Halloween crafts for kids: Homemade decorations and more spooky ideas!

Double, double, toil and trouble! Halloween is nearly here and with it the opportunity to be really creative with some fun and scary craft activities.

If you’re having a party, get the kids help you make the decorations – it’s much more fun (and cheaper!) than going to the shops to buy some and they’ll be totally unique. From spooky ghosts with smoky trails to flickering pumpkin lanterns and witches’ hats to gory eyeballs, we’ve got plenty of ideas and step-by-step guides to make your Halloween go with a terrifying BANG.

 Halloween plant pot spiders



Spiders don’t have to be scary! These cute plant pot versions can be given their own personalities with different facial expressions. Such a quick and easy craft!

Paper plate Halloween masks

 You don’t need to buy your Halloween masks when making your own is this easy! Just pick up some paper plates and let your imagination run wild!

Creepy claw gloves

Cotton bud skeleton

Make a whole family of earbud skeletons with a pile of scary bones. And is that blood splattered about the place?

Halloween lanterns

Get your little monsters to make these – there’s no messy pumpkin to carve, just paint, sticky tape, jam jars and toilet roll and a spooky flickering light to welcome your trick or treaters.

Spooky leaves

If you’re short of cash this Halloween but want to make some fun decorations, these ghastly ghouls can be found in the park! All you need are some dried leaves, white paint and a black marker pen. Oh and a wicked imagination…

Egg carton eyeballs

Are you being watched? Send a chill down your guests’ spines with bloodshot eyeballs following their every move.

Harry the Halloween ghost

Catch something out of the corner of your

eye, but when you look there’s nothing there? Well Harry our Halloween ghost might not be able to disappear, but he’ll certainly give you the spooks. BOO!

Lollipop spiders

A house that’s crawling with spiders? Ewwwwwwww. Hang on, though – they’re edible. Edible spiders. Ewwwwwwww.

Bertie the Halloween bat

Watch out for the vampire bat flapping around your head! He’s come to steal your blood for his dinner. Don’t be scared, though. This little fella is made out of a sock!

Wanda the witch

What a wicked old witch our Wanda is. Perhaps we should’ve called her Spoona, as that’s what she’s made out of, but that’s not quite as Halloweeny, is it?

Pumpkin bag

What are your kids going to be collecting all their treats in? This pumpkin won’t be the only one smiling if you help them make their very own Halloween pumpkin bag.

Bat mobile

Everyone has a coat hanger at home so turn one of yours into a brilliant Halloween mobile – perfect for a child’s bedroom or outdoor decoration.

Face painting

Get really creative with face paints this Halloween! Whether you want to perfect Frankenstein’s scars or need help with Vampire’s fangs, check out our brilliant step-by-step guides.