Whether you’re entertaining your child’s elementary class or simply looking for an easy Halloween craft for your kids to make at home, here are some simple ideas that will keep Halloween fun for the little ones: Learn how to make Mummy Cups, Ghostly Paper Plates & some Lollipop friends.
Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids: Mummy Cups
Mummy Cups: What you need
- Glue dots
- Orange and Black felt
- Medium-sized craft googly eyes
- White crepe paper
- 3-ounce paper cups
After you make this fun Halloween craft, you can use these mummy cups as snack holders during a movie or hand out to special trick-or-treaters.
Mummy Cups: Directions
Take the crepe paper and fold it into 1″-wide strips. Apply glue dots along the vertical crease of the paper cup to secure the paper. Start wrapping the crepe paper around the cup (having it crooked or bumpy gives it character). Press it in place on the glue dot and continue to do this until the entire cup is covered. Cut bows that are about 1/2″ tall and 1″ wide out of the felt pieces. (You can also print out this bow template .) Use the glue dots to give your “boy” cups bow ties and your “girl” cups a bow on their head. Attach 2 googly eyes to each cup with glue dots.
Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids: Ghostly Paper Plate
Ghostly Paper Plate: What you need
- White paper plates
- Black permanent marker
- White construction paper
- White Crepe paper
- White or orange string or yarn
- Glue stick
Ghostly Paper Plate: Directions
This ghostly paper plate can be made to hang on your child’s bedroom door to scare the monsters away. Using the black marker, draw a ghost face on the paper plate. Trace your child’s hand and forearm twice on the white construction paper. Cut out and glue the arms to the back of the plate, so that one sticks out on each side. Cut 4-6 strips of crepe paper, about 2-ft long and glue or tape them to the back of the plate to hang down and be the “body” of the ghost. Cut a 12″ piece of yarn or string, make it into a loop, and tape the ends to the back of the top of the plate to use as a hanger.
Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids: Vampire Pops
Vampire Pops: What you need
- Red cellophane
- Black felt
- Silver twist tie or ribbon
- White address labels
- Small googly eyes
Vampire Pops: Directions
Cut out a 6″x6″ piece of red cellophane. Cut a 2″ piece of felt, the same height as the sucker. Drape the cellophane over the top of the lollipop. Place it on the felt piece and wrap a silver twist tie around the stick at the base of the sucker, securing the cellophane and felt. Cut little triangle fangs out of a white address label and stick them to the “head”. Glue small googly eyes above the fangs.
Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids: Ghost Pops
Ghost Pops: What you need
- White fabric or felt
- Black ribbon
- Black permanent marker
Ghost Pops: Directions
Cut out a 6″x6″ piece of white fabric and drape it over the lollipop. Tie a black ribbon around the stick to secure the fabric. Use a black permanent marker to draw a face on the ghost.
Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids: Spider Pops
Spider Pops: What you need
- Red, black or brown suckers
- 4 pipe cleaners per sucker (same color as the suckers)
- Googly eyes
- Glue dots
Spider Pops: Directions
Wrap 4 pipe cleaners in matching colors around the stick at the base of the sucker so that you have 8 spider legs coming from different directions. If you use small suckers, you can use 2 pipe cleaners instead of 4 – just cut the 2 pipe cleaners in half to get 8 legs. Glue 2 googly eyes onto each sucker and you have yourself a spider pop!
It’s fun to get your children involved in making these Halloween crafts for kids, but remember adult supervision is required.