40+ Best Halloween Crafts for Kids

For those sorry souls who think Halloween is just about costumes and candy, they are missing out on the exciting kids' Halloween crafts as another way to get the little ones into the Halloween spirit!

With the Halloween arts and crafts for kids that we have for you, the whole family can get creative and have a family bonding session making some of the many fun and festive DIY Halloween crafts for kids.

These Halloween kid craft ideas are so fun to work on together as a family, and even the adults will enjoy themselves!  

Use your finished projects to decorate your home for a Halloween party (I LOVE Halloween parties, just sayin), style your front porch for Halloween night, or just have some fun with DIY Halloween crafting for kids! 

We’ve skipped over the scary stuff and found the best fun Halloween kid craft ideas for your younger ones. 

Something I like to do is send cards to grandparents and aunts and uncles for all of the holidays.  Take a look at the fun project, Cards - Free Printable Halloween Cards that we found for you.

There are so many Halloween cards on this site for the kids to send to their friends and family.  On this site, you can customize the cards with stickers and your own photos!

A fun kids’ Halloween craft from this site is their Color Your Own Halloween Cards section!  Check it out!

If you’re looking for something else that is printable, you’ll love the Halloween Printable Coloring Pages.  The younger set, (you know the precious little ones I’m talking about), will love coloring the pages as a simple and easy kids’ Halloween craft.

Want to get your hands a little messy?  Make some Googly Eye Halloween Slime!  Kids love to make and play with slime, and we have a great recipe for green glitter slime complete with googly eyes!  

Tell me now, how great are googly eyes to make EVERYTHING more fun?!

If your family likes this slime recipe, they may want to step it up a notch with the Jack-O-Lantern Slime Pumpkin Jar!  More slime here, but make this orange slimy stuff and pour it into a jar with a pumpkin face on it. 

You have the cutest Halloween pumpkin party favors or gifts to pass out to friends!

You crafters who are stocking up on empty toilet paper rolls will want to create lots of the Bat Halloween kid craft idea! 

The cute bats aren’t scary at all, dressed up with their bow ties, and they are perfect for hanging from the ceiling or even strung together to make a great garland!

Speaking of garlands, another Halloween craft for kids is the Halloween Fabric Garland!  This garland is super-easy and looks great decorating the indoors for the big day. Don’t miss this fun, easy, and adorable DIY Halloween craft for kids!

Any duct tape fans in the house?  Get ready to go crazy with duct tape while creating the DIY Trick or Treat Bag for Halloween.  

This Halloween craft idea for kids is more than just a craft; the kiddos can use this homemade bag to collect their Halloween candy on October 31st!

There are two different versions to make with Duck brand tape, which take  advantage of their glow in the dark tape. Use the printables on the site to make this craft even easier.

Be sure to check out the many other Halloween crafts for kids!  We have creepy (but not too creepy) spiders to make using simple materials like bumpy pipe cleaners!

Maybe you would like the pom pom spiders instead.  Be sure to take a look at them both before you decide!

Ghosts run amok in the DIY Halloween kid crafts below. We have various ghosts projects made of tissue paper, coffee filters, and plastic bags!  You can have ghosts dancing everywhere!

Keep scrolling to find more Halloween crafts for kids.  There are so many to choose from!

Enjoy making these Halloween crafts for kids!  (If you are looking for Halloween crafts for adults, be sure to take a look at this page on our site!)

40+ Best Halloween Crafts for Kids

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Craft up some adorable Halloween Bats from recycled toilet paper roll tubes. My Poppet

Bat Puppet Glove

How to make a bat puppet glove. This puppet glove can be used with the poem "Five Little Bats". Toddlers and children will love this activity.

Black Cat Hat

This craft project can be used as a hat or decoration for Halloween. Enchanted Learning

Cards - Free Printable Halloween Cards

Create and Print your own Free Printable Halloween Cards at home.

Coffee Filter Ghosts

This quick kids Halloween craft project shows you how to make little dancing ghosts out of coffee filters.

Cute As A Button Pumpkin

Decorating for fall and Halloween would not be complete without pumpkins.
Learn how to turn and faux pumpkin into a fabulous, fun festive decoration that can be displayed year after year.

DIY Trick or Treat Bag for Halloween

Learn how to make this EASY DIY trick or treat bag – two ways – with Duck Tape! Make a pumpkin and/or ghost. Mod Podge Rocks Blog


Learn how to make an egg carton and tissue paper ghost with this tutorial. Jinxy Kids

Googly Eye Halloween Slime

This googly eye slime recipe is borax-free, so it’s safe for kids to make and play with. Lots of Halloween fun for kids. My Poppet

Hairy Halloween Spiders

A quick, easy project iwht Chenille stems, pom poms and glue. BJ's Craft Supplies

Halloween Fabric Garland

Time for DIY Halloween crafts! Halloween fabric garland can be used to adds a festive element to any room in the home.
Learn how to make super easy, super cute Halloween fabric garland. Anyone can do it, even kids. Free Halloween DIY Project.
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Halloween I Spy Printable Game

This printable game is a low prep activity that will keep the kids entertained without a screen. Great activity for a Halloween Party at home or in school. Cenzerely Yours

Halloween Printable Coloring Pages

Here are some Halloween coloring pages for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. Cenzerely Yours

Halloween Spook Spoons

Fun Halloween project for kids to make. Free Kids Crafts

Halloween Spooky Egg Carton Spiders

Time for Halloween crafts. Get kids involved with Halloween decorating by showing them how to make a simple, fun classic Halloween craft - creepy crawly egg carton spiders.

Halloween Tin Can Bowling

A great Halloween party game for kids. Even kids can get involved in making the spooky tin can pins. Red Ted Art

Halloween Treat Bag

Make a Halloween treat bag with duct tape. Confessions of an Over Worked Mom

Jack-O'-Lantern Mask

Simple Halloween mask from a paper plate. Enchanted Learning

Jack-O-Lantern Slime Pumpkin Jar

Halloween is creeping up on us. Ooey, gooey slime and pumpkins are the perfect combination for Halloween.
Watch our video or keep reading this post to learn how to make jack-o-lantern slime pumpkin jars. Staff

Lollipop Ghost

Learn how to make a lollipop ghost for Halloween using a plastic bag. Kids will love making them and giving them to friends.

Milk Jug Ghost

Create these cute light-up Milk Jug Ghosts to decorate your home with this year. Mom Wife Busy Life

Milk Jug Pumpkins

These Milk Jug Pumpkins are fun to make and great to display for Halloween! Create this easy craft with the kids this year. Mom Wife Busy Life

Paper Plate Spiderweb

This easy Halloween craft makes a cute paper plate spiderweb using only a few supplies. Jinxy Kids

Paper Plate Spiderwebs

These paper plate spiderwebs are great for young kids, whether it's for a Halloween party, preschool craft, or just for fun this weekend with your kids. No Wooden Spoons

Paper Strip Pumpkin

With just a few strips of paper and two gold brads and you can create this autumn pumpkin within minutes. Craft

Play Dough Jack-O-Lanterns

Whip up a batch of orange play dough and let the kids go crazy making pumpkin jack-o-lanterns. B-Inspired Mama

Pom Pom Spider

This cute spider is made from a yarn pompom and pipe cleaners. Enchanted Learning


Learn how to finger knit a pumpkin with this free tutorial. Red Ted Art

Pumpkin Craft

Get preschooler involved in Halloween by making this cute pumpkin craft. Everyday Mom

Pumpkin Paper Plate Lacing Craft

This fab pumpkin paper plate lacing craft is a great way for kids to practice their motor skills along with a way to celebrate the season and decorate for Halloween too. The Mad House

Pumpkin Suncatcher

With this tutorial, kids can make a suncatcher in the shape of a pumpkin for Halloween and fall decorating. Scrappy Geek

Spooky Characters

This is the perfect craft idea for a Halloween class party; it's mess-free. Ptoto Day

Spooky Halloween Spiders

Grab some pinecones and then make them into spooky spiders for Halloween. My Poppet

String of Jack-O'-Lanterns or Ghosts

A fun craft idea for kids to make and hang these around a room. Enchanted Learning

Trick or Treat Bag

Make this easy tote bag for the little trick-or-treater in your life to use on October 31. Kreink

Yarn Wrapped Pumpkin

A cute idea for kids to make as a fall or Halloween decoration. Red Ted Art

Zombie Painted Rocks

Zombie painted rocks are a simple and fun activity for the kids to do during the Halloween season. Simple Everyday Mom

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