Some simple Halloween craft ideas that you can make with the kids in minutes.
Although Halloween might be a bit different this year for so many of us, that doesn’t mean you can’t have lots of fun at home!
Making Halloween themed snacks, playing some games and dressing up are all perfect ways to bring the fun indoors.
But before all that…how do you keep the little ones occupied? (Apart from feeding them sweets of course). Why not try making a Halloween craft to keep those little hands busy?!
Crafting is a great way to get the younger ones to practice their cutting, sticking and colouring. Don’t worry, these tutorials are all very simple – no special crafting skills needed so they’re suitable for any age.
Plus, these ideas can easily double up as decorations, simply attach some thread and hang from the ceiling or on the walls.
So dig out those supplies and try out some of these simple Halloween craft ideas with the kids!
Pumpkin stitching decoration
Stitching cards are so fun and easy to make. Not only that, they’re a great way to get the younger ones to practice their fine motor skills.
You will need:
Coloured paper (orange for the pumpkin and green for the stalk)
Green Pipe cleaner
Draw and cut out two identical pumpkin outlines, one from the card and another from the coloured paper.
Glue the two together. Next, cut out and glue on your green stalk.
Once the glue is dry, punch holes around the edge of the pumpkin. Be sure to add in one hole either side of the stalk (these will be for the spiral leaves).
Bend the green pipe cleaner into spirals and hook one each into the holes either side of the stalk. Twist tightly to secure.
Wrap a small piece of tape around one end of the wool/string/cord to make threading easier for those little fingers.
Then just tie a knot at the end of the wool and thread it through the first hole. And voila! Your Halloween stitching card is now ready to use!
Cute as a button pipe cleaner spiders
You always need spiders around for Halloween. How cute are these button spiders? They are so quick and easy to put together, you might find yourself making a whole family!
You will need:
Buttons (any colour or size, just make sure they have four holes in the centre).
Pipe cleaner (any colour, I used black and purple).
2 googly eyes
Cut 4 small sections of pipe cleaner, these will be the spider legs.
Fold each one in half and insert into holes of buttons. Make two small folds in each leg. Bend legs into place.
Glue on googly eyes.
Your spiders are ready to enjoy!
You could easily loop thread around the legs and hang them up or put them on a bed of cotton wool spiderweb.
Felt ghost glove puppet
You will need:
White felt (for the body)
Black felt (for the eyes and mouth)
Cut out two identical pieces of white felt for the body.
Cut two eyes and a mouth from the black felt.
Glue the eyes and mouth on.
Place the two pieces of felt together and stitch around the edge, making sure to leave the bottom open. Tie knots at both ends of the thread to secure.
Boo! Your hand puppet is ready!
You can’t go wrong with a really simple paper craft. Try out this tutorial for a paper lantern from First Palette.
Make a few and hang them around the house. Put a small glow-stick inside or looped around the top for that extra bit of spooky-ness.
Paper plate bat mobile
Paper plates are a great addition to your craft supply cupboard. Use them to make this bat mobile from Kids Craft Room. It would make a cool decoration for a doorway or hall.
Toilet Roll Bat Buddy
Toilet roll tubes are another good crafting supply. We always have them around the house and they’re perfect for so many different crafts. Think binoculars and marble runs too.
These toilet roll bats are so cute, I think I’d want to keep them on display all year round. Head over to Molly Moo Crafts for the easy tutorial.
Halloween Spider Handprint Craft
I guarantee any child would be really excited to see their handprints come to life as spider legs. Find the tutorial from Thriving Home and make your very own googly eyed spiders.
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a mask! Get the kids to colour in their own with these cool mask printables from It’s Always Autumn. There are four fun designs to choose from.
Pumpkin basket printable
Make this awesome Halloween paper basket from The craft train. All you need is some orange card, scissors and some glue and you’re all set to craft this adorable bag.
Halloween handprints? These are a really fun way to make spooky decorations. I especially love the vampire. Head over to The Best Ideas For Kids for the tutorial.
Why not make a few and stick them to the wall or a window?
Craft Stick Spiderwebs
These craft stick spiderwebs will definitely bring a creepy sparkle to your decor. Find the easy tutorial from Somewhat Simple.
Crafting doesn’t have to be complicated, as long as the kids can make something they’re proud of then you’re onto a winner. So try out one or two of these crafts and have a spook-tacular Halloween!