18 Halloween Crafts That Are More Sweet Than Scary

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We’ve rounded up sweet Halloween crafts guaranteed to give your little goblins thrills, not chills

Forget frightening zombies, spooky spirits, and menacing mummies. Get the whole family into Halloween crafts with 18 projects that are way more sweet than scary (just like these Halloween jokes are). You’ll find smiling jack-o’-lanterns and googly eyed bats that’ll leave you and your crafty little pumpkins cackling with glee. Go ahead and make a night of it with easy Halloween treats, kid-friendly ghost stories, and Halloween games (including minute to win it ideas)!

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Halloween Castle

This one is more of a time-consuming project, but what an exciting one! This could be a fun activity for the family or a big project for the kids, but either way it'll be amazing.

Painting Pumpkins with Apples

You can't go wrong with these little pumpkin paintings! Your kiddos will have fun using something different (halved apples!) to paint with.

Toilet Paper Roll Mummy

This is a classic mummy craft that your kids will enjoy making! Switch it up by adding whatever type of eyes or string you'd like.

Candy Corn Nature Craft

Get your kiddos out into nature before it's too chilly and find some leaves to make this fun craft. Kids will have a blast searching for their leaves outside and cutting and gluing their candy corn pieces. Use petals for the white section if you have some around.

Related: Cackle Like a Witch at These Printable Halloween Jokes

Bunny Pumpkin

This bunny pumpkin couldn't be scary, but it is super adorable! This project might be good for young kids, but this is also a good craft to accessorize. Add eyelashes, a hat, or anything you'd like to make your bunny unique.

Ghost Jar

These ghost jars will make an adorable glowing decoration for Halloween! Safety Tip: Use battery-operated votive candles to keep things safe. You can also use multi-colored string lights to make things more fun!

Painted Leaves

These painted leaves are super cute ways to let your kid be creative and it doesn't require many materials! This craft also won't consume too much of your time. 

Ghost Painting

Your kiddo will love trying out this ghost painting! They can paint any sort of accessories like hats, bows, or anything they'd like to give their ghost some personality.

Related: 27 Not Too Spooky Songs for Your Halloween Playlist

Macaron Pumpkins

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Craft Box Girls

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!

Batty Silhouette

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Mini Monets & Mommies

Explore the idea of silhouettes with this batty Halloween craft for kids. Your kid can create a vampire bat, using plain black construction paper. Fold the paper book-style, and draw half the bat starting at the center. Keeping the paper folded, cut the bat out. Unfold the paper to reveal the whole creature. Glue the silhouette to a painted paper sunset to complete the craft. 

Crafty Bats

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Buggy & Buddy

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.

Not-So-Spooky Spiders

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Living In Happy Place

Creepy crawlies don't need to be super scary. This paper plate spider has more crafty cuteness than venomous fright. Think of it as treat, and not a trick! Get the Halloween crafts instructions from Living In Happy Place.

Related: 23 Last Minute Costumes You Can Totally Pull-Off

Handprint Spiders

Fun at Home with Kids

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!

Halloween Rock Magnets

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This Heart of Mine

This rockin' craft from This Heart of Mine is perfect for hanging your little monsters artwork on the fridge. 

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. 

Related: 12 Halloween Minute-to-Win-It Games For Kids

Glittery Jack-o-Lantern Mason Jars

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Life is a Lullaby

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.  

Plush Ornaments

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Paper & String

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.

Popsicle Stick Witch

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This Girl's Life Blog

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 Halloween craft for the spooky season.






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