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Halloween arts and crafts ideas for kids

Updated on January 4, 2016
Halloween pumpkin
Halloween pumpkin

Halloween stuff

I have shared some interesting and exciting Halloween arts and crafts ideas including lollipop ghost, paper plate spiders, long legged spider and pumpkin ghost that kids will like. Try these ideas with your kids and share your experience in the comment section below.

1. Halloween lollipop ghost:

Lollipop ghost
Lollipop ghost


  • Round sucker lollipop
  • 1 white tissues
  • Pair of plastic movable eyes
  • Black marker for eyes and mouth
  • Small piece of orange ribbon or yarn

How to make halloween lollipop ghost:

Place a white tissue down on your craft area. You can use one or more tissues. Now place the sucker lollipop in the middle of the tissues and carefully the tissues around the head of the lollipop. Tie a small piece of ribbon just below the head of the lollipop to make the ghost's head. You can make a bow with an orange ribbon. Finally glue the ghost's eyes and draw the facial features using black markers.

2. Paper plate spiders:

Paper plate spiders
Paper plate spiders

Arts and Craft materials:

  • Paper plates
  • Colored construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make halloween paper plates:

Ask your child to attach 8 pipe cleaners to sides of paper plate using glue. Construction paper strips can be folded accordion style. Cut out eyes and glue on halloween paper plate. Finally attach the string to center of plate for hanging.

3. Halloween long legged spider

Long legged spider
Long legged spider


  • Eight 16 inch long pieces of wire
  • Plastic foam balls four 1 1/2 inch and one 2 1/2 inch
  • Paintbrush
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue and hot melt adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Strap of orange felt

How to make halloween long legged spider:

Cut the 1 1/2 inch plastic foam balls in half with a crafts knife. Paint all the palstic foam balls and wires using black paint. Bend the wires to 4 inches from the end to form the knee. Using hot glue, adhere the short end of the wires into the sides of the 2 1/2 inch foam ball, four to each side. Glue a half ball onto the other end of each wire. Now attach the googly eyes to the 2 1/2 inch ball with crafts glue. Cut the eyebrows and mouth from felt and attach to long legged spider face with glue.

4. Halloween pumpkin ghost:

Pumkin ghost
Pumkin ghost

Arts and Craft materials:

  • White pumpkin
  • Orange, black and yellow acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush

How to make pumpkin ghost:

Another easy craft idea is the pumpkin ghost. Paint the pumpkin using orange paint. Now draw the features using black and yellow features. Finally finish off by adding a big tooth grin.


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      Brandi Gregory 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      These are cute! Love the lollipop ghost. :)

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      diane 6 years ago

      going to try the lollipop ghosts

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      viviana 6 years ago

      nice project dude !!!

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      ashly 6 years ago

      awsome ideas you guys ROCK!!!!

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      Samantha 6 years ago

      i will try and make one it is so cool

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      Jamie Brock 7 years ago from Texas

      Such great ideas... especially the long legged spiders!