How to Make Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is a great time to be creative.  There are so many different crafts to do with kids.  Below are a list of fun and easy crafts to do with children of all ages.  While visiting kidsplayandcreate.com don’t forget to check out these Halloween Facts, Halloween Jokes, Halloween Party Ideas/Activities and Recipes for kids.

 

Bat Pumpkin Halloween Craft

 This bat pumpkin craft is perfect decoration for Halloween! It’s easy and fun to make.  Kids will love their bat pumpkin

Materials needed: Pumpkin(real or plastic), black paint, black foam sheet, googly eyes, white foam sheet or construction paper, glue, paint brush, tape, toothpicks, scissors

*foam sheets are available at any craft store or Wal-mart 

Step 1: Cut the black foam sheet into shape of bat wings and triangles for ears.

Step 2: Tape one tooth pick to the back of each triangle and two to the back of each bat wing.

Step 3: Push tooth picks into the pumpkin to attach wings and ears.

Step 4: Cut out two circles from the white foam sheet or construction paper.

Step 5: Glue one googly eye to each white circle.

Step 6: Glue completed eyes onto pumpkin.

Step 7: Paint pumpkin black.

 

Footprint Ghost  Halloween Craft

Kids really have a blast creating a footprint ghost. In this project kids will create a ghost using their feet!

Beware this can be messy and should be done over newspaper.

Materials: black construction paper, white washable paint, paper plate and markers, optional baby wipes for easy cleaning

Directions:

Step 1:  Cover area with newspaper

Step 2: Pour a little white washable paint onto paper plate.

Step 3: Have child step into paint with one foot and wiggle around until the entire bottom of the foot is covered in paint.

Step 4:  Have child step on a black sheet of construction paper to create their ghost. When finished, clean foot with baby wipes.

 Step 5: Be creative and decorate your ghost. When your ghost dries, hang your footprint ghost up for a great Halloween decoration!

Glue Ghost Necklace Halloween Craft

With Halloween approaching this is a great craft kids can make and wear.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to create your own glue ghost necklace.

Materials: bobby pin, liquid glue (like Elmer’s), string, markers, plastic lid or surface

Directions:

Step 1: Take your bobby pin and pull sides apart to form ghost.

Step 2: Put a piece of string through the bobby pin and pull towards the top.

Step 3: Put your bobby pin on a plastic lid or surface and full the middle with glue make sure the glue covers the entire middle and overlaps the sides. Let dry completely (may take a couple hours).

Step 4: After the glue is completely dry gently pull up from plastic lid or surface. Remove access glue from the sides.Step 5: Decorate your ghost with markers.

Now you are ready to wear your new glue ghost necklace!

 

This Halloween inspired spider egg carton craft is a great holiday decoration for you home.  Just add some string and hang them from windows or doorways you can also skip the string and place the cute but creepy spider on window sills or table tops.  This craft is easy enough for children of all ages so get creating today.

Egg Carton Spider

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1 egg carton is enough to make 12 spiders

Materials: Egg Carton, Paint, Pipe Cleaners, pen or pencil, scissors 

Step 1: Cut out one egg cup section of the egg carton.

Step 2: The egg cup section will be the body of the spider.  Have child paint the sider and make a face. Let dry.

Step 3: Using a pen or pencil poke 3 holes on two sides of the egg cup. Make sure the holes line up on each side.

Step 4: Take 1 pipe cleaner and cut it into 3 even pieces.

Step 5: Push pike cleaner though one hole and make it come out the other side.  Bend sides down to form legs.

Step 6: Using a pen or pencil poke 2 holes though the top of the egg cup.

Step 7: Push pike cleaner through the holes on the top. Flip spider upside down and twist pike cleaner together to secure.

You’re done. Hang spiders from a string in windows or ceiling for a Halloween decoration.

Handprint Bat Craft

Need an easy craft to do for Halloween, Learning about Bats? Look no further try this fun and easy bat handprint craft. It’s a great craft for day care centers, preschools and early elementary schools. It’s even a fun craft for a baby keepsake. Follow the step by step directions below to make your own bat handprint crafts. Click here to learn facts about Bats!

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Materials: construction paper, black non-toxic washable paint, marker or optional glue, googly eyes, pom-pom ball and glitter

Step 1: Paint one of your baby’s hands with a light coating of black non-toxic washable paint. Holding the paper long ways stamp your baby’s hand on the paper.

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Step 2: Paint your baby’s other hand turn the paper upside down so the previous hand print is on the bottom of the page. Stamp your baby’s hand on the paper to it is touching the palm of the first hand print.

Step 3: Let dry. When the handprints are dry use a maker to draw eyes, nose or mouth. Feeling crafty? Instead of marker use googly eyes for eyes, pom-pom ball for the nose and draw a mouth with glue and add a little glitter

Ghost Pencil Halloween Craft

This pencil ghost is a fun Halloween craft.  Kids will enjoy using their ghost pencil at school or while doing homework.

Tip: Ghost pencils make a great party favor or goody bag item for your Halloween Party!

Follow the step by step directions below to create your own pencil ghost.

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Materials: Glue, 1 large cotton ball or 2 small cotton balls, 1 tissue, Markers, String, Pencil

Directions:

Step 1: Glue cotton ball to the eraser on the top of the pencil.  Make sure the glue is completely dry. Tip: any glue can be used but hot glue works best.

 

Step 2: Give each child one tissue. Using markers let them draw a face in the middle of the tissue.

Step 3: Put the tissue on top of the cotton ball.

Step 4: Wrap the string around tissue and tie a knot.

Water Bottle Pumpkin Craft

This water bottle pumpkin craft is not only a fun craft to do with young children for Halloween or Thanksgiving it’s also a great craft to teach about recycling. Not only is a cute piece of kid art to display but it also uses an old water bottle so we have less trash. Follow the steps below to make your own pumpkin out of a water bottle.

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Materials: Water bottle ( I used the small 8oz water bottle), black and orange construction paper, green paint, glue and paintbrush

Step 1: Give child a water bottle and a piece of orange construction paper. Tell them to rip up the construction paper into small pieces.

Step 2: Tell each child to put their ripped up pieces of construction paper into their water bottle.

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Step 3: After filling their water bottle up with the paper have the children put the bottle cap back. on. Have each child paint their top green.

Step 4: Have the children cut out eyes, nose and mouth from the black construction paper. If the children are young you may want to do this for them.

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Step 5: Glues eyes, nose and mouth on the bottle and let dry completely. You’re Done! Enjoy your pumpkin.
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This is a great decoration that will bring the spirit of Halloween to any window.  

Follow the step by step directions below to create your own stained glass Halloween scene!

Materials: black construction paper, tissue paper, tape, scissors, white crayons

Step 1: Give each child a piece of black construction paper (black works best but you can use any color).

Step 2: Using a white crayon have child draw a Halloween Scene. It can be anything they want from pumpkins, haunted houses, ghosts etc…

Step 3: Cut out pieces of your design.  The example below shows the moon, ghost and pumpkin eyes cut out.

Step 4: Tape tissue paper to the back of the paper.

Step 5: Hang in the window to create a stained glass look to your Halloween scene.

 

Marshmallow Ghost and Skull Craft

 

This Ghost and Skull Halloween craft is fun and easy enough for children of all ages.  It requires only a couple of materials and requires a minimal amount of adult assistance.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own Ghost, Skull or both Halloween Craft!

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Materials: Construction paper, Glue, Mini Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips, Pencil

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Step 1: Give each child a piece of construction paper and a pencil.  Have each child draw an outline of their ghost or skull on the paper.

Step 2:  Give each child glue.  They can either outline their pencil drawing in glue then fill in the middle of the picture with glue or put a little dap of glue on each marshmallow as they place it on their drawing.  Whichever works best with your group of children.

Step 3: Start placing the marshmallows to make the shape of the ghost or skull.

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Step 4: If you a making the ghost keep placing marshmallows until the entire middle of the outline is filled in with marshmallows.  If you are making the ghost fill in the middle according to how you want to design the face.  You can make the face by gluing the marshmallows in a circle to make the eyes and use marshmallows to make nose and mouth or you can use chocolate chips to make the eyes, nose and mouth.  Be creative!

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Optional Steps

Step 5: Skull Teeth- To make the skull I took a mini marshmallow and squeezed the sides together to make them skinny.  Then I glued each one closely together to make them look like teeth.

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Step 6: Skull Accessories- To make a bow for your skull, draw and a bow on top of the skull and fill it in with chocolate chips.  If you need help drawing a bow have an adult help you or look for one to trace on-line.

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 Cellophane Tissue Paper Ghost

This Cellophane Tissue Paper Halloween Ghost Craft is fun to make!  It is easy enough for children of all ages.  The cute ghost is a great Halloween decoration.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very on ghost.

Materials: cellophane, tissue paper (3 sheets per craft), ribbon, take, styrofoam ball or aluminum foil, googey eyes, sharpie, tape optional: pom pom ball (for nose)

Step 1: Cut a piece of cellophane the same size at the tissue paper. Give each child 1 piece of cellophane and 3 pieces of tissue paper.

Step 2: Give each child a styrofoam ball or crumple up a piece of aluminum foil into a ball.  The bigger the ball the bigger the ghost.

Step 3: Have the children wrap the tissue paper, then the cellophane around the styrofoam or aluminum foil ball.

Step 4: Cut one piece of decorative ribbon for each child.  Have the children tie a ribbon around the bottom of the ball to secure the cellophane and tissue paper.

Step 5:  Have children glue on googly eyes (or get the peel and stick eyes, they work well), draw a nose (or glue on a pom pom ball) and mouth using sharpie.

Step 6: Tape a piece of ribbon to the top of the ghosts head to hang as a decoration.

Enjoy your Cellophane Tissue Paper Ghost!

 

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Monster Pumpkin

Materials: white construction paper (for a bigger monster use long construction paper), crayons

Step 1:  Hold your construction paper long ways and fold it in half.

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Step 2:Hold the paper so that the fold crease is at the bottom.  From the top, fold down the top layer of the paper so that it touches the fold.

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Step 3: draw a pumpkin in the middle of the paper.  It needs to be in the middle of the folds on the paper.

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Step 4: Open the paper so that it is long ways.  Draw lines going down on each side of that the line connects that top and bottom of the pumpkin.  Draw monster teeth for your pumpkin.

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Step 5: Fold the paper back up.  Now it looks like a cute little pumpkin, open it out and it’s a monster pumpkin.  Instead of a pumpkin you can draw a monster, animal or whatever your creative mind thinks of.

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