These 15 Spookily Cute Halloween Art & Craft Ideas Won’t Freak Your Kids Out

October is here, which means it’s that sPooOOoOoOoky time of the year again! That’s right. Halloween is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean things need to be grim and ghastly all month long. Lighten it up and make it a little less scary for your little ones with some fun Halloween arts and craft projects. We’ve got mummies, witches, ghouls, and Frankensteins, but none scary enough to warrant a sleepless night. So put your fears aside and craft away!

Scarily Easy Halloween Arts And Craft Ideas For Kids To Try

No jump scares (read: complicated crafts) here.

1. Pumpkin Candy Bag

If candies in a bowl just won’t do for your Halloween party, take it up a notch with these puffy pumpkin candy bags.

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2. Lollipop Ghost 

Make your lollies pop in a ghoulish way with this super simple Halloween arts and craft project. Better yet, beef up the gang with vampire, bat, and spider lollies.

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3. Paper Witch Hat

Cheap and easy to make, these witch hats will be a hit as party favours and a bewitching touch for kids’ Halloween costumes.

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4. Pumpkin Garland

Looking for a DIY Halloween decoration that doubles up as an arts and craft activity for your preschoolers? This pumpkin garland ticks both boxes!

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5. Toilet Paper Roll Ghost

Fancy a couple of friendly apparitions blowing in the wind? This Halloween arts and craft tutorial will teach you the easiest way to make some. Hint: It involves toilet paper rolls, so start saving them up!

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6. DIY Candy Basket

Can’t go trick-or-treating without a candy basket, can you? Help your kiddo make one with this ingenious – but not overly fussy – DIY.

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7. Origami Paper Bat

Teach your little one some basic origami techniques with this adorable paper bat. Craft up a few, and stick them on the window or wall for the perfect DIY Halloween decoration.

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  • Black, pink, white construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Black marker pen
  • Glue stick

8. Popsicle Spider Web

If paper spider webs seem a little too one-dimensional for your kid’s liking, try this popsicle stick version. The process of making it is a lot more fun, and so is the payoff! Pro tip: Pair this with the Halloween arts and craft project below for the best effect.

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9. Pipe Cleaner Spider

Now give those spider webs some inhabitants with these furry pipe cleaner spiders. It doesn’t take much effort at all, just a little patience to shape those spindly legs.

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10. Jack O’ Lantern Luminary

Upcycle used jars at home with this Halloween arts and craft project. Just pop an LED tealight in the jar when you’re done, then turn off the lights for a frightful DIY Halloween decoration.

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11. Ghost Pinata

In case you’re celebrating Halloween in quarantine, this ghost pinata is a fun substitute for trick-or-treating. Just make sure to fill it up to the brim with chocolates, candies, and colourful confetti.

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12. Frankenstein Cup & Ball Game

With the paper eyeball, this Frankenstein Cup is a challenging game for kids. Without it, it’s a DIY Halloween decoration that you can fill with treats!

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  • Green cardstock
  • Coloured paper in white, black, and orange
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Baker’s twine
  • Tape

13. Witch Hand Puppet

For little storytellers, these witch hand puppets are a shoo-in. You could even make a paper cauldron for the witches to brew over. And if you’ve got spare googly eyes at home, use them in place of the paper eyes for a 3D effect.

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  • Coloured paper in green, white, black, and orange
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

14. Mini Mummy Pinata

Here’s a Halloween arts and craft project with a surprise centre. Who knew an unassuming mummy could have a trick up its bandage?

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15. Magic Potion Bottle

Part science experiment, part arts and craft project, this DIY Halloween decoration is sure to mesmerise any Harry Potter fans in the house.

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Embrace The Halloween Spirit With These Easy Arts And Craft Ideas For Kids

Easy Halloween art and craft decorations Malaysia
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These Halloween arts and craft projects are a great way for you and your kids to indulge in some jolly good crafting time. Best of all, they can all be part of your DIY Halloween decorations at home and are sure to impress your guests. So give them a go, get your costume and make-up ready, and come 31 October, have a spook-tacular Halloween!

For the fearless adults, consider scaring your socks off at Sunway Lagoon’s Nights of Fright, or with these horror flicks and multiplayer games.

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