Halloween clay pot crafts

Transform dull clay pots into a fun craft perfect for the Halloween season with this awesome Halloween Craft DIY! Halloween clay pot crafts are super easy to make and they look suitably spooky for this time of year. Scroll on down to transform your clay pots into a Jack-O-Lantern, Frankenstein and a charming Bat for a cute, but not too creepy Halloween treat!

Halloween clay pot crafts

In this post, I'll show you how to take your Halloween crafts to a whole different level by making a Jack-O-Lantern, Frankenstein, and a charming Bat out of clay pots! 

This craft is a budget-friendly project that'll keep the kids entertained and having fun for hours! It's a great craft project to make outside so you can enjoy some fresh air whilst using up some old clay pots by giving them a new look!

If you have tons of clay pots you want to use for kid-approved clay pot crafts, take a look at this Clay Pot Toadstool, this adorable Mother's Day Clay Pot Craft, our super cute Fingerprint Clay Pot Craft and this DIY Pour Painting Clay Pot. So much choice! 

And if Halloween crafts are more your thing check out our list of over 25 spookily cute Halloween crafts for kids!

Halloween Clay Pot Crafts

Halloween clay pot crafts for kids

Halloween Clay Pot Crafts - Supplies:

  • Clay Pots – 4", 3" and 2"
  • Clay Pot Saucer – 4"
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Orange, Green, Black, Brown, Grey
  • Paint Brushes
  • Wiggle Eyes – Six
  • Craft Foam – Black and Green
  • Wooden Spools 1X 1", 2X ½". 
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Green Chenille Stem
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker - Black
  • Gel Pen – White

Halloween Clay Pot Crafts - Instructions:

STEP 1: Prepare your supplies.

Prepare your workstation! Gather your supplies and prepare the clay pots by removing any stickers.

clay pot crafts suplies

STEP 2: Paint the clay pots.

Take your pots and apply a layer of basecoat using acrylic craft paint, then let it dry. Apply a second coat if you think it is necessary.

We used a four-inch clay pot for the orange pot,  a three-inch clay pot for the green pot, and a two-inch clay pot for the black one.

painting clay pot crafts with acrylic paint

STEP 3: Paint the spools.

Apply a layer of basecoat to the wooden spools and let dry. We painted the large spool in brown and the two smaller spools in a grey shade. 

TOP TIP: A little hack you may find useful for this step is to place each spool on a paintbrush handle so you can paint all the sides at once.

painting wooden spools

STEP 4: Create foam shapes.

Now we'll make the foam shapes. Remember, it's better to draw the shapes onto the foam before cutting them out!

Take the green craft foam, trace a leaf shape with a pencil, and cut it out. Then, cut two small rectangles from the black foam to make Frank's unibrow and continue by tracing and cutting out two bat wings and two small triangles from the same black foam. 

 cutting foam shapes for Halloween craft

STEP 5: Start putting the pots together.

Using a glue gun, attach all the face features to the clay pots. If you're not sure about the placement, take a look at the picture below for guidance. (Adults supervision may be needed with the glue gun depending on age for safety reasons)

Halloween craft

STEP 6: Draw the features and details!

Take a black permanent marker and draw some details to each pot. For the black bat, add the details using a white gel pen! 

Halloween pumpkin, Frankenstein, bat clay pot crafts

Your Halloween pots are ready! Now it's just a matter of how you use them. We love the idea of filling them with Halloween candy to make a Halloween themed playdate or party more fun or you could use them as decor or even give them away as a cool gift. 

And let's be honest, kids will probably want to display these clay pot crafts all year, so you could also use this Halloween craft as something more permanent like a pencil holder. Enjoy!

Halloween clay pot crafts. Halloween craft for kids.

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