Halloween Crafts for Children

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Well, October is upon us, Autumn and it’s hard not to notice all the halloween paraphernalia in the shops. But you can easily make quite a few decorations for a few pence at home. Here are some easy Halloween crafts for children that even a toddler can get involved with.

Halloween Crafts for Children

Halloween Crafts for Children

Ghostly Milk Ghouls

You will need:

  • a number of old white plastic milk bottles. We use at least two 2 litre bottles of milk a week, so we build up a collection quickly!
  • A good black permanent marker
  • some battery operated tea lights
  • a sharp knife or scissors

halloween crafts for children

Wash the milk bottles out well. Then draw faces onto the bottles with the permanent marker.

Halloween crafts for children

Using sharp scissors or a craft knife (let an adult do this bit) cut a hole in the bottom of the bottle large enough to get a   battery tea light into. The tea light can then sit on the remainder of the bottom of the milk bottle if they are going to be placed on wet ground. Turn the tea lights on when it gets dark.

halloween crafts for children

And you have some ghostly ghouls! These are great for lighting up a dark walkway or stairs for halloween. As you can see, I had 2 different types of tea lights. The flickering ones looked the best for me. But in the future I may be tempted to paint the lids, or stick paper over them.

Creepy Glow Eye Creatures

You will need

  • Toilet roll cardboard middles (or kitchen roll middles)
  • Glow sticks (I chose the bracelet kind)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Sticky tape (optional)

Halloween crafts for children

Get an adult to cut eyehole shapes into the toilet roll middles.

Halloween crafts for children

Then either lay or stick an activated glow stick into each roll. These ‘glow eyes’ are great placed in bushes and hedges!

Halloween crafts for children

Spooky Pom-pom spiders

You will need

Halloween crafts for children

Halloween crafts for children

Now I really do find the pom-pom maker much easier and quicker but you can just as easily do this with 2 pieces of cardboard with a hole in to make your pom-pom.

halloween crafts for children

Wrap wool around the pom pom maker or the cardboard until you have no hole or a very small hole just big enough to get 4 pieces of pipe cleaner through.

halloween crafts for children

Cut around the edge of the cardboard or Pom-pom maker with sharp scissors.

Halloween crafts for children

Tie another piece of wool tightly around the middle. You can cut off the ends of this wool or leave a length for your spider to ‘dangle’

Halloween crafts for children

Fluff out the wool and arrange the pipe cleaners to look like legs.

halloween crafts for children

Finally, add some ‘googly’ eyes to make your spider.

Try different wools and different coloured legs to get some new looks. We even tried a multi eyed spider.

And why not make a web for your new friends to live?

Halloween Crafts for Children

I hope you have liked these ideas for some easy Halloween crafts for children that even your toddlers could help with. I would love to see your makes! Tag me in social media or do comment below.

Have you also seen my post on making a Halloween Pumpkin Garland?

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23 Replies to “Halloween Crafts for Children”

  1. Lyosha says:

    I love Halloween so much! DIY decor for the holiday seams ideal to me! In fact I want to try making it myself. Great post (pinning it!)

    Reply
  2. Helena says:

    Love the look of these crafts. I tried pompoms as a kid but really struggled maybe I didn’t have the right teacher at the time #mmbc

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      The pompom makers are so easy to use. I tried cardboard circles and they are ok (and obviously free…but they didn’t work as well for me.

      Reply
  3. Krish says:

    Lovely innovative ideas…..very practical use of waste…

    Reply
  4. Omede Deborah says:

    Easy and great idea for children Halloween crafts. Well noted. Thanks for sharing. I like that I can use this simple things for Halloween craft

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. Sometimes it is nice not to have to spend money to get a good result!

      Reply
  5. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs says:

    What a fun selection of Halloween crafts! We love Halloween and have made quite a few crafts ourselves. Pom poms are fab for crafts aren’t they? We did a pumpkin pom pom garland and it was nice and easy for the kids to get involved with.

    Thanks ever so much for sharing with #MMBC. 🙂

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Jayne. Totally agree, Pom-poms are just such a cheerful craft. I remember making my first ones, so lovely to see my LO doing the same!

      Reply
  6. Catherine says:

    I love your ghostly milk ghouls – such a simple idea and they look brilliant all lit up :o)

    #MMBC

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you! I think they looked fabulous for something so cheap and easy to make.

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. I just needed something simple for my almost 3 year old.

      Reply
  7. Fiona Cambouropoulos says:

    We have our Halloween fun day with crafts tomorrow. Last year I did the spooky glow eyes. This year we are making Halloween table decorations on logs. I rather like those glowing milk bottles. #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Are you going to be blogging about your log table decorations? They sound lovely. Your activites are always so good!

      Reply

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