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 Halloween movies. But one of our favorite things is making a new Halloween craft. They get the whole family in a spooky mood and make great décor to frighten up your house!
Whether you’ve got toddlers or older kids, you’ll find the perfect Halloween craft to do with your kids right here. Check out these 40 cute but creepy Halloween crafts we’ve found from around the web — including spiders, haunted houses, black cats, witches, mummies, and more!
Halloween Crafts for Kids: Spiders
1. Spider SlimeSee Craft Here
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 is an easy Halloween craft for kids to make. It makes a big bucket full, so there’s enough for three to four kids to play with. Pro Mom Tip: Have your kids play with it over a cookie sheet for mess-free fun!
2. Lollipop SpidersSee Craft Here
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. This is an excellent craft your child can bring to their school friends for the holiday!
3. Paper Plate SpidersSee Craft Here
4. Spider Web ArtSee Craft Here
If you want to let the kids do some painting, try out this spider web craft. It uses watercolor paint and salt to make this cool effect. It’s fun for kids to watch the salt affect the paint, and you’ll all be entertained creating this pretty art piece.
5. Spider and Pumpkin BookmarksSee Craft Here
6. Playdough SpidersSee Craft Here
7. Spider Cupcake ToppersSee Craft Here
These adorable spider toppers will look adorable on your cupcakes! Your littles can help you make these toppers and the cupcakes. They would be great for a Halloween party.
8. Puffy Paint Spider WebsSee Craft Here
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.
9. Spider Web Model and Bone Bridge
Build your own spider web model and bone bridge with these hands-on Halloween activities that are perfect for preschoolers and up.
Halloween Crafts for Kids: Haunted Houses
1. Handprint Haunted HouseSee Craft Here
2. Paper Plate Haunted HouseSee Craft Here
You can print pictures for kids to glue on this haunted house paper plate. I love the addition of the cotton “spider web” and candy spider to make it extra creepy!
3. Popsicle Stick Haunted HouseSee Craft Here
4. Haunted House Paper RollsSee Craft Here
I’m a sucker for a craft you can use with recycled paper rolls, and this is a great one for older kids to do. These would look so cute on your living room mantle.
5. Shape Haunted HouseSee Craft Here
This is a sweet and easy first Halloween craft for toddlers and preschoolers. They can practice shapes with these foam cut-out haunted houses.
Halloween Crafts for Kids: Ghosts
1. Ghost LollipopsSee Craft Here
2. Puffy Cotton Ball GhostsSee Craft Here
3. Ghost Blow Straw CraftSee Craft Here
Get silly and use straws to make these fun, paint-splatter ghosts! You’ll end up with all shapes and sizes of ghosts. Instruct kids to blow out, not in, when making this craft.
4. Paper Plate GhostSee Craft Here
Kids can use crayons, markers, and colored pencils to draw a ghost face on a paper plate. Then, use white paper streamers to make arms and strips for the bottom. Attach a string to the back, and you can hang it up for display!
5. Halloween Ghost LeavesSee Craft Here
You can go on a nature hunt and find the best leaves for this craft. Then, have the kids paint the leaves white and add ghost faces.
6. Pom Pom Ghost PaintingSee Craft Here
7. Handprint Ghoul BannerSee Craft Here
This handprint ghoul banner will look great on your front door! Trace your kids’ hands on construction paper and let them draw faces on the “ghouls.” Create a paper banner that says “Happy Halloween” and attach the handprints.
8. Footprint GhostsSee Craft Here
9. Popper GhostsSee Craft Here
Your kids will love making these spooky ghost poppers and then playing with them. They are perfect for a Halloween party!
10. Flying Ghosts ActivitySee Craft Here
Halloween Crafts for Kids: Black Cats
1. Paper Plate Black CatSee Craft Here
This paper plate cut-out is a clever and simple way to make a black cat! This Halloween craft is also super cute and easy for younger kids to do.
2. Popsicle Stick Black Cat and WitchSee Craft Here
3. Moving Eyes CatSee Craft Here
This is an interactive craft — when you pull on the paper strip, the eyes appear to move! Your kids will love decorating their cat and playing with it!
4. Spooky Black Sock CatSee Craft Here
We love a classic sock craft, and this black sock cat is perfect for the season. Your kid will enjoy making their own stuffy for Halloween!
5. Fork-Painted Black CatsSee Craft Here
Use plastic forks for this interesting painting tool. It makes the perfect black cat face!
Halloween Crafts for Kids: Monsters
1. Tissue Box MonstersSee Craft Here
2. Monster HandprintsSee Craft Here
Don’t forget to document your kids’ ages on the back of these monster handprints. These would be so cute if you strung them together to make a spooky monster garland!
3. Paper Plate MonstersSee Craft Here
4. Paper Bag Monster PuppetsSee Craft Here
Halloween Crafts for Kids: Witches
1. Glow Stick Witch BroomsticksSee Craft Here
2. Paper Plate Witch’s HatSee Craft Here
The witch’s hat is a classic Halloween craft, and we love the idea of adding stickers to help little ones decorate them.
3. Handprint WitchSee Craft Here
4. Witch’s Broomstick Fine Motor ActivitySee Craft Here
Halloween Crafts for Kids: Mummies
1. Mummy Yarn CraftSee Craft Here
How cute are these mummy eyes peeking out?! Yarn wrapping is fun for all kids, and you can’t go wrong with the design.
2. Mummy Paper Bag PuppetSee Craft Here
3. Paper Plate Mummy LacingSee Craft Here
This lacing is tricky for preschoolers, but it would be an excellent Halloween craft challenge for older kids. They can help with the hole punching too!
4. Neon Mason Jar MummiesSee Craft Here
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.
Halloween Crafts for Kids: Bats
1. Clothespin BatsSee Craft Here
These are smaller, more detailed crafts for older kids. You can make several of these for a great Halloween decoration!
2. Paper Plate BatSee Craft Here
3. Spoon BatsSee Craft Here
This is another version of the bat craft for older kids that uses plastic spoons. We love how they are attached to the sticks for a playful look.
Other Halloween Crafts for Kids
1. Halloween Toilet Paper RollsSee Craft Here
You can use this photo as inspiration, then see what other monster or Halloween faces your kids can come up with.
2. Halloween Wooden SpoonsSee Craft Here
Kids can turn wooden spoons into their favorite Halloween characters, such as a vampire or Frankenstein’s monster. Decorate them using buttons, glitter sheets, ribbon, and any other craft supplies you have!
3. Pumpkin StampsSee Craft Here
Surprisingly, you can use apples to make these pumpkin stamps! Cut an apple in half, add orange paint to one half, and press it onto a piece of paper. Once the pumpkins are dry, add eyes and use pipe cleaners as a stem and leaf.
4. Halloween Treat CupsSee Craft Here
5. Halloween LanternsSee Craft Here
6. Paper Halloween LuminariesSee Craft Here
Here’s another easy Halloween light-up craft for kids that’s sure to be a hit. They’ll have fun being creative and making Halloween drawings on paper. Then, let their artwork shine brightly with a tea light candle.
After seeing all 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 craft are you going to do with your kids first? Let us know!