45 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. Halloween Pony Bead Bracelet
Do you need an activity for a kid's Halloween party? Consider making these bracelets. Find the instructions at sheknows
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 and More Halloween Art Projects
Imagine a whole classroom of these happy spiders. The kids love this project. You'll find this "Spider Headband" and many more great Halloween ideas in the Halloween Projects Gallery at Kids & Glitter.
6. Candy Topiary
I think this candy topiary would make a great addition to a Halloween party buffet table. Find the instructions at Martha Stewart.
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. Paper Mache Spiders
Give your Halloween decorations a scare factor boost by adding these creepy looking spiders. For the directions to make these paper mache spiders, go to all you.
10. Clothespin Bats
Clip these bats to a curtain or to a branch type tree to give your Halloween table a spooky appearance. Go to all you for the instructions.
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. Boo Mat
Make a cool Boo mat to greet your Halloween guests by going to the CELEBRATIONS site for the tutorial for making it. Simple and easy, but so useful and attractive.
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. Halloween Mobile
A cute and simple Halloween decoration to add to the party fun. For the directions, go to all you.
18. Ghost Cloche
I'm really impressed with this ghost cloche because it's made using a plastic pop bottle. Go to Crafts 'n Coffee to see how it's made. You'll have to scroll to almost the bottom of the page for this craft.
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. Painted Halloween Plates
If you've ever wanted to paint seasonal plates, see how easy it is by checking out this project at Painting a Halloween Plate. You'll have so much fun painting plates when you see how easy it is.
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 Magnets
This is an easy craft for the kids to make and they'll enjoy giving them to Mom or Grandma. Find the directions at Handmade Happy Hour.
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. Halloween Goblet Lamps
These super easy Halloween lamps are made using transparency film. Find the tutorial for making them at Halloween Goblet Lamp Craft.
25. Spooky Eyes Door
Put your guests in the party mood by greeting them with this door cover. For the instructions to make this eye popping door, go to all you.
26. Scary Solar Ghost
Buy the cheap solar garden lights (usually less than $2) at a discount or dollar store during early Spring or summer. Then make your house yard trees scary with hanging ghosts, come Halloween. Follow the directions at Making a Scary Halloween Ghost.
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
You'll have to scroll down on the page to find these pumpkin heads, but they are there on Crafts 'n Coffee.
29. Froggy Witch Pumpkin
Here is a Halloween craft that you'll enjoy using every year. Find the tutorial for making these little frogs at Froggy Witch Pumpkin Craft.
30. Witch Doorbell Greeter
Have this cute, little witch greet your door ringing guests on Halloween. You'll find the directions at all you.
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. Halloween Picks
Make Halloween angels or a witch by following the easy to understand directions found at How to Make Halloween Picks. Use the picks to finish out a display or use them in a flower or plant centerpiece.
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. Hanging Around Witch
This hanging witch is made using a pair of black ladies socks and a white sock. The stripes on the leggings are painted on. See how to make this craft by going to How to Make a Hanging Witch.
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. Outdoor Spooky Wreath
You won't believe how easy this wreath is to make. Go to all you for the easy, easy directions.
42. Witch's Potion Bottles
Decorate for your Halloween party by making these simple potion bottles. Start saving those interesting bottles that rice vinegar, soy sauce and the like some in. You'll find the directions and templates for the writing on the bottles at How to Make Potion Bottles.
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. More Great Halloween Craft Projects
Find lots more projects at Fun and Easy Halloween Crafts Ideas.
45. Make a Halloween Garland
© 2011 Loraine Brummer