The scary season is upon us, and I have to admit, I think I love it just as much as the kids do! I think it’s just one of those great childhood memories that just never quite faded away for me. There’s no doubt that your kids are getting excited for Halloween, too, with all the scary decorations, the fun costumes, and of course, the yummy treats. So get them involved in some crafting and decorating so that they can have some fun and learn some things along the way, too.
Coffee Filter Spiderwebs
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheArtfulParent
Toilet Paper Mummies
I used to wrap myself in toilet paper and pretend to be a mummy, but in this case, you can get the kids to wrap the cardboard rolls themselves. It’s a lot less messy than a whole wrapped person, and it’s simply adorable!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Papelisimo
Toilet Roll Bats and Cats
It seems toilet rolls aren’t just for mummies, your kids can make some quick and easy bats and black cats from them, too. You could even string them all together to make a spooky garland!
The anticipation of something fun to come can be a really exciting time for a child – just think of those Christmas advent calendars. So to really get their enthusiasm up, you can help your little ones make this bewitching Halloween countdown where they remove a link every day.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – BabyCenter
Ping Pong Ghost Lights
These little ghost lights are just too cute, and there’s no doubt that the kids will love drawing all the spooky faces. You’ll probably have to help out with the lighting part and setting it up so that the little ones can proudly stand by their illuminated spooks.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – UnoriginalMom
I don’t care how old you are, a piñata will always be fun to smash, regardless of whether you’re a kid trying to get to the candy, or an adult releasing some stress. These two tutorials show you how to get the kids involved in making a family of ghosts, and a pumpkin. The pumpkin one can actually even be used as a trick-or-treat bag when the time comes.
Egg Carton Monsters
If you’re lucky enough to land the job of hosting a Halloween party, then you may want to consider these monster candy holders as party favors. If you don’t want to slave away all day with your little one, you could get all the kids to make their own as a fun activity.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheCraftTrain
When I was younger, there was nothing that I loved more than making treats with faces on them; there’s something so darn satisfying about playing with your food as a kid. Give your little ones the opportunity with these marshmallow monsters.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Spark&Chemistry
A great way to light up your home in true Halloween style is with some colorful themed luminaries. Your kids can paint anything they want on there from skulls to pumpkins to bats! And they look great regardless of whether they’re lit up or not.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – CraftsByAmanda
Glow Stick Jars
Another fun way to bring some Halloween light is with these clever glow-in-the-dark jars. You’ll definitely need to supervise since you don’t want any accidental ingesting of the glow stick liquid, but the decorating can be all up to the little ones.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – CreateCraftLove
Who knew that Q-tips made such excellent skeletal bones? Your kids can have all sorts of fun making a collection of skeletons in funny and interesting positions.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – SheKnows
Tape Resist Skeleton
If your rug rat likes things on a much bigger scale, then this life-size tape resist skeleton may be just be the way to go. It’s a really fun activity because they get to trace bodies, stick the tape, paint, and reveal! Plus, they learn a bit about the human body throughout the process, too.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ArtfulParent
I used to love making paper chains as a kid – I’d toss them all over the house! If your little ones feels the same, then get them involved in this ghostly garland. They can even add a whole bunch of other characters too, like bats and monsters.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – AuntAnnie’sCrafts
Halloween is the only time of year that I’ll allow anything spider-related in my home, so I might as well make the most of it. Your little tots are sure to enjoy making these fun spider hats to wear out trick-or-treating or even just to show off at school.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – LittleBuggieTutu
Since I’m on the topic of hats, if you have a little witch in the house then she’ll definitely need a signature hat! Get your kids to decorate the hats in their own style so that they can either wear them around, or simply decorate your home.