Halloween is coming up next month in October and kids are already excited about the thought of Halloween and the costumes that they get to wear for their “Trick or Treat”. Also, perhaps it is the right time to start with the Halloween crafts to decorate your homes. Here are 31 DIY Halloween craft ideas for kids.
The spirit of Halloween is best celebrated with handmade crafts and these handmade Halloween crafts can be made with the things that are available at home. This is perhaps a good way to make use of those things that you have seldom used. Also, it does not require you to buy expensive souvenirs or gifts or decorative pieces. Instead, you could make some at home very easily.
31 Easy and Interesting DIY Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids
Here are some Halloween craft ideas that you can do at your home.
A witch’s hat is perhaps one craft that most Halloweeners like to make. This craft can be made simply with thin cardboard sheets. First cut a circle from the sheet and then cut half of the circle. With one semi-circle, you can make one cone. Make this cone and glue it. Now, cut out another big circle and stick the cone to this circle and your witch hat is ready. You can cut out the portion underneath the hat to fit onto someone’s head.
Bat-shaped Wall Hangings:
Bat-shaped wall hangings is another easy to make Halloween craft. All you need to do is to get a thin cardboard sheet and cut out bat wings out of it. You can easily get Halloween specific bat-shaped templates. Cut out these bat shapes and color them black. You could also make those bats cute and scary. You can make small, medium or large bat-shaped wall hangings. The smaller ones can be used as a garland to decorate the fire place. The medium ones and large ones can be used as hangings that can be hung anywhere in the house.
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Hand-printing bat craft:
Hand-painting bat craft is a good way to introduce your toddler to Halloween. Encourage them to print their palm on a thick sheet of paper and cut it out carefully. Make two of the palm prints and glue them in opposite directions and you have bat wings. Now, you need to make the head of the bat. For this cut out a small circle and stick those “bat ears” on top. Stick this head to the wings and you have a hand-print bat craft. You could make it scary and cute enough that your kid will love it.
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Tissue Roll Bat Craft:
Tissue roll bat craft is another Halloween bat craft idea which is easy to make. All you need is a tissue roll, few papers and colors. For this craft, first you need to make the wings. For this use the paper to cut out the wings and glue them to the roll. Then, for the head and ears of the bat you can think of some comfortable and easy designs. You could stick some wobbly eyes to the bat.
Paper Roll JackO’ Lantern:
If you have spare paper rolls, then this craft can be easily made. All you need to do is to color the paper roll in orange color and stick some green piece of paper on one end. Now, draw Jack’o lantern’s face on to the paper roll and your craft is ready. Toddlers and small kids can do this craft successfully.
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Paper Roll Mummy Craft:
If you’ve watched the Mummy movie series, then you’d love to make this craft or encourage your kids to do this craft. This craft is a lot simpler than other crafts. All you need is a paper roll with few tissues to roll onto it. After rolling the paper towels, you could make the mummy, a little scary just to maintain the Halloween theme. You could add features like growling face and large teeth to make it look very scary.
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Witch’s Flying Broomstick:
Witch’s flying broomstick is yet another most liked Halloween craft. And thanks to Harry Potter novels, the broomstick became much more popular. We’ll be making a tiny broomstick. For this you’ll need a twig, handful of dried grass and some thread. Take the twig and on one end, put the grass and tie it with the thread. Your very own witch’s broomstick is ready.
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Pet Bottle Broomstick:
Here’s another broomstick craft idea for Halloween. For this craft, you’ll need a large pet bottle, preferably green and stick that can fit into the mouth of the bottle. Take the bottle and cut the bottom portion. Now, cut the bottle vertically up until 1-2 inches from the neck. This resembles a broom. Now, fit the stick into the mouth of the bottle and nail it securely. Now, you have a fancy pet bottle broomstick craft for this Halloween.
Cardboard strips Jack’o Lantern:
How can we miss the mascot of Halloween, Jack’o Lantern? Here’s one creative way to make Jack’O Lantern, if you really cant find a pumpkin. All you need to do is to find a cardboard sheet and cut 8 long strips out of it. Now first, arrange all the strips as though they form spokes of a bicycle. Staple them on one end and bend each of the strip slightly so that it forms a semi-circle shape. Now staple the other end as well and you can see a pumpkin shape forming. Add detailing such as the signature eyes and mouth to Jack’o.
Paper Bag Bat:
If you have useless or old paper bags lying around in your home, perhaps now is the best time to use them. For this craft you’ll need few paper bags, some more paper, black color and then wobbly eyes. Stick a pair of wobbly eyes onto the paper bag’s opening and also glue some white paper teeth. Now, cut out some bat wings from the paper and glue to either side of the bag and your paper bag bat is ready. Make sure that you paint the bag and the wings, except for the teeth in black color and let it dry for at least 12 hours.
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Paper Plate Halloween Cat:
Here’s one Halloween cat craft from a paper plate. For this you’ll first need to paint a paper plate fully in black. After the paint dries, cut one portion from the plate to make the cat’s face. The rest of the portion can be used as the cat’s tail.
Milk Can Jack’O Lanterns:
Here’s another way to make Jack’O lanterns if you can’t find pumpkins. If you can find milk cans in your home, you could use them to make Jack’O Lanterns. All you need to do is to paint them white and either mark them our cut out portions for their eyes, mouth, and teeth. You can place candles or small LED lights inside the cans and they look absolutely stunning.
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Cloth ghost hanging:
Here’s a ghost hanging made from cloth. You’ll be needing white cloth. Old white cloth is good enough for this. Take this cloth and on one side, make the face of a ghost with a black color. To support the structure, make a round ball from newspapers and put it underneath this sheet. Now, run a thread through this for hanging.
Halloween Wall Hangings:
Here’s another Halloween wall hanging craft. For this craft, you’ll need cardboard to be cut into different shapes such as Jack’O lantern, bat, witch hat, cat, ghost, etc. color them and hang them from ceiling.
Jack’O Lantern from bottles:
Here’s another way of making Jack’o Lantern craft with bottles. If you have empty plastic or pet bottles then they can be put to the best use this Halloween. All you need to do is to paint them from top to bottom in orange color. After it dries put green color on top of the bottle and draw those scary eyes, mouth and teeth using black color.
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Bat Goodie Bags:
You can make these Bat Goodie Bags and fill them with goodies like candies and chocolates and give each bag to a child on Halloween. For this craft, you’ll be needing rolled newspaper sealed on one end and open on the other to fill in with goodies and seal it properly. After the sealing, stick some wings to it and paint it all black.
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Ear Bud Skeleton:
Here’s another interesting craft for toddlers and kids. This craft requires earbuds and a black sheet of paper. First draw out a skeleton on the sheet and then stick the earbuds on the sheet at the appropriate places. Now, for the head, cut a skeleton’s head from a white paper and stick this to the sheet.
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Paper Plate Ghost:
This is yet another simple Halloween craft for kids. This craft requires a paper plate, few paper strips and a thread for hanging. Draw out a scary face on the paper plate and then stick out some hands to either side of the plate. Now, stick those long paper strips on the bottom of the plate. Now, glue a piece of loop thread so that you can hang it.
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Cute Ghost from Foot Print:
If you have little kids and toddlers at home, perhaps, this is another craft that you should encourage them to do. Mark out your kid’s foot on a piece of paper roughly and cut out the shape. Now, stick that shape on to a darker sheet. Also add in the hands, eyes for the ghost.
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Paper Towel Ghosts:
This craft requires paper towels and lots of them. Take a bunch of towels and place two fingers underneath the towels. Now, as a bulge appears, hold it, take out your fingers and tie a small knot with a thread around that bulge. Below this knot, slightly pull it out. Now, add in eyes and mouth to this ghost.
Paper Cup Ghost:
Paper cup ghost is another easy to make a craft. All you need is paper cups, a few pieces of paper, white and black colors for painting.
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Paper Plate Halloween Characters:
Here are some easy to make Halloween characters using just paper plates. You can easily make bat, jack’o lantern and then Frankenstein monster with paper plates. Just apply, adequate colors and be creative.
Ghosts on Windows:
Here’s another craft that you can make with white sheets of paper. All you need to do is to draw and cut out shapes of ghosts on white sheets of paper and stick them on home windows panes and other places.
Witchcraft, not quite literally:
How can miss out on witchcraft during Halloween? For this craft, all you need to do is to make a paper cone and color it with different colors at different places. Also, stick a pair of paper legs to this witchcraft.
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Paper Witch Craft:
For this paper witchcraft, you’ll need to cut thin paper strips and loop them in one another to make the witch’s hair. Also, take a green color paper for the witch’s face and black color paper for witch’s hat. Now, stick the loops to the witch face and your paper witchcraft is ready.
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Paper plate Witch Craft:
This paper plate witchcraft is easy to make a craft for toddlers. All you need are paper plates, green color, orange color, and black color papers. Color the paper plate with green and stick out the hair made from orange color paper and stick out a hat made from the black color paper.
Paper Witch Face:
For this craft, you’ll need a soft cardboard sheet that you need to loop in to make a cylinder. Stick the edges of the cylinder and stick this cylinder to a base of cardboard. Now, give a rough paint of green color to this. After the paint dries, glue some wobbly eyes and stick in a cone for the nose. Now, make a paper cone hat as mentioned above and decorate it with the witch. Also, add in some shiny decorative green color strips as hair for the witch.
Bottle Halloween Craft:
This is a simple yet good looking craft. This requires paper roll, color papers, and small fluffy Halloween characters. First, cover the paper roll with color paper depending upon each character. Decorate your tables with this kind of mini art.
Halloween Paper Roll Bats:
This is yet another version of the paper roll bats. You can decorate the paper rolls with different colors and glue pair of bat wings to each of the paper rolls and decorate them with various materials you like.
Soda Cap Crafts:
This is an interesting piece of craft made from soda bottle caps. The usual plastic bottle screw caps can be used, but those metal caps on glass bottles are ideal. Color them with Halloween colors like black, red and orange and craft out your favorite Halloween characters like Jack’o Lantern, bat, cat, witch, etc on the caps.
Spider is another Halloween creature which is very famous. This craft is for toddlers and kids. For this craft, take paper plates, color them in various colors. With adult help, make holes at various places on the plate. Now, make a handprint that looks like a spider and run a thread through those holes and the spider craft is ready.
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