The Best Halloween Paper Crafts for Kids

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Are you looking for a few spooktacular Halloween crafts for kids? Paper crafts are easy, fun and provide plenty of chances for your little one to build fine motor skills, express creativity, problem-solve and much, much more. And bonus—these cute (um, scratch that, creepy) crafts make boo-tiful home Halloween decor. So go ahead and display your pint-sized Picasso’s handy-work at your fab fright night party or as part of a festive fall display!

Picasso-Style Pumpkins

Get creative and mix things up with this Picasso-inspired collage. Your kiddo can create the perfect plump pumpkin, and then cut it into puzzle-type pieces. Place the rearranged jack o' lantern on a larger piece of paper, creating a cool collage that looks entirely artsy. 

Go Batty

These crafty cardboard and paper bats from Buggy and Buddy are 3D cuties that can hang almost anywhere. Decorate a party table centerpiece with these winged creatures or turn this Halloween craft into a an imaginative accent to your fall foliage or floral arrangement. 

Mini Monsters

These clothespin paper puppets are more than just a cool kids craft. After your little artist makes their monster, they can play a fab fine motor game too. Yep, that makes this idea (from Moms & Crafters) the perfect pick for your kid-friendly Halloween party. 

Not-So-Spooky Spiders

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.

Batty Silhouette

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. 

Positive & Negative Pumpkin

Explore the concept of positive and negative space with this pumpkin paper craft from Buggy and Buddy. Your crafty kid will get the chance to build fine motor skills, improve spatial reasoning abilities and so much more—all with a Halloween theme!

Ghostly Garland

Who knew footprints could be so much fun? Use your kid's feet (trace them onto paper, of course) to create this adorably "spooky" bunting from Mama.Papa.Bubba. Hang it from ceiling, frame the door with it or just decorate your whole home for trick-or-treat night with this aww-dorable kids' craft.

Paper Mache Pumpkin

Explore the art of sculpture with this ooey, gooey, messy Halloween craft for kids. Coat strips of orange paper with your favorite paste (you can buy a ready-to-mix paste at most arts and crafts stores or make your own by mixing equal parts clear-drying school glue and water) and cover a balloon. After the paper dries, push a pin through to pop the balloon or just let it deflate over time on its own. Add googly eyes, a mouth, a nose and cork stem on top!

Crafty Cats

This Halloween black cats craft isn't just artsy fun (even though it is a ton of it!). Nope. Your kiddo can also sue it as a purr-fect puppet. Get the full how-to from The Joy of Sharing.

Paper Plate Pumpkin

Craft a not at all creepy jack o' lantern with these easy-to-follow instructions from The Simple Parent. Whether you have a preschooler or a grade schooler, your child will get in the festive fall spirit while making this pumpkin paper craft. 

Handprint Witch

Forget about those scary ol' witches that spook your little one completely out. There are no nightmares with this friendly Halloween craft witch. Learn how to make your own, with this how-to from The Best Ideas for Kids.

Halloween Bag

The cat's not in the bag—in this Halloween craft, the cat is the bag. This cat craft from The Inspiration Edit is an artsy option for making your own holiday party treat bags!

—Erica Loop



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