Tearing, scrunching and sticking are popular activities with younger children, and this candy corn tissue paper collage is a fun way to incorporate all those things into a Halloween craft! It makes a satisfyingly textural picture, too. You can see the finished collage below.
Scroll down for our monster collection of original Halloween crafts for kids, all of which can be adapted for children of all ages and are fun to do without too much preparation. We've got skeletons, witches, bats and cats, pumpkins of all sorts, candy corn, monsters and ghosts too, so with well over 80 craft ideas here you should find something that is just the right amount of spooky for you! Many of these crafts are perfect as Halloween party crafts, too.
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Halloween Craft Collections
Bat Crafts (10 crafts)
Cat Crafts (6 crafts)
Ghost Crafts (19 crafts) Lots NEW!
Jack o' Lantern Crafts (26 crafts) Lots NEW!
Monster Crafts (15 crafts)
Skeleton Crafts (9 crafts)
Spider Crafts (14 crafts) Lots NEW!
Witch Crafts (11 crafts)
More (Individual) Halloween Crafts
We used a variety of Halloween cupcake cases for this Halloween spider web craft and the effect was great - you can see how much fun they look in the window!
Simple but effective, this Halloween craft is a good excuse to get the paints out - and children will be excited to see their creations glowing when the lights go out...
This glow in the dark spider web craft is a great way to use up your glow in the dark loom bands this Halloween!
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Children love to decorate the house for Halloween, and here is a simple way for them to make their own Halloween decorations.
Here is a Halloween container for trick or treating which even the littlest kids can make and decorate, with very little help.
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These candle jars are simple and great fun to make, and a very effective Halloween decoration. But an adult will need to supervise everything to do with the candle - including, of course, lighting it!
This Halloween moon is so simple to do - but very effective. Obviously you will have to cut out the bat shapes for younger children, but they can still enjoy sticking them to their "moon". For an even quicker version, substitute a white paper plate for the silver card.
Older kids will enjoy cutting out some spooky witches and bats to hang from this Halloween moon mobile. For a family or group project, perhaps younger children can paint the moon?
This is a simple technique for making prints which children of all ages will be able to have a go at, and it is a good "quiet" activity for a Halloween party (although we wouldn't advise trying it with a large group of kids as things can get messy!) The finished Halloween prints loo
This Halloween silhouette painting makes use of our Halloween templates to create a reverse stencil - it's a really clever way for kids of all ages to make a really effective Halloween picture, and the slightly blurred edges you get around the moon makes it all the more realistic!
We enjoyed this Halloween moon silhouette window picture craft so much - you can see we made a few of them! The bat and the witch silhouettes are particularly effective.
This craft can be adapted to suit any age of child - even the youngest will enjoy sticking the tissue paper on and seeing the finished effect, although you will obviously have to do most of the cutting out yourself.
It is always fun to watch the paint pull away from your wax drawings when doing wax resist paintings, and the effect with a wash of black paint for Halloween is suitably gruesome and spooky!
Make sure you save a large cardboard box to make this fantastic haunted house this Halloween!
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This simple jack o'lantern craft is a great way to light up the house on Halloween. Even the youngest kids can have fun with this craft!
These are great fun to make, and delicious to eat! They make a good activity for a Halloween party too - just provide a bowl or two of melted chocolate and the necessary decorations and let the kids loose on their own treats. Read online or watch our video below...
Make your own Monsters University tote bag with the help of these printable instructions. It would be perfect for collecting treats on Halloween, wouldn't it?
This gruesome Mummy Hand is a perfect accessory for your desk or tabletop this Halloween - and it is fun to make too!
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We have quite a collection of these little cats flying around on the front of our fridge on broomsticks at the moment! They make the perfect witch's cat for Halloween, but are cute enough to be enjoyed all year round.
Puffy paint is fun to work with, and kids love watching it expand in the microwave. Here's a Halloween craft idea with some orange coloured puffy paint...
This pumpkin seed necklace, done in Halloween colours, makes a great accessory for Halloween and perfect for a witch's costume! Alternatively, paint in more autumnal colours and make it as an autumn/fall craft.
This idea for drawing a spooky chalk picture is simple but fun and very effective - a bit of clever smudging can really add character and spookiness!
This spooky eye is so gruesome it appeals particularly to boys! It makes a great hanging for your house or classroom, and looks particularly nasty hung from the door frame or in a window.