25 Spooky Halloween crafts for kids (but not too spooky!!!)

October is finally here, and it's time to get spooky! Okay, maybe not too spooky since we don't want to scare the little ones. Your toddlers and preschoolers are going to love these friendly, not-so-scary Halloween crafts for kids. Older kids will enjoy them, too! You'll find spiders, bats, pumpkins, witches, Frankensteins, and other favourite Halloween characters below.

Halloween crafts for kids




With 25+ Halloween crafts to choose from, you'll have enough options to keep your kids entertained all October long. During a year when we may be spending more time indoors, these crafts are a terrific way to keep little hands and minds busy on creative things.


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Halloween crafts for kids




 

Halloween Crafts for Kids by Messy Little Monster



We have so many fun Halloween crafts for you here. We've listed 10 of our favourite Halloween projects and ideas below, but you can find the rest of our Halloween crafts HERE.

 

 

Haunted House Halloween Craft

This fun project combines oil pastel art with the ease of using a template to make a stunningly spooky Haunted House Halloween Craft. The black silhouette pops against the bright orange background, but blue or purple would look lovely, too. It looks like a bright orange sunset backdrop against the profile of the haunted house. Spooktacular!

Haunted house Halloween craft for kids


 

Puffy Paint Pumpkin

Use our homemade puffy paint recipe to make cute little Puffy Paint Pumpkins this Halloween. Puffy paint is super easy to make using shaving cream, glue, and paint. We provide the printable pumpkin shapes, so all you need to do is cut them out and prep the paint for this fun activity. Puffy paint adds a wonderful texture that toddlers and preschoolers love once it's dried.

puffy paint pumpkin Halloween craft for preschoolers


 

Bat Shape Craft

Isn't it fun knowing that you can use simple shapes to create so many fun things? This Bat Shape Craft is a prime example! The little bat bodies are either squares, circles, or triangles. Then, you'll apply wings, ears, eyes, and a mouth, and you have cute little bats that each look a little different. This is a fantastic Halloween craft for preschoolers who are learning their shapes.

Halloween bat shape craft


 

Bat Treat Bags

Make little treat bags for your friends or neighbours! We show you how to make these Bat Halloween Treat Bags step by step and provide a template for you to make it even easier. Fill them up with little treats, and they're ready for Halloween. This would make an adorable classroom craft and treat idea.

Bat treat bags Halloween craft for kids


 

Pumpkin Snack Craft

Orange Jello becomes a fun craft with just a black Sharpie! This Pumpkin Snack Halloween Craft is so easy and fun for kids. They can practice drawing their pumpkin faces on paper first before using a Sharpie to draw them on the cup. Alternatively, if you're making these for a Halloween party, you can make bunches quickly by making the faces on a vinyl cutting machine and simply applying the stickers when you're done.

Pumpkin Halloween snack craft


 

Playdough Bats

Make a batch of black playdough to make these not-so-scary Playdough Bats! They're adorable and are so easy to make using bat cookie cutters. Add some googly eyes and white playdough to make the eyes and fangs. Toddlers and preschoolers will love this playdough craft!

Halloween playdough bat craft


 

Mummy Water Bottles

Turn ordinary water bottles into cute Halloween decorations with a bit of gauze and creativity. The Mummy Water Bottles look spooky and cute at the same time! This is a fun alternative to sugary candies on Halloween or a healthy drink option for a class party. Of course, they make terrific decorations for your Halloween party table, too.

mummy water bottle Halloween craft


 

Oil Pastel Bat Craft

Here's another fun oil pastel project that's perfect for Halloween! As you can tell, we love bats, and this Oil Pastel Bat Craft is definitely a spooky bat scene that kids will love, too. It'll look great as part of your Halloween decor this year. It's truly a wall-worthy or mantle-worthy piece! We've provided the bat templates for you. Little ones may need a little help cutting them out.

oil pastel Halloween bat craft


 

Bat Silhouette Craft

This Bat Silhouette Craft is a different take than the oil pastel bat silhouettes above. This time, you'll place bat cutouts over the black paper, create a white splatter background, and then remove the cutouts to reveal the silhouette. It looks like bats flying into the black, starry sky, doesn't it?

bat silhouette craft


 

Plastic Bottle Halloween Lanterns

Recycle your plastic drink bottles to make some Plastic Bottle Halloween Lanterns to add to your Halloween decor. Add a battery-powered tealight candle, and you have some fantastic lanterns to put on your table, mantle, or in your windows to add a little bit of spooky ambiance.

Halloween lantern craft for kids




 

More Spooktacular Halloween Crafts for Kids


And here are some more fabulously spooky halloween crafts from other brilliant bloggers. 


Halloween crafts



Cupcake Liner Halloween Wreath

Let the kids make cute little Cupcake Liner Halloween Wreaths by Fun-a-Day for their bedroom doors. The combination of patterned and solid cupcake liners is a cute touch. You could even fill the wreath in a little more with cupcake liners if your little one doesn't want to write 'Happy Halloween' on top.

Cupcake liner Halloween wreath craft


 

Spider Pencils

These Spider Pencils by Happiness is Homemade are such a fun option for a classroom gift for Halloween instead of candy. They're made with small styrofoam balls, paint, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and a few other basic craft supplies. Don't forget one for the teacher!

spider pencils Halloween craft


 

Paper Plate Witch Craft

This Paper Plate Witch by I Heart Crafty Things is such a fun craft! The long orange hair is a bright pop of colour, and the long pointy nose gives her a 3D effect. You can easily alter it to make it a boy witch, so it's a terrific option for all kids.

paper plate witch craft for kids


 

Mummy Paper Plate Lacing Craft

Work on fine motor skills that will be valuable for sewing later on with this fun Mummy Paper Plate Lacing Craft by Our Kid Things. The back and forth lacing really does create that mummy effect across the face of the paper plate. You could try this with a black paper plate and thick white yarn, too, if you'd like your mummy's face to look dark behind the "wrapping."

mummy paper plate Halloween lacing craft


 

Paper Plate Spider

Toddlers and preschoolers can easily make these Paper Plate Spiders by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops with only a little help. You can either paint a white paper plate black or start with a black paper plate to eliminate the mess from paint. Add some pipe cleaner legs, googly eyes, and a painted mouth, and you're done!

paper plate spider craft


 

Fingerprint Frankenstein Craft

Looking for a craft that you can finish in a few minutes? This Fingerprint Frankenstein Craft by Making of a Mom is perfect for you! It's an excellent option for wiggly little ones who don't like to sit long for crafts but still enjoy making cute things and showing them off. All you need is a thumbprint, googly eyes, and a Sharpie for this cute Frankenstein.

Fingerprint Frankenstein Halloween Craft


 

Bat Corner Bookmarks

Fall is a terrific time for picking up more books. On chilly days, you can get cozy in your favourite chair with a warm blanket and a good book. These Bat Corner Bookmarks from Easy Peasy and Fun will come in handy for saving your place in your favourite Halloween books. Corner bookmarks are excellent beginner origami projects for kids who are interested in the craft.

bat corner bookmark halloween craft for kids


 

Paint Chip Halloween Crafts

If you're headed to the home improvement store this fall, you're likely to find paint chips in all sorts of colours. Did you know they'll make great backgrounds for Halloween crafts? Shades of green become Frankenstein; oranges become pumpkins; purples can become a witch! Check out all the Paint Chip Halloween Crafts at Liz on Call.

paint chips Halloween craft for kids


 

Spiderweb Window Clings

Did you know that you can make sparkly window clings with only glue, glitter, and a plastic sheet protector? It's true! These Spiderweb Window Clings from Happiness is Homemade are going to look fantastic on your windows or mirrors this Halloween. We love the added sparkle. If you'd like to simplify this a little, you could just use glitter glue to draw the spider webs on, eliminating the need for extra glitter.

Halloween spiders web window clings craft

 

Beaded Pumpkin Craft

Practice fine motor skills by threading beads onto pipe cleaners to make this beautiful Beaded Pumpkin Craft by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops. Once you get the pipe cleaners threaded, it's as easy as pulling them up together, wrapping the ends with the green pipe cleaner to make the stem, and squishing them down into a pumpkin shape.

Beaded pumpkin craft


 

Beaded Spider Craft

Here's another option to practice those threading and fine motor skills. The Beaded Spider from Moms and Crafters is super cute, and kids will adore playing with him! Make this one early in the season so the kids can enjoy lots of playtime with their handmade toys. It would even be a fun addition to a spider-themed unit study or arachnid study.

beaded spider craft


 

Paper Bowl Pumpkin

You probably have everything you need for this cute Paper Bowl Pumpkin Craft by I Heart Crafty Things. With a paper bowl, orange paint, and coloured cardstock, you can make your own 3D pumpkin craft to add to your Halloween decor. This is a fun craft for teachers, too. Wouldn't these 3D pumpkins look amazing lining the walls of your classroom?

Paper bowl Halloween Pumpkin craft


 

Handprint Spider Clay Ornament

Use air-dry clay or salt dough to make these Handprint Spider Ornaments by Mod Podge Rocks. This will make such a sweet little keepsake to pull out each Halloween for years to come. You'll also find options for a pumpkin and a footprint ghost ornament here.

clay handprint spider craft


 

Bottle Cap Spiders

Save the tops from your bottles and jugs to make creepy, crawly Bottle Cap Spiders from Craft Create Cook. This is a frugal way to add to your Halloween decor, plus the kids will love making and playing with them. Put a few on your table, along your fence, on your porch, etc.

bottle cap Halloween spider craft for kids


 

Bat Headband

This Bat Headband by Fantastic Fun and Learning is going to be a HUGE hit with your preschooler. Wear them just for fun or to retell stories, sing songs, and act out scenes all about bats. It's such fun to run around pretending to be a flying bat. Make one for each member of your family, so you'll have an entire bat family being silly together. 

Bat headband Halloween craft


 Pin this list of easy Halloween crafts for kids so you'll have a spooky idea handy whenever you need it!

Halloween crafts for kids

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