45+ Halloween Crafts and Activities for Kids

If you are looking for fun Halloween arts and crafts activities to make with your kids, you are going to love this list! I’ve rounded up more than 45 of my favorite Halloween crafts that kids — and parents — will love.

Whether you are looking for projects to make at home, or school crafts to make at a Halloween party, you’ll find something here.

There are fun string projects, crafts to make with recycled paper tube, painting crafts and more. You’ll find Halloween activities for little toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids, too.

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Halloween Crafts for Kids

If you are looking for fun Halloween arts and crafts activities to make with your kids, you are going to love this list! I've rounded up more than 45 of my favorite Halloween crafts that kids, parents, and teachers will love.

Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween

Pumpkin craft projects are a Halloween classic. Kids will love these fun Halloween Pumpin activities!


Handprint Halloween keepsake to make with clay

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I love the colorful and creative pumpkin keepsake craft made with kiddo's handprint.

You can make this handprint Halloween keepsake with air dry clay, and you can also use oven-bake clay or salt dough.

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Halloween Slime - Easy 3 Ingredient Recipe!

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My kids LOVE slime, do yours? These Halloween slime jars are sure to be a big hit.

They'd also be great as anon-candy Halloween treat idea for school parties.

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Easy pumpkin craft for scissor skills

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Here’s a cute and easy pumpkin craft for preschoolers and elementary age kids. It's a fun Halloween activity that is great for practicing scissor skills.

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Paint Splat Halloween Friends

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I love a good, simple kid craft idea like this Paint Splat Halloween Friends craft. It uses simple supplies like craft paint and cardstock.

It's perfect for a large age range -- and everyone's project will be unique!

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Fingerprint Pumpkins

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If you are looking for easy crafts and activities that toddlers can do, you'll love these fingerprint pumpkins.

Fingerprint crafts are fun for kids of all ages, even tiny toddlers! Make them on paper or use mounted canvas for easy Halloween DIY decor.

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Chalk Stenciled Pumpkins

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These chalk stenciled pumpkins are so easy to make and they’re so much fun to do! Kids will love the novelty of playing with sidewalk chalk indoors!

The chalk on the dark paper makes the whole thing look like it’s glowing!

You can even modify this project as an outside activity to keep it mess-free.

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Ghost Crafts

Here are some more boo-tiful Halloween craft ideas. Don't worry, these ghosts are definitely more friendly than spooky!


Paper cup ghosts with glowing noses

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Paper cup ghosts with glowing noses are an easy Halloween craft for kids. They also make adorable DIY Halloween decorations for your home.

Draw on paper cups and illuminate the noses with battery-operated candles. It's a perfect activity for toddlers and older kids alike.

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Tissue Paper Ghosts–great kids craft!

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These super fun ghost decorations are an easy kids craft that are perfect for Halloween. These guys are super easy to make, and I love how each one is so different!

Use construction paper or paint to make the faces, and then attach crepe paper streamers to make these fun ghost party decorations.

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Turn Leaves into Ghosts (Kids Craft)

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Here's a fall nature activity and a Halloween ghost craft combine in one. Gather fallen leaves with the kids, and paint them white to turn them into a fun ghost leaf craft for Halloween.

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Milk Jug Ghost Lanterns - Crafty Morning

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Recycled milk jug ghost lanterns are a fun Halloween craft that kids to make!

Make a bunch of these guys and use them as DIY outdoor Halloween decorations.

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Ghost Blow Straw Craft

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Here's an easy and inexpensive Halloween craft for kids! All you need is some craft paint, a straw, and some googly eyes.

Have the kids blow the paint around to make a ghost for Halloween!

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Witch Halloween Crafts

Try out these super cute witch-themed art projects for some broom-riding, cauldron-stirring fun!


Build a Witch Playdough Activity

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Make a fun "build a witch playdough station" for the kids to explore! All you need to do is set up the supplies, and watch the kiddos go to town!

This would be a great school project for preschool or kindergarten!

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Foam Cup Witch Kids Craft - I Heart Arts n Crafts

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Here's a simple craft with instructions on how to make a witch using a foam cup, some pipe cleaners, and a bit of construction paper. I like this craft because the kids can be creative and design a witch with a unique look and personality.

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Paint Splat Witch's Cauldron

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Double trouble cauldron bubble! Here's a colorful Paint Splat Witch's Cauldron kid craft idea that is perfect for Halloween!

First, make a glittery paint splat art piece, and frame it in a pre-cut cauldron that you can find at the dollar store.

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Paper Plate Witch

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Paper plate crafts are a classic kid activity. And this paper plate witch would be a fun craft to make with the kiddos this Halloween.

This is a super easy Halloween craft that kids will love! They can be creative and style the witch however they like!

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Playful Paper Plate Halloween Craft

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Here's a unique interactive witch craft that you can make with just a few supplies. Kids will love making their witch fly around on her broomstick after they finish making this fun Halloween craft. Elementary kids with especially like this simple and fun paper plate Halloween craft.

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Flying Witch

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Kids will love making this flying paper witch using folding paper and a craft stick.

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Handprint Witch Craft for Kids to Make

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For a fun Halloween craft, try using your kiddo’s hand to make a handprint witch art project!

It's a fun sensory craft that toddlers and preschoolers will love.

And, it can be customized any way you want!

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Handprint Witch

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Here's another handprint witch activity made with construction paper. This handprint witch a simple and cute craft for kids, and it doubles as a card.

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Paper Bag Halloween Witch Craft for Kids

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Paper bag puppets are a kid favorite. And this Halloween Witch craft will surely get the kids excited about Halloween!

Gather up some paper bags and small paper plates, and get creating this adorable witch art project.

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Edible Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

If you are looking for some fun Halloween food projects that kids can make -- and then eat -- you'll love these next crafts.


Adorable Lollipop Witches

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Here's a cute Halloween treat that your kids can help with.

Dress up some sweet lollipops “with tissue paper and ribbon to turn them into a family of witches.

You can make these at a class party, or ahead of time as Halloween party favors.

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Frightfully Fun Candy Witch Brooms

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These witch brooms are so easy to create, so they'd be perfect for the younger crowd. All you need are some peanut butter cups and pretzel sticks!

They're even easy enough for preschoolers to help make a spooky treat for thier Halloween party.

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How to make Lolly Pop Spiders

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These spider lollypops are quick and simple to make!

All you'll need are some basic pipe cleaners and googly eyes. Adults can help attach them with a bit of hot glue.

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Easy Sandwich Cookie Spiders

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You can make these cookie spiders as simple or as complicated as you like.

They're easy enough for toddlers to make, but they are a fun project for kids up through elementary school, too. I think they would be great to make together at a class party.

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Halloween Treats: Yummy Mummy Pretzels

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These are some of the easiest Halloween treats around! Mummy pretzel sticks are cute and the kids will love them!

They're white chocolate covered pretzels decorated with mini-chocolate chips to look like mummies! They're a g edible activity idea for a Halloween party!

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Zombie marshmallows! The original, fun Halloween treat on a stick.

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Try this easy no-bake Halloween treat. Kids will love drawing on marshmallows with food coloring pens!

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Spider Crafts for Halloween

Don't forget about spider crafts and spider web art projects for Halloween!


Two Toilet Paper Roll Spider Crafts for Kids

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This tutorial will show you two ways to make toilet paper roll spiders! Both are fun activities to do around Halloween time with the kids.

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Halloween Spider Kids Craft

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This spider craft is super simple and will only take a few materials. Once you have all your materials, the Halloween Spider Kids Craft is quick to finish -- make it great for a busy classroom!

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Pinecone Spiders: A Halloween Nature Craft for Kids

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I love when kids can collect natural materials to use in art projects! Kids of all ages will enjoy gathering pinecones to create Pinecone Spiders for Halloween.

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These tin can spiders are a fun Halloween craft project that uses recycled materials. It's also a cute way to display your Halloween treats. You can fill these Halloween spiders with your favorite candy to make creepy Halloween decorations for your Halloween party.

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Spider Web Art Project: A Simple (and Beautiful) Watercolor Activity for Kids

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Check out this simple Halloween spider web art project using watercolor! Explore art techniques such as watercolor resist and salt. It's fun and safe for preschoolers, older kids, and even adults!

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Spider Web Yarn Kid Craft

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This spider web yarn kid craft is sure to be a hit at class Halloween parties. The spider web yarn kid craft is inexpensive, easy to make, and will help little ones practice their fine motor skills while making a spooky craft to decorate with.

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Craft Stick Spider Craft

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Here's another fun spider craft that is pretty easy and doesn’t require a lot of supplies. It's easy to make with kids -- even young preschoolers. You'll love this simple, fun and not-too-spooky Craft Stick Spider!

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Mummy Halloween Art Projects

A bunch of fun ideas for making Halloween mummy crafts! Grab some yarn, paper, and don't forget googly eyes!


Mason Jar Mummy

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This mason jar mummy is a fun Halloween craft project for both kids and adults. When it's finished, it can be used as a wonderful DIY Halloween decoration at your home or in your classroom!

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Mummy Paper Plate Lacing Craft

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This Mummy Paper Plate Lacing Craft is a great hand-eye coordination activity with a Halloween twist. It's great fun for little ones, and a cute mummy Halloween decoration when it's finished!

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Masking Tape Mummy Halloween Craft For Kids

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Check out this simple Halloween mummy craft that even the littlest toddlers will love. It's made with basic supplies like masking tape and construction paper. When the kiddos are done with the tape, just cut out the mummy outline to reveal the finished project!

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Yarn Wrapped Mummy Craft

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This yarn wrapped mummy craft is perfect for little ones to work on. They'll have tons of Halloween fun while strengthening those fine motor muscles in their fingers and hands.

It makes an awesome Halloween craft for kids of all ages. Try hanging several of them up together on a string to make spooky Halloween deco, too.

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Bat Halloween Craft Projects

We can't forget the Bat themed Halloween craft projects!


Easy Handprint Bat Craft For Halloween

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This kid-friendly, non-scary Halloween bat craft is sure to be a big hit with the kids. It’s a simple paper craft that uses common crafting supplies and turns your child’s handprints into a cute bat keepsake.

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Hanging Bat Craft for Kids with Bat Wing Template

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Here’s a simple hanging bat craft for kids using empty toilet paper rolls. These adorable cardboard tube bats are a great way for kids make their very own Halloween decorations.

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Pinecone Bats

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Children of all ages will enjoy this simple and easy nature craft. It's perfect for the fall season, and especially Halloween!

Black felt, pinecones, and wiggly eyes are all kids need to create a small colony of creepy-cute Pinecone Bats!

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Cute Clothespin Button Bat Craft

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Check out this fun Halloween craft to make with your kids: Clothespin Bats. After you make them, you can even add a magnet to the back use them to hold up other artwork on your fridge. Or, try stringing a group of them together and make a fun bat banner for an easy DIY Halloween decoration.

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Black Cat Halloween Arts and Crafts

And last but not least, here are some of my favorite cat-themed Halloween arts and craft projects.


Cat Craft with Paper Strips

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Check out this tutorial which will teach you how to make a cat craft with paper strips.

Crafting with paper strips is inexpensive and fun! Kids will love constructing this 3D black cats for Halloween.

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Fork Painted Black Cat Craft For Kids

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If you've never painted with forks, you've got to try it. Kids will love the sensory experience of painting texture -- as well as the finished project. Grab some black paint, construction paper, and plastic forks to create these fun Fork Painted Black Cats for Halloween!

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15 Minute Halloween Craft: Black Sock Cat

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Here's another quick Halloween craft to make with your kids. To make it, gather an old black sock, buttons and ribbon.

It promises to be a 15-minute project that's perfect for an afternoon or a party activity! The finished spooky black sock cat makes a cute toy or an adorable Halloween decoration.

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Super Simple Black Cat Paper Craft

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When it comes to simple and easy Halloween crafts, nothing beats crafts made out of paper! This black cat papercraft is super easy and fun to make! Your kids will have one cut out and assembled in no time. They're so fun to make, it hard to stop at just one!

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