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A costumed child holding a bucket.

Trick or Treat Jack-'o-Lantern BucketAfter two years of being trapped at home due to the pandemic, we can finally go out and this time, the city is organizing trick or treat for kids.


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Ghost Party FavorsMake little ghost favors using a whole walnut for the head and a double Kleenex for the "sheet" and tie thin orange and black ribbons around the neck. Use a fine marker for eyes and mouth.


A mini pumpkin on a flashlight.

Mini Pumpkin Flashlight LanternPerfect for Tricker or Treating in the dark with young ones and a fantastic craft for the family to make. A illuminated that glows with its grinning face.


CD Pumpkin Wall Decorations - three finished pumpkins on black background

CD Pumpkin Wall DecorationsDo you have old CDs, blank CDs, any kind of CDs you don't need anymore? You can turn them into pumpkin decorations!


Pom Pom Spider - glue on eyes

Pom Pom SpiderYou can make cute and simple spiders using pom poms, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. This craft can be done with kids and used in the spider hunt game!


Paper Monster Rings - child's hand with a black cat, Jack 'o Lantern, vampire, and Frankenstein ring their fingers

Paper Monster RingsCreate this cute little rings as an addition to your kid's costume. You can draw or print out patterns found on the internet. Let your kids join in while doing this fun craft.


Foil Spiders - four spiders

Making Foil SpidersUse everyday aluminum foil and pipecleaners to make these creepy spider decorations. They are perfect for kids to make for Halloween.


Halloween Candy Spiders - spider surrounded by candies

Making Halloween Candy SpidersThese adorable spiders can be made with your favorite Halloween candy and pipe cleaners. They make great party favors or crafts for a kids' party.


Halloween Craft Stick Puzzles - two craft stick puzzles

Making Halloween Craft Stick PuzzlesCraft stick puzzles are fun to make and equally fun for young children to play with. Make friendly Halloween themed puzzles following the instructions provided below.


Halloween Toothbrush Spray Painting - finished artwork

Making a Halloween Toothbrush Spray PaintingThe whole family can join in on making a Halloween painting. You don't need a can of spray paint to create the sprinkled/spattered effect. Just use an old toothbrush and have fun.


Melted Crayon as Halloween Favors - remove crayon from the mold

DIY Melted Crayon as Halloween FavorsThese Halloween themed molded crayons are a great way to use up old, broken crayons. They are a great kids craft or a perfect candy alternative to hand out on Halloween.


Paper Ghost Banner - hanging ghost banner

Making a Paper Ghost BannerHave the kids help make this Halloween paper ghost banner. Displaying banners is a great way to decorate for the seasons and other special events.



Halloween Hand Puppet - a witch and a vampire paper hand puppet

Making Halloween Hand PuppetsUse colored paper to make these, fun to play with, Halloween hand puppets. They are a great addition to a party or family gathering on All Hallows' Eve. This page includes instructions for making a vampire and a witch. Use your creativity to fashion other characters.


Milk Lid Pumpkin Magnets  - two finished pumpkin magnets

Making Milk Lid Pumpkin MagnetsSimply paint some milk or juice carton lids orange and create these cute pumpkin magnets with pipe cleaner stems and vines. You will find photos and instructions for making milk lid pumpkin magnets on this page.


Floating Ink Ghost Race - playing floating ghosts

Making a Floating Ink Ghost RaceThese floating ink ghosts are a fun science experiment and a game all at the same time. This is a fun and easy activity for a Halloween party or in your classroom.


Halloween Seasonal Frame - finished frame with a black bat also glued on the upper corner opposite the spider

Making a Halloween Seasonal FrameThis is a page about making Halloween seasonal frames. These easy to make photo frames are a great kids craft. You can add a magnet to use them on the fridge and customize them any way you want.


Bottle Cap Pumpkin Stamping  - vines added

Bottle Cap Pumpkin StampingThis is a page about bottle cap pumpkin stamping. A bottle camp is used as a simple stamp to make these cute pumpkins. This is a great kids craft too!


Tissue Paper Ghosts Decor

How to Make Easy Tissue Paper GhostsThis is a good craft to work on with your kids. Using white tissue paper stuffed with recycled newspaper you can make as many of these fun ghosts as you like. This is a page about how to make easy tissue paper ghosts.


Tissue Paper Covered Jack-o-Lantern Treat Cup

Tissue Paper Covered Jack-o-Lantern Treat CupThis is an easy to do craft for children or adults who appreciate a reminder of the Halloween season. These cute little cups are so easy to make and can sit around anywhere. You can fill them with candy and other edible foods. Enjoy one during the Halloween season and make one up for a friend.


Halloween decorated plate.

Halloween Plate CraftA clear glass plate, seasonal napkins, foam brush, Mod Podge, and scissors are all you need to set your children to creating unique decoupaged plates for Halloween. This is a page about making a Halloween plate craft for kids.


Paper plate tambourine.

Paper Plate Pumpkin TambourineYour young crafters will enjoy making this pumpkin tambourine from painted paper plates. This is a page about paper plate pumpkin tambourine.


Jack 'O Lantern and spider stick puppets

Making Cheese Spreader Stick PuppetsThis is a page about making cheese spreader stick puppets. Stick puppets are a popular child's craft. This one uses the little plastic sticks in cracker snacks rather than Popsicle sticks.


Black bat with wings spread.

Halloween Bat CraftsThis is a page about Halloween bat crafts. Make these spooky bats with your kids to decorate for Halloween.


Puffy Cotton Ball Ghost

Making a Puffy Cotton Ball GhostThis is a page about making a puffy cotton ball ghost. Here is a perfect spooky Halloween craft for young kids.


black paper bat

Making Toilet Paper Tube BatsThis is a page about toilet paper tube bats. Recycled toilet paper tubes work well to make these decorative bats.


three decorated pencils

Making Googly Eye PencilsThis is a page about making googly eye pencils. These inexpensive decorated pencils are a great Halloween craft the kids can help make and give as gifts to friends.


Finished Halloween Q-Tip Skeleton

Making a Q-Tip SkeletonThis is a simple, fun kids craft to make with your children. This is a page about making a Q-tip skeleton.



Finished treat bag.

Halloween Kraft Treat BagThis is a page about making a Halloween kraft treat bag. A fun, simple project to share Halloween goodies is a decorated paper bag.


painted pumpkin 3

Painting Mini PumpkinsThis is a page about painting mini pumpkins. Decorating little pumpkins with paint and glitter can be a inexpensive Halloween party activity for the kids.


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Making a Paper Plate Jack-O'-LanternThis is a page about making a paper plate Jack-o-lantern. Plan on making this cute kids' Halloween craft. It would make a nice alternative to carving a pumpkin for your little ones.


Making a Halloween MobileThis is a page about making a halloween mobile. A Halloween mobile is a great decoration to make your home ready for the holiday.


Embroidery Hoop Jack-O-Lantern

Making an Embroidery Hoop Jack-O'-LanternThis is a page about making an embroidery hoop Jack-o-Lantern. An embroidery hoop Jack-o-Lantern is fun and easy Halloween decorating project for kids.


kid crafted Jack 'O Lanterns

Kids Halloween Craft IdeasThis is a page about kids halloween craft ideas. "Pumpkins and bats and witches, oh my!" So many cute Halloween crafts you can make with and for your children.


Wiggly Bat Headband

Making a Wiggly Bat Headbandour little trick or treaters will love helping to make and wearing this cute headband. This is a page about making a wiggly bat headband. Y


Paper Plate Ghost

Making a Paper Plate GhostThis page is about making a paper plate ghost. Inexpensive, simple Halloween decoration you can make with youngsters.


Ghost Finger Pen

Making a Ghost Finger PenThis is a page about making a ghost finger pen. Halloween is a good time for getting the kids involved in making fun and spooky crafts.


Halloween Skeleton Crafts

Halloween Skeleton CraftsThis page contains Halloween skeleton crafts. A popular theme for Halloween decorations are skeletons.


Paper egg crate maraca that looks like a pumpkin.

Mini Pumpkin MaracasShake, shake, shake to the music with these cute little pumpkin themed maracas. A fun fall craft for kids.


Floating Ink Ghost Race - playing floating ghosts

Floating Ink Ghost RaceThis is a fun racing game you can make with markers, water, a plate and straws. Objects drawn in dry erase markers can float on water when done properly, and it makes for an awesome race. Just blow at your drawings with straws and watch them speed across your water-filled plate.


Halloween Toothbrush Spray Painting - finished artwork

Halloween Toothbrush Spray PaintingSpray paint can be expensive. When you have something simple to do with your kid and you need spray paint but you can't afford one, use a clean old toothbrush. Today, I'm teaching Halloween arts using the effect of stencils and a toothbrush.


Kid's Fall Owl Decor Craft - finished owl with eyes, beak, and feet glued in place

Kid's Fall Owl Decor CraftBefore tossing out your raked leaves, you can make this fun owl decor piece. it is very easy and fun to make with simple supplies - construction paper, googly eyes, scissors, and glue!


Finished Halloween Q-Tip Skeleton

Halloween Q-Tip SkeletonThis is a super easy Halloween craft that would be fun to do with kids. Have fun making skeletons in different positions.


Pom Pom Pumpkin

Pom Pom PumpkinMy little guy loves "punkees", but most pumpkin items aren't really appropriate for a toddler. I made him this pom pom pumpkin and he seems to really enjoy it!


Paper Web and Spider Toss Game - finished web and spider, ready to play

Paper Web and Spider Toss GameHere is a a fun kid friendly Halloween game. The object of the game is to try to have the spider land on any color web. You can make fun prizes if you're hosting a party, but the kiddos just had fun if the spider landed on a color. Each time they made it on the spider, they would try to stand further away.


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A Jack-o'-Lantern made from a paper plate.

Paper Plate Jack-O'-LanternHere is a cute Halloween craft using paper plates and hand tracings. Learn how to make it in this short video.


A black cat made with paper plates.

Paper Plate Black CatHere's a cute kids' craft that uses paper plates and paint to make these spooky cats. Learn how to make them in this short video.


Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Kraft Treat BagEmbellish a plain brown paper bag and fill it with Halloween treats.



Plate Ghost Decoration

Easy Paper Plate GhostsWatch this video and see how easy it is to make a simple ghost decoration out of a paper plate for Halloween.


A skeleton made from white Q-Tips.

Halloween Q-Tip SkeletonUse Q-tips and paper to make these cute skeletons for Halloween. Learn how to make it in this short video.


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