10 Easy Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

Doing crafts is a great way to spend time with your kids.
Halloween is such a big holiday, why not create fun crafts that are all about jack o lanterns, spiders, monster, vampires, bats and more.
Decorate your home with these easy craft ideas for your kids and decorate your kid’s room with a new style and spirit.

10 Easy Craft Ideas for Your Kids

1. Hanging Foam Bats



Material Required:

Black craft foam
Scissors
Fishing line
Googly eyes
Pencil
Craft glue
Hole punch
Trace & Cut out Bat with Bat Template
Download bat template
Steps to Make:

Print out the bat template and fold in half then cut out. Use a pencil to trace the bat shape onto a piece of black craft foam and then cut it out.
Stick Googly Eyes on Bat
Attach googly eyes to the bat’s head with craft glue.
Punch a hole and add fishing line
Use a hole punch to create a hole at the bottom of the bat’s body for hanging. Slide 6-12” of fishing line through the hole and knot it.
Hang your finished bats from low tree limbs or porch overhangs.
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2. Paper Plate Black Cat


Material Required:

1 small and one big paper plate (can also use cardboard circles)
Cardboard
Scissors, glue
Black color
Piece yellow paper and black marker
Piece of pink paper (scrap paper is always best)
White color or white or silver gel pen
Steps to Make:

Color the Plates and Cut Ears
Color the plates black and cut the 4 paws and 2 ears from the cardboard.
Cut the larger one to make a swirl.
Color them black. Cut eyes and snout and glue them onto the head.
Glue the ears onto the head.
Glue the head to the center of the swirl. Glue the paws along the swirl. With a silver gel pen draw the claws and whisks.
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3. Hanging Spider Craft


Material Required:

1-Styrofoam Ball 3 inch
Black Spray Paint (or non-toxic black paint)
Wooden Skewer
String
Button
Wiggly Eyes
Tacky Glue
Pencil
4-Black Pipe Cleaners
Yarn Needle and Needle Threader
Steps to Make Spider Craft


Step 1:

Punch a hole through the styrofoam ball with a pencil for the legs. Then spray paint it black. It is easy to spray the ball if you put it on a wooden skewer first. If you want your children to complete the craft from start to finish just let them paint the ball themselves with a non-toxic black paint, otherwise let them start with the black ball


Step 2:

Thread your four black pipe cleaners through the styrofoam ball where you made the hole with your pencil. The pipe cleaners will go right through the ball if you twist the ends together first.


Step 3:

Bend your pipe cleaners into spider legs.


Step 4:

Thread your string through the body of your spider using the yarn needle. You can finish guiding it through using the wooden skewer. Glue your wiggly eyes to the body.


Step 5:

Thread your string ends through the button and tie a knot. The button will end up under your spider body. Cut the cord that is holding your needle and tie another knot. The new knot will close the loop that you will use to suspend your spider.


Step 6:

Allow glue for eyes to dry thoroughly and hang him up! Making this guy was so much fun that I was inspired to make a centerpiece as well. Check out that post next! Happy Halloween.
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4. Pumpkin With Duct Tape


Material Required:

Faux pumpkin (you could use a real one too!)
Duck Tape in the Halloween pattern of your choice
Scissors
Googly eyes
Craft glue
Steps to Make:


Step 1:

Starting at the top of your pumpkin, roll the tape down the front and to the bottom, smoothing as you go. Keep layering your tape as you go.


Step 2:

Once you are done taping all the way around, glue the googly eyes on with craft glue. Trim the tape at the top toward the stem if necessary.
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5. Spider Halloween Garland


Material Required:

Paper egg carton
Paints in black, green, and orange
Yarn of the same colors
Googly eyes
Black fine-tip marker
Pencil
Knife and scissors
Glue gun
Stapler
Steps to Make:


Step 1:

Cut apart the egg carton (You can use a steak knife to cut along the middle) and then scissors for the rest. Paint the cut out egg cups, 3-4 of each color.


Step 2:

Once dry, glue two googly eyes on each cup.


Step 3:

For the pumpkin, we drew on a zig-zag mouth with the black marker; for the Frankenstein a mouth with cross marks and a circle on either side of its “neck”.


Step 4:

For the spiders, we cut small triangular pieces of white paper and glued them on under the eyes to make fangs. Then made eight pompom legs for each spider.
To Make the Legs:

Cut an 8-inch length of yarn in one color (e.g. green) and lay it over the pencil with about one inch hanging off the end of the pencil.
Start wrapping a piece of yarn in a different color (e.g. black) at the end of the pencil, over the black yarn; wrap 20 times.
Holding the yarn in place, tie the black yarn tightly around the green yarn, knotting at least three times to hold it in place.
Carefully slide the bundle off the pencil onto scissors and gently snip through the bundle on the opposite side of the green knot.
Repeat these steps on the other end of the green yarn to create pompon feet on each end of the piece of yarn. Make three more (for a total of four) for one spider. Attach each pair of feet to a corner of the egg cup with a stapler.
To make the larger pompoms repeat the steps above but wrap the yarn around four pencils held together and wrap about 80 times to get a fuller pompom.
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6. Halloween Treat Bucket


Material Required:

Duct Tape
Craft Knife
Scissors
Markers
Paper
Sand Bucket
Cutting Mat
Steps to Make


Step 1:

Wash and dry your bucket.


Step 2:

Sketch out your designs for your bucket.


Step 3:

Once you’ve chosen a design, draw out your pattern pieces and then cut them out.


Step 4:

Now it’s time to transfer your pattern pieces to duct tape. Cut off a piece of duct tape. Stick it to your cutting mat. Then, use your craft knife to trace around your pattern pieces.


Step 5:

Stick your duct tape pieces onto your buckets. If you don’t like the designs, simply peel them off and adjust them. Then, voila! Soon you’ll have some cute, personalized treat buckets!
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7. Paper Plate Vampire Craft

Material Required:

Paper plate
Tan and black paint
Black/red/white paper
Scissors
Paintbrush
Glue
Steps to Make:


Step 1:

Start by drawing the outline of the vampire’s hairline and paint it in with black.


Step 2:

Paint the rest of the plate with tan colored paint (we mixed white and brown together).


Step 3:

Cut out some eyes, eyebrows, a mouth, teeth, and a nose. You could also paint on the mouth and eyebrows for example


Step 4:

Once the paint dries, cut out some ears, a bow, and a collar. Glue them onto the plate and you’re done!
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8. Vampire Wooden Spoon Puppets


Material Required:

Wooden spoons
Wiggle eyes stickers
Purple paint
Black paint
White puffy paint
Black fabric
Red fabric or ribbon
Scissors
Paint brush
Glue
Black marker
Steps to Make:


Step 1:

Paint the wooden spoon purple (or any other color fit for a vampire). Let the paint dry.


Step 2:

Once the paint is dry, paint (or draw with a black permanent marker) the hair and mouth line.


Step 3:

Stick on two wiggle eye stickers (or draw the eyes). Draw the fangs with white puffy paint (this paint gives the fangs dimension).


Step 4:

Let it all dry. While the paint dries, cut a rectangle out of black fabric and a long thin strip of red fabric. You will wrap this around the vampire’s “neck” – you can add a dab of glue on that spot. Wrap the black fabric and tie it with the red fabric strip (make a nice little bow). You can secure it all with some glue.


Your little wooden spoon puppets just got their fancy capes.
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9. Black Cat Pumpkin

Materials Required:

Faux pumpkins of various sizes and shapes
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Black exterior paint
2" foam paintbrush
Scissors
Black craft foam
Medium-tipped white paint marker
White craft paint
Small craft paintbrush
Gray and light brown pipe cleaners
Felt (light gray, light brown or red)
Black marker
Steps to Make


Step 1: Paint Pumpkins

Cover pumpkins with three coats of black exterior paint, allowing paint to dry fully between coats.


Step 2: Create Ears and Eyes

Use scissors to cut two arrow-shaped ears out of a piece of black craft foam.
Use a kitchen knife to cut a small slot in the top of the pumpkin to fit the ears.
Apply a dab of hot glue to ear tabs' back side then insert them into the ear slots.
Use a white paint pen to draw on angled cat eyes then fill them in using the paint pen or a small paintbrush and white craft paint.


Step 3: Create and Attach Nose and Whiskers

To create a nose, use a black marker to draw an arch on one corner of a felt sheet, then cut along the marked line.
Apply a dab of hot glue to the center of the nose only and secure it to the pumpkin just below the eyes.
Cut three pipe cleaners in half and use hot glue to attach them to the pumpkin under the edges of the felt nose.
Using a faux pumpkin ensures you can display your crafty kitties year after year — just store them somewhere relatively cool to prevent the hot glue from melting.
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10. Paper Bag Bat

Material Required:

Paper lunch bag
Black paint
Paintbrush
Black and white cardstock paper
Googly eyes
White chalk marker
Glue
Scissors
Steps to Make


Step 1:

Start by painting the front of your paper bag black and then set it aside to dry completely.


Step 2:

Cut two wings and two triangle ears out of your black cardstock paper and two little teeth out of your white cardstock paper.


Step 3:

When your paper bag has finished drying, glue your wings on the sides of your paper bag, your ears at the top of your paper bag and your googly eyes onto the paper bag. Lastly, draw a mouth with your white chalk marker and then glue your teeth on your bat. (For a less scary-looking bat, kids can always leave the teeth off.) (via)


Don’t forget to share your craft.
Happy Crafting!!
Happy Halloween!!
10 Easy Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids 10 Easy Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids Reviewed by Team on August 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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