Today is the spookiest day of the year and if you are staying in and not going out this year to Trick-or-Treat, then there is still a lot of Halloween fun that you can have at home! Here are six easy Halloween crafts for kids that you can do today!

1. Vampire Bat Leaves


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This craft isn’t only fun to do, but will allow the entire family to get some exercise in as well! Take a walk with the kids and gather some leaves to painted black with matte spray paint. After they dry, use a white marker to make spooky vampire faces.

2. Skeleton Face Candy Packaging

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Although you aren’t going out, others might come to your door for some tasty treats. Instead of putting a hand-full of candy in their bags, why not give them something different that you and the kids made together. 

To make, spray paint all of the egg boxes white inside and out and let dry completely. Cut out the skeleton face templates out of black craft paper with scissors or a craft knife or make your own! Glue on the paper face pieces. Fill your skeleton face with some paper shred and treats!

3. Tombstone Chair covers

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A spooky set up isn’t complete without tombstones in the yard. Print out a few of these tombstone templates and cut out designs to use them as stencils. Place your template centered on an old pillow case in the position. Dip a foam craft brush in a small amount of black fabric paint and dab it gently onto the fabric where you have placed the stencils. Get creative and have fun!

4. It’s slime time with eyeballs

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Halloween would not be Halloween without slime and eyeballs. Make slime by following one of the thousands of tutorials on line, purchase some googly eyes, and create slime time with eyeballs!

5. Pumpkin Stress Balls

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Stress balls are great to have around anytime of the year, but these will have a seasonal flair as they will have pumpkin faces. Easy to make…Just fill up orange balloons with rice and draw on a creepy (or cute) face.

6. Bloody Cake Pops

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Want to make a tasty treat to eat? How about bloody cake pops? Splatter red-dyed corn syrup over white-frosted cake pops. Your kids will love their handy work! Want the recipe to successful cake pops? Click here.

Click here for more Good Housekeeping fun crafts to do! Have fun and make sure to take plenty of pictures to share your Halloween home fun!

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

Writer and Editor

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