18 Halloween Paper Crafts That Kids Will Love

Halloween brings fun and spooky decorations and crafts. These 5-minute Halloween crafts will fill your days with soaring ghosts, flying bats, silly pumpkins, and plenty of hocus pocus crafts.

Not all Halloween art ideas need to be scary or grim. A great thing about Halloween is that you can keep things fun and silly. We enjoy crafting works of art that create years of memories and plenty of smiles. Some of our favorite activities are toilet roll crafts, handprint art, and wood crafts.

You can be festive and innovative, building a mountain of fun crafts with minimal material and some imagination. The possibilities are endless for making something creative with these eight craft supplies. No need to fret if you are on a budget; these craft activities are simple and cost-effective. And since craft supplies usually last through many arts and crafts projects throughout the year, you might already have them in your home or classroom. So you can start building these Halloween crafts today!

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1. Bat Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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This craft allows bats to fly day or night. Painting and cutting are always fun skills to work on with kids. Paint the tube fold in the top of the tube to create bat ears and pinch the bottom together to make little bat feet.

2. Handprint Spiders

Handprint crafts are a favorite among little ones. For example, create unique handprints for spiders because everyone’s hands are different; no two spiders will be the same. The children’s palms will transform into the spider’s body, and their fingers into legs. Then, draw a web to make a house for the spider.

3. Halloween Popsicle Stick Craft

Create fun and silly Halloween characters with popsicle sticks. Kids can make Halloween decorations with glue, paint, and googly eyes. Building pumpkins, monsters, scarecrows, cats, and ghosts, this Halloween wood craft activity is sure to provide plenty of festive decorating fun.

4. Black Cat Crafts! A Fun Cat Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Painting craft roll tubes can transform something simple into a fun work of art. Trim a piece of the tube to make a twirly tail for the cat, bend in the sides to create ears, add a pom pom and googly eyes, and there you have a cute Halloween cat. Make this cat as unique as you are by using different colored paint and cutting the tube to make different sizes.

5. Fall Bat Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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This fun bat craft makes use of the season’s leaves. Use colorful fall leaves as the bat’s wings and glue them to the back of the craft tube. Toilet roll Halloween crafts are a creative opportunity to teach a valuable lesson on repurposing and recycling things you already have.

6. Apple Stamp Pumpkins

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Kids can create individual pumpkin patches using an apple as a shape stamp. Cut an apple in half and dip it in paint. Kids can decide how many pumpkins to stamp in their pumpkin patch. Fun pumpkin craft ideas encourage kids to let their creativity grow, giving each pumpkin a different face and unique look.

7. Popsicle Stick Spider Craft

With black paint, glue, popsicle sticks, and googly eyes, you can craft an adorable spider great for wooden Halloween decorations or a storytime prop (The Itsy Bitsy Spider). Popsicle stick crafts have endless possibilities.

8. Toilet Roll Monster Frankenstein Craft

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Whether you purchase craft tubes or recycle toilet paper rolls, this toilet roll Halloween craft activity provides plenty of silly fun. Painting, cutting, and gluing are excellent ways to engage gross and fine motor skills to create something new.

9. Masquerade Ghosts

Allow imaginations to soar with painting a creative design on a paper ghost template. Hang kids’ masquerade ghosts from the ceiling or on a classroom board to mimic floating ghosts will allow for creative and spooky Halloween decorations.

10. Boo! Footprint Ghost Craft!

Writing practice and sensory fun are all wrapped into a Halloween construction paper craft. Dipping feet into the paint can be all kinds of messy fun. Then, dress up your artwork with silly googly eyes and add fun ghost faces, and just like that, “BOO,” your masterpiece is complete.

11. Handprint Witch Paper Craft

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Hocus pocus! Witch craft ideas can be lots of fun! Pick a fun paint color to make handprint witches, cut strips of construction paper to use as hair and a pointy hat. Halloween construction paper crafts are quick and easy and can be perfect for a preschool art activity that simultaneously works on fine motor skills and sensory.

12. Trick or Treat Feet

Create little monster feet. Use green paint for footprints to make for cute little monsters with black toes for hair and googly eyes. These stinky trick-or-treat feet are bound to get plenty of giggles.

13. Cotton Ball Ghosts

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This fun, low-cost sensory craft is excellent for all ages. A leisurely afternoon craft to encourage the Halloween spirit with just three supplies:

  1. Cotton balls, glue, and construction paper.
  2. Place the cotton balls to cover the area of the form, making a ghost shape.
  3. Allow students to use their imagination when creating a spooky or silly ghost face.

14. Counting Spider

Encourage recognizing numbers and counting with this fun spider craft. Count the spider’s legs, recognize the written numbers, and count the dots on each leg. What a fun and entertaining art project.

15. Batty Halloween Craft

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Practice sensory and motor skills with these fun bat handprint crafts that make you feel “Batty” about Halloween. Choose finger paint to create your own bat using handprints as bat wings in this uniquely adorable activity. Then, add a cutout bat face and soar into Halloween.

16. Witch Name Practice

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Make learning to spell words or students’ names fun, no matter the season. Using multicolored paper, make the legs of the witch and add letters, attach the legs to the bottom of a dress and the top of the shoes, and you have a silly Halloween craft that kids will enjoy all season.

17. Monster Bags

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This simple craft can be a Halloween or creative art activity all year. Exercise children’s imaginations to decorate their paper bags. Add color using crayons, markers, or paint to create a fantastic design. This craft is an excellent opportunity to reuse items and recycle to make a uniquely designed monster.

18. Folding Bats

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Test motor skills with folding. Using construction paper or paper that students have colored to make bat wings. Fold the paper back and forth in opposite directions. Then, draw a bat face on separate paper and glue the middle of your bat wings; make this face scary or silly, whichever you choose. This fun Halloween craft is easy and utilizes minimal supplies to create smiles and classroom decorations for Halloween.

These easy crafts are great for kids of all ages and provide unlimited opportunities to broaden their horizons, giving them a chance to explore something new.

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