I like to go all out with Halloween decorations or, as my husband calls it, “overboard”.
I can’t help it, I just love holidays! And Halloween is no exception!
I also LOVE homemade decorations! Not only as they easier on my budget, they’re also a fun, festive activity!
When my son was in daycare, they did tons of cute, seasonal crafts with him. I especially loved all of the sweet hand and foot prints!
Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom, I’m always looking for inspiration for crafts we can do together.
So, with fall approaching, I’ve found my favorite Halloween crafts and activities for little kids that can double as decorations.
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1 | Pumpkin Buttons from Doodlecraft
This pumpkin is so incredibly awesome, it’s kind of amazing that kids made it, and, seriously, when framed this looks like a decoration I’d buy in a store.
2 | Beaded Pumpkin Craft for kids from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops
These beaded pumpkins are adorable as well as a great motor skill activity!
3 | Easy Hanging Jack-o-lanterns from Rainy Day Mum
4 | Felt Board Pumpkin Faces from hey there, home
This works great for both decor and play! Kids can have fun rearranging the pumpkin face over and over again.
On a similar note of felt boards, Amazon sells this adorable Halloween Felt Pumpkin Witch that is also sure to be a huge hit!
I can’t resist making these gingerbread inspired spooky cookie houses. While, yes, you can actually make all of it from scratch, and I’m sure there’s a tutorial somewhere for that, I prefer to just buy the super convenient, ready-to-decorate Halloween Cookie House kit.
I really like the idea of these plastic Candy Cottage Gingerbread Houses that you can decorate, wash, and reuse for any holiday.
This puzzle pumpkin is super cute and looks really easy to make! This is a perfect way to use a jigsaw puzzle that’s missing pieces.
7 | Halloween Party Candy Corn Banner from The Pin Junkie
This is such a clever and easy way to make a banner!
8 | Pumpkin Foam Faces Fridge Magnet from The Flying Couponer
Mom (or Dad!) may need to do the initial assembly, but little ones will enjoy changing the faces over and over.
9 | Spooky Halloween Wreath from Toddler Approved
10 | Easy Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft from Fireflies and Mud Pies
This little pumpkin is so cute and with the printable template, could not be easier!
11 | Puffy Ghosts from Thriving Home
12 | Halloween Paper Plate Wreath Kids Craft from I Heart Arts n Crafts
Easy and adorable wreath, perfect for toddlers.
13 | Handprint Spiders in a Lacing Card Web from Mom Endeavors
14 | Pumpkin Handprint & Photo keepsake from Teach me Mommy
This salt dough craft is so sweet and doubles as an adorable photo frame!
15 | Stained Glass Pumpkin Suncatcher from Crafts on Sea
These pumpkin suncatchers are adorable and I love that the instructions are written and in a video to avoid a crafting fail.
16 | Tin Can Ghost Windsock from Chicken Scratch NY
17 | Halloween Footprint art from Lavender & Laundry
This is the sweetest footprint “Boo” I’ve seen!
18 | Ghost Garland from Aunt Annie’s Crafts
This ghost garland looks so easy to make and has great templates for the ghosts.
19 | Paper Bag Haunted House from The Paper Pony
20 | Trick or Treat: Smell my feet from ChemKnits
This is an awesome idea for hand and footprint art.
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Anyone else making Halloween decorations with their little ones? What are your favorites?