It seems hard to believe, but Halloween is right around the corner. With trick-or-treating shaping up to be a bit different this year, it’s a great time to gather up those art supplies and make some spook-tacular Halloween crafts with your little goblins. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Halloween-themed crafts below – they’re so good, it’s scary.
Spook-tacular Halloween Crafts We Can’t Wait to Try with Our Kids This Year
Halloween Toilet Paper Rolls
We all have toilet paper rolls we can save up for these festive Halloween rolls. Use construction paper, googly eyes, and glue to create your own Frankenstein, Dracula, mummy, or Jack-o-Lantern.
This craft uses the best of fall. Use apples to stamp a pumpkin and use pipe cleaners and googly eyes to finish the design.
Use toilet paper rolls, construction paper, pipe cleaners and googly eyes to create these nighttime creatures.
Popsicle Stick Haunted House
Paint popsicle sticks and decorate with Halloween stickers to create an eerie haunted house.
This hands-on Halloween activity is great for elementary school kids. Make different-colored handprints to create a spider, pumpkin, witch or more.
Weave yarn around popsicle sticks to create a spider web and add plastic spiders for a final creepy-crawly touch.
Spider Treat Bowls
Enjoy your Halloween candy in these easy-to-make spider bowls. You just need a plastic bowl, straws, and googly eyes. It’s the best way to enjoy your treats!
Paper Bag Witches
A Halloween puppet perfect for trick-or-treating. Use a paper bag, string, and card stock to create a nice or naughty witch.
Mummy Paper Plate Lacing
All you need to make this ghoulish mummy is a paper plate, hole punch, string, and face decorations.
Ghost Pom Pom Rockets
These cute crafts are also a great toy. Use a paper cup and balloons to make these goofy ghosts.
Egg Carton Treat Holders
Recycle those egg cartons to create silly or spooky candy holders. (Bonus for parents: They don’t hold too much candy!)
Whether you’re doing the traditional Halloween thing this year or keeping things low-key, there are so many great Halloween crafts you can do with your kids to celebrate the holiday at home. We hope your Halloween has fewer tricks and more treats!
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.