December 18, 2014

Best Halloween Crafts for Kids

Holiday crafts are a great way to give your home a festive feel and they are a great way to get kids excited about the holidays. We have a few favorite Halloween crafts that we do year after year that are so easy anyone can do them and most of them use things you probably already have.

Paper Bag Pumpkin

Paper Bag PumpkinThis is a great craft for preschoolers and it uses things that you probably already have around your house (always a plus in my book). I used to do this every year when I ran my home daycare and it’s an old favorite with my kids.

This works for kids as young as 2 with adult supervision.

 

Ghost Feet Art

Ghost Feet Craft I love kids art projects that use hand or feet stamps. They are a great way to keep track of growth from year to year and they are really fun for kids to see them turn into something else. This Halloween craft is super simple so even the youngest kids can participate and it makes a festive addition to your holiday decorations.

This would be adorable put in a frame to bring out each Halloween!

Pumpkin Painting

Pumpkin PaintingCarving pumpkins is standard but I get a bit twitchy when my kids start playing with knives so I love opting to paint pumpkins as an alternative. My kids have always loved this activity and if you get creative you can end up with some great results that are a perfect addition to your Halloween decor.

 

Homemade Halloween Lantern Craft

Homemade Halloween LanternIf you are looking for a Halloween craft for slightly older kids, this one is perfect. It’s still simple enough that I could do it but the end result is some very festive, homemade Halloween decorations. You can keep it simple with a basic jack-o-lantern design or if you are feeling crafty you can try something a bit more complex. Either way, you’ll have some great decorations that your kids can be proud of.

 

Halloween Crafts from Around the Web

These crafts are definitely on my list to try next year.

Paper Pumpkin Craft

Paper Pumpkin CraftI love the simplicity of this. I wonder if it may be a bit tricky gluing the rings to the paper but I think this would be so much fun for younger kids to do. I know my almost 4 year old would love it. I may have to make the time to fit it into our Halloween plans for the day.

 

Q-Tip Skeleton

Skeleton CraftThis easy Halloween craft uses Q-Tips to create a skeleton. What a great idea! Since I have absolutely no artistic ability I’d probably use a foam sticker for the skull (or print something off to cut out) but the rest of this is so easy and it’s a great way to teach kids about their skeletal system.

 

 

Do you have a favorite Halloween craft? Be sure and add the link in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Rachel

Rachel knows what it is like to be busy and worry about balancing everything without losing your sanity. As a homeschooling mom of 6 incredibly different kids, including newborn twins (and one tiny angel who passed away at birth), she's just about seen it all . . . when she isn't too sleep deprived to notice.

Rachel holds a B.A. in English and is a former teacher. She is the creator of Busy Mommy Media and works as a freelance writer from home.

Comments

  1. We have a blast with Paper Plate Jack-o-lanterns.
    http://www.raejean-easyaspie.com/2009/10/paper-plate-pumpkins/

  2. My kids loved the ghost feet. Another craft they love is Halloween coloring pages like http://www.thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/Halloween.aspx?holiday.

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