10 Halloween Crafts for Kids

These Halloween crafts will get you and your child into the spooky spirit of the holiday! And here's a fun bonus craft that's super easy to make: garbage bag ghosts!
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Trick-or-Treat Bag
Spend a fun fall afternoon with your child creating a trick-or-treat candy bag for her to use on All Hallows' Eve.
Halloween Painted Pots
Help your child turn an empty flowerpot into a not-so-scary Frankenstein or any other creepy creature.
Table-Top Ghost
Help your kids make a spooky centerpiece that's truly in the spirit of Halloween!
Halloween Block Messages
These block messages will look perfect in a window or on a shelf decorated for Halloween. Simply paint plain wooden cubes with orange and black tempera paint to create your own Halloween messages. Make several sets to give to friends and family as a Halloween treat.
Magic Broomstick
Every real witch needs a broom! Help your child create her very own broom this Halloween.
Halloween Candy Holder
Your child will love working on this project with you. She won't be able to stop thinking about all the candy that will fill her homemade treat bowl!
Wicked Welcome Witch
Scare away goblins on trick-or-treat night by hanging this bewitching decoration on your front door.
Gourds and Pumpkins
Blow up several small balloons. Coat them in papier-mâché, and allow them to dry and harden over night. Leave a hole where your balloons are knotted, so you can pop the balloons and remove them after your gourds have hardened. Paint your gourds in orange, yellow, green, and other colors. Make stems and leaves out of felt, and glue them over the hole where you removed the balloon.
Ghastly Ghost Decoration
Stand this ghost decoration near your front door or hang him from a tree for a haunting effect.
Molded Masks
Help your child create a custom-made costume with his own creepy mask to wear trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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