4 Simple Halloween Crafts to do with the Kids

October 29, 2016 8 Comments

I love Halloween, and this year with a little more free time on my hands, I’ve gone all out!  The kids have loved helping with these simple Halloween crafts to decorate the house in time for our little party.  Here are 4 simple ideas for making Halloween inspired decorations that the kids can get involved with.

4 Simple Halloween Crafts to do with the Kids!


Mummy Jar Lanterns

You will need:

  • Glass jars
  • Googley eyes
  • PVA glue
  • White tape (we used electrical tape as we had it lying around)
  • LED candle

This is a really quick and simple craft. Take your glass jar and glue 2 googley eyes to it.  Then using whatever white tape you have start wrapping the jar from the bottom, allowing the eyes to poke out between the tape strips.  Leave to dry and your done! We used a little LED tealight to light up our lanterns.

Toilet Roll Bats

You will need:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Black Paint
  • Black and white card
  • Googley eyes
  • Pom poms (optional)
  • PVA glue
  • Black cotton to hang

Pinch the ends of the toilet roll to make a bat shape, and paint them black. Cut out wing shapes from card, and attach them to the back of the toilet roll when dry. Glue on googley eyes and small black pom poms for noses.  Cut out mouths with fangs from white card and glue them on.  When dry they can be hung using black cotton.

Halloween Bunting

You will need

  • Coloured card in orange, green and black
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Felt pens

This is a really simple one, that kids of all ages can enjoy.  I cut out triangles of card for the kids to decorate, and helped cut out shapes for them to stick onto the faces.  Finishing touches can be added with felt pens, pom poms, pipe cleaners and anything else you fancy! To make into bunting, after they were dry I used a hole punch and threaded through some garden twine to make a row of scary Halloween bunting.

Pipe Cleaner Spiders

You will need for each spider

  • 4 black pipe cleaners
  • Pair of googley eyes
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors

Cut 2 of the pipe cleaners in half to make 4 smaller lengths.  Wrap the other 2 pipe cleaners around the centre to make the spider body.  Fold the 4 lengths either side of the body into spiders leg shapes.  Glue on your googley eyes! When dry display as you wish, we choose to make a wool web across our mirror for one of the spiders to hang out in, the others were dotted around the living room.  This is a really simple non messy craft for the kids to do!


We had great fun making these Halloween themed crafts for our party, what do you  think? What have you been making this Halloween?


Kerry x


  • Ellamentalmama October 31, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Some really lovely ideas here. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

    • Kerry November 1, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Thank you, the kids loved it x

  • Maria November 1, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    They look absolutely fantastic! Well done – I especially love the Mummy Jars – simple but very effective!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

    • Kerry November 2, 2016 at 7:05 am

      Thank you, yes they were really easy to make. X

  • Emma Plus Three November 3, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    The mummy jar lanterns are awesome! I’ll have to try making those next year x #KCACOLS

    • Kerry November 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

      They’re really easy too!

  • A Moment With Franca November 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    wow this looks fantastic! Such a great ideas! I love all of them! Well done! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is lovely to have you as always, 🙂 xx

    • Kerry November 6, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Thank you Franca, we had a lot of fun doing it! My pleasure, and thank you for hosting #KCACOLS x

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    Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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