20 Adorable Halloween Decorations to Make With Your Kids

The BEST Halloween Decoration Crafts to make with young childrenThe BEST Halloween Decoration Crafts to make with young childrenThe BEST Halloween Decoration Crafts to make with young children

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!

Jo and I even debated whether or not to decorate for Christmas when you have wild toddlers (I’m obviously always pro-decorating).

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.

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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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Halloween Decorations Halloween Crafts for Kids

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!

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Halloween Decorations Halloween Crafts for Kids

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!

5 |  Halloween Cookie House

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.

 6 |  DIY Puzzle Pumpkin from Bargain Briana

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.

Halloween Decorations Halloween Crafts for Kids

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!

Halloween Decorations Halloween Crafts for Kids

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.

Halloween Decorations Halloween Crafts for Kids

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.

Halloween Decorations Halloween Crafts for Kids

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.

Halloween Decorations Halloween Crafts for Kids

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?

About Author


Hey, I’m Rachel.

I have three awesome sons and an amazing husband. I left my professional career to be a stay-at-home-mom and love it. Since then I spend most of my time chasing my wild boys and trying to keep the house from looking like a complete disaster.

Occasionally, I get to read a cheesy romance novel, attempt crafty things, or binge Netflix. But when I’m not doing that, you can find me here trying to help you figure out the easiest ways to feed your family, live on one income, or make some of the millions of decisions moms tackle every day.


  1. Love the fast boats !

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