50+ Halloween Crafts for Kids – Art and Craft Tutorials & Ideas

With this selection of Halloween Crafts for Kids, you will never run out of crafting ideas! From the super easy Halloween arts and crafts that toddlers and preschoolers can make to more challenging step-by-step craft tutorials older kids or you will love to make too.

Browse through our selection of best crafts and pick your projects for this season (for your home or to make in the classroom). We have included fun craft ideas for kids of all ages and with various materials; paper plates, pipe cleaners, pom poms…

Lots of great and easy Halloween crafts for kids, from simple ideas for toddlers and preschoolers to art and craft tutorials for older kids. Simple and fun.

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Looking for Halloween crafts for a specific age group? We have a few age-appropriate sections ready.

You’ll find lots of monster crafts, spiders, vampires, witches, ghouls, pumpkins and Jack’O’Lanterns, black cats, spooky ghosts, and all kinds of ghastly creatures to create with your kids. These are the very best ideas for the spooky holiday season.

Crafting at home or in the classroom?

We have you covered as we have a few Halloween craft ideas for every occasion – from low-prep easy craft ideas that will take 5 minutes to more engaging ones that kids will be able to play with once they are done. Many of these are great to have as an activity at a kids Halloween party to get them into the Halloween spirit.

1. Our Most Popular & Best Halloween Crafts for Kids – the Puppets

Halloween Puppets

These printable Halloween puppets certainly are one of the kids’ favorites at the moment.

2. Easiest Halloween Art Idea

Simple Halloween Art Idea

You don’t need complicated projects to make cool Halloween art with your kids – you just need an apple and a bit of paint to make these apple-printed Jack-o-lanterns They are so much fun to make!

3. Construction Paper Witch Halloween Craft Idea

Paper Witch Craft for Kids

With just a bit of construction paper, your kids can create the coolest-looking construction paper witch. This is a fun idea and there are many creative ways your little ones can go about how to decorate their witch.

4. Let the Kids Bite Into Their Books

Bookmark Halloween Crafts for Kids

In this day and age, where digital screens are trying to replace books it’s even more important to encourage reading. Let the kids make these cool Halloween bookmarks and reading will instantly become more fun.

5. Skeleton Anatomy

Q-tip Skeleton Halloween Craft

Why not create a skeleton with Q-tips? It’s easy and it’s fun!

6. Tape Resist Halloween Art

Cobwebs and spiderwebs make a great subject for Halloween arts and crafts. Apply tape in the shape of a spiderweb on a canvas or a sheet of paper and paint over it. Remove the tape and enjoy.

7. Make it Pop!

Pop Up Halloween Cards

Pop-up cards are fun and when you make a Halloween set? Oh, even more fun.

Check out our whole set of Halloween pop up cards.

8. Halloween Silhouette Art

Bat Silhouette Art Halloween Idea

Another super easy Halloween craft for kids is this silhouette bat project.

9. Surprise Cards

Surprise Pumpkin Halloween Cards Printables

Surprise! What’s hiding inside the Jack-o-Lanterns? Let your kids find out once they make these insanely fun Halloween surprise cards. This is a great project for all ages.

10. Halloween Clothespin Puppets Craft

Clothespin Halloween Puppets

Perfect for story time or dramatic play, these Halloween clothespin puppets never disappoint. If you and your kids love simple Halloween crafts, this one is a great pick.

Monster Halloween Crafts for Kids

From scary to silly, you just have to add some of these ideas to your crafting plan!

You can’t have a Halloween crafts party without making a monster or two… Or a whole bunch of them. We love getting silly and creating monsters – wiggle eye stickers or googly eyes are a must here, as they take the silliness to a whole new level.

Pick a project (we’ve spotlighted a few), go through the step by step tutorial and have fun creating your monsters.

11. Monster Corner Bookmarks

You’ll find cool Halloween paper crafts, silly toilet paper roll monsters, rock friends your kids can carry around (perfect craft for pre-k and kindergarten as it’s all about fine motor skills).

DIY Origami Corner Bookmark Monsters

Like the corner bookmarks above? See the step by step tutorial on making our DIY monster bookmarks.

12. Paper Cone Monsters

Cute Paper Cone Monster Craft

If you love free templates you will love this one. With our Halloween monster free printable template, you can make the cutest little monsters.

13. Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Monsters

Cute Paper Roll Monsters Halloween Craft for Kids

Transforming ordinary toilet paper rolls into all kinds of monsters is super fun. Let your kid’s imagination soar.

14. Painted Monster Rocks

Monster Rock Painting

When you are out and about with your kids, collect some rocks. With just a little bit of paint, you can turn ordinary rocks into all kinds of cool-looking stone monsters. With painting rocks, your kids can make scary or cute monsters.

15. Monsters Clothespins Puppets

Clothespin Monster Puppets Printable

Monsters are just so fun to make they deserve their very own set of monster clothespin puppets.

Black Cat Halloween Arts and Crafts

We do love a good cat craft, and Halloween is a great excuse to make a whole bunch.

Handprint Black Cat Craft

One of our favorite Halloween themed cretures to get crafty with is certainly the black cat. Younger kids will love making the handprint cat (such a great Halloween handprint art idea) – either by stamping their hands or by tracing them on black paper and cutting them out.

Spotlighting just a few of our favorites here, you will find simple hand tracing crafts that turn into wonderful cat and are perfect for preschoolers (toddlers even with some help) to 3D paper crafts that will bring a smile on any kids face.

Here they are;

Pumpkin Crafts and Jack o’Lanterns – Must do Halloween Crafts for Kids

Pumpking are an important part of Halloween! No real pumpkins around? Make a pumpkin craft.

Halloween Pumpkin Craft for Kids

One of the more popular themes with Halloween crafts ideas are certainly pumpkins and Jack o’Lanterns, and we have quite a few.

Featured above is the paper rosette Jack o’Lantern.

Bat Craft Ideas and Tutorials

Cute Bat Corner Bookmarks

We do love bat crafts and can’t wait to share more with you. One of our all time favorites is the lovely bat origami bookmark.

Vampire Halloween Crafts

Wooden Spoon Vampire Craft

Moving on, we have some specific monsters, as you can’t have kids crafts for Halloween without them.

I was always a bit fascinated by vampires, so these bloodsuckers certainly deserve a spot o their own.


Are you afraid of ghost?

Ghost Paper Plate Craft

We absolutely love making paper plate ghosts, as well as other ghostly creations. The swirly paper plate ghost we made is an excellent decoration, both for classroom or at home as it will twist and twirl in the air. How spookily cool!

While ghost sure cab be scary, we are sure you won’t be afraid of these ghost Halloween craft ideas.


Creepy crawly time!

Little Spider Craft for Kids

Love them or fear them (some of us most certainly fear them) spiders are a fun crafting project to do with your kids for Halloween.

We can’t wait to share more crafting ideas with you.

Owl Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts Ideas for Kids