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10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids That Are Perfect for Family Bonding Time

Believe it or not, Halloween isn’t just about candy, costumes and carving pumpkins. Dreaming up Halloween crafts is another way to get excited for the big day. Encourage your kids to exercise their creativity and enjoy some time bonding as a family with Halloween crafts of all kinds, whether they’re into scary concepts or more adorable projects. These Halloween crafts are fun to complete together (yes, even for adults) right up until October 31. You can use them to deck out your porch for trick-or-treaters, prep your home for a Halloween party or simply to have some fun crafting with your little monsters.

This collection of Halloween crafts for kids has it all. You’ll find everything from spiders to bats, and even a few creepy but tasty treats that’ll be a hit at your Halloween bash. The best part is that it doesn’t take too much effort to recreate these crafts. Just head to your local craft store or favorite online retailer to grab your supplies and get ready to have a blast.

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Vampire Bat Leaves

Take the kids on a walk and gather some leaves to be painted black with matte spray paint. After they dry, they can use a white marker to make little vampire faces.

Skeleton Face Candy Packaging

To make, spray paint all of the egg boxes white inside and out and let dry completely. Cut out the skeleton face templates out of black craft paper with scissors or a craft knife or make your own! Glue on the paper face pieces using a light layer of tacky glue and make sure you securely press down the pieces since the egg is round. Fill your skeleton face with some paper shred and treats!


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Kitten Pumpkin

Get ready for the cutest pumpkins ever! Start by marking a circle around the top of the large pumpkin and cut it off using a carving kit or a sturdy serrated knife. (If using a real pumpkin, remove all pulp and seeds from the inside with a large metal spoon.) Paint mini pumpkins with 2 coats of black spray paint and let dry completely. Add rhinestones for eyes, embroidery thread whiskers and pom pom noses with hot glue. Cut out cat ears from velour paper and glue each to a toothpick. Stick toothpicks into the top of the pumpkins. Fill large pumpkin with crumbled newspaper and nestle kitten pumpkins on top. Fill water tubes with water and freshly cut flowers and place in the pumpkin. Refresh water every other day.

Tombstone Chair Covers

Print out the tombstone templates and cut out designs with scissors or a craft knife so you can use them as stencils. Place your template centered on your pillow case in the position that feels right and tape or pin the corners down to keep in place. Dip a foam craft brush in a small amount of black fabric paint and dab it gently onto the fabric where you have placed the stencils. Less is more! Let dry completely.

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Spooky Spider Egg Wreath

Looking for a festive decor project to tackle with your kid? Create a spider egg wreath. Attach spray-painted plastic spiders and Styrofoam balls to a twig wreath form, then cover the wreath in gauzy spiderweb material to finish the look.

Halloween Spooky Eyeball Slime

It’s creepy and it’s kooky, mysterious and spooky, altogether ooky — it’s eyeball slime made without any potentially harmful ingredients (ahem, Borax).

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Paper-Plate Spider (with Shoes!)

All you have to do is attach pipe cleaners together by twisting them. Then, tape four to each side of the plate, bending at the ends so they look like feet. Finish with googly eyes, candy corn fangs, and mini shoes (we took these from Barbie).

Fruit & Veggie Monsters

Add plastic googly eyes to any veggie or fruit to make it a monster with a dot of royal frosting. Here, we used squashes, ginger, cauliflower, artichokes and eggplants as well as fruits like pomegranate, pears, avocados, kiwis, coconuts, chayote and more. Display on your table or in a bowl, like this one by Sin.

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Pumpkin Stress Balls

Don’t worry: These rice-filled DIY pumpkin stress balls are super easy to make. Just fill up orange balloons with rice and draw on a cute (or creepy) face.

Bloody Cake Pops

Even tasty desserts deserve the spooky Halloween treatment. Splatter red-dyed corn syrup all over cake pops with white frosting. We’re pretty sure your kids won’t get enough of them.

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