30 Popular Halloween Activities and Crafts For Kids

Halloween is Monday, October 31st and will be here before we know it!  So here are the most popular Halloween ActivitiesFood and Recipes, Halloween DIY ideas, Halloween Printables, Costumes and Crafts for Kids from the Tip Junkie Halloween blog.  Holy Smokes it’s a crafters dream with 200+ of the coolest Halloween ideas online!

Halloween School Party: Food Station

1.  Halloween School Party: Food Station – Ideas for a Halloween Party.  Fun and healthy party snacks that are perfect for a class party.  The bat kabobs and spider cheese and crackers will give kids something healthy to start their celebrating before they overindulge in candy.

Halloween Food

Halloween Food

2.  Witch Hat Appetizers {Halloween Food Recipes} – These savory witch hat appetizers are crescent dough filled with a yummy chicken salad.  A delicious recipe in a fun Halloween theme.

3.  Spider Web Snacks {Halloween Food} – This fun Halloween treat is easy to make and both kid friendly in the kitchen and in their tummies.

Halloween Food and Recipes

4.  Turkey Eyeballs {Recipes for Halloween} – This recipe for turkey pesto meatballs might become a family favorite, but make it a Halloween favorite with the easy addition of some black olive slices.

5.  Bubbling Cauldron {recipe how to} – This is one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done, the most work was finding a decent priced cauldron (mine is a 16? found for $6 at Party City).

Halloween Activities

Halloween Activities

6.  Pop Goes the Pumpkin {Halloween Games} – Perfect for your neighborhood trunk or treat or a party in your own backyard, you could even use it for your trick or treaters by putting a piece of candy in each balloon.

7.  Witch Pitch {Games for Halloween} – Witches and Warlocks of all ages will love this fun party game.  Toss your candy corn in the witches pot and see who makes the most in.

8.  Six Creative Face Painting Designs – Face painting for is such a fun and cheap and fun activity for children.  Most children love getting their face painted.  That’s why the face painting booth at carnivals is such a favorite.

Halloween Games
9.  15 Indoor Halloween Games for Children – 15 indoor Halloween games for children that you can do at home or for a Halloween party.  Fun games such as eyeball relay, spider web, ghost waiter, and many more.

Halloween Decor

Spooky Burlap Table Runner

10.  Spooky Burlap Table Runner – This tutorial will show you how to use freezer paper stenciling and some burlap to create a fabulous and spooky table runner.

DIY Halloween Decor

11.  Chalkboard Rocks – For Halloween, write some spooky words or let the kids decorate them with jack-o-lantern faces for a great decoration that can be easily recycled for every holiday.

12. Burlap Spider Web Garland – Create a gorgeous spider web garland witht he help of just a little paint.  There is even a free spider web template available to help you create your garland.

Halloween Decor

13.  DIY Spider Web Plate – Turn a thrift store platter into a fabulous Halloween decoration using a little glitter paint and this easy tutorial.

Easy Halloween Crafts

Easy Halloween Crafts

14.  Juice Box Monsters {Halloween Activities for Children} – Save up your old juice boxes and let the kiddos turn them into fun Halloween monsters.  With some felt and glue the kids will be able to create all sorts of fun Halloween decorations.

15.  Kids Halloween Bat Craft – An empty egg carton, googley eyes, paint and ribbon are all they will need to create them and they will be a cute and inexpensive decoration you both will enjoy all Halloween long.
16.  Halloween Yarn Letters – This tutorial will show you how to dress up paper mache letters into stylish Halloween decorations.

17.  Halloween Clothes Pins {Easy To Make} – They can be used to close bags of half eaten Halloween candy, top your party favor bags, or move along a countdown calendar to mark how many days are left until Halloween.

Halloween DIY

Halloween DIY

18.  Halloween Rag Wreath – A few wooden letters and some paint and you will have a beautiful, one of a kind, wreath to welcome all of the trick or treaters.

19.  Creepy Witch Banner Tutorial {free pattern} – How to make this darling witch banner with hanging spiders with a free pattern and pictured instructions.

20.  Spider Web Doily Pillow – Create a fun and fabulous Halloween spider web pillow using items from the dollar store, Char’s tutorial, and some basic sewing skills.

Vintage Creepy Dudes {diy project}

21.  Vintage Creepy Dudes {diy project} – Grab some black paint and draw some doodles onto the glass of framed pictures to add a little fun flair for Halloween.

Halloween Printables

Halloween Printables

22.  20 Free Halloween Printables {Halloween Printable Crafts} – Free printables to help you get a jump start on your Halloween planning.  You will find printable decorations, party favors, and even fun Halloween activities for the kids.

Free Halloween Printables

23.  If the Broom Fits Ride It {printable} – There are several colors for you to choose from for the “If the Broom Fits” printable.  Frame it for easy Halloween decor, as a gift, or for party decor.

24.  Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates {printable} – Looking for free pumpkin carving templates? Use these easy patterns and stencils for carving regular pumpkins or fancy jack o lanterns.

25.  Free Halloween Party Printables {Halloween Party} – I love all the modern accents mixed with traditional Halloween fair! The collection includes: invitations, party circles, favor tags, treat boxes, and a “trick or treat” banner.

Halloween Crafts

Halloween Crafts

26. Halloween Pumpkin Garland – If you have been looking for a fun paper craft the family can work on together to create a great Halloween decoration, this paper Halloween pumpkin garland is a great choice for any age.

27.    Heat Transfer Spider Pillows {Halloween Crafts To Make} – Dress up your couch or guest bedroom with these cute spider pillows.  This tutorial will show you how to use heat transfers to boo-tify all of your Halloween crafts.

Decorate Your Car For Trunk or Treat

28.  16 Ways to Decorate Your Car For Trunk or Treat – Do you like to decorate your car for Halloween?  Every year family attends a Trunk or Treat and therefore here are 16 ways to decorate your car for Halloween.

Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

29.  Pregnant Skeleton Costume {homemade Halloween costumes} – If you’re preganant and looking for a cool homemade Halloween Costume, here’s the one for you!

30.  13 Family Themed Halloween Costume Ideas – 13 darling family themed Halloween costume ideas so that you can all have a Halloween that you’ll never forget!  Including costumes like pirates, the Incredibles, and the Lollipop Guild.  As well as funny ones like Mustard, Ketchup, and a hotdog.  {snicker}


Thanks Ladies. I just adore these crafts they are amazing! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {{knuckle bumps}}

If you have a Halloween tutorial over on your blog submit it, we’d love to see it! Feel free to leave the blog link in the comments or on the Tip Junkie Facebook page. Or if you’re looking for a specific theme, let me know! I’ll be happy to find it for you. {I’ve got your back!}

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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  1. We hosted an OUTDOOR halloween party for our kids and their friends this weekend. The kids cam in costume, and we let everyone play on our new playset/swingset in our backyard. We made cupcakes and punch, and had no mess to clean up afterward! Try it at your house, the outdoor playset was a great idea! Kids in costume and outside fun- it was great! If you want to see the playset we got: http://www.playnation.com

  2. I love this post, and am about to tweet the link from @RedBirdBIGDEALS. The “BOO” w/ the spider hanging is really cute. The spider detail makes it “pop”.

  3. Hey, Laurie! I love those spider web snacks, lol. Thanks for sharing the cool ideas, Tomek

  4. really nice tips. The most important about Halloween is to surprise your kid, because he is waiting for this holiday for a year.:)

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