13 Haunted Halloween Crafts for Kids

Even though it's too easy to decorate your home in the stupidity of Halloween that you made yourself, it might be worth taking a step back and letting your kids help you! Children who spend the day at home or children who need something to do on Saturdays can make some very fun Halloween crafts that you wouldn't realize are displayed on your refrigerator. It keeps them busy and prepare a Halloween house which is a winning win for you. So get out of your craft inventory, take your minis and get them started on these 13 Halloween crafts for kids.

Don't think that you have to wait until Christmas to build a mini house. Break the colored clay and let your children make a mini haunted house for your coat. Add a few Christmas lights to get a real, haunted glowing effect. (via Babble Dabble Do)

It's time for a new banner in the dining room? Before you go crazy with patterned fabrics, let your children go to town on a few paper plates. The older one can even cut it into pieces and tie it together for you. Then you all can stand up and admire your work. (via Usually Simple)

Isn't this ghost adorable? Cotton balls, paper, and glue are all that is needed for this fun little craft. Let your kids make as much as possible with your stack of cotton balls and you can make a scary ghost gallery wall in your living room. (via 366 Days of Pinterest)

The best craft is what can be played after the craft time is over. With scissors and film cling, you can get older kids to cut faces for pumpkins that can be mixed and fit your kids in the window later. (via Crafts Unleashed)

Everyone has stones, right? Be it outside on your page or a collection that you have in a small box somewhere. Turn the stones into happy, colorful friends with this craft. Depending on the size of the fingers, you might need to help them glue eyes that look like googly. But they will be BFF throughout Halloween! (via One Artsy Mama)

Older children are choosy about their craft. But this pendant promises to lure them from the TV and to the table to spend a little time with creativity. You can make apples and pumpkins and even ghosts! (via Northstory)

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Little hands need all the training in glue and painting they can get. This craft is perfect for both. After maybe a little help getting the stick in the right place, they can go to the city with white paint. Stick a magnet on the back if you like and display it on your refrigerator. (via Glued to My Crafts)

Speaking of refrigerators, don't forget to make crafts for decoration too! Gather old magazines so the children can spend a little time cutting. Then they will need glue to make this pumpkin collage. For fingers that are too small for scissors, give them button boxes and eyes and pom poms and all random sneaky things. (via Reading Confetti)

It's doll time! Children will enjoy painting green paper bags and turning them into Frankenstein's friends. Be warned, it might come to the table for dinner. (via I Heart Crafty Things)

Feel like a fun and versatile craft media. Take a few minutes to cut off some happy faces and you will give your kids hours of playing with Jack O 'Lantern friendly to their own children. (via The Nerd's Wife)

Every family has a box of pasta open in their kitchen. Let your children be yours for the afternoon of creativity and monsters. They can experiment with pasta paste and then giggle when they make pleasant little monsters come out of them. (via Crafts By Amanda)

Although we don't want real spiders in our home, these paper bug bugs will be acceptable. Let each child make one and you can hang it from the dining room lights for a scary dinner. (via I Heart Crafty Things)

How cute is this mini monster? Put the wine corks for use with a little paint and maybe a few cotton balls. You who are older will love making these little people. (via Molly Moo)

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