46 Inspiring Halloween Arts and Crafts Ideas
Spooks, goblins, spiders and all such gruesome things--that's what Halloween is made of. Halloween is for kids of all ages, and don't we love it.
Decorating for the season with Halloween arts and crafts is just as much fun as dressing up for it. Hanging witches, bats, cats and spiders in the classroom or home says, "Halloween is coming." Kids, and adults alike, enjoy making the crafts and participating in all the fun surrounding this fall celebration.
Here is an easy 2 x 4 wooden Halloween project. I especially like this because it's easy to make and will last for years. You'll find the tutorial for this Halloween project at Clover House.
1. Pom Pom Pumpkins
So cute. Make a bowl of pom pom pumpkins to center your Halloween dinner table. Find the tutorial at TIME OUT.
2. Gross Specimen Jars
I have know idea where you would want to display these jars, but if you are into the gross out Halloween decor, this is the project for you. Go to Create-Celebrate-Explore to see how to make these jars.
3. Aluminum Foil Spiders
Do you need an activity for a kid's Halloween party? Consider making these aluminum foil spiders.
4. Spooky Houses
These houses are made using cereal boxes, but go wild and use milk cartons, soap boxes, etc. Stack two boxes for taller houses. Find the instructions at HANDMADE CHARLOTTE.
5. Spider Headband
Imagine a whole classroom of these happy spiders. The kids love this project. You'll find this "Spider Headband" at Kids & Glitter.
6. Space Pumpkins
I think these super easy space pumpkins would make a great addition to a Halloween party buffet table.
7. Halloween Owl Trio
Cute felt made owls to decorate your home for Halloween. Find the directions on the BARGAIN BOUND site.
8. Witch's Boots Pillow
I love this pillow. It's a great addition to the Halloween décor. For the directions on making this neat pillow, go to favecrafts.
9. Pretty Beaded Spiders
These pretty beaded spiders won't give your Halloween decorations a scare factor by any stretch of the imagination.
10. Clothespin Button Bats
Clip these clothespin button bats to a curtain or to a branch type tree to give your Halloween table a spooky, or not, appearance.
11. Illuminated Pumpkin
A beautiful decoration for the fall season as well as for Halloween, this pumpkin is made with twine and a balloon. Get the complete instructions by going to RECAPTURED Charm.
12. Party Poppers
Simple and easy and useful and attractive. All those words describe these Halloween party poppers.
13. Halloween Characters
Another wooden project that is simple and easy to make. Perfect for folks who like to decorate for Halloween but have little time to make new decorations. Follow the instructions at Keeping it Simple to make these Halloween characters.
14. Halloween Candy Pouches
If you like to make your own special treats to give to the ghosts and goblins who visit on Halloween eve, consider making these candy pouches. Go to Keeping it Simple for all the information you'll need.
15. Jar Lid Spider
A great project for the little kids to make for Halloween. To find the directions, go to 365 Days of Mommyness.
16. Sour Cream Container Treat Boxes
These little treat containers look exactly like sour cream containers. Find out how to make them by going to the Papervine site.
17. Hand Print Witch Art
A cute and simple Halloween decoration to add to the party fun. Have the kids make the hand print witch art.
18. Ghost in a Jar
Such a cute idea. Go to Landeelu to see how it's made.
19. Pumpkin ala Sparkle
This very elegant pumpkin would accent any décor, even if it isn't the fall season. Find the instructions for this beauty at Classy Gal.
20. Halloween Bobble Head Bat
Check out this fun Halloween bobble head bat. He's waiting to help celebrate the spooky holiday.
21. Pumpkin Suncatchers
A super easy Halloween craft. You'll want to go to the first palette website for the template and directions.
22. Halloween Rock Magnets
Halloween rock magnets are an easy craft for the kids to make and they'll enjoy giving them to Mom or Grandma.
23. Pumpkin Tea Lights
Simple and easy to make, so decorate for a small or large Halloween or fall party. Go to AllFreeCrafts.com for the instructions.
24. Paper Plate Ghosts
These super easy Halloween ghosts are made using paper plates. Find the tutorial for making them at Easy Peasy and Fun.
25. Spider Web Vase
Put your guests in the party mood by greeting them with spider web vase centerpiece.
26. BOO String Art
Follow the directions at Housewives of Riverton to make this outstanding Halloween string art.
27. Glittered Pumpkins
You'll find a terrific tutorial for not only making these pumpkins, but also how to glitter other glass jars. Go to The Scrap Shoppe Blog for the tutorial.
28. Pumpkin Heads
Ann's Entitled Life shares the tutorial for making these pumpkins.
29. Craft Stick and Yarn Spider Web
This craft stick and yarn spider web is a Halloween craft that you'll enjoy making and then using every year.
30. Sugar Skull Doll
Have this cute little sugar skull doll be the new addition to your Halloween decorations this year.
31. Stuffed Pumpkins
These stuffed fabric pumpkins, with a tutorial at Brown Paper Packages, are a knock-off of pumpkins at Michaels. These are really beautiful and would look great in an elegant setting.
32. Trick or Treat Topiaries
A nice grouping of these topiaries would make a great Halloween centerpiece. You'll find the instructions for making them at Crafty Sisters.
33. Spool Monster Halloween Creatures
34. Tin Can Ghost Windsock
A tin can ghost windsock is a great Halloween outdoor decoration. A nice way to greet the little goblins who come to your door.
35. Witch Ornament
The kids might need a little help, but they can also make this Halloween witch ornament by following the tutorial at Craft Klatch. There is also a video included for those who like to watch the project being made.
36. Easy Halloween Buckets
Use these fancy ice cream buckets to hold the treats for your spooky guests, or let the spooks use them to hold the treats they get. Go to Canadian Living for the instructions.
37. Vintage Halloween Face Buckets
How much fun it would be to make these vintage Halloween faces. Find a great tutorial for this project at Cassie Stephens DIY.
38. Haunted House Art
This will definitely be a fun project for the kids. Help them make their own haunted house for Halloween by following the instructions at sarahjane.
39. Old Book Pumpkin
Use an old book to make this cute pumpkin. Find the instructions for this project at my CNY Mommy.
40. Halloween Wigs
Make your own Halloween or costume wigs using the tutorial on BROWN PAPER PACKAGE.
41. Witches Shoes Tutorial
When you check the witches shoes tutorial, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find a number of cute ways to use the shoes in your Halloween decor. Think wreaths, centerpiece and garland.
42. Framed Halloween Art
Decorate for your Halloween party by making these simple framed pictures. You'll find the directions The Pin Junkie.
43. Love Bug Costume
Not all Halloween costumes are the scary type. You can find the instruction for this cute little love bug costume on the favecrafts site.
44. Yarn Doll Ghosts
Yarn doll ghosts are pretty much made the same way all yarn dolls are made. But you can check out the instructions if you wish.
45. Make a Halloween Garland
46. Spider Wreath
Be sure you go to the Dollar store to buy the spiders you'll need for this spider wreath and all the other spiders you'll need for your Halloween decorating.
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