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43 Haunting Halloween Crafts for Kids and Easy Halloween Decorations

By: Jessica Farris, Editor,

On one especially spooky night of the year, eerie things begin to happen. The squeaky floorboard gives a creaking shriek, the wind wails like a banshee, and that prickly tickle tingles you from the nape of your neck to the tip of your toes as the Halloween decorations seem more alive. On that night, the ghosts and goblins and ghouls come with a great ghastly groan to gather and haunt their unsuspecting victims. When you see the moon turn bright and the black cats slinking about, you know it’s time for Halloween! What better way to celebrate this haunted holiday than with 43 Haunting Halloween Kids Crafts: DIY Halloween Decorations and Easy Halloween Crafts?

These wonderfully wicked Halloween kids crafts are a great way to make some fun DIY Halloween decorations for the classroom and the house, and the kids will love making them. This collection features Halloween kids crafts from AllFreeKidsCrafts, as well as special projects from,, and

In the famous words of Thurle Ravencroft, “grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize,” so join these Happy Haunts in making fun kids Halloween crafts for some frightfully festive fun. Kids of all ages will find Halloween activities for kids in this creepy collection of kooky crafts. You’ll find spooky skittering spiders, ghastly ghostly ghouls, weird wicked witches and curious creepy cats among these Halloween crafts for kids. Make these odd and thrilling gifts, crafts, and Halloween decorations for kids in groups, at parties and at school for a fun seasonal activity that will keep them entertained until it’s time to go trick-or-treating! 

43 Haunting Halloween Kids Crafts: DIY Halloween Decorations and Easy Halloween Crafts

Table of Contents

Frightfully Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

Eerily Easy Halloween Decorations

Spooky Snacks and Edible Halloween Crafts for Kids

DIY Trick-or-Treat Bags for Kids


Handprint Black Cats   Monstrous Lids   Ghastly Floating Ghost


Frightfully Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

Make something marvelously morbid with these creepy kids craft ideas for homemade Halloween decorations and more. Sculpt something spooky or paint something positively putrid with these funky and fun Halloween crafts for kids. Make any sort of monstrous accessory to accompany your haunting Halloween adventure with your little ghouls and banshees.

Spooky Jack O Lantern Stones

  1. Spooky Jack-O-Lantern Stones: Paint a silly face and put a pumpkin in your pocket.
  2. Zany Clothespin Zombies: Look out for these creepy homemade Halloween toys.
  3. Creepy Cardboard Creatures: These funny toilet tube crafts are easy and fun to make.
  4. Spooky Spun Spider Web: Spin a web and make a spider with this cute festive craft.
  5. Recycled Spider Headband: Ah, There's a spider on your head!
  6. One Eyed Egg Monster: Can you crack this monster craft?
  7. BOO! T-shirt: Scare up this cute tee from FaveCrafts in no time.
  8. Monstrous Lids: Simple Halloween crafts for kids like this are fun for the whole family.
  9. Three-Dimensional Monster Hands: These silly monster hands are fun to make and play with.
  10. Kooky Candy Corn Softie: Cuddle up with a festive Halloween friend.


Eerily Easy Halloween Decorations

Adorn your indoors and out for a spooky soiree with all of the neighborhood kids. Children of all ages can make these simple and spooky DIY Halloween decorations in no time with the help of an adult. Keep the party and the decorations kid friendly by decorating the house with kids Halloween crafts that can be displayed throughtout October. From easy pumpkin carving patterns to Halloween decorations kids can make, you will find everything you need to transform your home into a happy haunted house.

Haunting Halloween Luminaries

  1. Flash-Eyed Bat: These DIY Halloween decorations set a spooky scene.
  2. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Stones: Garden zombies prefer graaaaaiiins over braaaiiins.
  3. Creepy Tree Pumpkin Carving Pattern: Carve a whimsical Halloween tree into your jack-o-lantern.
  4. Sally the Scarecrow: Sally is such an adorable autumn accent
  5. Blob Votives: These simple blob lights establish an eerie ambience.
  6. Rumpled Halloween Wreath: This wreath is a ghreat idea for easy Halloween decorations.
  7. Handprint Black Cats: Make some quick kitty decor with toddlers and preschoolers.
  8. Ghastly Ghost Centerpiece: This centerpiece seemes to float on its own!
  9. Haunting Halloween Luminaries: Make all sorts of silly faces for some easy recycled Halloween crafts for kids.
  10. Spooky Symmetry Ghosts: Make a simple painting with the little ones for some not-so-scary Halloween fun.
  11. Jack-O-Lantern Box: Instead of carving a pumpkin with sharp knives, make a box that won't decay.
  12. Think Pink Painted Pumpkins: Think pink to make a pumpkin pretty enough for a princess.
  13. Robot Pumpkin: Paint a pumpkin like a robot for a unique alternative to the usual pumpkin carving patterns.


Spooky Snacks and Edible Halloween Crafts for Kids

Make these Halloween party snacks and edible crafts for kids to eat in your very own haunted mansion before the nightly festivities begin. Parents will be pleased to find fun, festive, and healthy options for kids who plan to run outside and gorge upon Halloween candy, and kids will love making these terrifying and tasty treats for Halloween.

Monster Munch Brownies

  1. Monster Munch Brownies: These brownies might bite back!
  2. Apple Candy Monsters: These edible Halloween crafts are simple and tasty ways to make a healthy and haunting snack.
  3. Campfire Cupcakes: Gather around the gypsy bonfire and have a bite to eat.
  4. Clementine Jack-o-Lanterns: These little jack-o-lanterns are simple and healthy Halloween snacks for all ages.
  5. Painted Autumn Marshmallows: Make a leaf or a bat throughout October to celebrate Halloween.
  6. Monster Snot: This funny homemade Halloween candy idea is a gross and exciting treat.
  7. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts: These creepy treats are perfect for any kids.
  8. Cornflake Pumpkins: Make a tasty treat that looks like a perfect pumpkin.
  9. Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops: These edible Halloween crafts look like Mary Shelley's monster.
  10. Jell-O Blood Worms: These icky sticky treats are wriggling with fun!


DIY Trick-or-Treat Bags for Kids

Prepare for the big night by making these easy DIY trick or treat bags for kids to use as they head out to go and fetch a treasure trove of candy. You'll find trick or treat bag sewing patterns, easy trick or treat bags to decorate and more ideas for kids to use on Halloween night. Make trick or treat bags that are cute or crazy, spooky or silly with these precious Halloween crafts for kids and parents to make together.

Recycled Cereal Box Stencils

  1. Simple Trick or Treat Bags from Recycled Cereal Box Stencils: Kids and adults can make these DIY trick or treat bags from recycled materials together.
  2. Five Dollar Mummy Bucket:: You can "wrap up" this project on a dime.
  3. Hungry Monster Treat Bags: This monster is hungry for Halloween candy.
  4. Cute Candy Can: This can is as sweet as its contents.
  5. Fabric Pumpkin Basket: Trick or treat bags like this one from AllFreeSewing are Halloween classics.
  6. How to Make a Trick or Treat Bag: Get the ultimate tote tutorial.
  7. Cute and Girly Trick or Treat Bag: This bag is for the feminine fashionista.
  8. Five Minute Trick or Treat Tote: A sack from AllFreeHolidayCrafts is simple to make at the last minute.
  9. How to Make a Trick or Treat Pail: This easy trick or treat bucket from FaveCrafts is simple and adorable.
  10. Bandanna Trick or Treat Bag: These DIY trick of treat bags from FaveCrafts are so easy and quick!

Can't get enough Halloween crafts for kids? Be sure to check out our ultimate guide to homemade Halloween costumes for kids and get your kids ready for an exciting night of haunting Halloween fun!

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