Halloween Craft Ideas The Little Monsters Will Love This Half Term

Keep the kids busy this half term with our spooktacular Halloween craft ideas – simple, fun, and hassle-free!

Listen up witches, goblins and ghouls – we’ve got a trick or two (and a treat!) for you. Getting stuck into some Halloween craft ideas is almost a rite of passage this time of year, which is why we’ve concocted the best and easiest activities for you and the little devils this autumn. You can try out these crafty hacks in your home, your home-from-home or even in school due to the ease and accessibility of the supplies.

Halloween craft ideas for kids

Which ones will you be trying this Halloween? Don’t forget to share your pics and tricks with us on Facebook by using the hashtag #mylyonsparks!

1. Spooky Spiders

Freak out your friends with these simple yet effective creature crafts…

Spider Handprint Craft

You will need:

  • Orange card
  • Black card
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Pencils, pens or crayons

Instructions: 

  • Fold the black card in half, and in half again
  • Place your hand on the folded edge of the paper
  • Trace around your hand – but leave out the thumb!
  • Cut around the handprint with a safe pair of scissors, or ask an adult to help you
  • You should now have two spooky spiders!
  • Stick them on the orange card
  • Draw some cobwebs on the edge of the orange card
  • Add some googly eyes and a string to your spiders

2. Glittery Pumpkin Pots

Jars are a staple in any household or caravan, and are a super fun way to turn everyday items such as jam, pickles or pesto into some fun crafts!

Glittery Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Jars

You will need:

  • Empty (cleaned and washed) jars
  • Black paint
  • Orange paint
  • Glitter
  • Paintbrush

Instructions:

  • Paint the jars with orange paint, using more than one coat if necessary
  • Sprinkle with glitter before the paint dries, and allow the orange paint to set
  • Use the black paint to make the pumpkin eyes and mouth
  • Fill with marshmallows, chocolate, or your favourite sweet treats

3. Seriously sticky creepy slime

No explanation needed: slime is perhaps the biggest among the Halloween craft ideas – here’s how to make it yourself!

purple slime in glass bowl

You will need:

  • Large bottle of school glue
  • 2 tablespoons saline solution (the water in a contact lens bottle!)
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • Food colouring (optional)

Instructions:

  • Mix the glue and food colouring in the bowl
  • Add the baking soda
  • Mix in the saline solution – add more if it’s too sticky, as it’ll get thicker with the more you add
  • Pull the goo together and knead it until it holds as a clump!

4. Halloween mummies

Super resourceful, simple and affordable, these messy mummies are a sure way to get the kids in the spooky spirit!

Grab some simple craft supplies and recycled materials for this cute Halloween craft: Cardboard Tube Halloween Mummy craft.

You will need: 

  • Toilet roll tube
  • White tissue paper or toilet roll cut into strips
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Sponges

Instructions: 

  • Thin the glue with water in a bowl, and mix it well
  • Spread the gooey glue over the toilet roll tube with the sponges
  • Wrap the tissue strips around it – whichever way you want!
  • Add another layer of glue, then tissue, then glue, until you’re happy with the mummy size
  • Set it to one side to dry (and don’t worry if it looks like a soggy mess, it will dry!)
  • Once dry, add googly eyes to your toilet roll mummy
  • Put on the shelf and let them scare the ghosts away!

 5. Hankie ghosts 

Mess-free, simple, and durable, these little fabric ghouls are ideal to make for all ages!

Easy Halloween Craft for Kids: Fabric Ghosts

You will need: 

  • White fabric (hankies, muslin cloths, flannels or any spare linen!)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Black marker

Instructions:

  • Cut the fabric into a square
  • For the patterned edges, older kids can use scissors to make a zig-zag and tots can use safe-edged scissors
  • Use the sharpie to add extra patterns to the bottom
  • Flip the cloth over and pop a cotton wool ball in the centre
  • Gather the fabric around the ball together, making a head as seen in the picture below
  • Tie the neck with a ribbon
  • Add eye dots with the sharpie
  • Finish it off if you like with some clear string and hang your gruesome ghouls from the windows and door frames!