Make Halloween decorations with children – great handicrafts to make you scary

You don’t need a special occasion to do handicrafts. It’s always fun! Nevertheless, a popular festival is approaching, which gives us every reason to spend a creative afternoon together with the children again. We mean Halloween, of course, and if you get in the right mood and want to get some new decorations right away, you can consider our Halloween craft ideas. They are simple and pretty at the same time. So if you would like to make Halloween decorations with children, you’ve come to the right place.

Make Halloween decorations with children – cool garlands

Make Halloween decorations with children - garlands of spiders, bats, pumpkins and ghosts

Not much is needed to create these pretty garlands. The spiders, ghosts, bats and pumpkins will put you in the right mood and quickly turn into real eye-catchers in your apartment. You can design the garlands horizontally or vertically as you like, whereby the vertical variants also look very pretty in groups and then represent great curtains. What you need when you make Halloween decorations with children:

  • small styrofoam balls (in the example with a diameter of 4 cm)
  • black and orange acrylic paint
  • black pipe cleaners
  • black craft cardboard
  • White paper
  • Yarn or string
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • black felt pen
  • Glue
  • Sewing needle

If you would like to make the Halloween decorations with children, start by painting some of the balls. You will need black for the spiders and bats and orange for the pumpkins and some balls just leave white for the ghosts. Then craft the 8 spider legs by doing pro spider take two pipe cleaners, halve them once and halve the halves obtained once more. Then, put the pipe cleaners in a black ball and bend them like spider legs. Cut out eye shapes from white paper, draw pupils and glue the eyes to the ball.

Make Halloween decorations with children from styrofoam balls - pretty wall decorations

For the Bats fold a piece of cardboard, draw a bat wing at the crease and cut it out. If you open it now, you automatically have two wings. Punch two more holes in the fold. Then cut a small piece of pipe cleaner, bend it into a U-shape and insert the two ends first through the holes and then into the ball to hold the wings in place. Then make the eyes like you did with the spider. The pumpkin design with a few black lines and by pricking a piece of green pipe cleaner for the stem into the ball. Then make the eyes.

You can spook Make Halloween decorations with children by first cutting out a wide strip of white paper that is slightly longer than the circumference of the ball. Create a wavy line on one of the two long sides. Glue the strip around the ball, cut out two oval, black eyes and glue them onto the ball as well to make the face for the funny ghosts. You can then use the needle to thread yarn through the balls, tying a knot underneath each ball to prevent them from slipping. If the needle is too difficult to pierce through the balls, you can pre-pierce the holes with a darning needle.

Great haunted house as a Halloween decoration tinker with children

Make Halloween decorations with children - make a haunted house out of popsicle sticks yourself

Isn’t that a really great decoration for Halloween? The haunted house is quite compact and can easily be stowed away until next year. So you get a creative DIY Halloween decoration that you can set up anew every year. If you want to make the Halloween decoration with children, plan a little more time. Otherwise, the instructions are not really difficult.

  • Popsicle sticks + a few smaller ones
  • hot glue
  • heavy-duty scissors
  • Acrylics
  • some small Halloween decorations

Make Halloween decorations with children with a simple scheme for a haunted house

How to make this Halloween decoration with children can be seen from the diagram above in the picture. First make the individual elements and then use them to build the house. You can then paint the popsicle sticks (or before assembling them). After the paints have dried, you can still add additional decorations. The tree, which also consists of popsicle sticks, is also very suitable.

tip: Since the haunted house has a few openings, you can turn it into a lantern or a lantern by placing an LED candle in it. But be careful! It is especially important that you do not use a real candle as there is a risk of fire!

Garland of eyes with paper plates

Make Halloween decorations with children - garland of eyes with paper plates and template

If you want to make a particularly simple Halloween decoration with children, these original eyes are very suitable. You will receive the iris thanks to the printable template that we provide at the end of the article. Otherwise you only need a few materials if you want to make the Halloween decorations, and these are the following:

  • Paper plate
  • Woolen yarn (preferably in red to remind of the veins of the eyes)
  • scissors
  • Glue
  • duct tape

Instructions for creative garland with eyes made of paper plates

First, make the garlands from the yarn. To do this, take longer pieces and glue them together with glue. The ends can cross each other, because then they look even more like veins. Then print out the templates for the iris. There are six colors to choose from. Cut them out and glue them to the backs of the white paper plates. Finally, attach the plates to the front of the thread and you are done with the Halloween decoration DIY. Hang your eyes on the window or on a free wall and create a little creepy effect.

Make ghosts out of tassels

Make Halloween decorations with children - make your own ghosts out of tassels

Do you have any white wool left that you would like to use up? These ghosts are just the right Halloween craft idea to do so. You can easily make tassels out of the wool, because they have the perfect shape. In the following we would like to show you how to make this Halloween decoration with children.

  • White or cream wool
  • 1 piece of cardboard or cardboard (with a size of 10 x 10 cm or 12 x 10 cm)
  • scissors
  • black marker

Simply make tassels and design them as ghosts for the Halloween party

Wrap the wool thread around the piece of cardboard or cardboard 20 times. Do not pull the thread too tight. The box shouldn’t bend. Then cut the thread and prepare another piece with a length of 30 cm. Slide this piece under the wound wool and tie a double knot. Now you can push the wool off the box.

Then cut a 15 cm long piece of wool, take the wool ring and tie the thread around the ring at about 1/4. This way you get the ghost’s head. Then cut open the long loops, draw the eyes with the Edding and the first Halloween ghost from a tassel is ready. You can also paint on a mouth.

Make spider webs as Halloween decorations with children

Make spider webs as Halloween decorations with children from popsicle sticks and wool

Spider webs are simply a part of Halloween and are also made really easy. If you want to make such Halloween decorations yourself with children, you don’t even have to plan a lot of time. The nets are not only suitable as window decoration, but also for walls, doors, chandeliers and other areas. Would you like to make Halloween decorations for outside? Then get started right away!

Glue popsicle sticks together and wrap them with woolen thread

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Wool in white or typical Halloween colors (purple, black, poison green or orange)
  • Glue
  • optional: acrylic paints for painting the popsicle sticks and spiders

Make a net as a decoration for Halloween with children

Start by coloring the popsicle sticks if you want to. Once the colors have dried, you can make the base for the cobweb. To do this, glue three popsicle sticks crosswise on top of each other so that you get a kind of star shape. Let the glue dry, then start wrapping the woolen thread around the stems like a net. You can follow the individual steps well in the instructions. To prevent the thread from slipping later, you can add a dollop of glue at certain intervals. If you want, you can add the finishing touches to the decoration by gluing a spider onto the web.

Make Halloween decorations out of paper – make Halloween lanterns

Easy DIY paper lantern with colorful eyes

Dim lights are an important element on Halloween. They create the perfect scary atmosphere. That is why lanterns are so popular as Halloween decoration ideas. So you can make lanterns as Halloween decorations with children and not only decorate them, but also illuminate any area in the house. If you want to make this brightly colored Halloween lantern, you need:

  • black craft paper
  • colorful crepe or tissue paper
  • Scissors (or even better a sharp craft knife – but not for children!)
  • Glue
  • when using a craft knife: suitable base for cutting

Make a Halloween lantern yourself out of black craft paper and tissue paper

Take a large sheet of paper in black paint and draw creepy eye shapes on it. So that the eyes are the same in every pair of eyes, you can prepare templates from white paper beforehand, with which you can then transfer the eye shapes onto the black paper. Then cut out the eyes. Then cut your crepe or tissue paper to size. The shapes do not have to be even, they just have to be large enough to always cover a pair of eyes.

Once you have designed all the eyes, form a cylinder out of the paper, glue the sides together and make a handle for the lantern from a thin strip of black paper and glue or staple it to the lantern. Complete! By the way: You can also use this idea if you would like to make a lantern for Halloween for tea lights. However, since the lantern is made of paper and therefore there is a risk of fire, you should only use LED tea lights for lighting.

Handicraft ideas Halloween – Leprechaun garland made from scraps of paper

Make goblins from scraps of paper and decorate the fireplace

Collect all of your scraps of paper to recycle. Because with them you can make such a great goblin garland as a Halloween decoration with children. And garlands are always great Halloween ideas! You can use the template below to print out the goblins and use them as a template, or you can draw them free-hand. However, the goblins are just one example. With a little imagination, you can also conjure up other motifs. And you little ones are guaranteed not to lack imagination!

  • Scraps of paper
  • cardboard
  • Acrylics
  • paint brush
  • Glue
  • line

Template for printing out a leprechaun for a Halloween garland

If you would like to make this Halloween decoration yourself, transfer the goblins onto cardboard using the template and cut them out. Then you can paint them with the acrylic paints. Let the paints dry. In the meantime, you can cut your scraps of paper – you can of course decide how and in which colors. Then glue the individual elements onto the leprechaun’s head as you wish. Finally, poke holes through the ears (you can also use a hole punch) and thread the string through these holes to make the garland for Halloween.

Halloween decoration tinker with children - scary and easy craft ideas

Templates for iris here.

Print out goblins.