The spooky season has officially arrived and to kick off all the fun we have some easy Halloween crafts for kids of all ages. The entire family will have a great time getting into the Halloween spirit and you’ll have some unique Halloween decor to fill the house. These can also make a great activities if you’re hosting a Halloween party for kids.
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Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids
All you need to get started on these fun Halloween crafts are a few simple supplies you probably already have at home or can easily grab with a quick trip to the local Dollar store.
Halloween Light Jars
Mason jars or any old glass jars that you’ve cleaned can be upcycled for some easy crafts that both younger and older kids can have fun making. Either paint the jars in Halloween colors or wrap them in tissue paper or gauze to create a fun effect, like this cute mummy jar. Secure the wrapping with school glue or Mod Podge. Once the jar is dry put an electric tea light on the inside and watch it glow.
Nothing says Halloween quite like pumpkin crafts, but the downside to using a real pumpkin is that it doesn’t last long. Instead, pick up a craft pumpkin that you can decorate with stickers, paint different designs on or even carve. Then you can easily display it in your living room year after year.
Turn regular slime into Halloween slime with nothing more than some confetti. Mix up a batch of slime. We love the ease of the Elmer’s Magical Liquid Slime activator. Add in some Halloween confetti or googly eyes and you’re set!
This is a great activity that doubles as a spooky science project. All you need is a clear plastic cup, markers, tonic water, drink mix (optional) and a black light. Have the kids draw a jack o’lantern or face on the side of the cup. Fill the cup with tonic water and if you’d like to flavor it, stir in a powdered drink mix. Turn the lights out and point a black light at the cup and see it glow! The quinine in the tonic water is fluorescent, which is what makes it glow.
If you are looking for some frugal Halloween décor, you are going to love these Creepy-Crawly Spiders! They’re so easy to make. All you need is a black balloon and streamers. Add a face on the balloon using marker or stickers.
This spooky ghost eraser stamp art is the perfect Halloween craft for kids and everything came from the $1 store! You might even have the supplies at home making it totally free. It’s a great preschool art or project to do on a rainy day! Click the link for the full instructions.
This puffy ghost craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers because they can almost do everything by themselves with minimal help. The best part is they can work on their fine motor skills while they glue pom poms or cotton balls and the black construction paper faces.
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