The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Crafts for Kids
Halloween has long been a holiday favorite for kids. The candy, the decorations, and the "spooky" costumes are only half of the fun. Halloween crafts are a great way to celebrate the holiday before the trick-or-treating takes place. While carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns is the most popular of Halloween crafts, there are endless amounts of activities beyond this tradition. Helping to make your own Halloween costume or even putting together some Halloween games are unique ways to get crafty for Halloween.
- Halloween-Themed Foods: Crafty food ideas to celebrate Halloween are featured on this website, along with many other Halloween-themed crafts and games.
- Five Ideas for Scary Halloween Food: Five "spooky" Halloween recipes for a Halloween party or just a fun Halloween snack are featured on this website.
- 15 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy: This page features great ideas for what to do with all of the leftover, excess Halloween candy that often results after trick-or-treating or a Halloween party.
- Halloween Food Traditions: Learning about traditional Halloween food traditions is an excellent way to incorporate the true spirit of Halloween into any Halloween celebration.
- Ghoulishly Great Ideas for Halloween Parties and Trick-or-Treating: Halloween does not always have to mean that candy has to be served; this guide provides healthy food ideas for Halloween celebrations. (PDF)
- Healthy Halloween Food Ideas: There are a wide array of healthy foods that can be made into fun Halloween treats. (PDF)
- Safely Celebrating Halloween With Food Allergies: Creative ideas for fun Halloween treats for those who suffer from food allergies are featured in this guide to safe Halloween foods.
- Second Life for Halloween Candy: Got too much Halloween candy after the trick-or-treating is done? Use these ideas to turn your candy into other treats.
- Halloween Recipes: This list of recipes features excellent healthy Halloween treats. (PDF)
- Halloween Meat-Head Recipe and Instructions: With this recipe and instructional guide, anyone can create a scary Halloween centerpiece.
- Halloween Snacks and Treats: Snacks and treats themed specifically for Halloween are an excellent touch to any party or celebration.
Halloween Costumes and Masks
- Easy-to-Make Kids' Halloween Costumes: Better Homes and Gardens has a slide show of easy costume ideas.
- Halloween Costume Crafts: This sewing resource provides various instructional guides on how to create several different Halloween costumes and accessories.
- Halloween Costumes That Don't Cost an Arm and a Leg: Costumes can easily be made by hand through the use of these suggestions.
- Homemade Kids' Halloween Costumes: With a bit of effort and some assistance from their kids, parents can put together some impressive kids' costumes like the ones in this slide show.
- Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids: This slide show has more ideas for costumes that kids and parents can work together to make.
- 16 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes: Real Simple has a slide show of great DIY costumes that kids could help their parents pull together.
- 18 Print-and-Color Halloween Masks: Pick out a mask, color it in, and then have your parents cut it out for you.
- 18 Crocheted Halloween Masks: Older kids may enjoy learning a craft such as crocheting to create unique Halloween masks.
- Tips for Crafty Halloween Masks: A college art professor gives ideas for how to make your own Halloween mask.
- Colorable Halloween Masks: Coloring is a fun craft for young children, and coloring their own Halloween mask is a way to add an extra touch of creativity to Halloween costumes.
- Preserving a Pumpkin: This pumpkin-preserving project is both a fun science project and a learning experience.
- Pumpkin-Carving Patterns: Carving pumpkins doesn't have to mean simple jack-o'-lanterns; using the patterns found here can let you make a more creative pumpkin.
- Make Your Pumpkins Last Longer: Once the perfect jack-o'-lantern is created, it is a natural reaction to want to preserve it as long as possible.
- History of the Jack-o'-Lantern: The history of carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns is talked about here, and patterns for jack-o'-lanterns carvings are given.
- Pumpkin-Carving Tips and Patterns: Some great pumpkin-carving tips, as well as pumpkin-carving patterns, are on this website.
- Virtual Pumpkin-Carving: This virtual pumpkin-carving game can be played by young kids to introduce them to the tradition of pumpkin-carving.
- Pumpkin-Carving Gallery: A pumpkin artist shows off his creative creations in this photo gallery.
- Pumpkin-Carving Stencils and Patterns: Many different stencils and patterns for pumpkin-carving are available here.
- Halloween Games: This website has online games that can be played as well as printable crafts, such as a skeleton puzzle.
- Halloween Games and Activities: Halloween games are a highlight of any Halloween party. The Halloween games featured here can be made mostly by hand.
- Messy Halloween Party Games for Kids: Kids love getting messy, and the best time to get messy is Halloween. These games make it possible, and they are fun to set up! (PDF)
- Halloween Funny Fill-In: Fill in the blanks, then see what silly story you helped create!
- Halloween Party Games: This list of party games is sure to have a game that is fun for everyone.
- A Frightfully Fun Party: A large collection of Halloween party games for kids is featured with descriptions of how to play each game.
- Halloween Games for Kids: The best games to be played during a kids' Halloween party are discussed within this article.
Miscellaneous Halloween Crafts
- Halloween Crafts: This website features many different Halloween crafts, from printable coloring pages to creating spooky ghost decorations.
- 31 Halloween Craft Projects: In this craft book, 31 different Halloween themed crafts are shown. (PDF)
- The History of Halloween: Learning about the true history and traditions of Halloween can help you come up with craft ideas.
- Halloween Coloring: Free, printable Halloween coloring pages are available on this website.
- Scary Halloween Crafts: A large collection of "scary" Halloween crafts for kids are given here.
- Halloween Recipes and Activities: This website covers traditional Halloween recipes and activities for kids.
- Halloween Fun for Kids: Activities, including crafts, as well as a look into the history of Halloween are talked about on this fun Halloween website.
- 30 Halloween Kids' Crafts: Check out this slide show to find some fun ideas for Halloween craft projects.
- 30 Easy Halloween Kids' Crafts: Make all sorts of neat Halloween decorations and crafts using the ideas in this slide show.
- Easy Halloween Crafts and Party Favors: Party favors and Halloween crafts for the entire family are given on this website.
- Creepy Kids' Crafts: Make some scary, silly, or downright creepy crafts for your Halloween party.
- Jar-o'-Lantern Candle Holders: Learn how to make these neat lanterns to decorate for Halloween.
- What's Inside a Pumpkin?: This craft is a wonderful way to learn about how pumpkins grow.
- Autumn Crafts for Kids: This website features many different crafts for the fall months, including Halloween.