7 Halloween Crafts to Make with Your Kids

Transform your home into a haunted house with these spooky projects your little ones will love. Want more Halloween crafts? We have over 50 kid-friendly ideas!

Plus: 40 ways to decorate with pumpkins!

1. Cheesecloth Ghosts


These spirited fellows are a cinch to make once you've set up a workstation.

Complete how-to: Cheesecloth Ghosts

2. Bug Soaps

Literal "creature comforts," these sink-side spectacles require soap molds, extra-clear soap base, and plastic bug toys.

Complete how-to: Bug Soaps

3. Batty Sock Puppet

Make this sock puppet with a batty personality in just three easy steps.

Complete how-to: Batty Sock Puppet

4. Spooky Paper Cutouts

The classic schoolgirl pastime graduates from cute craft to gothic decor with our templates for spiders, bones, and skulls.

Complete how-to: Spooky Paper Cutouts

5. Jack-o'-Lanterns in a Jiffy

Turn orange tissue-paper balls into proper Halloween pumpkins. Simply cut facial features and stems from construction paper and apply to the balls with glue dots.

Complete how-to: Jack-o'-Lanterns in a Jiffy

6. Tissue Paper Ghosts

To call forth this gathering, use glue dots to stick construction-paper eyes and mouths onto white tissue-paper wedding bells, then drape them with cheesecloth.

Complete how-to: Tissue Paper Ghosts


7. Gravestone Lollipops

To make these clever covers for candy suckers, download a tombstone image and follow a few easy steps.

Complete how-to: Gravestone Lollipops


More Halloween ideas from CountryLiving.com:

Spooky Halloween Decorating Tips

Homemade Kids Costumes

Bird-Themed Halloween Crafts

Halloween Treats that Aren't Candy


Halloween Table Decorations

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