Our Favorite Halloween Crafts from Pinterest

by Elina Bolokhova

Our Favorite Halloween Crafts from Pinterest

We collected the most adora-BOO-le crafts from around the web.

Floating Phantom
Drape cheesecloth in the desired shape and spray it with starch to make a haunting ghost that looks like he's drifting off the floor—spooky!

Floating Ghost from Everyday is a Crafting Day

Boxy Bump in the Night
Recycle tissue boxes into adorable little monsters by adding teeth and egg-cartons for the eyes.

Tissue Box Monsters from Giggles Galore

Turning a piece of paper into a haunted house pop-up card is almost frighteningly easy. Make a few snips, fold the paper inward and let the kiddos decorate.

Spooky House Pop-Up Cards from Make and Takes

Off with Their Heads
Carve faces into some apples and let them dry out—then you can mount your heads on sticks and arrange them into a creepy centerpiece.

Shrunken Heads from Our Best Bites

Ghostly Glow
Cutting up Glow Sticks and shaking them inside of a jar (we recommend adults do the shaking) is an easy way to create an otherwordly lantern to light your porch on All Hallows Eve.

Glow Jars from Intimate Weddings

Jeepers Peepers
Googly eyes make the perfect Halloween accent without being too scary. Let the kids use them to decorate a picture frame for a playfully spooky memento.

Googly Eye Halloween Frame from A Diamond in the Stuff

Terrific Three-in-One
Who knew paper bags were so versatile? Decorate with stickers or cut-outs to make a haunted house and then top with a paper roof. Or cut up one bag in strips, place another bag inside of it and twist at the top to make the bottom of a witch's broom. You can even make one into a paper jack o'lantern.

Halloween Paper Bags from The Paper Pony

Let Down Your Hair
Why spend money on a fake wig when you can make hair fit for a princess with just yarn and a sewing machine?

Rapunzel Wig from This Mama Makes Stuff

It's In the Bag
Your tot needs something to tout all those treats in and this bag fits the bill. Decorate a paper grocery bag with paint and anything else you might have around the house. It's perfect for parents who felt Halloween snuck up on them.

Last Minute Trick 'r Treat Bag from Mod Podge Rocks

Haunted Handful
Children can act out their own spooky scenes with these Halloween puppets. Paint paper mache balls for the head, attach to a stick and use some fabric for the bodies.

Paper Mache Puppets from Mer Mag

Snippy Spiderweb
With just a few clips of your scissors, you can turn a square piece of paper into a beautiful web. Use them as window decorations or string them along as a garland—the options are endless! 

Spiderweb Kirigami from Omiyage Blogs

Creepy Cut-Out
Rainy afternoon? Print out this template to make a paper house with opening shutters. Your kids can draw their own creepy residents.  

Haunted House Halloween Cut-Out from Sarah Jane Studios