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50 Halloween Crafts & Ideas

| August 1, 2012 | 19 Comments

halloween crafts ideasDon’t you just love a little bit of “Halloween Spook”? The one time of year to where you can let your hair down and get ghoulish. Putting this list of Halloween crafts together, really got me all excited and now I can’t wait for the spooky season to begin and have some fun with the kids. Bring on the Halloween celebrations!

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Luminaries

easy halloween craftJack O’Lanterns Jars

This are super easy Jack O’Lantern jars that even young children can help you make. They are quick. Easy fun. Check out the little video to tutorial to see how quickly you can make them!

 

 

 

halloween luminariesFrankestein Luminaries

For a differfent, but equally satisfying craft, we have Frankentsein Luminaries. Find out how to achieve this totally smooth finish with paint. Craft Kaboose tells us how.

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halloween lightingBat Luminary

Love the idea of simple shillouhettes… as per Me and My Bucket. Lovely (in a spooky way of course!).

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halloween luminariesPaper Bag Owl Luminaries

I adore owls and Autumn and Halloween is a perfect time of year to really indulge in them. I love these paper bag luminary owls by NY Cares Art Explorers. What a hoot!

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Pumpkin Cinderella

My ALL TIME favourite pumpkin decoration/ luminary, is this Cinderella pumpkin. I fell in love with it when I first saw it and I just want to make it every year for my kids. The idea is from Create With Your Hands. Magical.

 

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jack o lanternsClementine Lanterns

If you don’t have the space or simply don’t like large pumpkins, try your hand on Satusma or Clementine Jack O’Lanterns. Small. Cute. Fun!

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halloweenShadow Makers

Or… how about the “reverse” from light – shadows? I love Mini Eco’s Shadow Makers. Beautiful. Head over for a free printable!

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Decorations & Art

easy halloween craftAcorn Pumpkins

Ooooh I love crafting with acorns and I love Halloween, so how perfect is it when you combine the two? What cute mini decorations these make from Family Fun.

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quick halloween craftsEgg Carton Pumpkins

Ever since the “great Egg Carton challenge”, I have rediscovered my love for egg carton crafts. So when I came across this cute little craft, I of course was smitten. Mummy Guru gets crafty for Halloween!

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handpring halloweenFoot or Handprint Frankenstein

Oooh you may know that we are big on Handprint crafts at the moment and have done a whole alphabet on them (well almost a whole one… we will finish it soon), so I DO love this Frankenstein from the Filth Wizardry. They used a hand to do it, but I think a foot would work well too. Check out the post for MORE Halloween crafts!

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halloweenFelt Bat

Designed and made by one of se7en’s wonderful children. As you may know, I am a huge fan of this blog and you will ALWAYS find something that will delight you. Like this adorable bat. Go take a look!

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halloween scienceBubbling Brew

If bats are not your thing, then se7en also has some Bubbling Brew for aspiring witches! A great time to explore a little science whilst having some Halloween fun!

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halloween clothes pinsPeg Zombies

My goodness, these Zombies are simply perfect! The kids can go crazy in their creative spirit and whatever they make will look fabulous for Halloween! Red Ted loves painting clothes pins and we made some pirates a while back. He will adore these, I am sure! Scrumdilly-Do shares their fab idea. Aren’t they perfect for a Halloween Party activity?

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halloween Juggling Eyes

Oooh, I made Superhero juggling balls and Michele Made Me made Eyeball juggling balls! Hilarious! Be sure to check out Tip Junkies top tip for getting the rice INTO the balloon, it made such a difference to our craft!

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halloween pompomPompom Pumpkins

Another one of those crafts “earmarked” for the children – teach them to make pompoms! I love the idea of making little Jack OLanterns out of them. Clever! Me and My Shadow shares this cute little Halloween craft with us.

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halloween craftsPasta Skeleton

I have been planning a “pasta craft” with the kids for some time now, just never seem to have gotten round to it. Now we have the perfect idea thanks to Martha Stewart. How cool is this pasta skeleton?!

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halloweenOrigami Bats

I love bats, I don’t know what it is about them, but they are so cute! And I also love all things Origami. Great for kids learning to follow instructions too. Find your instructions on Nick Robinson‘s site.

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easy halloweenPipecleaner Fingerpuppets

I have seen pipecleaner finger puppets knocking around at Christmas and we do want to give them ago. So when I saw these, I thought they are simply perfect for Halloween? What do you think? A Halloween Craft from Craft Jr. Perfect.

 

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spider halloweenConker Spiderweb Craft

Love this beautiful and so natural Spider Web Craft over at The Imagination Tree. Isn’t it simplicity beautiful? And apparently conkers keep spiders out. Well I never!

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halloween craftsBead Pumpkins

Another lovely little activity to involve children in, are these little Halloween crafts that Naturally Educational made. Aren’t they adorable? They would look great hanging in windows or from a mobile.

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pumpkin halloweenShimmer Pumpkins

I also adore The Imagination Tree’s shimmer pumpkins – they bring some shine and magic to Halloween and this is a wonderful little craft that small hands can manage too!

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halloween ideasPumpkin Mummy

Another wonderful pumpkin, is this Mummy from Hands On As We Grow – again something that the littlies can help with and that all can enjoy! Pip Squeak would love the fact that there is a “Mummy” and a “Baby”….

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halloween craftCrayon Shaving Pumpkins

Crayon shaving art is something that we are yet to try out. We are slowly getting to the stage that the children have tired of crayons, so now would be a good time to give this ago. I love how The Artful Parent has created these adorable pumpkins (as well as some amazing autumn leaves).

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halloween trick or treating

Skull Trick or Treat Bags

Making potato printing (!) cool, Martha Stewart delights us again! Simply BRILLIANT! Trick or treating will be very smart this Halloween.

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halloween bowlsPaper Mache Halloween Bowl

Well.. once you have brought your sweetie stash home, you need to put them somewhere.. or when you are offering your Trick or Treaters their treats, you want a suitable Halloween bowl. Why not have a go at these adorable Paper Mache Bowls from The Long Thread?

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halloweenPumpkin Bowling

Ok, not really sure under WHAT heading to put this, but this pumpkin bowling is simply the funniest ideas?!!? And so easy and quick to set up! Jeanetics their Halloween Party fun ideas!

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halloweenFabric Pumpkins

Me and My Shadow made these lovely little fabric pumpkins – they would be great for kids and adults alike. I know if I made them Pip Squeak would be off with them to her toy kitchen and I wouldn’t see them again!

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Treats

halloween candy

Sweet Garland

Oh my goodness, how cool and how fun is this every so quick and easy sweety garland by Curlby?!

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halloween lollipopsGhost Lollipops

I know that these have been around in various guises for quite some time, but I still think they are ADORABLE! Lollipop Ghosts for Halloween treats! How cute! These are from All Halloween Crafts.

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halloween craftsVampire Lollipops

Or if you fancy a change, try these Vampire Lollipops…. oooh they will just make you want to scream! Aaaaah! Craft Kaboose shares.

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spider craftsSpider Lollipop

Ok.. I could go on for ever, so many great lollipop ideas, but just had to sneak in this little Halloween spider. Almost cute! I want one (?!). Preschool Craft, shares!

 

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halloween cake popsSkull Cake Pops

Mmmmh. I do love agood cake pop and I love how you can make so many different types. Here we have some Skull Cake Pops, perfect for Halloween indeed!

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ghost treatMarshmallow Dips

If cake pops are beyond you (I must admit, as much as I love them, they ARE a lot of work), check out Mummy Mummy Mum’s simple ghostly treat. Just clever (and yummy).

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halloweenSkeleton Gingerbread Men

ANY excuse to get those gingerbread cutters out. LOVE. From Our Best Bites. I need say no more. Halloween bakes sorted!

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halloweenShrunken Heads

I know I have featured these before on the Autumn Round up, but I love them… and I think we need to see them again. These are perfect for a spooky Halloween night! You see here “Apple Heads”, that become SHRUNKEN HEADS that you get to roast over the bonfire. Come on, which 8yrs old boy wouldn’t LOVE this as an activity!? Go and take a look and read about the yummy cinnamon and sugar coating too!

halloween treatsBrains in a Jar

How hilarious is this “Brain in a Jar”? Surely going to send the shivers down your spine! Living Locurto shares her recipe, as well as sharing some free printables for that perfect finish!

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halloween cakeMonster Cake

If one of my children ever want a monster cake, I think I will have to make this one from makoodle! How fab.

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halloween foodHalloween Burgers

I am finding it difficult finding the exact link to the original source for this photo, but I believe it is on Reddit. And it was too good not to share. Makes me want to go and eat a burger with plastic cheese on it!

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Wreaths

halloween wreathsGarlic Wreath

BRILLIANT. What else do I need to say??? Stylish, clever, perfect. It has Halloween written all over it. BC Living shows how to make this Garlic Wreath!

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Googly Eye Wreath

Oooh how goulish to have 100s of little googly eyes stare at you as you knock on that door… check out this adorable and yet spooky wreath from The Country Chic Cottage.

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halloween wreathFeathery Googly Wreath

Another eyeball wreath – but love the touch of black feathers. Fave Crafts shares their Halloween tutorial.

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halloweenBat Wreath

I love the simplicity of this bat halloween wreath and have to say that often “simple is best”.. this lovely Halloween Wreath idea is by Made On Maple go visit for full tutorial as well as other Halloween Craft ideas.

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Halloween Costumes

halloween costumeSpider Costume

Need some last minute costume ideas? How how about this brilliant Spiders Costume? Brilliant. Esp love the googly eye hat. Again Craft Kaboose does their thing!

 

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skull maskSkull Masks

Check out these simple paper plate masks – a quick craft to go with a last minute costumer (either dress all in black or all in white), yet beautifully design. Great for the “Day of the Dead” too. Scrumdilly Do shares.

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easy halloween costumeNo Sew Tutu

Make this no sew tutu in Halloween colours, wear black and hey presto, you have either a cute witches outfit or an abstract pumpkin outfit or maybe a pirate-y one. And I know I am bias, but isn’t Pip Squeak ADORABLE!

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halloween costumeUmbrella Bat

Oh my goodness, I love the idea of using an old umbrella and converting it in this amazing bat costume… apparently perfect for last minute Halloween  craftiness. From Evil Mad Scientist. I love.

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batman how toBatman Costume

And we made a batman costume out of The Englishman old suit trousers. Doesn’t it look fab? It was relatively quick to make and uses a black pair of trousers and a black t-shirt. Change them as your child grows and get more wear out of your costume!

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halloweenFrankenstein Costume

And just to finish off.. I have to share this totally adorable little Frankestein Costume from Parenting.com. And you know.. this Halloween costume doesn’t even look that difficult to make! No sewing, just glueing, what more could you ask for?!
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So… are you ready for Halloween? I do hope you found lots of Halloween Crafts and Halloween Ideas to inspire you to GET CRAFTY!

Hungry for yet MORE Halloween Crafts? We have 20 more to share with you + a video discussing them all!

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  1. Liz Burton says:

    Thanks so much for including my pumpkins.

    What a great round-up. I can’t believe how organised you are!!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    My pleasure Liz, and hehehehe I suddenly got the Halloween Bug… or is it Bite?!

  3. se7en says:

    Would you look at this cute post!!! Just so love it!!! I love it when creepy things are presented in a fun, light way!!! Thanks for linking us again and again!!!

  4. Ellie says:

    Thanks for including our cinderella pumpkin lantern – a great round up of ideas, how do you manage to be so organised?!!

  5. Thanks for including me! Great round up!

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    Ellie, I LOVE your pumpkin, just the cutest thing EVER!

    Angie, my pleasure :-) found your site via G+

  7. oooh thanks for featuring my marshmallow!

  8. Jenn says:

    These are great! I will definitely be bringing some of the ideas into my home this October!

  9. I love the wreaths! What great fun!

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