Kid-Friendly Halloween Crafts

Getting your kids excited for Halloween can be just as fun as dressing up and trick-or-treating with them on Halloween night. Not only do spooky DIY projects keep the kiddos entertained for hours, it's super helpful to have them pitch in on the festive holiday decor.

Kids of all ages can help with the fun, but be mindful of what activities are age-appropriate. The little ones will enjoy making a DIY candy corn hat they can wear for Halloween, while some of the older kids can help out with the more intensive projects, including carving a pumpkin (with supervision, of course), and baking the seeds.

Take a look at our kid-friendly crafts, and get ready to decorate for the spookiest holiday of the season!

Pumpkin Party

If your kids are old enough to help out with the carving this year, then use our step-by-step Pumpkin Carving Made Easy tutorial. They can help cut out the eyes and mouth of the pumpkin, and really get there hands dirty with the fun part -- scooping out all the gunk! If your kids aren't quite old enough to use the carving tools, have them draw the design they want carved out with a Sharpie marker. Or, if you don't want to cut open your pumpkin altogether, you can try our fun Jack-O-LanternPumpkin Activity that requires no more than some pieces of candy and glue. Your kids will have fun coming up with creative designs for the pumpkin, and enjoy eating the candy along the way! The ones without glue on them, of course.

When you're done carving your pumpkin, hold on to the healthy seeds for a fun and festive snack. This recipe for Salty and Sweet Pumpkin Seeds is a fun way for kids to try each one and see which they like best. Pumpkin seeds are full of vitamins and antioxidants, so you know they're having a nutritios treat. Plus, they can help scoop out the seeds from the pumpkin, wash them off and prepare them with you.

Crafts so Cute it's Scary

The little ones love chowing down on candy corn, so they'll enjoy wearing our festive Candy Corn Hat around for Halloween! The design is simple enough to make, but will keep them entertained for hours of fun cutting, gluing and decorating. All you need is a party hat, colored tissue paper and glue!

When they're finished making their own party hats, enlist their help to decorate the yard. Little ghosts swinging from the trees are a spooky sight on Halloween, and they only take a few minutes to put together! Make you own DIY Linen Ghosts to dress up your yard decor this year, and have your kids help out by stuffing the pieces of fabric and drawing fun face designs.

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