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Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids: DIY Projects for Fantastic Holiday Fun

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Easy Halloween crafts for kids are excellent ways to get them engaged and excited about the holiday.

These types of activities with holiday themes are wonderful ways to celebrate and add special touches to your parties and more.

Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy Halloween crafts together!

Boost Your Holiday Fun with Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is just around the corner, so it's time to start decorating the house and making it as eerie as possible (or just holiday cute)!

Crafting is one of the best ways to get your child's creative juices flowing while spending time together as a family. There are unlimited DIY Halloween projects that you can do with your children to nurture their artistic side. It also allows you to spend more time with your children and make unforgettable memories together. 

Here are some of the easiest DIY projects you can do this Halloween season with your kids to completely immerse yourself in the spirit of the season!

Happy Halloween banner with pumpkins and decor and child making ghost lantern.

8 Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

1. Ghostly lanterns

Ghostly lanterns are one of the most classic Halloween decorations of all time. These crafts are pretty simple to make at home. All you need are Mason jars, white paint, battery candles, and small Halloween-themed items. 

You can allow your kids to paint the Mason jars with white paint and then place their favorite decorations inside. Painted rocks, small Halloween toys, and googly eyes are cute ideas.

Then, place a battery-operated candle inside and your ghostly lanterns are ready! Your kids can decide where to put these lanterns in the backyard or on the kitchen table. This short and fun project is fantastic for kids of any age to decorate for Halloween. 

Recommended Supplies for Making Ghostly Lanterns


You can use Mason jars or recycled jars that you've saved and cleaned.

White Paint

You can use white craft paint that you have. Washable paint can work well (and is wonderful for clean-up).

Battery Candles

These small battery-powered candles are super cool for crafts.

Googly Eyes

Try different sizes and color of googly eyes to make your ghostly lanterns unique.

2. Halloween-themed rocks

If you want to do something that involves nature, it's time to let your kids outside for a rock hunt! You can allow them to pick some from the backyard or go to the nearby park. DIY rock painting is an excellent way for kids to make Halloween decorations without spending much on crafts.

Once kids collect a few of their favorite rocks, give them white paint and black markers. Kids can draw skeletons, ghosts, cobwebs, or anything else that reminds them of Halloween. OR you can give them a full palette of colors to get creative with!

When dry, you can place these rocks around the house or pile them near the entrance. Rock painting allows kids to be as creative as they use their imagination and interpretation of the spooky season. 

Recommended Supplies for Making DIY Halloween Painted Rocks


Use rocks or large pebbles you find in your yard or park. OR buy ones with specific colors and sizes.

Paint perfect for Rocks!

My boys and I have found it best to use this type of paint when decorating rocks.

Paint Pens for Rocks

Use rocks or large pebbles you find in your yard or park. OR buy ones with specific colors and sizes.

3. Monster masks

Most kids adore wearing masks. And monsters are essential parts of Halloween decorations. Combine those two things and you have a fun DIY project for everyone in the family. And the best thing is that you can use supplies in the house to make them!

If your children are too young, you can draw monsters and allow them to paint. Otherwise, kids can let their imagination run free and design masks based on their favorite monsters. They can use paper plates, feathers, markers, and other supplies to make monster marks. 

Recommended Materials for DIY Halloween Masks

Paper Plates

We like these white paper plates because they have a matte finish and are easy to work with.

Craft Supplies for Masks

We love this variety pack of craft supplies for all sorts of creative fun.

4. Ghostly handprints

If you have some black construction paper and white paint in the house, a DIY handprint project like this can be a perfect Halloween activity. It's a fun way to enjoy a hands-on craft!

Paint your child's hand with white paint and place it on black construction paper

Then, get a few markers to draw eyes, mouths, and other ghost parts you'd like. These ghostly handprints are perfect for creative Halloween decor for your party or other ways to celebrate the holiday. 

Suggest Supplies for Ghostly Handprints Crafts

Construction Paper

You can use black construction paper or any color you like for creative ghosts.

Paint for Crafts

We love this variety pack of craft supplies for all sorts of creative fun.

5. Trick or Treat Baskets

You'd be surprised to see how many DIY projects can be done using paper plates. One thing you can make is baskets that your kids can take with them when they go trick or treating. Additionally, kids can help make these baskets at home for fun decor!

Buying baskets for Halloween can get a little expensive, especially if you want some specific prints or designs. You can make your own baskets and paint them however you want. Kids will have fun making a customized trick-or-treating basket to show off to their friends. 

Recommended Materials for DIY Trick or Treat Baskets

For this DIY project, you can use many of the suggested supplies from the other easy Halloween crafts for kids like:

  • Paper plates
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (or glue stick)
  • String (or yarn)
  • Googly eyes
Painted Halloween rocks featuring a ghost, skeleton, black cat, Frankenstein, and jack o'lantern for easy Halloween crafts for kids.

6. Mummy Candle Holders

If you have some glass jars around the kitchen, turning them into Halloween-themed candle holders is an incredible idea. You only need gauze or a white cloth to make your mummy candle holders!

Wrap layers of white gauze around the glass jars until they resemble a mummy. You can even add some eyes to make it look realistic. Then, place LED lights inside and put these little candles around the house to create the perfect spooky glow for Halloween. 

Suggested Supplies for Mummy Candle Holders

You'll want to have clean and dry glass jars (purchased or recycled). Also, you'll want the battery powered candles that we recommend.

White Gauze

You can use this white gauze or cheesecloth for this project.

7. Pumpkin seed art

A traditional part of Halloween is pumpkin carving. But, that's not the only way to involve pumpkins in decorations. Once you carve the pumpkins, collect the seeds and dry them thoroughly. 

Kids can paint these seeds any color and then use them to make artwork. You can draw Halloween-themed designs and have kids fill them out with glues and painted pumpkin seeds. It's a perfect DIY Halloween project!

Recommended Supplies for Pumpkin Seed Art

  • Clean and dry pumpkin seeds
  • Construction paper OR cardstock
  • Markers
  • Glue (or glue stick)
Boy adding battery powered light into glass jar decorated like mummy or ghost to highlight these easy Halloween crafts for kids.

8. Eerie garlands

Garlands are a nice and easy Halloween touch to add to your house during the spooky season. These crafts are simple to make and your kids can help customize them. All you need is string and construction paper. 

Draw Halloween-themed designs on construction paper. Cut out the shapes and put them on a string to make a garland. This DIY project doesn't take much time to do and can add subtle touches of Halloween throughout the house. It's also another excellent way for kids to be as creative as they want and develop designs that suit the season's spooky theme. 

Suggested Materials for DIY Eerie Halloween Garlands

  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • String or yarn
  • Hole punch
  • Tape or washi tape (to hang garland)
Girl making Halloween craft banner and child painting handprint ghosts to feature these easy Halloween crafts for kids.

Add a Creative Touch with Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays for kids. Its an amazing time to make long-lasting memories with your children. Crafting is one of the best ways to involve kids in your holiday preparations. 

What are some other easy Halloween crafts for kids that you've enjoyed? Please share your ideas in the comments area at the bottom of this post.

Wishing you and your kids a spooktacular Halloween!

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