12 Halloween Crafts for the Kids + A Caramel Apple Cocktail for You
Because both kids and adults deserve a happy Halloween.
The spookiest holiday of the year is quickly approaching, and that means a few things for the little ghouls in your life: lots of candy, adorable costumes and super-fun crafts. Whether your kiddos love to munch, dress up or help you decorate the house, we’ve got the perfect craft for them — including four no-carve pumpkin ideas. Oh, and while you’re managing the crafts, we’ve got the perfect, fall-inspired cocktail for you.
Closeup of Completed Pretzel Skeleton
White-chocolate-covered pretzels and marshmallows combine to create a fun Halloween treat that kids will love helping to assemble before they devour them.
Kids will love piecing together these adorable skeletons with white chocolate-covered pretzels and marshmallows. We’re guessing the sweet treats won’t last long!
Make Them: Pretzel Skeletons
Mummy Hot Dogs
A spooky twist on a kid favorite, these mummy hot dogs are sure to please little imaginations and appetites. Ready-made crescent dough makes for an easy craft with no prep time.
Make Them: Mummy Hot Dogs
Original Kim Stoegbauer Kitchs Broomstick Treat
Made with a wooden candy stick, black licorice strings and baker's twine, these witches' broomsticks are an easy fun craft kids will enjoy.
These mini broomsticks are totally cute and easy to craft. Mini munchkins will pluck out the sweet strands of licorice as fast as they secured them.
Make Them: Licorice Broomsticks
Witch’s Hat or Black Cat Headbands
True dress-up divas love to rock Halloween gear before the holiday arrives. Let them live it up with these festive headbands they can make themselves.
Make Them: Witch’s Hat or Black Cat Headbands
Kids will have a great time posing for photos with these printable jack-o'-lantern grins. Just print this template onto card stock, cut out, then attach to a straw or small wooden dowel.
These goofy jack-o’-lantern grins will have you giggling right along with your kiddos.
Download the Template: Jack-o'-Lantern Grins
Hanging Foam Bats
Get a little help from the kids with your outdoor decor this year. Have them help cut out foam bats and glue on googly eyes. They’ll be proud to see them hanging in the front yard.
Make Them: Hanging Foam Bats
Craft these floating fabric ghosts with kids old enough to embrace some spook. Hang them in a tree to haunt your landscape.
Make Them: Hanging Ghosts
Have your little ones help make these adorably stylish luminaries to light your sidewalk for Halloween festivities. Made with sand, glass clings and battery-operated tea lights, they’re completely kid-safe.
Make Them: Jack-o’-Lantern Luminaries
Mini Creepy Crawlers
Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg
Glue black pipe cleaners and small googly eyes to mini pumpkins to create spooky spiders. Your helpers will love seeing the spider creations displayed around the house.
Get a pumpkin for every member of the family, and have the kids help make silly faces for each one. Carrots and parsnips serve as larger-than-life noses.
Make Them: Silly Pumpkin Characters
Black Cat Pumpkins
Animal-loving kids will adore these kitty cat gourds — and an afternoon of hands-on crafting with a helpful adult.
Make Them: Black Cat Pumpkins
If you’re looking for quick and easy, this craft’s for you. You’ll adore the glamorous finished product just as much as your little ones.
Make Them: Sparkly Pumpkins
And, Finally, The Best Part:
Nothing goes better with seasonal crafting than a seasonal cocktail. This caramel apple concoction is all-fall and totally to-die-for. You’re treating the kids, so #treatyoself.
Make It: Caramel Apple Cocktail