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48 Fun and Easy Halloween Craft Ideas

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

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In this article you'll find over 40 Halloween, spooky and not so spooky, crafts for kids and adults. Kids love making all the scary things that we associate with Halloween, like: ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, spiders, ghouls, bats and witches.

I like to think that when the family plays or crafts together, they are making memories for life. Any activity, done as a family, is an activity that becomes a treasured memory. Decorating for Halloween is especially fun because kids love any and all scary things.

In this article I'm going to share with you some fun Halloween crafts. All the crafts will include a picture and the site name, where you'll find the craft tutorials and patterns.

For the directions to make the sock bats shown above, go to the Parents site.

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1. Spooky Halloween Village

Wouldn't you love to have a spooky Halloween village, without it being costly? Go to the Dollar store, purchase their inexpensive ceramic houses and some black paint. Then visit THE36THAVENUE site, follow the tutorial, and you are your way to a Halloween village of your own.


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2. Wood and Fabric Owl

I love items like this that can be used for a longer length of time during the holidays. This owl is a great Fall, into Halloween into Thanksgiving item. Find the directions for making this wood and fabric owl by going to All Things Heart & Home.


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3. Orange Slice Gumdrop Pumpkin

This decoration looks way to yummy to trust anywhere near kids. Find the instructions for making this gumdrop pumpkin at CraftElf. I dare you to take your chances that this will last through the Halloween season.

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4. Little Monsters

The whole family will love making little monsters for Halloween decorations. Anytime that the family does something together they are making memories to share for years to come. You'll find the instructions at ALISA BURKE.

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5. Tea Light Jack O Lanterns

Make tea light jack o lanterns and sprinkle them with glitter and you have a great Halloween treat.

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6. Potion Bottles

I love this project. Pill bottles and a glue gun writing on them is how this project begins. Be sure to check this out because you'll be surprised at how it's made. Go to MAGIA MIA for all the information you need to do this craft.

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7. Captured Ghosts

What would you do with them, if you captured ghosts? Put them in a jar?

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8. Phantom Ghost Children

This is not only easy, but fun and ghoulish too. Find the instructions when you go to Bargain Babe.

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9. Hanging Bats

This is really a cool looking project. Get mom, dad and the kids together for a fun time making these bats.. Find the directions at the All Free Crafts site.

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10. Whooo Me Owl Family

Make a bunch of these little hooters using lots of different color combinations. Very cute! You'll find the directions for this project at inner child fun.

11. Make an Easy Halloween Table Runner

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12. Coffee Filter Bat

Go to Buggie & Bean to find the instructions for making this coffee filter bat.

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13. Witch Topiary

This is a much easier project to do than you can imagine. To find the tutorial for making this witch topiary, go to Make It Fun Crafts.

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14. Frankenstein Noisemaker

What party would be complete without some noisemakers? This one won't make too much noise, but enough to make it fun. You'll find the directions at Parents. Number 8 in the slideshow.

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15. Brown Bag Halloween Wreath

Kids, have fun making this Halloween wreath using brown paper bags for the wreath. Find the rest of the instructions on the favecrafts website.

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16. Halloween Ghost Lights

Mom or Dad will want to help the kids make these lights....the kids can make the faces and drape the gauze over the ping pong balls. For these easy to follow directions, go to Craft Passion.

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17. Dyed Cornhusk Witch

Make cornhusk witches for this Halloween by going to Everyday Dishes for the tutorial.

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18. Halloween Silhouette Plates

These outstanding Halloween silhouette plates will need a place of honor when displaying them.

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19. Bat Candy Holders

This is a very nice Halloween treat, for handing out to the little ghosts idea. You can find the directions for making these cute and useful bats at mer mag.

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20. Halloween Noise Makers

Juice cans are one of the supplies needed for this project. For the rest of the supply list and the directions for making these noise makers can be found at favecrafts.

21. Fun Halloween Crafts

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22. Plastic Lid Monsters

Have a family day for making Halloween decorations. Even the littlest of the kids can help make these lid monsters. You can find the directions at CRAFTS BY Amanda.

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23. Pipe Cleaner and Yarn Spider

Make this spooky spider using pipe cleaners, yarn and google eyes. A great little addition to lots of Halloween decorations. Go to make and takes to see how to make them.

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24. Mummy Pencil Holder

These could be used to hold black or red licorice sticks (I was just thinking how good a licorice stick would taste right now) or...pencils. This cute project has directions on Craft Passion.

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25. Halloween Friends

Clay pots and Styrofoam balls will start you out making this group of friends. If you use small or larger pots, change the Styrofoam ball accordingly. Find the directions at the PLAID site.

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26. Candle Cluster

The instructions at Gotta Love DIY are really minimal, but the picture helps. Notice that the hot glue is applied to the top of the paper rolls, that's how you get the dripping candle affect.

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27. Play Dough Plus

Not only do you get a nice Halloween kids treat here, but you also get a great play dough recipe. Go to THE idea ROOM for the directions and recipe.

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28. Boo Crew

You'll have so much fun making these little guys that make up the Boo Crew. You'll find all the information that you'll need to make this Boo crew by going to the Make It: Fun site. Spooktacular!!

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29. Haunted House

Try your hand at making this glittery haunted house. To help you, find the directions at Crissy's Crafts.

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30. Paper Straw Bats

You'll enjoy making these paper straw bats to add to your Halloween decorations. Find the instructions at Too Many Hobbies.

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31. String of Ghost Lights

You'll get lots of admiring comments on this Halloween decoration. Find out how it is made by going to That’s What {Che} Said.

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32. Haunted Playhouse

Any little kid would love playing in this haunted house. Find the instructions for making one like it at alphamom.

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33. The Barn Owl

The kids will want to help make barn owl decorations for Halloween. You'll find the instructions for this project at The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.

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34. Crow Wreath

The Dollar store is your friend when you want to buy lots of crows for your crow wreath. Super cute, but creepy too.

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35. Lollipop Spider

This is one great idea for treats on Halloween night. A tasty lollipop spider is not all creepy, it's sweet also.

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36. Styrofoam Spider

Although I find this spider really scary looking, (I'm scared of spiders) this project may be just the one you need for a Halloween party that you are planning. Go to Purple Hues and Me for the instructions.

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37. Halloween Silhouettes

There have been so many times when what I really wanted to add to a Halloween decoration was some silhouettes. The Halloween silhouettes that you'll find at Make It: Fun is the perfect solution. Easy to make with Syrofoam, but could be made with poster board if that is what is needed.

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38. Paper Plate Halloween

A super easy thing to make is a paper plate Halloween bat, black cat or Jack 'o Lantern.

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39. Spooky Door Hanger

This is one of those simple, but really attractive Halloween door hangings. You'll find the instructions for making this spooky door hanger at Peek a Boo. A great holiday decoration when you don't have a lot of time to craft.

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40. Soda Booo-ttle Ghosts

Save up a few plastic bottles to make these boootiful ghosts. You'll find the instructions at mom it forward,

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41. Treat Bags

Make these super cute and easy Halloween treat bags for Halloween this year.

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42. Poseable Mummy

Get Mom or Day to help you make the wire body of this mummy, and then you can wrap him up for the mummy look you want. The instructions, with great pictures, for making this project can be found at FAMILY CHIC.

43. Easy, Spooky Spider

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44. Spider Ring

This cute and easy to make spider ring is found at CRAFTS BY Amanda. You'll find the instructions there too.

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45. Halloween Candy Pouches

Granted, a parent will have to do the little bit of sewing needed on these pouches, but the kids will love making and gluing on the faces. These would be cute treat holders to give to the Trick-or-Treat ghosts and goblins that will visit you Halloween eve. Go to gluesticks for the instructions.

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46. Mason Jar Scarecrow

Make a mason jar scarecrow to add to your Halloween decorations. A nice centerpiece idea.


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47. Mummy Mason Jar

Whether lighted or non-lighted this little mummy mason jar is outstanding. Make this as part of your Halloween decor by going to A Little Clairification for the tutorial.

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48. Haunted Pumpkin House

Find out how to change a foam pumpkin into a spooky, haunted house by going to MOM 4 REAL for the tutorial. I'm so impressed with this project, it would be perfect as a centerpiece or the focal piece for any Halloween party. Outstanding, and not difficult to make.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

Halloween is for all ages, so try one of these crafts. - Or leave a message.

DanceMomOnline on October 17, 2013:

Lots of great ideas but I particularly like the bat one. Different yet simple!

CharMarie on September 29, 2013:

Love decorating and doing crafts with my grand-daughters at Halloween! Thanks so much for the ideas!

qikey1 lm on September 27, 2013:

One of my sons loves to decorate for the holidays. Unfortunately his momma is a little on the pragmatic side. I do love some of these ideas though and I am going to pass them on to him because I know he will love them!

LunarCityLauren on September 25, 2013:

Great ideas! I have been looking for some Halloween based crafts to keep my niece entertained, so these ideas are perfect!

nickylv on September 23, 2013:

Lots of good ideas.

mommateaches on September 21, 2013:

Wonderful family craft ideas!

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on September 21, 2013:

Wow, what a collection of wonderful and creative ideas!

TommysPal on September 17, 2013:

So many great ideas. I saw a bunch that I want to make. Love this lens. Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing with us.

Fiorenza from UK on September 17, 2013:

Some good crafts here. Especially like the friendly looking spider on the pumpkins.

Julia Morais on September 17, 2013:

These are great simple stuff for kids. Definitely gonna try some of them out. Thanks for sharing!!

mindtrip88 on September 17, 2013:

I love so many of these ideas.

Beth on September 16, 2013:

Such cute ideas, thanks for sharing them.

tammywilliams09 on September 16, 2013:

I really like the pencil toppers, bats and leaves, plates, candy holders and door hangers. There are so many great crafts to choose from. Thanks for sharing.

HalloweenEnthus on October 30, 2012:

Love the Halloween Ideas

Kumar P S on October 28, 2012:

Great ideas ! Thanks for sharing.

LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on October 24, 2012:

Lots of ideas! Thanks for sharing

RedStone on October 23, 2012:

Very nice lens you have made,thank you!

anonymous on October 20, 2012:

Brilliant ideas! Thanks for a great lens :)

koolclipz on October 15, 2012:

Peope are SO CREATIVE. It never ceases to amaze me! Great lens. :)

Lisa-Marie-Mary on October 10, 2012:

There are so many great ideas here - it's totally awesome! And you're right - the egg sacs are definitely creepy, which is exactly why I'm going to check them out first! ;-)

cricketlady on October 09, 2012:

Cute Ideas! I love the candy pouches.

Pirobo on October 02, 2012:

Some great ideas here, but I specially liked your "Halloween Crafts: A Family Affair" statement.

flipflop4161 on September 30, 2012:

I love this lens! Thanks for the crafts!!!!!

mouse1996 lm on August 29, 2012:

So many cute and fun ideas.