It is officially October! Now is the time for all things ghoulish. I love Halloween. Every year as a kid, my parents turned our home into the most fabulous haunted house! We began our haunted house transformation by installing a giant spider web on the front porch with a massive spider sat firmly in the middle. Our entire family pitched in to transform our home by painting huge murals on the walls, installing black lights, and turning on creepy music. The neighboring schools even let the school children take tours of the haunted house! I was a tiny witch complete with a green face, witches hat, and black robes standing behind a colossal cauldron in one of the murals!
I have many amusing stories about growing up with a Halloween loving family, but it was always the lead up to the holiday that was my favorite. We started the fall season off by doing crafts about the fall harvest leading up to art about zombies, witches, and goblins. The month of October’s panacea was met with overwhelming excitement to go out and spend our evening trick or treating.
Don’t underestimate the power of a child’s mind to create memories about the most random things.
The crisp fall air and crunching leaves under our feet while going door to door trick or treating was another part of the evening that I loved as a kid. Getting candy was great, but the real rush is when you’re out after dark dressed as a scary witch or a zombie.
Now, as an adult, seeing the joy on Punky’s face during Halloween is fantastic. Today we’re going to talk about The Best Halloween Crafts for Kids, Pinterest Roundup style.
“Doing crafts in my family is a contact sport.”
To me, crafts are a wonderfully artistic way to express yourself. For the record, doing crafts in my family is a contact sport. We all end up with paint smeared on our clothes, glue dried onto the curtains, and crayon mashed into the carpet. As we like to say, if whatever project we’re doing isn’t messy, it’s not fun! I tend to buy water-based, washable products, though, so it’s easy to clean up the aftermath of our crafting sessions.
I trawled Pinterest to find the best Halloween crafts for kids, ranging from toddlers to teens. You guys, you are all such wonderfully crafty people! Many of the things I have listed, I remember making with my son, Punky. If you see your project here on the round-up and would like to be removed, please let me know by sending me a message on social media or an email. My intent is not to steal your content. I absolutely adore the crafts I’ve listed here, and think more people should see the awesomeness you’ve created!
Now onto the show!
The Best Halloween Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Paper Plate Monsters: everydaysimplemom.com
Puffy Ghost: thrivinghomeblog.com
Cotton Swab Skeleton: westchesterwoman.org
Popsicle Stick Frankenstein: gluedtomycraftsblog.com
Pumpkin Handprint & Photo Keepsake: teach-me-mommy.com
Cute And Spooky Potato Stamp Ghost Craft: iheartcraftythings.com
Egg Carton Spiders: kidfriendlythingstodo.com
Monster Suncatcher: lheartartsandcrafts.com
Salt Painted Spiderweb: toddlerapproved.com
Tie-Dye Coffee Filter Monster: abcsofliteracy.com
The Best Halloween Crafts for School-Aged Children
Flying Bat Craft: artycraftykids.com
Ghost Slime: growingajeweledrose.com
Pinecone Spiders: firefliesandmudpies.com
Oil Pastel Haunted House Art: simpleeverydaymom.com
Coffee Filter Bats: darceyandbrian.com
Plastic Bottle Frankenstein: ourkidthings.com
Popsicle Stick Haunted House: astheygrowup.com
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow: thebestideasforkids.com
Halloween Flower Pot: colormadehappy.com
DIY Halloween Lanterns: projectswithkids.com
The Best Halloween Crafts for Teens
String Art Skull: abeautifulmess.com
DIY Spellbooks: sewsimplehome.com
Dollar Store Halloween Mummy Décor: thenavagepatch.com
Crepe Paper Halloween Trees: aleens.com
DIY Gilded Insect Faux Taxidermy: thegatheredhome.com
DIY Terror-arium: thriftyniftymommy.com
Baby Yoda Painted Pumpkin: funmoneymom.com
Cheesecloth Ghost Craft: mamaguru.com
Harry Potter Potion Bottles: majorgates.com
Easy Halloween Bath Bombs: mommymusings.com
And there you have it! The Best Halloween Crafts for Kids all in one post. Some of the crafts may need a bit more assistance from parents, depending on their age and skill level. I think all of the craft projects included in this Pinterest roundup are terrific ways to get your family in the mood for Halloween!
I hope you enjoyed our “The Best Halloween Crafts for Kids” post! Next week’s Halloween post is all about fun Halloween themed food, so please keep an eye out for that.
Have a great day today, and make good choices wherever you are!