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15 Easy and Creative Halloween Crafts

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s not too late to sit down with your kids and whip up some adorable decorations.

As someone who is not especially creative, I am a huge fan of tutorials. And as someone who is not especially crafty, I am a huge fan of these 15 crafts, which are totally doable, even for the craft challenged.

For more great last minute Halloween craft ideas, visit the Home Ec blog. And if you’re still trying to figure out what your family is going to be for Halloween,  Family Style has 20 great ideas for you!

Now get crafting!


  • Mouse Motel 1 of 15
    Mouse Motel
    The super cute pumpkin will delight kids and gross out their parents. Directions and information from Martha Stewart.
  • Yarn Spider 2 of 15
    Yarn Spider
    Adorable, and easy, spider. Kids will love to get creative and make their own furry pet! Find out how to make it from Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Milk Jug Ghosts 3 of 15
    Milk Jug Ghosts
    Cute, and eco friendly, craft from the Family Fun website.
  • Gauzy Ghosts 4 of 15
    Gauzy Ghosts
    Cute and customizable ghosts can line your entire driveway, delighting kids as they show up to trick-or-treat. Another great Better Homes and Gardens craft.
  • Candy Corn Garland 5 of 15
    Candy Corn Garland
    Every kid's favorite Halloween treat as a cute party decoration! Tutorial available from Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Cheesecloth Ghost 6 of 15
    Cheesecloth Ghost
    A spooky hanging ghost that will move with the breeze...from Martha Stewart.
  • Tin Can Black Cat 7 of 15
    Tin Can Black Cat
    This cute cat can't possibly bring bad luck. This, and other great crafts, available from Kaboose.
  • Gauzy Pumpkin 8 of 15
    Gauzy Pumpkin
    Super cute and unique way to decorate a pumpkin. Great for little kids who aren't ready to break out the carving tools.
    Directions at Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Snake Wreath 9 of 15
    Snake Wreath
    A creepy, wriggly wreath that would be a great addition to your front door. Directions from Martha Stewart.
  • Bat O’Lantern 10 of 15
    Bat O'Lantern
    A unique take on decorating a pumpkin...turn it into a bat! Instructions available on the Family Fun website.
  • Vampire Lollipop 11 of 15
    Vampire Lollipop
    A great idea for party favors or Trick or Treat giveaways, these scary vampires are sure to delight! Learn how to make them on Kaboose.
  • In Stitches Pumpkin 12 of 15
    In Stitches Pumpkin
    Cute, simple pumpkin that will have the kids giggling. Instructions from the Family Fun website.
  • Egg Carton Mini Pumpkins 13 of 15
    Egg Carton Mini Pumpkins
    Another adorable, eco friendly craft, this one from the All Crafts Blog.
  • Styrofoam Tombstone 14 of 15
    Styrofoam Tombstone
    Why spend a bunch of money on something you can easily make yourself? The best part, you can personalize them! Tutorial available on the from HGTV website.
  • Pumpkin Snake 15 of 15
    Pumpkin Snake
    A bit involved and time consuming, but totally worth the effort. Directions from Martha Stewart.

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