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15 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Kid Will Love to Make

Trick-or-treating is only half the fun. Pump your kids up for frightful night with these easy Halloween crafts your little monsters will love.

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Halloween Crafts for Kids

Kids don’t get as excited about fall decor as adults do, but they do get excited to do crafts. Fill your house with these easy Halloween crafts for kids to help you get in the spooky spirit.

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Halloween Stress Balls

You don’t have to spend a lot on Halloween to enjoy all the fun, thanks to cheap Halloween decorations and easy Halloween crafts for kids. When the trickeries of the night get too intense, you and your kids will both appreciate these jack-o’-lantern calm down balls on hand. Check out Little Bins for Little Hands for full instructions.

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Pinecone Spiders

These creepy crawlers are as cute as they are scary. Visit Fireflies and Mud Pies to find out how to make them. These no-carve owl pumpkins will make your holiday even cuter.

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Mummy Candle Jars

Guide trick-or-treaters to your door with these eerie mummy candle holders. Check out how to make them at Crafting a Green World. If you love mummies, check out this spooky fun Halloween haystack.

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Candy Wrapper Garland

Those wrappers littering your kitchen table aren’t trash—they’re clever materials for easy Halloween crafts. Read how to make your own banner at Art Bar Blog. Here is another clever way to serve Halloween candy.

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Stick-on Window Webs

Glitter and sequins put a fun twist on these Halloween craft spider webs, which cling to windows mess-free. Head over to Pink Stripey Socks for the full directions. Try these simple, no-carve decoration ideas for pumpkins.

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Spiral Ghosts

Requiring nothing more than cardstock, scissors, and a marker, these boo-tactic DIY Halloween decorations couldn’t be easier to make. Find the full instructions at Pars Caeli. If these ghosts and bats scare you, learn about the benefits of bats.

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Pumpkin Apple Stamps

After bobbing for apples, turn your fruits into stamps that make pumpkin shapes easy as (apple) pie. Read more at Frugal Mom Eh to find out everything you need for this easy Halloween craft. Learn how to create your own festive pumpkins using papier-mache.

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Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

Spooky hanging spider webs will add a fright factor to your house without spending much money. Find out how to make them at Buggy and Buddy. You won’t spend too much money on these easy bats and bugs Halloween crafts.

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Frankenstein Handprint

Give your kids a hand for finishing this scary Frankenstein handprint craft. Visit MomDot to find out how to make your own. Clean up required! Try this owl pumpkin carving design to take your jack-o-lantern to the next level.

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Thumbprint Spiders

Little hands will love getting dirty with these creepy crawly spider Halloween crafts. Find out how to make them at TinkerLab. Kids can also help you make this adorable tipsy pumpkin planter.

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Pumpkin Toilet Paper Roll Stamps

Turn trash into treasure by creating a classy pumpkin stamp from an old toilet paper roll. Check out the full directions at Pretty Prudent. Be sure to dress up your garden with these easy pumpkin stakes practically anyone can put together.

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Popsicle Stick Monsters

Leading up to Halloween, give your kids easy Halloween crafts to make in their free time. These stick monsters are scary easy because there’s no right or wrong way to make your monster. No matter how you cut the construction paper and glue on eyes, you’ll have a funny-faced monster. Find the complete list of materials and instructions on the i heart arts n crafts blog by Jackie. Here’s how to make a DIY pumpkin bird feeder.

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Tissue Paper Black Cat

Test your luck on Halloween by making this tissue paper black cat on a paper plate by Stacey from Glued to My Crafts. Find the instructions here and you’ll see just how easy Halloween crafts for kids can be! Get even more in the spooky spirit with these facts about pumpkins.

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Halloween Slime

The Best Ideas For Kids has the best ideas for easy Halloween crafts. This simple three-ingredient recipe makes three variations of the slimy and spooky craft. There’s even a video tutorial along with written instructions that your kids can follow along with.

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Ghost Feet

Finding easy Halloween crafts for kids that even your youngest can enjoy and do on their own can be difficult. Thanks to Nichole from Pinkie for Pink, this ghost feet craft is your solution. It might be a little messy though, so get ready!

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Marissa Laliberte
Marissa Laliberte-Simonian is a London-based associate editor with the global promotions team at WebMD’s and was previously a staff writer for Reader's Digest. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Parents magazine, CreakyJoints, and the Baltimore Sun. You can find her on Instagram @marissasimonian.