‘tis the season to be spooky — and creative, of course! Whether you’re looking to create fun Halloween décor or even your own costume, we’ve gathered some of our favorite activities to help you craft your way into the season and have fun before and after fright night — trick or treat yourself to 13 scary fun Halloween crafts for kids!
1. Decorate your haunted house with Spooktacular window art!
From Jack-o-lanterns to black cats — these customizable suncatchers are just too gourd to be true! Grab a few friends for a Halloween crafting party and make 6 of your own suncatchers in just 3 scary-easy steps: paint, dry & display! Use the provided cording and suction cups to hang your art from any window or well-lit space — as soon as the sun shines through your designs, they’ll all come ALIVE!
2. Paint wicked awesome wooden magnets to scare & share!
Frankenstein, vampires, skulls, candy corns, pumpkins, and more — this DIY magnet set sure isn’t a bore! Craft your way into the season as you mix & match 12 vibrant acrylic paints and dozens of gemstones to bring 10 different wooden magnets to life. Whether you use them as handmade gifts for goodie bags or stick them onto a refrigerator or locker, these wooden magnets will add a boo-tiful touch to any space!
3. Have a freaky-fun sticker & tattoo party!
Set the tone for the spooky season, liven up your Halloween costumes, and make scary fun crafts any time of the year with our Halloween Sticker & Tattoo Party Pack! Add a little dimension and animation to your projects with adhesive foam shapes — stick on a little extra spook with over 450 stickers! From candy corns to itsy-bitsy-spiders, this bundle also includes 10+ temporary tattoos to get you in the Halloween spirit! Perfect for fright night fun and year-round creepy crafting, get creative, and use this craft bundle all season long!
4. Design boo-tiful glow-in-the-dark art that magically shrinks!
Ink it, shrink it, wear it, or display it — there are endless ways to create fa-boo-lous goodies with our glow-in-the-dark shrink art set! Use vibrant markers to color in all kinds of monsters, witches, and hauntingly fun friends, then throw them in the oven and watch them shrink! Poke a hole in your designs before you shrink them to create creepy accessories to wear and share — or put your shrink art on display to give your friends a little scare!
5. Make monsterrific Mixy Squish friends!
Transform airy, fluffy clay into all kinds of super squishy textured creatures with Mixy Squish! With 6 different air-dry clays full of crunchy, glittery add-ins — there are endless ways to mold, shape, and form tons of creepy creations! Jump right in and start creating — follow the instructions to learn how to make spooktacular shapes with tons of freaky features for your creatures!
6. Create your own Halloween garland and hang up the fright night fun!
Whether you’re hosting a costume party or you’re looking for a fun way to spook up your space, creating your own Halloween décor is so easy, it’s scary! Just snag any combination of rainbow, pastel, or natural fuzzy sticks along with some clothespins and your choice of cording, then head over to the craftiest corner of the internet to learn how to transform them into a ghoulish garland!
7. I’m melttiingg…. Into the cutest little boo crew!
You don’t need to cast any special spells to create your own Melty Bead Halloween Characters — just a little help from Craft Project Ideas (and adult supervision) plus a few melty beads of course! From black cats and bats to scarecrows and ghosts, fill a pegboard with any daring design to create your own coven of fang-tastic friends — let’s get this party startled!
8. Pick & paint the cutest pumpkin in the patch!
Bring a new pumpkin to your patch! This ready-to-paint ceramic pumpkin kit is the perfect way to spice up any space and light up the spirit of the season! Use green, black, and orange paints to create one-of-a-kind features on this jack-o-lantern, then place the included LED light inside the pumpkin and put it on display in a windowsill, mantle, or even front porch — this mess-free pumpkin decorating kit makes for a bloody good time!
Whether you use ‘em for party favors or DIY decorations, carve out your creativity and create paper bag pumpkins to make fright night a little extra sweet! Stock up on paintbrushes, green fuzzy sticks, and assorted acrylic paints then grab a paper bag, pair of scissors, a pencil, and your choice of filling material (like candy or newspaper), then follow these 7 simple steps to transform it into an environmentally-friendly Halloween project!
10. Vampires and witches and pumpkins, oh my!
This paint-by-numbers canvas set makes creating your own Halloween art as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just match the numbers on the canvases to their corresponding colors and paint inside the lines to bring a vampire, jack-o-lantern, and witch to life! This set comes with 3 ready-to-paint canvases, 12 acrylic paints, and 3 mini paintbrushes — making it the perfect activity to liven up any Halloween crafting party!
Creep it real and create your own Halloween costumes this year — don’t be scared, it’s way easier than you might think! Gather a few simple supplies, like felt, jewels, and glitter glue, then download our free template to trace & create a black cat or bat mask with them! Use your masks for pretend play, during dress-up time, or just for fun!
Who’s afraid of the itsy-bitsy spider?! These fuzzy foam friends are just too cute to spook — and you only need a few craft materials to create them! Whether you use them as props for spooky storytelling or as DIY décor, these foam spiders are a quick and easy way to get creative and just scream “Halloween!”
Keep all eyes on your favorite Halloween memories and create your own picture frame to cherish long after fright night! Just find a frame for your photo, then paint it, glue on some wiggly eyes, and keep the fun in sight!