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.

Edible Crafts:

Pretzel Skeletons

Closeup of Completed Pretzel Skeleton

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

Fun Halloween Mummy Dogs

Adding Eyes To Your Halloween Mummy Dogs

Using a toothpick, add yellow mustard eyes.

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

Licorice Broomsticks

Witches Brooms Made From Black Licorice and Wooden Sticks

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.

Costume Crafts:

Witch’s Hat or Black Cat Headbands

Witch's Hat and Black Cat Halloween Headbands

Witch's Hat and Black Cat Halloween Headbands

Turn plain headbands into fun Halloween party favors and costume props with card-stock cat ears or a tiny witch's hat.

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.

Jack-o’-Lantern Smiles

Cut-Out Grins for Halloween Party and Photo Props

Jack-O'-Lantern Grins

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

Decor Crafts:

Hanging Foam Bats

Foam Bats in Tree

Hanging Bats for Halloween

Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to add a little spooky to your yard or porch this Halloween? All you need is some black craft foam, googly eyes and fishing line to create a flock of wild, weatherproof 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

Floating Ghosts

Fabric ghosts hanging from trees

Hanging Halloween Ghosts

Haunt your front yard with these easy-to-craft floating fabric ghosts. Hang them from a tree or light post to give Halloween guests a fright.

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

Jack-o’-Lantern Luminaries

Jack-o'-Lantern Luminaries on Walkway

Jack-o'-Lantern Luminaries

Add battery-operated tea lights to the buckets and your Halloween luminaries is ready to light your walkway.

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.

Pumpkin Crafts:

Mini Creepy Crawlers

Watch Out for Spiders!

Watch Out for Spiders!

Miniature pumpkins make fantastic spiders! Attach pipe cleaner legs to the bottoms of the pumpkins and use lentils or beans to create eyes. Add a drop of black paint for a pupil and white for the highlight in each eye, then let your charming little critters crawl!

Photo by: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

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.

Pumpkin Characters

Pumpkin Family

Parsnip Nosed Pumpkins

Carrot noses aren't just for snowmen anymore. A great project for the kids, this sweet family only requires a few simple steps.

Photo by: unknown ©Layla Palmer

unknown, Layla Palmer

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.

Black Cat Pumpkins

Superstitious Pumpkin

Halloween Cat Pumpkin

Make trick-or-treaters think twice before crossing these black cats' paths. And since there's no carving required, these pumpkins are sure to last through the season's festivities.

©Layla Palmer

Layla Palmer

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

Glittered Pumpkins

Glitter Pumpkins

Glitter 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:

Caramel Apple Cocktail

Caramel Apple Cocktail

Nothing says autumn like a caramel apple. This Halloween ready drink has all of the classic flavors and can be served warm or chilled.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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.

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