8 Quick and Simple Halloween Crafts for Kids

quick and simple halloween crafts for kids

Making Halloween crafts for kids can be lots of fun! You can involve the kids to do them together and simply double the fun quotient. It can be a sure-shot way to get everyone into the right Halloween spirit and celebratory mood. Plus, kids can show off their creative talent while having a pleasurable time. You can try your hand at some easy crafts so that you may pull it off sans much effort and time. Also, you may be able to do it by using things that are already available around the house.

8 Easy Halloween Crafts for Children

Here are some enjoyable Halloween arts for children to keep them amused and entertained for Halloween:

1. Halloween Bat

You can make this amazing DIY Halloween craft using a toilet paper roll and hang it as Halloween decorations.

What you Need

How to Make

  • Fold both ends of the toilet paper roll inwards.
  • Draw bat wings on a black paper and cut out the shape.
  • Tape the toilet roll horizontally onto the middle of the cut-out bat wings.
  • Paint the toilet roll black.
  • Once it dries, paste two googly eyes on it.
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2. Halloween Witch Hat

A witch hat can be one of the fun Halloween paper crafts for kids which they will enjoy flaunting!

What you Need

  • Black chart paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue

How to Make

  • Draw the figure of a witch hat on a black chart paper.
  • Also, draw some extra shapes like circles, bows, stripes, spiders on the paper.
  • Help your kid cut along the various shapes drawn.
  • Paste the cut-outs of bows, spiders, stripes on the hat with glue.
  • You can stick the hat on the wall as decoration or even wear it as part of Halloween accessories.

3. Egg Carton Spider

This cheap Halloween craft can be fashioned from an egg carton which is usually cast away as waste.

What you Need

  • Empty egg cartons
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Thick black thread or wool
  • Coloured paper for making eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to Make

  • Cut out the cups from the egg carton to separate them.
  • Paint them black and allow them to dry.
  • Upon drying, punch four small holes on every side of each cup.
  • Pass through the black thread or wool string from one hole to the other on the opposite side to make the spider’s legs.
  • Draw two circles on a coloured paper and cut them out.
  • Stick them on the cup to make spider’s eyes.
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4. Paper Plate Spiders

Paper plates can be employed to design spiders with ease. They make for some spooktacular Halloween decorations!

What you Need

  • Few small paper plates
  • Paint (any colour)
  • Googly eyes of varying sizes
  • Chenille stems
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue/stapler
  • Scissors

How to Make

  • Paint one side black of two paper plates and allow them to dry.
  • Chop four chenille stems from the middle to make 8 of them.
  • Curve each chenille stem a little to form a leg.
  • Hold the two painted paper plates together and place the chenille stem between them. Staple it down.
  • Similarly, staple the other legs too.
  • Close the remaining plates using the stapler.
  • Paste eight googly eyes of diverse sizes on the uppermost part of your spider.
  • Punch a tiny hole at the top and insert a string through it for you to hang it as desired.

5. Spider Web Craft

Kids are sure to enjoy turning out adorable spider webs. These are very easy to produce and make for delightful Halloween trinkets.

What you Need

  • Paint in Halloween colours
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun/glue
  • Yarn in white, black and orange
  • Scissors
  • Spider stickers (optional)

How to Make

  • Set two popsicle sticks in the shape of x and glue them together at the centre.
  • Take another popsicle stick and place it vertically. Glue the centre point.
  • Paint all of them black or whichever colour you prefer.
  • Take a long string of yarn. Tie its one end to any of the popsicle sticks.
  • Start wrapping the yarn around each popsicle stick.
  • Once the wrapping is complete, tie the loose end to any popsicle stick.
  • Do remember to leave a piece of yarn so that you can hang your spider web.
  • You can add spider stickers to your web to enhance its look.
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6. Pumpkin Craft

Your little pumpkin may be superbly entertained creating this pumpkin craft with a recycled item like a toilet paper roll. You can hang it as lantern or kids may simply play with it.

What you Need

  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Green and orange construction paper
  • Scotch tape/glue
  • Scissors

How to Make

  • Cut a small portion off the paper roll as this will form the pumpkin stem.
  • Next, wrap orange paper about the paper roll to see how much you will need to cover it.
  • Cut the appropriate size and stick it onto the roll using glue.
  • Then cut an inch broad strips which will be the pumpkin sides.
  • Put tiny pieces of tape on both ends of the strips and attach them to the inner side of the toilet roll.
  • Cut out thinner strips of the orange construction paper to fill in any gaps or openings of the pumpkin.
  • Be sure while sticking the strips that one side is somewhat flat around the rim so that the pumpkin can sit nicely.
  • Tape the part of toilet roll that was cut off initially onto the inner surface of the pumpkin.
  • Cut a leaf using green construction paper and paste it adjoining the stem.

7. Witch Broomsticks

Your kid is bound to get excited making these endearing broomsticks which are so apt for the occasion.

What you Need

  • Twigs or small sticks
  • Dried grass
  • A big stick
  • Rope
  • Scissors

How to Make

  • Gather twigs or small sticks along with dried grass.
  • Bunch them together, tying with a rope.
  • Take a big stick and place this bunch at one end of it.
  • Fasten the bunch to the stick with the rope, making a broom.
  • Level the ends of the broom by using scissors.
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8. Hand Print Witch

This craft can work as a card or invite. You can gift it as a Halloween treat as well.

What you Need

  • Black, green, orange, brown construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • White card stock
  • Gold glitter paper
  • Black sharpie or marker pen
  • Light brown tube cleaner
  • Glue stick

How to Make

  • Trace your kid’s hand on a folded green construction paper in a way that when the card is opened the fingers may be separated.
  • Cut out the trace and stick it on white cardstock.
  • Next, cut thin strips of orange construction paper and glue it on the top of the hand.
  • Cut out a hat shape from black construction paper and paste it above the hair. Be sure to make the hat pointy.
  • Add on googly eyes. Draw a smile and pointy nose.
  • Stick a thin strip of gold glitter paper on the hat.
  • Cut slits on a strip of brown construction paper and wrap it about a pipe cleaner to make a broom.
  • Paste the broom next to the thumb so that it may appear that the witch is holding it.
  • You can add a Halloween note inside.

Halloween can be a wonderful opportunity to generate some fun time for the whole family by getting everyone to do Halloween-themed activities. Make sure everyone invests in equal involvement and participation to work up the Halloween magic. You can set inspiring family traditions for the holidays along with your kids to ensure the best time for your family.

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