Every year the explosion of pumpkin orange, witches’ hats and ghostly decor seems to grow – and there’s a good reason why: kids love Halloween! Whether your little ones are all about the tricks or the treats, they’ll have a blast tackling these imaginative Halloween craft projects. There are ideas to help the kids transform the house into an eerie, weird, and mysterious place; creepy-cool gift ideas for friends; and even a special bewitched item to wear on October 31. And, as a bonus, you don’t have to worry about any sugar crashes.



Paper Pumpkin Lantern


Forget carving a lantern, make a fun paper version instead. This fantastic beginner’s Halloween craft project is excellent for kids’ scissors skills and, thanks to its simple folds, even little ones can give it a go.



What You'll Need

This easy Halloween craft project for kids requires only paper, scissors and glue.


Studymate Soft Grip Scissors 5"/127mm
Bostik Blu Stik 35g

Kadink Construction Paper A4 Assorted 500 Pack



Pop-Up Magic Cauldron

This pop-up paper cauldron is another easy Halloween craft project for kids.


What may seem at first like an ordinary black cauldron magically reveals bubbling, colourful potions. A feat of engineering, this pop-up project is a fantastic way to stretch kids’ design skills. Cutting out the bubbles from different coloured paper and arranging, then sticking them on to the base in a pleasing way, requires effort but once they have their pop-up mechanism working, they will be so satisfied with the finished product.


What You'll Need

There are so many great Halloween craft projects for kids that can be made with just paper, scissors and glue.


Kadink Construction Paper A4 Assorted 500 Pack

Studymate Soft Grip Scissors 5"/127mm
Bostik Blu Stik 35g

Keji Graphite Pencils HB 5 Pack



Boo! Bandage Card

Spook your friends with this ghostly Halloween craft project. It’s a Halloween card they’ll want to keep!


Making a card for a friend is a fun way to celebrate the spookiest time of the year. In this Halloween craft project, the ‘bandages’ are made from ripped paper and the tearing action is a fantastic way for kids to practise dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Add some googly eyes to finish.



What You'll Need

Add some googly eyes, plus paper and glue and you’ll have mastered another easy Halloween craft project.


Kadink Construction Paper A4 Assorted 500 Pack
Bostik Blu Stik 35g
Uni POSCA PC 3M Paint Marker White
Kadink Googly Eyes Black and White 125 Pack



Paper Fan Black Cat


Black cats have long been a symbol of Halloween. Kids can make their own version by folding black paper, accordion style, then pinching it at both ends and gluing it together. After that, it’s time to cut coloured paper to make big yellow eyes, whiskers and a cute pink nose.



What You'll Need

 It’s easy to make a cute Halloween cat using paper, glue and scissors in this craft project for kids.


Kadink Construction Paper A4 Assorted 500 Pack

Studymate Soft Grip Scissors 5"/127mm
Kadink Gloo PVA Glue 120mL

Bostik Blu Stik 35g

Spooky Spider

Eek! Make a pom pom spider to spook your friends in this craft project for Halloween.


While this Incy Wincy Spider isn’t very terrifying, it is a whole lot of fun to make. Painting popsicle sticks is a brilliant exercise in tactile play and patience, as are gluing fuzzy pom poms and googly eyes. This Halloween craft project has some drying time, too, which gives kids a chance to plan all the fun places they will hide their spider when it’s finished.



What You'll Need

This easy Halloween craft project for kids needs just glue, paint, pom poms and string to make a cute spider decoration.


Kadink Gloo PVA Glue 120mL
Kadink Paintbrush Set Assorted 15 Pack
Kadink Craft Sticks Natural 180 Pack
Paper Twine 2mm x 100 m White
Kadink Googly Eyes Black and White 125 Pack

Kadink Pom Poms Assorted 70 Pack
Kadink Washable Bright Poster Paint 500mL Black



Cardboard Roll Halloween Characters

Cute cardboard-roll characters with spooky faces are another easy Halloween craft for kids.


Whether it’s a classic jack-o’-lantern, Frankenstein’s monster or Count Dracula, making Halloween favourites from simple cardboard rolls gives kids the opportunity to unleash their creativity. All they need to add to their rolls is paper, scissors and glue, and, before you can say “Boo!”, they will have their own family of spooky characters. Bonus activity: they can use their creations to put on a Halloween show.



What You'll Need

Old cardboard rolls? Save them for this easy Halloween craft project for kids.


Colorific Cardboard Rolls 36 Pack
Kadink Construction Paper A4 Assorted 500 Pack

Bostik Blu Stik 35g

Studymate Soft Grip Scissors 5"/127mm


SEE ALSO: 5 Fun DIY Crafts With Cardboard Rolls


Ghostly Paperweight Rock

One of the easiest of all the Halloween crafts? A spooky ghost made from a rock.


Super simple and loads of fun, a humble rock is transformed into a scary little ghost with just paint and a marker. Challenge kids to find their rock – one with a smooth surface on one side works best – and set them to work painting and creating its features. We bet they’ll end up wanting to create an entire ghost family.



What You'll Need

Easy Halloween crafts for kids include this painted ghost-rock idea.


Smooth-ish rocks (from home)

Uni POSCA PC 3M Paint Marker Black
Kadink Paintbrush Set Assorted 15 Pack
Kadink Washable Bright Poster Paint 500mL White



Flying Witch Plate

Create a cute paper witch on a broomstick in this easy Halloween craft project for kids.


The sky's the limit when it comes to this Halloween craft project. Kids can transform some coloured paper, popsicle sticks, matchsticks and a googly eye into a friendly witch on a broomstick. Then simply make a cut along the middle of a decorated paper plate (some adult supervision or help may be required) and slide your hand-made witch glued to a popsicle stick through the slot. Now, help her fly back and forth across a painted night sky. 


What You'll Need

Get into crafts this Halloween with projects for kids made from paper, glue and paint, such as this cute witch.


Kadink Construction Paper A4 Assorted 500 Pack

Studymate Soft Grip Scissors 5"/127mm
Bostik Blu Stik 35g
Kadink Matchsticks Natural 1000 Pack

Kadink Googly Eyes Black and White 125 Pack
Kadink Craft Sticks Natural 180 Pack
Kadink Paintbrush Set Assorted 15 Pack

BioPak BioCane 10" Round Plate 50 Pack

Kadink Washable Bright Poster Paint 500mL Dark Blue

Kadink Washable Bright Poster Paint 500mL Purple



Halloween Paper Garlands

Spooky garlands made from paper are an easy and fun Halloween craft project for kids.


Just like retro paper dolls, only way spookier. This fun beginners’ project will flex fine motor skills and concentration, and even help build palm muscle as they manoeuvre folded paper to cut their Halloween-themed shapes. 



What You'll Need

Anyone can make a spooky garland in this easy Halloween crafts project for kids.


Kadink Construction Paper A4 Assorted 500 Pack

Studymate Soft Grip Scissors 5"/127mm

J.Burrows Recycled Clear Tape with Dispenser 18mmX25m


Eyeball Wreath

A wreath with eyeballs? That’s a cool Halloween crafts project the kids will love.


Give your home or bedroom a cool, creepy vibe with a paper plate wreath adorned with eyeballs. Shredding paper with scissors will give little hands a workout, while the painting of beads and gluing on googly eyes is an absorbing, afternoon-long project that kids can work away at in the lead up to Halloween.


What You'll Need

There are so many ways to use googly eyes, including this spooky wreath, an easy Halloween craft project for kids.


BioPak BioCane 10" Round Plate 50 Pack

Kadink Washable Bright Poster Paint 500mL Black
Kadink Washable Bright Poster Paint 500mL White
Kadink Paintbrush Set Assorted 15 Pack

Kadink Construction Paper A4 Assorted 500 Pack
Kadink Googly Eyes Black and White 125 Pack
Kadink Wooden Beads Round 50gm
Studymate Soft Grip Scissors 5"/127mm

Kadink Gloo PVA Glue 120mL

Starry Witch’s Hat

Make a witch’s hat for Halloween following the instructions in this easy crafts project for kids.


It’s not Halloween without some sort of costume, but instead of buying a witch’s hat, why not get the kids to make one? A paper plate with a few licks of black paint makes a nice sturdy base. Then cut a hole and add a cone of paper to become the pointy top. All that’s left is to decorate it to be perfectly on theme. 



What You'll Need

 A witch’s hat is an easy Halloween crafts project for kids and you’ll only need paper, glue, paint and string.


BioPak BioCane 10" Round Plate 50 Pack
Kadink Paintbrush Set Assorted 15 Pack
Kadink Washable Bright Poster Paint 500mL Black
Kadink Construction Paper A4 Assorted 500 Pack
Studymate Soft Grip Scissors 5"/127mm

Kadink Gloo PVA Glue 120mL

Little Learner Elastic White 4m


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