I don’t know about you, but it seems like every year in mid-September, my kids develop serious Halloween fever. They are suddenly on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, and they want to decorate the house and yard with Halloween decor immediately. 

Making Halloween crafts is also one of their favorite things to do this time of year, so I recently searched for a variety of Halloween craft ideas. 

30 Halloween Crafts collage with pictures of a peek-a-boo Frankentsein, clay pumpkins, Halloween wreath, Halloween slime, puffy paint pumpkin, playdough, toilet paper roll mummies, slime nails, pencil eraser stamp ghosts, black cat craft, spider paper plate craft, toilet paper roll stamp pumpkins, jack-o-lantern night light, toilet paper roll bat, pumpkin stain glass, pumpkin seashell, spider soap, witch paper plate craft, mini haunted houses, and a jack-o-lantern paper craft.

This list of 30+ Halloween craft ideas, includes some arts and crafts that can double as homemade Halloween decorations as well as Halloween activities for kids. 


Create a fun Halloween Jack-o-Lantern craft using a coffee filter! 

Kid in a blue and white striped shirt holding a jack-o-lantern paper craft up to their face.

Your kids will love making their own Halloween night light!

Jack-o-lantern night light lit up.

Make spooktacular Halloween soap bars at home! 

Clear soap with an orange spider in the middle resting on a black felt spider web on a white background.

Transform a wooden bird house into a mini haunted house.

Mini wooden haunted houses painted black with white ghosts and spiderwebs.

Create a Halloween suncatcher and display it in any window in your home! Via Mosswood Connections

Stain glass pumpkin, made of many colors with a jack-o-lantern face.

Decorate your door with a homemade Halloween paper plate wreath. Via I Heart Arts N Crafts

Halloween wreath made of green, black and orange tissue paper with a black spider on the right side, set on a white background.


Make a cute pumpkin craft using only a water bottle cap and paint! Via Crafty Morning

Bottle cap in orange paint stamping a black paper set on a blue background to create pumpkin shapes.

Craft an adorable pumpkin, mummy, or spider with none-other-than seashells. Via Mini Monets and Mommies

Seashell painted orange with pumpkin eyes, nose, and mouth on a black background.

Have some toilet paper rolls hanging around? Put them to good use as pumpkin stamps! Via Crafty Morning

Toilet paper roll with orange paint on edge stamping pumpkins onto a white paper.

Break out your puffy paints and create this fun art project. Via Emma Owl 

Kids of all ages enjoy creating these pencil eraser ghosts! Via Crafty Morning

Pencil eraser in purple paint stamping ghosts onto a white paper with a blue background.

Looking for a craft with zero “Boo!” Factor? These cute peg dolls fit the bill. Via Mini Monets and Mommies


Paint your nails so they look like they have slime on them! Via Totally the Bomb

Show one of these 18 kid-friendly movies at your upcoming Halloween party. Via Spaceships and Laser Beams 

The perfect sensory activity for a Halloween party! Via Buggy and Buddy

Halloween playdough sensory activity. Plastic sectioned container with black playdough in the middle and black pipe cleaners, white beads, googly eyes, and black and white decorations in the side sections.

Do you love candy corn? Now you can make your fingernails look like your favorite candy! Via Totally the Bomb

Whip up a batch of Halloween slime! Via The Best Ideas for Kids

Glass containers of Halloween slime, a green Frankenstein slime stacked on a white ghost slime, which is stacked on an orange pumpkin slime.

You’ve got to see this oh-so-clever Peek-a-Boo Frankenstein. No doubt, your kids are going to want to make one! Via Crafty Journal

Peek-a-boo Frankenstein craft, a green Frankenstein hiding behind two pieces of black cardboard that say Frankenstein on a white background.


This hanging bat is almost as much fun to make as it is to display. Via I Heart Arts N Crafts

Toilet paper roll decorated bat with sparkly green wings hanging over a blue background.

Use clay to sculpt cute orange pumpkins on the vine. Via Joyfully Weary

Small clay pumpkins resting on green glass jewels on a table.

Create a scarecrow photo frame, perfect for holding a picture taken at the pumpkin patch. Via Artsy Craftsy Mom

Make a popsicle stick witch frame to display your favorite Halloween photo. Via Crafty Morning 

Popsicle green witch craft with a broom and witch hat on a red paper and blue background.

Decorate your own Halloween bat and display it at home! Via Mini Monets and Mommies 

Make these simple cardboard tube mummies! Via Creative Family Fun

Mummy craft made out of toilet paper rolls with googly eyes.


These paper plate spiders are fun and easy to make! Via I Heart Crafty Things

Five paper plate spiders in the colors blue, gray, black, purple, and yellow on a pink background.

Check out these fourteen Halloween crafts you can make using toilet paper rolls! Via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Create an adorable itsy bitsy spider finger puppet. Via Lalymom

This playful spider craft will entertain your kiddos while they all sing the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. Via I Heart Crafty Things

Purple and blue painted paper plates with spider webs painted on and a black spider sticking through the middle of them.

Another fun paper plate Halloween craft! Via I Heart Crafty Things

Paper plate flying witch craft being held by someone over a black and white striped background.

This black cat bobblehead is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Via Fireflies and Mudpies

Black cat paper craft on a printed background.

There you have it – 30 Halloween craft ideas for kids! If you’re looking for more Halloween activities, we’ve compiled this list of 125+ Spooky Halloween Activities and Games for Kids.

What are you most looking forward to making or decorating with your kids this Halloween season? Please share your comments below!


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