Halloween story.

Witch Crafts for Kids

30. Glow Stick Witch Broomsticks

Get in some cutting practice with this witch’s broom craft. Add a tag, and these also can make great party favors!

31. Paper Plate Witch’s Hat

The witch’s hat is a classic Halloween craft, and we love the idea of adding stickers to help little ones decorate them.

32. Handprint Witch

Add just a few tweaks to handprint cut-outs for this cute craft!

33. Witch’s Broomstick Fine Motor Activity

Here is another activity and craft in one to give fine motor practice using beads and paper strips to make this witch’s broomstick.

Mummy Crafts

34. Mummy Yarn Craft

How cute are these mummy eyes peeking out? Yarn wrapping is fun for all kids, and you can’t go wrong with the design.

35. Mummy Paper Bag Puppet

Or you can make your mummy with a paper bag and tape and have a mummy puppet!

36. Paper Plate Mummy Lacing

This lacing is tricky for your preschoolers, but it would be an excellent Halloween craft challenge for your older kids. They can help with the hole punching too!

37. Neon Mason Jar Mummies

This craft uses mason jars at its base, making for a colorful Halloween craft for your kids that you can keep on display all season long.

Bat Crafts

38. Clothespin Bats

These are smaller, more detailed crafts for older kids. You can make several of these for a great Halloween decoration!

39. Paper Plate Bat

Yet another use for a paper plate! This craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers and comes with a Halloween book idea for role-playing.

40. Spoon Bats

Another version of the bat craft for older kids, this one uses plastic spoons. We love how they are attached to the sticks for a playful look.

After looking at these fun Halloween crafts for kids, we know you can’t help but be in the Halloween spirit now. And you may be able to do many of them with things you already have in your craft closet or junk drawer. Which one are you going to do with your kids first? Let us know!

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