Halloween Crafts

By Silver Dolphin Books on October 18, 2016

Have fun this spook-tacular Halloween by crafting one of these 14 not-so-scary crafts for kids!

1. Cotton Ball Ghost


  • Sheet of white paper
  • Sheet of black paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String


  1. Grab a sheet of white paper, sketch a ghost shape, and cut it out.
  2. Apply glue to the ghost shape and stick cotton balls all over until it’s covered.
  3. Sketch two eyes and a mouth on the black paper and cut them out. Clue them on top of the cotton balls.
  4. If you’d like to hang your ghost, punch a small hole into the top of the paper and put a string through it. Tie the ends and your ghost is ready to hang up!

2. Paper Bat


  • Black paper
  • White paper
  • Bat template
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • String


  1. Download the bat template and print it out. Fold the template in half and cut it out.
  2. Trace the bat onto the black sheet of paper then cut it out.
  3. Sketch two eyes on white paper and cut them out. Draw two pupils onto the white circles. Glue the eyes on your bat.
  4. Punch a hole onto the bottom of the bat and thread a piece of string through it. Tie the ends, and your bat is finished!

3. Paper Plate Skull


  • Paper Plate
  • White Construction Paper
  • Construction Paper (any color – black, orange, green – will be used for eyes and nose)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler


  1. Cut a small section, about 1/4th of the paper plate, off
  2. Cut white paper into tiny squares and then glue onto the paper plate until the plate is covered.
  3. Cut out four teeth with the white paper and then staple to the bottom of the plate.
  4. Cut out some eyes and a nose with the black paper and glue onto the plate to finish creating a ghoulish skull perfect for Halloween!

4. Paper Plate Spider


  • Small paper plates(2 per spider)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Chenille stems
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Stapler


  1. Paint the underside of two paper plates with acrylic paint and let them dry completely.
  2. When they are dry, cut the four chenille stems in half to make 8. Bend each chenille stem once to make a leg, and while holding the two paper plates together, put the chenille stem in between the plates and staple it down. Do this with all 8 legs and then use the stapler to close around the rest of the plates.
  3. Glue on eight wiggly eyes of different sizes on the top of your spider.
  4. Lastly, punch a hole in the top of the spider and tie a white string through it so you can hang it up as if it were coming down from it’s spider web.

5. Q-Tip Handprint Skeleton Craft

Q-tips are always fun to do art with and they work great for looking like skeleton bones!

6. Pop-up Cards

Make a pop-up Halloween card for your friend, your family, or your favorite witch or wizard!

7. Spider Web Art Project

Create the loveliest spider web for the spookiest holiday with watercolor paint and salt.

8. Paper Pumpkins

Decorate your home with the cutest pumpkins that are both simple and fun to make.

9. Frankenstein Paper Craft Lab

Make your very own Frankenstein monster with construction paper and glue.

10. Stick Puppets

These craft stick puppets are way to cute to be scary.

11. Hanging Bat

These adorable cardboard tube bats are a great way for kids to help decorate for fall or Halloween.

12. Haunted House

We love spooky…and we especially love cute spooky so try making this haunted house and add some cute spooky to your house.

13. Halloween Tin Can Bowling

Get ready for some fun, fun, fun Halloween Tin Can bowling with your very own Halloween-themed Tin Can characters.

14. Craft Stick Spiderwebs

Hang up these craft stick spiderwebs to add some ghoulish good fun to your home for Halloween!


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