Holiday Crafts and Fun

17 Spooktacular Kid-Friendly DIY Halloween Decorations


Are you looking for awesome family Halloween Decorations you can make at home with the kids?? Well you don’t want to miss these!

I love Fall. So so much. I just do. Pumpkin spice, weather, sweaters and boots, and the anticipation of the upcoming holidays. I love it all! Itโ€™s never to early to start getting ideas for this yearโ€™s holiday decor! I am also a DIY type of mom. I do crafts with the kids.

We included some awesome ideas to add some holiday festivity to your home while providing a fun activity for the kids ๐Ÿ™‚

I scoured the internet looking for Halloween decorating ideas that I thought were worthy of being included on this list, and doubled as a great DIY too. So take a look below and I hope you get inspired!

If you check out my Holidays page under “Activities”, you will also see a post for family Halloween costume ideas and a s’mores family halloween costume as well!

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Kid- Friendly Halloween Decorations

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1. Paint and Glitter Decorated Pumpkins

This is a really simple way to add Halloween decor to your home and it lasts a long time. Grab some mini pumpkins, paint, glitter, and maybe even some eyeballs and let the kids have some fun :)I did the white one lol.

Tissue Paper Jack-o-lantern

2. Decorated Dollar Tree Wooden Pumpkins

How cute is this ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the dollar store for quick DIY decorations. Every year around this time you can grab an awesome wooden jack-o-lantern along with markers and glitter glue, and whatever else you want! Then get creative with supplies! Check out this Keep Toddlers Busy project here!

3. Pine Cone Spiders

So easy, yet so adorable! (and spooky ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Check it out at Fireflies and Mud Pies

kid friendly diy Halloween decor

4. Tissue Paper Candy Corn

There’s no Halloween without candy corn ๐Ÿ™‚ Get the how-to at Typically Simple.

5. Frankenstein Sun Catcher

Check out the how-to at From ABCs to ACTs.

6. DIY Haunted House

What an awesome project to complete with the kids! Check it out here.

Credit: Dane Tashima


7. Coffee Filter Sun Catcher Pumpkins

Now this idea is just adorable and I would love to see these on my windows this October. Check it out at here.

8. Black Cat Pumpkins

I love this little DIY idea ๐Ÿ™‚ Painted pumpkins has became just as popular as carving pumpkins! Check out the here!

9. DIY Rainbow Pumpkins

Another awesome pumpkin painting idea. If you have a lot of kids, even better haha! Check it out here!

10. Hanging Spider Webs

This little project makes the perfect Halloween decor addition to the front yard. Find it at Buggy and Buddy!


11. Hand print Halloween Keepsake

Perfect for the little ones and super cute. Keep some memory reminders this season and find the how-to at Non Toy Gifts!

12. Ghosts Hanging

An easy activity to hang from your trees! Check it out here!

13. DIY “All Eyes on Boo” Door Decor

This project is one of my favorites! Take a look at the k at the HGTV idea!

14. Holiday Count Down Witch

I’m soo doing this one!

15. Window Jack-O-Lantern

Check it out here!

16. Soda Bottle Jack-o-Lanterns

Paint on the inside? Yes please! Get the how-to at The Spruce Crafts.

17. Paper Plate Skeleton

Check this gem out here!

That’s it!

I hope you got some great inspiration! For more AMAZING Halloween decoration ideas and crafts, check out my other All Hallows Eve posts as well and also this awesome post on Halloween desserts!

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and your kids enjoy it as well. Please comment below and let me know some costumes that you have done in the past or plan to do this year! I would love some ideas!

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