13 Halloween Crafts and Activities for Children

toilet roll bat

Who loves Halloween? Hands up! I do like spooky fun, all the parties and the dressing up. I think it’s a good excuse to unleash your creative self and have some fun. You can even plan something for every day in October, here’s a downloadable Festive Frights Countdown to Candy Halloween Calendar which helps you to plan a little bit of Halloween fun for every day. To help you with planning the daily activities, I have collected a few ideas for you. 

10 Halloween Crafts and Activities for Children

13 Halloween Crafts and Activities for Children

1. Ghost And Bat Bunting

Have too many eggs boxes going into the recycling bin? Why not turn them into some spooky crafts first? Check out this fun bunting from Blue Bear Bear


2. Edible witch wands

Such a simple yet brilliant idea from Daisies and Pie They are also perfect for Halloween parties and trick or treating. And of course a great way to get the children involved because you know… breadsticks and chocolate! I’m sure they won’t say no to those!


3. Fluffy Spider

How cute is this little black spider with googly eyes? My girl is currently obsessed with pompoms, so we will surely make this. Find the method how to make it on Accidental Hipster Parent You can also hang somewhere or maybe make some creepy bunting.

fluffy spider

4. Leaf Ghosts

Such a simple yet great craft idea from Simple Parenting All you need to do gather some leaves, dry them out and paint them. This would make a cute bunting idea too.

Leaf Ghosts


5. Pumpkin Chock Chip Cookie Monsters

I’m making these this year again due to the popular demand! This year I will try to get both children involved – wish me luck! Pumpkin Chock Chip Cookie Monsters

Pumpkin Chock Chip Cookie Monsters

6. Bat Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Toilet paper rolls are always a great and cheap way to create children’s craft and why not recycle them? There’s plenty of ways you can create Halloween crafts with them : Curious and Geeks has a bit of a selection on her blog. I love them all but my favourite has to be this cute bat:

toilet roll bat

7. Spider Soup

Spider soup, anyone? There’s five great Halloween activities for toddlers on Sophie’s Nursery and they are all adorable, but I picked this really creative game which great for their gripping muscles.

spider soup

8. Monster House

This has to be my favourite on the list: you can go totally wild with your imagination creating this monster house. Use anything you have got at home and design your own or follow this easy step-by-step guide by Motherhood Diaries

Monster House


9. Ghostly Milk Ghouls

These are a great way to recycle your milk bottles! All you need is milk bottles, permanent markers and battery operated tea lights. This idea comes from A Rose Tinted World and I love it for the extra spookiness factor of it!

halloween milk bottles



10. Easy Halloween Tree

I love this way of decorating the house, the halloween tree by Daisies and Pie looks like a good fun for all age! They’re easy to make and you can go wild or simple with your little Halloween ornaments.


11. Messy Fun: Autumn Leaf Sun Catchers

The idea comes from Mummy Cat Notes and if your child likes messy and sensory fun like mines do – this would be great fun for them. Even really small children can enjoy this. Check out her exact method on her blog.

leaf sun catcher

12. Spider Cupcakes

Another edible spooky yumminess: spider cupcakes from Baby Budgeting With these, you are going to be the star parent of the trick or treat route for sure and the kids would love them!

spider cupcakes

13. Halloween Wreath From An Old T-shirt

Another great idea – a great way to recycle an old t-shirt! Totally gorgeous and environmentally friendly. It’s from Blue Bear Wood and you can find the instructions on her blog. We will be definitely making this!

halloween wreath


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Anosa - MyrabevLife October 4, 2018 - 4:11 pm

I am loving all of these craft ideas, I will be sharing them with my SIL who is looking for some Halloween ideas

Jenni October 4, 2018 - 9:04 pm

These are great, I’m going to do some of these with my son. Definitely doing the milk bottle one

Rhian Westbury October 5, 2018 - 5:47 am

Some great crafts here and the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies look and sound so good x

CurvyGirlThin October 5, 2018 - 11:46 am

I love all these activities. The ghost bunting is really cute – might need to make myself some of this!
C x

Laura October 5, 2018 - 11:16 pm

These are so frickin cute! And I love that they are relatively easy to do. I am actually tempted to try some with the kids in the holidays.

forkwardthinkingfoodinista October 6, 2018 - 9:51 am

How creative! Love the fluffy spider and also those yummy but spooky looking monster cookies too x

TheDenaEdit October 7, 2018 - 11:22 am

There’s some great ideas here. My favourite has to be the ghostly milk ghouls!

Deborah Patrick October 8, 2018 - 1:04 pm

These are some insanely cute Halloween crafts! I will be sure to do some with my youngest – thank you!


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