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11 Spooky Halloween Craft Ideas To Entertain The Kiddos If They Can’t Trick Or Treat This Year

by Angela Andaloro

Summer is flying by, and fall will be here before you know it. As the hottest days give way to sweater weather, many fall-loving families have their eyes set on a special, spooky holiday.

Halloween might look a little different this year. Trick-or-treating may not be safe come fall, so a lot of families will be looking toward home-based celebrations. It can be disappointing, but it doesn’t have to keep you from having a fun night. There are a lot of ways you can turn your home into the perfect spooky Halloween hideout.

KiwiCo has ideas that can get your creativity going. The hands-on learning company is Halloween-ready with ideas that can bring the littlest kids and some of the older ones together.

These Halloween craft ideas can provide sweet mementos for a family that takes time to have some fun together. Get a head start on Halloween with these hair-raising ideas.

Tissue Paper Pumpkins

Tissue Paper Pumpkins

Ages: 4 to 8
Time: < 1 hour

Having kids cut tiny squares out of tissue paper is great for their fine motor skills. You’ll need one roll of contact paper, one piece of black construction or scrapbook paper, orange tissue paper, wooden dowels, a few long pieces of yarn, and scissors. It’s fun to see how each child makes their own sweet or spooky jack-o’-lantern face.

Glitter Foam Monsters

Glitter Foam Monsters

Ages: 6 to 9
Time:
  1 to 2 hours

These cute crafts give kids a lot of room to explore their creativity. There are so many ways you can make these monsters look however you want, from scary to silly. You don’t have to stick to just the suggested materials either. Feel free to explore as possible.

Monster Ketchup

Monster Ketchup

Ages: 4 to 8
Time: > 1 hour

Monster ketchup can work for either Halloween or Passover. Simply pick up some red ketchup bottles (or paint clear ones if you’re really feeling artsy). You can let the kids have at it with markers or paint.

Smoosh and Stamp Pumpkins

Smoosh and Stamp Pumpkins

Ages: 3 to 7
Time: < 1 hour

This one’s easy for even the littlest kids to get in on. Simply let them use stamps and sponges to make their own jack-o’-lanterns on paper or cardboard.

Halloween Cards — Mummies

Halloween Cards - Mummies

Ages: 4 to 8
Time: 1 to 2 hours

Send loved ones some super-cute mummy cards for Halloween. All you need is some gauzy material, glue, googly eyes, and some cardboard! You can decorate the mummies or include a fun message on the cardboard for friends to unwrap.

Halloween Treat Cups

halloween treat cups

Ages: 7 to 10
Time: 1 to 2 hours

Making these little cups to fill with treats for at home or for friends can be so much fun! Decorate each one to have its own unique Halloween personality. Simply paint foam cups with acrylic paint. The possibilities are endless.

Paper Bag Puppets

Paper Bag Puppets

Ages: 6 to 9
Time: 1 to 2 hours

Paper bag crafts are old school, but that doesn’t mean they have to look retro. There are a lot of different card stock colors, markers, and other decor to bring these crafts to life. Make a monster or a mini version of your kids’ Halloween costumes for a lot of fun.

Light-Up Alien Spaceship Costume

Light-Up Alien Spaceship Costume

Speaking of Halloween costumes, KiwiCo has some fun selections for this year that embrace STEM. There’s the Light-Up Alien Spaceship Costume kit. The kit allows you to build a light-up UFO that kids can wear around their head. It also comes with alien sunglasses.

Shop Now: Light-Up Alien Spaceship Costume (KiwiCo, $34.95)

Glowing Horn Unicorn Costume

glowing horn unicorn costume

KiwiCo’s Glowing Horn Unicorn Costume kit is perfect for the unicorn-obsessed kid in your life. They get to make not only a glowing horn but an awesome mane to go with it. It’s super cute and can be dressed up with any colorful outfit.

Shop Now: Glowing Horn Unicorn Costume (KiwiCo, $29.95)

Light-Up Wings Costume

Light-Up Wings Costume

These Light-Up Wings go great with a number of costumes, so kids are sure to love this set. Work to create the shimmery, electroluminescent wings. Learn all about iridescence and electroluminescence along the way!

Shop Now: Light-Up Wings Costume (KiwiCo, $29.95)

Chomping Mechanical Dinosaur Costume

chomping mechanical dinosaur costume

This realistic Chomping Mechanical Dinosaur costume will have people hoping your kid is an herbivore. Create this cool costume while learning about hinges, rotary motion, and fossil detective work. It’s perfect for your family’s biggest dino lover.

Shop Now: Chomping Mechanical Dinosaur Costume (KiwiCo, $29.95)