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!
The Best Paints to Use When Decorating Pumpkins
From spray paints to acrylics, experts weigh in on the top tints to turn to for every Halloween gourd project.  
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.
15 Halloween Decorating and Craft Templates
Use our templates and clip-art to decorate pumpkins, treat bags, hanging lanterns, and party pails—all in seasonal style.
Plaster Hands DIY
Perfect for Halloween, our five-fingered candleholders and tabletop decorations bring a spooky addition to an entryway station, tablescape, or mantel. These DIY creations are made of plaster and get a ghoulish gray cast from a brush dipped in black gouache.
Fabric Pumpkins
A novice sewer can easily stitch up this pumpkin patch, rendered in matte and lustrous linen, silk, and velvet. Set the sewn pumpkins among real ones (some natural-hued, others spray-painted) in a cool autumnal scene of spare branches and scattered leaves spray-painted silver.
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Felt Puppy Ears Headband
Every child can be top dog with these easy-to-make Dalmatian, Doberman pinscher, and basset hound ear headbands.
Skeleton Makeup How-To
A skeleton is one of the most chilling Halloween figures, but our modern makeup version has a sleek, startling beauty. This iconic DIY look makes a bold statement about baring it all.