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5 Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween lollipop ghosts and candies on purple wooden background
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If you want some bright and colorful Halloween decorations, why not make them yourself? Here are five easy crafts your kids can make, using simple supplies you probably already have at home.

Ghost Lollipops

You can hand these out as treats or scatter them around your house as spooky decorations. They’re a simple and easy classic craft you probably remember from your childhood, and for good reason. Young kids might need help with the bow; otherwise, it’s easy for anyone to decorate.

Here’s what you need:

Find the full instructions at Happiness Is Homemade.

Halloween Rock Magnets

Halloween themed rock magnets, painted like pumpkins, ghosts, and cats
This Heart of Mine

A simple project that uses rocks from outside, or you can order a pack of smooth ones. Turn them into magnets or just leave them as colorful decorations to place on shelves.

Here’s what you need:

Find the full instructions at This Heart of Mine.

Mummy Jars

These are great for placing on window sills, counters, or even lining your walkway. You can fill them up with treats, handing them out as gifts.

Here’s what you need:

Find the full instructions at A Little CLAIREification.

Painted Pumpkins

several pumpkins painted in bright colors and arranged on house steps
The House That Lars Built

This is a great way to include brightly colored Halloween decorations without having to get all spooky or creepy. A perfect project for kids of all ages.

Here’s what you need:

Find the full instructions at The House That Lars Built.

Ghost Leaves

Why not make use of all those leaves scattered on your lawn? This simple tutorial helps you turn regular leaves into ghostly leaves with a little elbow grease. These will make great wall or window decorations.

Here’s what you need:

Find the full instructions at Growing a Jeweled Rose.

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