Use basic craft supplies — like paint, felt and pipe cleaners — to make a whole litter of these lucky black cats. You can use fresh pumpkins, if you prefer, but these carve-free kitties are so cute that faux pumpkins are a better bet so you can display them year after year.
Easily Carve Pumpkins With Cookie Cutters
Even the littlest crafters will have fun tapping cookie cutters into hollowed-out pumpkins to create glowing patterns. Get step-by-step instructions.
Hanging Foam Bats
These friendly foam bats are a snap to craft. Made using our free printable template and inexpensive foam sheets, they're a weatherproof decoration you can display indoors or out.
(Cute!) Mummy Candy Cans
These adorable treat cans make upcycling look good! Kids will love making these cans as much as they will devouring their sweet contents so start saving your empty tin cans now so you'll have plenty of raw materials for this kid-pleasing craft.
Although you probably treat your little girl like a princess every day, help her show her true regal nature with these easy-to-craft paper crowns. Just print one of our free templates then embellish however you'd like. Perfect as party favors, these crafty goodies also make great costume accessories or gifts for your favorite trick-or-treaters.
Not only are these sweet centerpieces a feast for the eyes, they're also edible so the kids can help you craft one for a party decoration then have fun pulling it apart and popping the candy in their mouths after the party's over. Learn how to make your own.
Raid the produce bin (and your family members' closets) to give fresh pumpkins a personality. Add a carrot or parsnip nose, craft-foam eyelashes or mustache and a drawn-on smile, plus accessories like glasses, a tie, hat or headphones to complete the look. Get step-by-step instructions.
Glittered Party Favor Bags
Give plain muslin bags a trendy custom touch with one of our free printable patterns. These little sacks are just the right size to give out as party favors, take to the kids at school or use to surprise your favorite trick-or-treaters. See full tutorial and download templates.
Requiring no intricate patterns or pumpkin-carving skills, this easy-to-craft pumpkin is an adorable way to greet Halloween guests or trick-or-treaters.
Mini Bat Pumpkins
Mix a little mischief into your Halloween decorations with these tiny winged charmers. Just add craft-foam or card-stock wings to diminutive pumpkins and gourds painted black and let kids give them a personality with painted-on eyes and a smile.
All you need to make this candy-corn-colored necklace are gumballs, ribbon and a few tools. Use a skewer to puncture each gumball, one side at a time. Thread ribbon through a large needle and slide through gumballs, tying a knot between each as you go. Add a ribbon bow for an extra finishing touch.
Just add pretty ribbon in fall colors to real or faux pumpkins for an easy-to-craft decoration that can be displayed through Thanksgiving. Get step-by-step instructions.
Craft Cute Favors
Kids love lollipops, especially old-fashioned swirly ones. To make these easy party favors, remove original packaging and pop the lollipops into clear cellophane bags. Tie a bow to close each bag, then finish with one of these printed and punched tag designs.
Create a spooktacular vignette of peeking pumpkins using miniature gourds and a variety of inexpensive bowls and lidded dishes. Get crafting now.
Add felt faces to stacked faux pumpkins for a friendly front porch decoration to welcome trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests to your home. Learn how to make your own.
Creepy-Crawly Napkin Rings
Give arachnophobic guests a shock with these fun, furry critters. Pom-poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes and felt are all you need to craft these fun and functional napkin rings.
Carve a Pumpkin
Print out one of our 22 exclusive patterns to get your pumpkin glowing. Tip: Instead of cutting off the pumpkin's top, instead cut off the bottom to make cleaning it out much easier and create a flat surface for the carved pumpkin to sit on. Try your hand at one of our beginner patterns now.
These carve-free pumpkins are a perfect project for the littlest crafters — school glue and colorful glitter are all you need.
Popcorn Party Favors
Kids big and small love to help in the kitchen — especially when you're whipping up a snack that combines a few of their favorite flavors. This sweet-meets-crunchy mix is sure to be a big hit. Make extra to package in plain paper lunch bags embellished with one of our free printable labels.
Decorate their room with "specimens" made by stamping creepy animal shapes — like vampire bats, snakes or spiders — out of colorful card stock. Get crafting to make your own.
Trash-Bag Spider Webs
A little creative thinking turns black outdoor trash bags into these dramatic decorations you can reuse year after year.
Make a big statement in your dining room, foyer or front porch with this easy craft. Just take the kids outside to help you gather dead branches, clean off any leaves then paint the branches. Once dry, you can add a few hand-lettered tags or go the creepy route and fill the branches with rubber bats, spiders or snakes.