Easy Halloween Decorations for Kids to Make

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Easy Halloween Decorations for Kids to Make
Kelly Lanza

Get your kids into the Halloween spirit by helping them make some of these easy DIY Halloween decorations and crafts. These projects are fun and safe for kids to make at home and will save you from spending hundreds of dollars on store-bought Halloween decor.

Halloween Lollipops
Tonia Larson

Halloween Lollipops

Don't leave your sweet treats out of the costume fun this Halloween. Dress them up in spooky ensembles in just a few, quick steps. Kids will love creating these festive lollipops and trick-or-treaters will love receiving them.

Cheesecloth Ghosts
Stephanie Morgan

Cheesecloth Ghosts

Try a new spin on classic Halloween ghost decor by giving these cheesecloth ghosts a try. Kids will love getting their hands dirty and building their very own spooky ghosts. These make a great centerpiece and look positively haunting when hung from tree branches in your yard.

Monster Confetti Eggs
Kelly Lanza

Monster Confetti Eggs

Who said eggs could only be used for Easter? Certainly not us. These monster confetti eggs are fun to make and even more fun to throw at friends during an all-out confetti egg war.

Zombie Hand Favor Pouches
Megan Andersen

Zombie Hand Favor Pouches

Send party guests off with a ghoulishly good favor bag this Halloween. Kids will enjoy transforming their own hand outlines into gruesome zombie favor pouches. These favor pouches are perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters, and are also sure to be a hit at classroom parties.

Dried Apple Shrunken Heads
Jonathan Fong

Dried Apple Shrunken Heads

Few things are more hair-raising than walking into a room and finding a display of tiny shrunken heads. Help kids turn apples into dried shrunken heads in just a few simple steps. If you don't mind getting a parent phone call at the end of the day, they make a pretty interesting show-and-tell item for kids as well.

Halloween Shadow Puppets
Sarah Hamilton

Halloween Shadow Puppets

Put on your own at-home puppet shows with these clever and creepy shadow puppets. After the petrifying puppet show is over, they also double as fun and interactive table decor.

Dryer Vent Pumpkins
Kenzie Mastroe

Dryer Vent Pumpkins

Carving pumpkins with kids can quickly turn into an hour long clean-up job for mom or dad. Skip the messy pumpkin guts and try these dryer vent pumpkins instead. Kids can easily customize them and you won't be picking up seeds and slime hours after the carving is finished.

Witch's Broom Treat Bags
Kenzie Mastroe

Witch's Broom Treat Bags

Ditch the ordinary candy bowl this Halloween and hand out your treats in these frightening witch's broom treat bags. Enlist your kids to help decorate and fill the bags with frightfully festive treats.

Spooky Jack-in-the-Box Mason Jars
Tonia Larson

Spooky Jack-in-the-Box Mason Jars

Transform your ordinary mason jars into a Halloween jack-in-the-box that is guaranteed to spook kids and adults. Customize them with small trinkets or toys that are sure to say, "Boo!"

Halloween Mason Jar Globes
Lucy Akins

Halloween Mason Jar Globes

We've all seen those glittery Christmas snow globes filled with snowmen and reindeer, but did you ever consider making your own haunted Halloween version? Kids will love filling the jars with their favorite spooky trinkets, and these scary globes are the perfect addition to any Halloween display.

Fake Spiders
Angie Diersman

Fake Spiders

Repurpose your empty egg cartons into bone-chilling DIY fake spiders. Place them on some faux spider web netting, and you will have a thrifty yet frightful Halloween display.

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