21 Halloween Art Activities That Go Bump in the Night

Help your kids get in touch with their spooky sides with these 21 Halloween art activities for kids. They’re easy, creative, and perfect for children ages 3 to 10 years old. 

This Halloween arts and crafts list is chock-full of fun ideas including spooky spiders, page-stopping bookmarks, and creepy pop-up cards that definitely grab your attention! You’ll also find DIY projects like ghoulishly clever wooden spoons that make great puppets that your kids can bring out year after year.

And the best thing about these Halloween art activities is that you can make most of them with supplies you already have around your classroom or home.

21 Halloween Art Activities for Kids

21 Halloween Art Activities for Kids

Halloween Art Ideas for Kids

Silly Spiders Drawing Game
Make your Halloween art activity a game to play with others with this fun, printable spider drawing activity.

Witch Hat Printable from Two Pink Peonies
Your children can use paint, markers, and crayons to decorate a witch’s hat as unique and colorful as they are. Who said all witches’ hats had to be black and gloomy?

Cute Halloween Bookmarks from The Savvy Sparrow
Reading bedtime stories will be even more engaging with these DIY Halloween bookmarks. Help your child choose from the adorable cat, bat, and candy corn templates, or make all three!

Paper Plate Black Cat from Crafts by Amanda
This is the purrrr-fect Halloween craft to make on a chilly Halloween night! All you need is a paper plate, acrylic paint, pom-poms, and googly eyes. 

Halloween Art Activities for Kids

Popsicle Stick Spider from Little Bins for Little Hands
Popsicle stick spiders are an ideal Halloween art activity for the preschool classroom or an afternoon at home. This is a rare case where it’s okay to have these creepy-crawly creatures all around. 

Toilet Paper Roll Ghost from Little Bins for Little Hands
Whether they’re swinging in the wind on your back porch or your child is flying them through the house, these toilet paper roll ghosts are a quick and easy Halloween activity that provides hours of fun!

Scratch Art Spiderwebs and Thumbprint Spiders
These spidery activities will make a web-tastic addition to your Halloween-themed kids’ activities. Your child can draw a beautiful scratch art web and add a sweet-not-spooky thumbprint spider. 

Folded Paint Monsters
This folded page painting technique is one kids love! It’s perfect for preschool and kindergarten and makes a great base for magnificent monsters.

Let’s Make Spiders! Invitation to Create
This simple playdough idea is a great way to involve toddlers and preschoolers in making Halloween art, however temporary!

Halloween Kids Art Activities

Easy Plastic Cup Halloween Bat Craft from Two Kids and a Coupon
Create this adorable plastic cup bat with construction paper, scissors, and markers. Just print out the free bat craft template and make several for stackable Halloween fun. 

Apple Stamping Pumpkin Craft from Mom in the Six
Turn a fruit into a veggie with this apple stamping pumpkin craft. This simple Halloween art activity is a fun way to use up old or bruised apples that you’re getting ready to throw away.

Happy Halloween Pop-Up Card from Easy Crafts for Kids
Your kids will love making these eye-catching pop-up cards to give to their friends and family members. Brightly colored cardstock and a spooky haunted house are just right for capturing the Halloween spirit.

Halloween Decor Window Silhouettes from Family Focus Blog
If you have older kids, they’ll enjoy making their own creepy Halloween characters for these magical-looking window silhouettes. All you need is a few pieces of black poster board, black foam board, and different colored tissue paper. 

Recycled Bottle Cap Spiders from Kids Activities Blog
Find new uses for leftover bottle lids with these recycled bottle cap spiders. The multiple googly eyes give these eight-legged critters loads of personality!

Sponge Painted Monsters from Danya Banya
You won’t have to worry about these monsters hiding under the bed at night! This inexpensive Halloween craft involves a few sponges and bottles of acrylic paint. The end result can be any kind of monster your child can dream up!

Halloween Kids Art Ideas

Paper Ghosts from Picklebums
These paper ghosts are simple to make for a little spooky fun.

Love Monster Craft
Requiring just a few common craft materials, these love monsters are a treat for both Halloween and Valentine’s Day!

Halloween Pop-Up Cards for Kids from Red Ted Art
These ghost and spider cards are another way to spread Halloween cheer. Watch the YouTube video to find out just how easy these are to make. 

Halloween Painted Wooden Spoons from Dollar Crafter
Help your children turn inexpensive wooden spoons into spooky, silly Halloween characters with some serious personality.

Haunted House Craft for Kids from Simple Everyday Mom
Combine paper crafting with oil pastels for a visually captivating Halloween art activity your kids will love. If your child is new to using pastels, this is a great way to introduce them to a new art tool.

Halloween Monster Floam Slime
Ooey, gooey monster slime is a fun sensory activity that kids can really get hands-on with. However, this slime isn’t edible and we suggest avoiding play with it with children under three years of age.

More Halloween fun for kids:

Printable Halloween Brain Breaks Halloween alphabet mazes

Hallowen pumpkins matching game Printable Halloween charades game cards

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