11 Halloween Crafts That Are More Sweet Than Scary

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Forget frightening zombies, spooky spirits, and menacing mummies. Get the whole family into the Halloween mood with 11 projects that are way more sweet than scary. Scroll down to find smiling jack-o’-lanterns and googly-eyed bats that’ll leave you and your crafty little pumpkins cackling with glee.

Craft Box Girls

Macaron Pumpkins

Nothing spooky here! This sweet pumpkin craft from Craft Box Girls, Michaels Maker, transforms an ordinary craft gourd into a macaron with a little paint, glitter, felt and glue. And let's be honest, it's a whole lot easier than making real macarons!

Buggy & Buddy

Crafty Bats

These happy nocturnal creatures are the perfect Halloween decor for your bat cave. You might even have everything you need lying around the house, too! Fly over to the tutorial at Buggy and Buddy.

Fun at Home with Kids

Handprint Spiders

Let the kids lend a hand (or two) to create these adorable arachnids from Fun at Home with Kids. Make a new one every year to document growth! Crawl over to the blog for materials and instructions.

This Heart of Mine

Halloween Rock Magnets

This rockin' craft from This Heart of Mine is perfect for hanging your little monsters artwork on the fridge. Check out the how-to and make a set of your favorite creatures.

The Everyday Home


This Mummy Pumpkin from The Everyday Home is hauntingly cute. Perfect for trick-or-treating or outdoor decor, have your mini-mummies create their own faces for a fun pre-candy collecting project.


Footprint Bunting

Put your left (and right) foot in to create this adorable party decor from Mama.Papa.Bubba. From ghosts to cats, candy corn and more, let the kids decorate each footprint as their favorite Halloween characters. 

Glittery Jack-o-Lantern Mason Jars

We love how Life is a Lullaby transformed tiny mason jars into whimsical, shimmering jack-o-lanterns that double as candy holders and decor. The kids will love crafting their own toothy grins.  

Paper & String

Plush Ornaments

Perfect for older crafters who love to sew, decorate backpacks or trick-or-treating bags with smiling plush ornaments. Find the how-to and free pattern at Paper and String.

This Girl's Life Blog

Popsicle Stick Witch

This googly-eyed witch from This Girl's Life Blog is wickedly cute. Part of a collection of magnets that includes a festive scarecrow and pumpkin, it's the perfect craft for the spooky season.

Fantastic Fun Learning

Spider Headband

Your little arachnids will love accessorizing with this wriggly headpiece from Fantastic Fun and Learning. Crawl over to the blog to find out how to make this easy Halloween craft educational as well as fun.


Craft on Sea

Sweet Suncatcher Pumpkin

It's a Jack O' Lantern that will glow all day. Decorate the windows with a vibrant "stained-glass" pumpkin. Check out the how-to at Crafts on Sea.


— Abigail Matsumoto, Lauren Hill & Karly Wood



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