Halloween is such a fun time and we love getting into the holiday spirit! That’s why we’ve put together this round-up of some of our favorite Halloween arts and crafts for kids and fun stuff for adults too! Get ready to have some fun and create some boo-tiful decorations, gifts, and activities. Let’s dive into some fang-tastic DIY ideas for a memorable Halloween season! 

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Why Do Halloween Arts and Crafts With Kids?

There’s so much fun to be had at Halloween, but going beyond costumes and trick-or-treating has more advantages than you might think for your kids!

  • Encourages Creativity: Halloween arts and crafts allow kids to use their imagination and creativity to come up with new and unique ideas for their project.
  • Develops Fine Motor Skills: Arts and crafts involve using small materials like paints, markers, and scissors, which help in developing fine motor skills in kids.
  • Builds Self-Esteem: Crafting can boost self-esteem in kids because they’re able to see the end result of their hard work and feel a sense of accomplishment.

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  • Promotes Bonding: Crafting together can create a fun and memorable experience for both parents and kids, strengthening their relationship.
  • Teaches Problem-Solving Skills: When things don’t go as planned, kids need to use their problem-solving skills to fix any mistakes or come up with alternative solutions. 
  • Helps Improve Concentration: Crafting requires focus and attention to detail, which can help improve a kids’ concentration skills.
  • Provides a Sense of Ownership: Kids take pride in their creations and love to show them off. This helps them feel a sense of ownership and responsibility.

7 Awesome Halloween Arts and Crafts for Kids & Adults, too!

DIY Halloween Doormat

DIY Halloween doormat

I love making my own Halloween doormat so I can customize it the way I want it! This was easy and I learned a lot so I shared all the tips you need. This is a great project to do as a family to add some festive decor to the home. Your kids will love stenciling and painting and it is so fun to see your work come to life and be used each and every day.

Get the step-by-step instructions to make your own Hey Boo doormat here!

Halloween Sensory Bin

This Halloween-themed sensory bin is super cheap, simple, and fun to put together! Your kids will love this sensory play opportunity.

Here is how you make it:

  • 1 package of red lentils
  • 1 package of dried black beans
  • Cauldron for mixing
  • Any fun spooky items to add to the cauldron like eyeballs, bones, etc.
  • Acrylic or plastic letters to make it educational
  • tongs, spoons or skeleton limbs for scooping
  • BONUS: add a fun halloween book together beforehand

Witches Brew Sensory Bin

This Halloween sensory bin is so cool! With a simple recipe for a bubbling cauldron, your kids will be amazed by this Halloween activity.

Here is how you make it:

  • start with dish soap, cornstarch, and water in blender
  • add some food coloring
  • blend until foamy
  • add to your favorite dish and enjoy

DIY Halloween Boo Kit

We loved making Boo Kits for our friends and neighbors! These are so much fun to put together with your kids and encourage giving.

Get the “You’ve Been Booed” printable here

Halloween Bucket List Chalk Board

We love a good holiday bucket list, especially Halloween! This is a fun craft to do with your kids! Sit down together and think of must-do activities to add to your bucket list. If writing it out is too much download our free bucket list printable and add it to your fridge. As you and your family do an activity you can check it off. This fun activity will be sure to add a ton of new memories for your family!

Get the printable Halloween bucket list here!

@mrsblinks What’s on your Halloween bucket list?!? #halloweenathome #halloween #momsoftiktok ♬ Harry Potter – The Intermezzo Orchestra

Halloween Sensory Bag

I love these Halloween sensory bags because they’re more mobile and can be less messy than the open sensory bins. These are fun Halloween party favors too!

Here is how you make it:

  • Use nail polish remover to remove the label off the ziplock bag
  • Draw the cauldron on the bag with a Sharpie
  • Add hair gel and green food coloring to the bag
  • Then add spooky stuff like plastic eyes and spiders
  • Make sure to get all the air out of the bag before you hand it over to the kids!

Q Tip Skeleton Craft for Kids

If you’re looking for a fun craft for kids of all ages, this is a great option! We incorporate this craft into our homeschooling every year. There’s nothing better than a fun holiday-themed activity that also teaches your kids something! These super easy Q-tip skeletons will help your kids learn the names of bones! Head the our full blog post to get the printable needed to do this fun craft for free.

More Halloween Ideas:

Everything you need to throw a Halloween themed party

Halloween Decor for the Kitchen

Halloween Decor for the Front Porch 

Halloween Gift ideas for Little Girls