Kids Halloween Crafts

Free kids Halloween crafts. These fun and inexpensive Halloween crafts ideas are great ideas for a Halloween party for kids.

Have a go at these simple and inexpensive kids Halloween crafts - they're perfect for a kids' party on a dark Autumn night!

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Ghost Invitations

Let's start by making the Ghost Invitations:

You will need:

  • Black and white card
  • White paper
  • Black and white fun foam (optional)
  • Wobbly eyes
  • Pencil, scissors, ruler and felt-tip pens
  • Glue or double-sided adhesive tape
  • Envelopes

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Here's how:

  1. Fold a piece of black card in half to form your basic card.

  2. Fold a slightly smaller piece of white paper in half and stick inside the card for your message.

  3. Draw a basic ghost shape onto white paper or card, cut it out and stick it onto the front of your card. Alternatively use this shape as a template and cut your ghost out of white fun foam.

  4. Add wobbly eyes and a mouth for the ghost cut from black card or fun foam.

  5. Add a greeting at the bottom of the card written in black pen on a white background. Create multiple layers for the background to the text if you wish by cutting a series of black and white rectangles from card or fun foam.

  6. Add your message to the inside of the card.

  7. Decorate the envelope as well if you wish.

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Spooky, Scary Spiders

Chenille Spooky Spider

For an inexpensive party activity, let them make some Spooky, Scary Spiders using just basic kids craft supplies.

Click on this link to take you to Spider Crafts for Kids for all the details.

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Halloween Treat Cones

Halloween Treat Cones

For the next in our series of kids Halloween crafts, let's make some Halloween Treat Cones.

Make and fill these to give to your guests at the end of your Halloween party or have them ready for those trick or treaters!

You will need:

  • A4 Paper in assorted colours - eg lime green, orange, yellow or black
  • Scraps of paper in assorted colours (or gummed paper if available)
  • Double-sided adhesive tape or glue
  • Scissors and a pencil or a black pen
  • Small paper punches - eg star and leaf shapes

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Ready? Here's how:

  1. Take a sheet of coloured A4 paper and place double-sided tape or glue along one of the short edges.

  2. Roll the sheet up into a cone starting from the other short edge and stick the cone together when you reach the sticky edge.

  3. Cut Halloween shapes from scraps of coloured paper or gummed paper and stick randomly onto the outside of the cone to decorate. It is also a good idea to stick one or two shapes to the inside top of the cone. See the examples below to get you started.

  4. Fill your cones with Halloween treats such as marshmallows or other sweets.

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Example 1 (Left of picture):

Draw and cut out pumpkins from orange paper and add features with a black pen. Then punch out a few black leaf shapes using a mini paper punch and add these in between the pumpkin shapes.

Example 2 (Centre of picture):

Draw and cut out some simple witches' hats from black paper and punch out some small black star shapes using a mini paper punch. Stick the shapes randomly onto the cone.

Example 3 (Right of picture):

Draw and cut out some simple ghost shapes from white paper and draw on eyes and a mouth with a black pen. Next punch out a selection of small black and white stars using the mini paper punch and stick the shapes onto the cone.

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Helen's Top Tip:

Don't forget, of course, these party treat cones could be adapted for any time of the year. Just use coloured paper to suit the occasion or theme and decorate accordingly!

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