25+ Creative DIY Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts for Kids: It’s time to get crafty with the kids as the spookiest holiday of them all approaches.

Collection of Creative Halloween crafts for kids, all of which can be adapted for children of all ages and are fun to do without too much preparation. We’ve got skeletons, witches, bats and cats, pumpkins of all sorts, Lantern, monsters and ghosts too, so we’ve gathered over 27 Halloween craft ideas for kids to get inspired with so many fun Halloween activities and crafts!

27 DIY Halloween Crafts for Kids | Fun Activities

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DIY Mummy Jars

Image source/Tutorial: kidscraftroom

Ever seen the white Egyptian mummies or thought to bring them your own home? Yes, absolutely it is possible. So, Let’s show some scary creativity with the mason jar to bring out the mummy at your home.

Suitable for age group: 9 – 14 years

Materials required:

  • A mason jar or any other jar
  • Colored papers
  • Toy insects for decoration
  • Thin white cloth stripes
  • DIY wiggle eyes of different size
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue or fevicol

Procedure for making mummy jars:

  1. Take a mason jar or any other jar of your choice.
  2. Apply glue to the whole jar including the lid and paste the paper of any color on it such that it covers the whole jar and the lid leaving a small hole for the straw.
  3. Paste 2 different size wiggle eyes on the covered jar.
  4. Now, take the white cloth stripes and twist them around the jar randomly as shown in the picture.
  5. You can add different spooky toy insects or animals like bats or spiders on it.

Your scary mummy mason jar is ready for trick or treat.

DIY Jar Lid Spider

Image source/Tutorial: firefliesandmudpies

Are you scared of the spiders? If not, then this is the time to frighten your friends by making these jar lid spiders with waste material.

Suitable for age group:9 – 14 years.

Materials required:

  • Mason jar lids
  • Black paper
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • White wool or thick string
  • Wiggle eyes (circular)
  • 8 wooden clothespins
  • Glue
  • A pair of scissors


  1. Firstly, take the wooden clothespins and paint them black from both sides and leave them to dry completely.
  2. Now, cut small pieces of black paper roughly.
  3. Take the jar lid and paste the papers on the inner side of the lid such that the paper covers the whole area.
  4. Paste the two wiggle eyes at the center of the lid and use a small piece of white yarn or thread to make the smiling face of the spider as shown in the picture.
  5. After that, attach those eight black painted wood clothespins to the lid to make spider’s legs.

Your lid spider is ready to knit its web.

You can also stick this lid spider to the wall or hang it using a thick thread for the Halloween decoration.

DIY Paper Roll Templates

Image source/Tutorial: hellowonderful

Have you ever wondered what to do with the empty toilet paper rolls or kitchen rolls? Can we use them again? Yes, they can be used again for the elegant Halloween party decoration. Want to see how then come here and have a look at it.

Suitable for age group: 9 – 14 years

Materials required:

  • Empty toilet paper rolls or any other cardboard roll
  • Different colored paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Thick white cardboard
  • Pencil, eraser
  • Black marker
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue


#For the pumpkin template:

  1. Take the white cardboard and draw a pumpkin.
  2. Cut out its trace and paint it with orange color followed by painting green color in a leaf.
  3. Make the triangular eyes and nose along with a wide mouth using the black marker as shown in the picture.
  4. Now, take the cardboard roll and paint it orange.
  5. Paste the pumpkin trace on the colored cardboard roll.

Your pumpkin roll template is ready for Halloween.

#For ghost template:

  1. Take the white cardboard and cut a curvy ghost shape out of it.
  2. Draw the eyes and mouth using the marker as shown in the picture.
  3. Take a cardboard roll and paint it in white color.
  4. Now paste the ghost-shaped cardboard on the roll.

Your ghost template roll is ready to scare everyone.

#For cat template:

  1. Take a cardboard and draw a simple cat figure on it.
  2. Cut out the cat trace and paint it with black color.
  3. Make the eyes and nose of the cat using white and black paper and paste them as shown in the picture.
  4. Now, take the cardboard roll and paint it with black color and paste the cat template on it.

Your horrible black cat template roll is ready for the Halloween theme party.

DIY Paper Plate Pumpkins

Image source/Tutorial: thebestideasforkids

Getting bored by seeing the ordinary lazy white plate! Why not show some creativity to that only by painting them with your own color choices and designs.

Suitable for age group: 9 – 14 years

Materials required:

  • Paper plates
  • Orange paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Black paper
  • A pair of scissors


  1. Take a paper plate and paint it with orange color and leave aside for some time to dry.
  2. Cut eyes, nose, and mouthpieces from black paper and paste them on the plate as shown in the picture.
  3. Now, make a small hole on the top of the plate and attach a piece of pipe cleaner to it.

Your paper plate pumpkin is ready for the Halloween party.

DIY Pumpkin Photo Frame

Image source/Tutorial: firefliesandmudpies

Photo frames are very common in every house. Photo frames are of various designs and some are very expensive too. But it is the time to wake up the artist inside you and make your own DIY pumpkin photo frame. This is very easy to make and requires very little time.

Suitable for age group: 6 – 12 years

Materials required:

  • Popsicle sticks-7
  • Green pipe cleaners -2
  • Black marker
  • White paper
  • Orange and green paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Pair of scissors
  • A photo (for the photo frame)


  • Take six popsicle sticks and color them orange.
  • Take the rest of one stick and color it green.
  • Paste all six orange color sticks together edge by edge vertically using glue to make the base of the frame.
  • Stick the green popsicle and the two green pipe cleaners at the back of the ready base to give them a pleasant look.
  • Now, paste a picture of your loved ones on it with a sweet caption as shown in the picture.

You can also make the frame of bigger size using more popsicle sticks and decorate in your own way.

DIY Stick Puppets

Image source/Tutorial: mommymoment

Puppets are an interesting thing for kids and adults too. Kids find it a new toy to play with and we adults just use them as a new thing to decorate. But have you ever wondered that you can make your own customized puppets with the things available at your home? It is as much easy. Let’s take a look at how we can show our creativity on popsicles.

Suitable for age group: 6 – 12 years.

Materials required:

  • Popsicles – 3
  • Wiggle eyes – 4
  • Pipe cleaners (white and green)
  • Paints (orange, white, and green)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Black marker


Take the popsicles and paint them orange, green and white respectively.

#For green puppet:

  1. Take the green popsicle and paste two wiggle eyes on it.
  2. Now, make horrible designs on it using the black marker as shown in the picture.

#For orange puppet:

  1. Take an orange-colored popsicle and make designs of your choice on it using the marker.
  2. Paste a small piece of green pipe cleaner on the top of the popsicle to make the puppet eerier.

#For white puppet:

  1. Take the white-colored popsicle and twist the white pipe cleaner on it randomly as shown in the picture. Paste two wiggle eyes on it to make it look cute.
  2. Your crazy and spooky popsicle puppets are ready to play.

DIY Ghost Plate

Image source/Tutorial: toddlerapproved

Ghost, itself a scary word. Kids or adults, mostly everyone scared of it. But no one has ever seen him. Want to see it? Why don’t to make your own scary ghost this Halloween and just amaze everyone. So make your party decoration some more interesting by making this simple ghost with a paper plate in just a few minutes.

Suitable for age group: 6 – 12 years

Materials required:

  • Paper plate
  • Tissue paper
  • Black marker
  • Glue or fevicol
  • Pair of scissors


  1. Take a paper plate and cut it in half using scissors.
  2. Cut thick strips of tissue paper of different lengths.
  3. Now paste those stripes to the half-cut plate as shown in the picture.
  4. Make the eyes and nose of the ghost using the black marker.

Your spooky scary ghost is ready to hang on the wall and scare your friends.

Halloween Masking Tape Mummy

Image source/Tutorial: notimeforflashcards

Masking tapes are such a boring product. But it could be interesting if you want to. No worries when we are here to enhance your creative mind and do something unique. This Halloween is the perfect time to show your crazy artistic skills and decorate your house with your own creations.

Materials required:

  • Masking tape
  • Black paper
  • A white crayon
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue
  • A pair of scissors


  1. Draw a mummy-shaped outline on the black paper using a white crayon.
  2. Now cut the masking tape of different sizes from the roll and paste them on the mummy randomly.
  3. After pasting the tape, cut that mummy outline using a pair of scissors.
  4. Now paste the two wiggle eyes on the mummy.

And your horror Halloween masking tape mummy is ready to play with your kids.

DIY Pom-pom Spider

Image source/Tutorial: thebestideasforkids

Spiders look good knitting their webs. But they are too scared to see from near. Then, why don’t you make your own spider? Make your friends afraid, and prank them. Pom poms are really cute and are used in so many things. These are easily available at any craft store in a variety of colors. Let’s see how to create these spiders.

Suitable for age group: 7 – 14 years

Materials required:

  • Black pom pom
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Crafting beads
  • Googly eyes
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue


  1. Take a pipe cleaner of your color choice and cut it into eight equal pieces to make a spider’s legs.
  2. Put the crafting beads into the legs from one side and make a small knot to hold them there and twist a little from the other side to give the correct shape.
  3. Take a pom-pom ball and paste all 8 legs to the ball using glue as shown in the picture.
  4. Now paste the two googly eyes in front of the ball.

Hurray! Your pom-pom spider is ready to go in its web.

DIY Mason Jar Ghost Lantern

Everyone loves a Mason jar; do something new with yours by having your kids help paint them white and draw on the eyes and mouth. Its great for decorating a Halloween party, they would be adorable centerpieces. [Read more]

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DIY Bleeding Halloween Candles

Transform dollar store candles into bleeding votives: This one definitely requires adult supervision (you know, melting wax, nails, and all) but your kids will love watching the red wax melt all over the white candles. [Read more]

Monster Hands: A Fun and Freaky Halloween Craft

A hand-tracing craft that incorporates some sensory play! An easy Halloween craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make, or the perfect activity for a monster-themed party for kids. [Read more]

Origami Paper Jack-O-Lanterns

Kids always love to make fun decorative crafts, especially at Halloween, when they can help make the house or classroom extra spooky. These easy-to-make paper jack-o-lanterns are a Halloween-time take on the traditional paper lantern craft project, and are simple enough that almost anyone in the family can make them. [Read more]

Cat Craft with Paper Strips

Halloween garland decoration – just hang them on the thread or they can stand on their own if you add a coin or a pebble inside or make a base out of paper. [Read more]

Lolly Pop Ghosts

It does not get easier than this. Wrap a lollipop in a tissue, tie it with festive ribbons, and dot on the eyes with a Sharpie. No tricks, just treats. [Read more]

Make friendly spiders from flower pots

This is a perfect way to repurpose used terracotta pots. It’s hard to mess up painting an overturned flower pot, so kids of all ages can help with this project. [Read more]

Halloween Crafts for Kids: Popsicle Stick Spiderwebs

These craft stick spiderwebs are easy to make and really inexpensive! You can handle gluing the sticks together, then hand the reins over to your kids so they can wrap the yarn however pleases them most. [Read more]

Easy Q-Tip Handprint Skeleton Craft

This is a easy and simple art project that kids can make for Halloween. If they have small enough hands you can fit two on one piece of paper! [Read more]

Toilet Paper Roll Mummies

Stock up on empty toilet paper rolls, raid your First Aid Kit for some gauze, and buy some glue and google-y eyes from the craft store, and you’ve got everything you need to make these cute mummies. [Read more]

Halloween Craft: Puffy Ghosts

Here is a super simple and easy Halloween craft for preschoolers or even toddlers. Simply use cotton balls to create a ghost. [Read more]

Paper plate witch craft for Halloween

If you want to create non-scary Halloween crafts for young kids. You can also made a paper bag silly vampire and a cute paper plate vampire who needs a haircut. This paper plate witch craft follows the same pattern. [Read more]

Halloween Craft: Spooky Black Sock Cat

This one does look a little more advanced (and does require a needle and thread). It’s a 15 minute project that’s perfect for an afternoon or a party activity! [Read more]

DIY Tin Can Ghost Windsock

Turn coffee cans into ~spooky~ ghosts with some paint and white streamers. These are so easy to make you can put them together in one afternoon. [Read more]

Foam Halloween Spider Craft

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Spider Handprint Craft

There are countless craft ideas for kids to do for Halloween but making spiders is definitely a fun one. [Read more]

Hope you like these 27 Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids! Which one you like most? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. Pin these ideas for later and don’t forget to follow K4Craft on Pinterest for more ideas! Thank you for visiting our website. Keep Creating with K4Craft!

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