If you are as Halloween-obsessed as we are here at Kids Activities Blog, you are going to love these DIY Halloween decorations and ideas. Halloween decor can be expensive and time-consuming, but these DIY ideas are scary easy!
Nothing is better than home sweet home…especially when transformed with these scary sweet, scary surprising or scary scary DIY Halloween decor ideas. Homemade do-it-yourself is not only a much cheaper alternative, but can be a fun Halloween craft activity for the entire family.
We truly believe that it isn’t just about the decoration result, but about the haunting fun it will be to create it. So let your ghoulish creativity express its devilish self and make something cool this year. These ideas are cheap, affordable, inexpensive, don’t have to be bought, homemade, quick and easy Halloween fun.
Quick and Easy Homemade Halloween Decorations
Make, build and craft these super adorable homemade Halloween decoration ideas. Some will become heirlooms for future years and some will just be a fun afternoon spent with the family.
This project is a fun one to do with your kids. Create a night light jack-o-lantern from the contents of your recycling bin, glue, and some colored tissue paper! The only drawback was that my kids used it WAY past Halloween...and Christmas...and Valentines Day...! It actually became a permanent fixture next to their bed on a night table.
I found myself picking up tons of those cute little pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, grocery store and home store. I couldn't help myself! They are so cute! But what in the world can you do with them at home? Check out this idea that is a fun home decor.
Home decor takes on a monster flair with these fun (and frighteningly cute) homemade frames that pair perfectly with your family photos. Simplistically Living guides us through the easy craft tutorial. By the way, these would make the cutest spontaneous Halloween-themed gift.
This adorable kids Halloween craft makes a fun door decor. Make a Halloween wreath out of paper plates. <--hey! I have some of those already. I love how I Heart Arts N Crafts walks us through this simple Halloween decor idea that would be perfect for a classroom craft, after-school activity or family night fun!
If you have/know someone with a baby then you know how many baby food jars are available to upcycle! This is the cutest idea. Follow the DIY tutorial from While He Was Napping to create Frankenstein, Ghost or Jack-o-Lantern. I think I might need all three!
Sparkly Halloween decorations are created from salt dough with this traditional Halloween kids craft from KC Adventures. Follow the simple instructions for an afternoon of creation and then decoration.
Oh the cuteness! Choose whether to transform a jar into a monster or a pumpkin (or do both). Fantastic Fun and Learning provides simple instructions on how to build these adorable Halloween decor items.
Based on the traditional paper doll garland, this mummy garland will be fun for the kids to decorate and then hang. Follow the steps on KC Adventures to transform simple craft supplies into Halloween decorations.
No self-respecting Halloween party table would be complete without a fun DIY centerpiece. I love that this one lights up and is full of color and whimsy. Follow the DIY instructions from Sunshine and Hurricanes to fashion this fantastic decor.
Simple craft supplies are transformed into window decor that can be customized for any home. Diva of DIY shows the easy steps to making your own homemade window clings using fabric paint. I couldn't bear to remove mine last year...shhhhhh!
Grab your toddler and use her foot for one of the necessary supplies in this DIY window cling project! I love the idea of saving that footprint forever as part of your regular Halloween decor. I Heart Arts N Crafts shares an easy tutorial that you can complete even with a toddler!
Frighteningly Festive? Some Halloween decor is so cute it really isn't scary. This felt garland took inspiration from paper chains and is a colorful addition to any Halloween decor. Mosswood Connections has all the helpful steps to complete.
These 15 Epic Dollar Store Halloween Hacks will make your holiday so much easier, and keep you on (or under) budget!
The biggest secret to finding the best Dollar Store Halloween hacks, is keeping an open mind. When you go in to the store, have a loose idea of the decorations you are hoping to create, but stay flexible enough that your creativity and imagination can work with whatever you might find! I have found some of the pieces for my favorite Halloween crafts in aisles outside of the Halloween section.
I love how Polka Dot Chair describes this adorable Halloween decoration idea, "Add a bit of whimsy to your Halloween Porch decorations this year with these Floating Witch Hat luminaries! They even light up, making them a fun and only slightly eerie Halloween decorating idea." Follow the directions to create these spooky masterpieces for your yard or porch.
A cuter Halloween wreath for your front door? Nevermore. This inspired Raven wreath is created from a paper bag. So grab your recycling bin, Crafty Journal's simple DIY instructions and your sense of crafting adventure.
Bats! Bats! Bats! They will be flying all around your light at Halloween this year with a fun (& easy DIY project) from While He Was Napping. You can follow the step by step directions to make this for your Halloween decor.
Inspired by pumpkin patches and traditional kids crafts, the Pumpkin Garland is a classic DIY project you won't want to skip this Halloween. Use the directions provided by Doodles and Jots to decorate anywhere that needs a little Halloween magic.
This witch craft (get it?) is not the easiest project on our list of homemade Halloween decor, but it is one of my favorites! If you are willing to put in a little effort, these DIY wicked witch legs from Grillo Designs are sure to bring a smile. A bonus is the recipe for make-it-yourself mod podge.
If you are looking for simple, easy to make, inexpensive and above all, not scary then this group of ideas from Caseperlatesta has you covered for DIY Halloween decorations. My favorite are the easy tissue paper ghosts. In a matter of minutes, you can have an entire room of child-friendly party decor.
Transform black paper, colored tissue paper and clear contact paper with scissors and a pencil into these adorable stained glass pumpkin Halloween decorations. I can't wait to see the colorful decor hanging in our windows. Mosswood Connections shares this DIY stained glass tutorial that she did with her second grader as a art project.
Spiders are frightening and the perfect addition to any Halloween decor. What I love about this simple Halloween craft that kids will love helping out with is that it takes some of the best Dollar Store finds and creates a quick paper plate based wreath. Oh, and I learned about Creepy Cloth...it is all quite colorful and fun from Crafty Journal.
These adorable DIY ghosts are easy kids Halloween crafts, yet tough enough to be outdoor Halloween decorations because they are made of recycled material. Grab the white and black paint, some old CDs, twine and the kids. Danya Banya will show us how to create the spooky outside decor!
Halloween Decorations Ideas for Kids
One of the things we have always stressed at Kids Activities Blog is it is more about the process and family time together than the result. What is fun with these Halloween projects is that many of them don’t need to be perfectly executed to have a decorative result!
Make simple DIY part of your family holiday traditions. Which project will be the first one you try?