25+ DIY Halloween Arts and Crafts For Kids & Adults!

Crafting is fun year round, but there’s something special about DIY during everyone’s favorite fall holiday! That’s why we’ve compiled this list of creepy, fun, and scary DIY Halloween arts and crafts for kids and adults! Here are our top 20+ Halloween arts and crafts to make this holiday season.

DIY Halloween Arts and Crafts For Kids & Adults

Creepy DIY Bug Soaps

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Want to give party guests who visit your bathroom a little scare? How about making some of these bug soaps and leaving them for them to use. You can make them as a soap bar, or you can use this tutorial to make a scary cockroach pump soap. You’re bound to give someone a bit of a fright with these. This one is easy enough for kids to help, but also makes for great Halloween crafts for adults. Soap bars are also great crafts to make and sell for profit if you’re keen to earn some extra money for the holidays!

Paper Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

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Photo: Red Ted Art

Looking for some Halloween arts and crafts that are super easy to make? This great Nightmare Before Christmas wreath is made entirely of paper. It’s a craft which can be made by people of all ages and skill levels, and it’s super cute. Click here to see the tutorial for this decoration.

Felt Candy Corn Garland

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Photo: Hey Let’s Make Stuff

This craft requires a sewing machine, but if you’ve got one – then you can make this sweet Halloween decoration in just a few minutes. All you’ll need to do is cut out the felt pieces, and feed it through your machine to sew them together. Check out the tutorial here.

Emoji Ghost Balloons

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Photo: Aww Sam

These cute emoji decorations use balloons, paper, vinyl adhesive, and a glue gun! They aren’t difficult to make, and you don’t need a lot of equipment to get started either. Older kids can help with this, or it’s a fun one for adults to make too. Click here to get the tutorial.

Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns

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Photo: Red Ted Art

This super easy craft can be made by almost anybody! The materials are safe for kids, but can still be fun for adults as well. You can use either real candles or battery operated tea lights for safety. You’ll need jars, tissue paper, and decoupage. Click here to get the tutorial for this craft.

Decorative Halloween Hand Towels

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Photo: Club Crafted

Need some Halloween crafts for adults? If you’ve got a Cricut machine, then you can make these cute hand towels to decorate your kitchen and bathroom. Club Crafted has a tutorial and downloadable templates for the above designs, which you can get here.

Paper Ghosts

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A super cute craft that’s suitable for all ages. These little ghosts are made from paper and would look great hanging in your house. You can use this to decorate wreaths, branches, and a variety of other areas if you get creative. You can also put a lollipop inside of these to make a decorative candy display for a table! Click here to see the tutorial and make some yourself.

Mummy Pillows

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Photo: Eighteen Twenty Five

These cute pillow covers add some spooky vibes to your sofa. You also don’t have to sew anything if you don’t want to. Simply use cheesecloth, felt, and a glue gun to decorate an existing one. Click here to get the tutorial and make it yourself!

Creepy Spider Wreath

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Photo: Mike Gareth for Good Housekeeping

Need a creepy decoration for your door? This spider wreath could do the trick. All you need is a wreath form, cotton webbing, styrofoam balls, and plastic spiders to make this easy and fun Halloween craft. Click here for the materials list and more ideas from GH.

Spray Paint Halloween Doormat

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While some Halloween door mat tutorials require pricey cricut machines, this one lets you cut your own stencils from paper and use spray paint to create your own scenes or messages! It’s pretty easy, and looks pretty nice with the rest of your decorations. Click here to see how to do it.

Halloween Slime Jars

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Photo: Best Ideas For Kids

Creepy, gooey, and just plain fun. Even grown ups will love playing with this creepy slime. You can make these cute DIY Halloween arts and crafts and give them out as favors for your party. The slime is made with kid-friendly and non-toxic elmer’s glue as well. Click here to get the tutorial.

PS. Find more fun crafts for kids at this article!

Candy Corn Wreath

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Photo: The House Of Smiths

Looking for a Halloween craft that’s a bit more grown-up? This attractive wreath is nice enough to hang all year, and it doesn’t require any expensive tools or toys to make. You’ll just need a foam wreath ring, straight pins, fabric, and ribbon to make it. Click here for the tutorial.

Spooky Specimen Boxes

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Photo: Women’s Day

Looking for scary Halloween crafts to decorate your haunted house? These spooky specimen boxes could fit the bill. They look great hanging on the wall, and would compliment a creepy lab theme well. Click here to see how to make these.

Haunted Portraits

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These spooky and simple DIY Halloween crafts can add some creep factor to your haunted house or party. The glowing eyes and vintage pictures give things just the right spooky vibe. Click here for the tutorial.

Bat Centerpiece

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Photo: Women’s Day

Makes for a cute centerpiece for your Halloween dessert table. Materials are cheap and easy too – all you need is some branches, a pot, construction paper, and some clothespins. Though you can, of course, dress this one up anyway you like. (How about adding little red LEDs for bat eyes!) Click here to see the tutorial for this decoration.

Hag Bags

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These cute little treat bags are easy to make favors you can hand out to guests at your party. Fill them up with candy or other goodies to give them a creepy gift to thank them for coming to your event. Click here to see how to make them!

Plaster Hands

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This is a really unique one! You make a plaster copy of your hand and decorate it for a creepy divination inspired decorating idea. While it does take some time to make, plaster making is not super difficult. You could also decorate these to be more realistic if you want a creepier severed hand type of decoration! Click here to see how to make these yourself. A great craft if you want to make some DIY scary Halloween decorations.

Witch Broom Treat Bags

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Needs some favors for your party? These little witch broom treat bags are super cute and easy to make. Your guests can grab one on their way out the door and keep the Halloween fun going for even longer. Click here to see how to make them.

Up-cycled Halloween Luminaries

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Got some jars lying around? You can use them to make these cute Halloween luminaries to light up your porch or walkway. Their super cute, and use very cheap or free materials, making it a cost-effective way to decorate! Click here for the tutorial.

Glow In The Dark Pumpkins

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Pumpkins are a staple of Halloween decor, but if you want something a little different or just don’t have the patience for carving – try these! Glow in the dark pumpkins look great on your porch or inside for your party display on tables. You can get the materials list for the above pumpkins here, or try this article for more ideas about what to do with mini pumpkins for your Halloween decorating.

Floating Cheesecloth Ghosts

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Photo: One Good Thing

This spooky cute decoration looks like it’s floating, and while it’s really cool – it’s also dead easy to make! By combining cheesecloth with a little starch, this spooky friend will stand all on his own. Here’s what you need to do to make them!

Spooky Bat Chandelier

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These neat decoration is paired with a light, and as the bats move in the wind it casts spooky shadows – really cool! It’s also very easy to make, using some foam or paper pats, quilting hoops, paint, and twine. Click here to see the tutorial and make your own.

DIY Crystal Ball Candlesticks

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Photo: Flamingo Toes

This clever craft using transparent image transfers and clear Christmas bulbs to create a creepy crystal ball! These ones are small for the candlesticks, but if you’d prefer a bigger one I’m sure you could get creative with this idea. Click here to see the tutorial.

Vintage Folk Art Decorations

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If you’re good with a paintbrush, then you can give these cute vintage decorations a try. They’re made by carving out foam balls and then painting and decorating them as you desire. Click here for more images, materials list, and tutorial on these.

Easy DIY Trick Or Treat Bags

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Whether you want to make a cute bag for your kids to collect your candy, or even for yourself to use for a shopping bag – this tutorial is an easy beginner sewing project to tackle. Click here to see how to make them.

Sweater Pumpkins

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Photo: Jennifer Maker

You can easily make these cute pumpkins using an old sweater and hot glue. It’s an impressive looking decoration which takes you no time at all. Click here to see the tutorial.

Pipe Cleaner Tarantula

This spooky fun pipe cleaner craft project is a cheap DIY Halloween decoration that anyone can make. It’d make a great addition to your haunted house or displays too! Get the instructions for this project here.