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77 Easy Halloween Kids' Crafts

From handmade decorations to DIY party favors and creative ideas for pumpkins, we have 80+ easy Halloween kids' craft ideas to keep your little ghouls and ghosties busy.

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Halloween: The Kid-Craftiest Time of the Year

Kids love crafting most days of the year but Halloween crafts are that special mix of fantasy and fall fun. From classic Halloween crafts like carving a pumpkin to creating a one-of-a-kind costume or magicking up tasty treats for a Halloween party for their friends, kids love getting creative to celebrate the scary season. Keep reading for our best Halloween craft ideas that you can do both with and for your little monsters. If pumpkin carving is first on your list of to-dos, check out our best free printable templates, below.

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Pumpkin Decorating Animals

These playful pet pumpkins are a fun, no-carve fall craft that you and the kiddos can create from either fresh or faux pumpkins and basic craft supplies. Our step-by-step instructions include printable templates, below, to make each animal come to life.

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Turn Cardboard Boxes Into Costumes

Upcycle your way to DIY Halloween costumes your kids will both love wearing and helping you craft. Get ready to raid your recycling bin; our quick video and step-by-step instructions, below, will help you turn cardboard shipping boxes into creative and seriously cute costumes.

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Wrap a Witch Hand Around Some Florals

Have the kids decorate all your flower arrangements this Halloween. To make these witch hands, roll out air-dry clay onto a flat surface. Press a small hand-shaped cookie cutter into the clay. While the clay is still malleable, wrap the hand around a small vase or beaker and allow it to dry. If the air-dry clay does not stick to the vase when it’s dry, use a small amount of craft glue to adhere it to the jar. Air-dry clay comes in several colors, but you can also paint it after it dries adding fun touches like painted fingernails.

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