Happy almost Halloween my friends! I LOVE this time of year. Not only is the weather finally cooling down a bit, but hanging up spooky decorations, carving pumpkins, and making (or picking out) costumes with my little ones is too fun! Unfortunately I sometimes find myself getting swept up in all the preparations that I forget doing one of my favorite things… making little holiday crafts with my kids that they can pass out to their friends at school.
So I came up with 3 super easy and simple Halloween kids crafts that are perfect for the last minute and won’t have you breaking the bank for supplies or learning complicated techniques. Whether you are a super crafter who is in the midst of an idea brainstorm, or someone who has yet to ever pick up a glue stick, these 3 crafts will be sure to get you where you need to go! 🙂 Please forgive the photos, my camera was glitching today. Let’s get started!
Halloween Kids Craft #1: Ghost Pops
You may have seen a lollipop wrapped up as as something along the way (superhero, snowman, etc.) but this ghost version is probably the easiest one.
- 5x5in white fabric squares or tissue paper
- Ribbon (any color)
- Googly Eyes (optional)
- Black Marker
Wrap the fabric or tissue paper square around the lollipop.
Tie the ribbon around the lollipop into a knot.
Draw on the eyes with a black marker or glue on the googly eyes.
I finished off the craft by tying a little tag onto it that I cut out of paper, but you don’t have to add this part. This is a good place to put “From, (insert child’s name)” if they wanted to. I also curled the ribbon. 🙂 Here is the finished craft:
Halloween Kids Craft #2: Witch Hat Bookmarks
Another use for a good ol’ popsicle stick! Man I love these things…
- Black marker
- Popsicle sticks (large or small)
- Purple cardstock or construction paper
- Black cardstock or construction paper
Draw an outline of a witch’s hat onto the black cardstock.
Cut out the witch’s hat.
Cut a strip of the purple cardstock and glue it onto the witch’s hat. Cut the sides so they line up with the edges of the hat.
Glue the witch’s hat onto the popsicle stick.
Let it dry and you can write your child’s name on the back of the popsicle stick. You can get crafty and decorate the hat more if you wish too. 🙂
Halloween Kids Craft #3: Jack O Lantern Masks
If you can cut out a face from a pumpkin, you can make these masks.
- Orange cardstock or construction paper
- Hole punch
- Black marker
- Ribbon (not pictured)
Draw an outline of a Jack O Lantern (without it’s mouth) onto the orange cardstock.
Cut it out.
Using your black marker, draw a black line around the eyes, nose, and the outline of the entire mask. Draw additional lines to add a little character to your pumpkin.
Punch one hole on each side of the mask and cut 2 pieces of ribbon approximately 6in each.
Tie one ribbon in each hole. You will loosely tie these in a bow behind the child’s head when they are ready to wear the mask.
Well there you have it!
Give these a try and be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram (#GSHalloween @goldensimplicity_sg) – I’d love to see how they turn out! For more inspiration, see some of my past Halloween posts below. 🙂