5 Simple and Spooky Halloween Crafts for Kids

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There are so many fun things to do this time of year, and that includes all the spooky Halloween crafts for kids! My son loves doing crafts, especially when there’s a holiday theme! And Halloween just happens to be his favorite 😄🎃.

We have a few go-to crafts that we like to do to get in the mood for spooky season. And most of them can also be used for decorations around the house once you’re finished with them!

So if you’re looking for some simple and spooky ideas, here are 5 fun Halloween crafts for kids!

1. Maple Leaf Ghosts

maple leaves painted like ghosts- halloween crafts for kids

These maple leaf ghosts are so simple to make and I was delighted at how they turned out! This was one of the new Halloween crafts for kids we tried out this year, For these, you’ll need:

  • maple leaves (you’ll want fairly fresh, not yet crunchy leaves)
  • white paint
  • paint brushes
  • black permanent marker
  • scissors

To make these, follow a few simple steps:

  1. Collect your maple leaves!
  2. Paint one side of the leaves white and let dry.
  3. Trim off the stems and round out the top point of the leaf with scissors to get the ghost shape.
  4. Draw on faces with a marker.
  5. Hang up your spooky ghosts around the house!
These ended up looking really nice on our front door!

2. Witch’s Broom

The second craft on our list of Halloween crafts for kids is witch brooms! These make great front porch decor and my son (of course) loves pretending to zoom around on them! I love using natural materials for these because it makes them look even more witchy and authentic. And the best thing is that it’s basically free when you do it this way!

For these, you’ll need:

  • long stick/branch for handle of the broom
  • long grasses/brush, thin sticks, evergreen branches, herb stems, etc.
  • twine
  • scissors
We used some dried grasses and old dill stems from the garden, which ended up smelling amazing!
  1. Take the brush that you’ll be using and trim it to the size you’d like.
  2. Tie it onto the large branch you’ll be using as a handle. (I tied in two locations for extra security.)

That’s it! Easy, right? Use them as a front porch decoration, props for a Halloween party or let your kids play with them!

3. Twig and Pebble Skeleton

These skeletons are fun because they would be the perfect thing to incorporate into a human anatomy lesson around Halloween time! Isn’t it great when crafts can also be used as a learning experience? To do a whole skeleton themed day, these books would also be fun to read before or after doing this skeleton craft:

Here’s what you need:

  • 10 short twigs (for ribs and arms)
  • 5 medium/long twigs (for spine and legs)
  • 2 large rocks (for skull and pelvis)
  • 20 small pebbles
  • paint brush
  • white paint
  • black permanent marker
  1. Paint all of the pebbles and twigs white and let dry.
  2. Draw a face on the rock to use as a skull.
  3. Let your kids assemble! We pulled up a diagram for my son to use as a guide.

4. Scarecrow

Scarecrows are another great project to do near Halloween! Once you’re finished you can use it as decor around the yard or on your front porch. My little guy had fun helping me with the stuffing and promptly named our creation “Scary” once it was finished. To see how we made our scarecrow, check it out here!

5. Twig Bats

This was one of my little guy’s favorite Halloween crafts for kids! He loved making these and helping me hang them up around the house afterward. They’re super easy to do and turn out absolutely adorable! Check it out here to see how these are made.

Hope you and your little ones enjoy these spooky Halloween crafts for kids!

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