Looking to have a little fun with your Halloween decor this year? Begin by getting an early start and tackling some of these crafts! Some are spooky, but we’ve included a few sweet options to make with your younger children, as well. In each case, the crafts offer a chance to work together, learn together, and potentially bond. Not to mention they could be the perfect Halloween party game activity to drop some iconic Halloween, ghost, and pumpkin jokes and make the night extra fun.
These crafts also have the spooky potential to be decorations for your front porch or home decor. Be the envy of the neighborhood, save some money, and put your kiddos to work. Of course, they’ll enjoy the haunted magic of it season, but most of all they’ll adore the time they get to spend with you. So have fun and make memories while you can — we all know that once they’re spiraling from a super rush on Halloween night, you’ll have anything but fun together. That’s okay, too, Mama! It’s the good memories they remember most.
Spider Web Plate
This cute little guy is the perfect rainy day activity to do with your littlest crafter.
Are you dying? We’re dying. Could this felted owl be any cuter? Sit him on a window sill or add him to your fall wreath.
Rustic Halloween Sign
Why spend a fortune for rustic, farmhouse-inspired signs from Hobby Lobby or Target, when you can make it yourself and personalize it as desired? This seems like a no-brainer to us.
Skull And Crossbones Wreath
A little creepy, sure, but it’s also super cool. All you need is a couple bags of fake bones you can find at any craft store or Halloween pop-up shop.
Dollar Store Crystal Ball
So you want to be a fortune teller for Halloween, huh? This spooky and cool crystal ball can be made mostly from items found at the Dollar Tree. Whether you use it for your Halloween costume or just set it on your mantle when you decorate for the season, either way it’s cute and cheap. And you can customize it to fit your current decor. (In other words, if a creepy skull isn’t your thing, make the crystal ball show something less morbid. The future is, quite literally, yours to behold.)
Super Cute Bat
Oh, ya know, just another fun craft to do with your kiddo. Maybe read Stellaluna that night or look up some useful facts about bats that you can share while you craft.
Pumpkin Monster And Melted Crayon Pumpkin (and more!)
This video actually has more than a dozen cool Halloween-inspired crafts. Our two favorites, though, both involve pumpkins. We love the idea of stacking pumpkins like you would snowballs to make a man or monster. We’re also suckers for any chance we get to stick a crayon in a hot glue gun. Just, ya know, take the paper off first.
As the original crafter mama who posted this craft suggests, there will definitely be a mess. This activity might best be done in a garage or outside on one of those sneaky warm fall days.
Got a Harry Potter fan in your midst? Spook up an entryway or patio by crafting a few of these terrifyingly simple to make dementors. Just keep chocolate nearby to keep everyone happy.
This no-carve pumpkin option is cuter than it is spooky and can be customized with your favorite candy or pins. Plus, it just looks adorable and is easy to decorate with children.
All you need is a bunch of googly eyes, white gauze, glue, mason jars, and a candle. Have your tikes wrap the gauze around the mason jars. It also helps to have a range of sizes. After each jar is wrapped mummy-tight, glue the googly eyes on. After you mummy jars are complete, put a candle inside and light it up. You can set it on the porch or steps, and you won’t have to worry about the fall wind blowing it out.