Looking for the best Halloween crafts for kids? Check out this list of arts and crafts for the Halloween season. Try these ghost, spider web, monster, witch, bat, and pumpkin themed crafts for this spook-tacular season.
Why do Halloween crafts with kids?
Halloween just screams crafting.
At least it does for me. Maybe that’s the former teacher in me coming out: I always loved a good Friday Halloween art project. The joy kids have during Halloween craft time is really something magical.
Even if you are the least crafty person to ever live, Halloween crafts with kids is special. And this list of ideas is the best place to find them.
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Can kids learn from Halloween crafts?
Kids can learn from anything. That’s the beauty and joy of childhood: learning is all around them.
Whether it’s learning about how liquid and air interact in a ghost paint, what negative space is, or the way salt absorbs paint: this list may be crafty but it’s also oozing with learning.
In craft projects, kids develop motor skills, visual discrimination, hand-eye coordination, and an understanding of the “season.”
Halloween crafts are a fun way to teach children vocabulary and buzz words for the holiday or build seasonal memories in a way that does cost an arm and a leg or a nap time.
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The list – the best Halloween crafts for kids
Remember, Halloween crafts are optional. Don’t feel pressured. Do crafts if you want to. Your child will be fine with or without Halloween crafts.
Blow Painted Ghost
Grab a straw and some paint to create these funny little ghosts. The addition of the googly eyes adds a bit of emotion to the little guys and amps up the hilarity
Ghosts in the Sky
Using pastels, kids can create these spooky, seemingly invisible ghosts that are only visible once paint is added. It’s a fun surprise every time!
Grab a few leaves on your next outdoor walk to create some fun little ghosts. These are a perfect blend of fall and Halloween and is fun for both kids and adults.
This project combines two things I love: handprints and simplicity. It’s definitely something that you can save just to remember those cute little hands.
Set out some art supplies, get some glue and set your kids free to make their own little silly monsters. Easy and cute – done and done.
Frankenstein Handprint Cards
What a fun way to use kids handprints! Send some Frankenstein cards to family and friends, and get ready for some funny responses.
Paper Cup Monsters
Make a bunch of these with your kiddos and create your own little monster village. They are fun, silly, and easy – all the things that make a great project.
Monster Handprint Cards
These are too cute! Kids can make these to hand out to friends and neighbors or even mail some to friends and family. Can you imagine opening one of these? What a joy.
Spider Web Tape Resist
Giving kids a large canvas to use makes this an activity that kids are obsessed with. After they are done and the paint is dry, remove the tape to reveal the hidden design.
Spider Web Suncatcher
These cute DIY decorations are not only easy to make, they also turn out really cool! They are beautiful, especially when the light streams through them.
Salt Painted Spider Webs
Salt and water colors come together to make this magical project. It’s fun to watch the colors seep through the salt and the bright colors on black really pop.
Egg Carton Bats
Turn some used egg cartons into these cute little hanging bats. These would be cute hanging on a tree ready to greet trick-or-treaters.
Coffee Filter Bats
Coffee filters for the win again! Using “Halloween” colors kids can create these adorable little bats. Would be cute to have a bunch hanging around as Halloween décor.
Torn Paper Witches Hat
Create a fun and spooky witches hat using torn paper. This is also a great way to practice fine motor skills before kids are able to use scissors.
Salt Painted Witches Hat
This salt painted witches hat is a super easy art project and one that you probably already have all the supplies for.
Black Cat Handprint Craft
Not all black cats have to be spooky and these are an example of just that. Adding a few details to a handprint cut out, you can create the sweet looking little guys.
Nature Cat Collage
With a little help from your kids’ imagination and patience, found objects in nature turn into some cute cat collages. Every collage is different and fun in it’s own way.
Halloween Stamp Art
This quick activity is a great use of those Holiday themed cookie cutters you have around. They are great for little hands and an easy way to practice pattern making, gross motor skills, and color mixing.
Halloween Rock Painting
Painting on rocks is fun anytime, but adding a spooky theme adds to the fun. Wouldn’t this be fantastic to set outside with Jack-O-Lanterns?
Magic Paint Potions
These potion bottles are a 10/10! Household supplies and watercolors mix together to create a surprise chemical reaction and leaves behind these beautiful art pieces.
Squeeze Paint Pumpkins
A great way to decorate pumpkins without having to carve them. This drip painting technique is really special.
Watercolor Halloween Art
The geometric designs of these paintings make them truly eye catching. This is a great combination of math, art, and Halloween.
Frequently Asked Questions
The ones you have the supplies for and are game to try. What’s easy for one person might be hard for another so only make decisions based on what you feel interested in trying.
Totally depends on the craft and the kid. Remember to think stages not ages when it comes to deciding what to try with your child. Think about them and their interests rather than going by arbitrary age restrictions.
Don’t do them! There are plenty of other Halloween-themed options to try.