Halloween Crafts

My kids love Halloween, especially my daughter. It’s always a special time of the year because my husband’s birthday falls on Halloween. This year I wanted to do more crafts with my daughter because I regretted doing so little with her last year. Here are a few crafts we have been working on.


Who doesn’t love spiders!! This craft is pretty fun because you get to hang them out on those fake cobwebs.

What you need:

  1. Black foam sheet
  2. Hot glue gun or any strong glue you have
  3. Pipe cleaners
  4. Googly eyes
  5. Paint markers, paint or sharpies

What to do:

  1. Trace out small circles on the foam sheets and cut them out.
  2. Stick eyes on them. As many as you want.
  3. Hot glue the pipe cleaners on the back for legs.
  4. Bend the legs to make them look like spider legs.
  5. Draw faces on them.
  6. You can either glue string on the back or make a hook with the pipe cleaner.

Paper towel monsters and animals

You can really let your creative juices flow with this one. You don’t even have to make animals, you can make your family.

What you need (some are optional depending on what you want to make):

  1. Paper towel roll cut in half.
  2. Googly eyes
  3. Pipe cleaners
  4. Paint, colored pencils, markers or crayons
  5. Glue
  6. Cardstock, construction paper, scrapbook paper or regular printer paper.

What to do:

  1. Color the paper towel roll.
  2. Create a monster, creature or person on the roll using the craft materials that you have.
  3. Let dry and display.

Pumpkin painting

This is what I used as an alternative to pumpkin carving. For the little ones who are still too young to hold a carving tool, painting a small pumpkin can still be fun. These small pumpkins are pretty inexpensive and painting them keeps the children occupied for a while.

What you need:

  1. Small or baby pumpkin.
  2. Paint or paint pens.
  3. Paintbrush or paint sponges.

What to do:

This is probably the least complicated one. There is no right way or wrong way to paint this pumpkin. My daughter is 4 so I let her use a paintbrush. My son tends to shake and swing the paintbrush around so I gave him a paint sponge. Just have fun and be creative with it.

Pumpkin carving

What you need:

  1. Large pumpkin
  2. Pumpkin carving tools
  3. Bowl or bag for pulp and seeds

What to do:

This is more for older children. But you can have your younger children draw on the pumpkin before you carve it for them. Or you can print out an image from Google images and have them trace it onto the pumpkin.

Let me know which ones you ended up doing or already did. Send me photos or post them on your social media and tag me @piglovesmouse on instagram.