Halloween Projects & Crafts

Entertain all the ghouls and ghosts in your neighborhood with these hauntingly fun and stunningly easy DIY Halloween crafts, including easy projects for kids of all ages.

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Kids' Halloween Crafts That Are Fun for the Whole Family

We've compiled our favorite Halloween kids' projects for you and your little goblins. Try your hand at making decoupage pumpkins, garlands, pasta skeletons, and even Halloween-themed piñatas!

Chicken Costume

Why did the chicken cross the road? To go trick-or-treating, of course. This funny costume is made from two tickly feather boas, ordinary kitchen gloves, tights, and a pilot's cap that's crowned with a felt comb. Under the plumage, two leotards are stuffed with batting for extra plumpness.

Plaster Hands

Those wiggling, groping appendages at the end of your arms seem to have a life of their own, and the sight of other people's hands causes you to break out in a sweat. On Halloween, consider taking your fear in hand and making five-fingered candleholders and tabletop decorations. These are made of plaster and get a ghoulish gray cast from a brush with black gouache.

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Petaled-Collar Pet Costume

Transform your companion—using one of our two printable templates—into a sunflower or the prettiest pet-unia. (Get it?) For ease, you can use a collar instead of ribbon.

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