Halloween hacks: creepy crafting for kids

29 October 2021

Do you get a bit kooky for the spooky season?

So do we!

But if your kiddo tends to get into double the trouble on Halloween (FYI, it’s probably the sugar), here are some fun craft activities to keep them from becoming complete ghouls at the witching hour.


Witch (and wizard) craft

You’ll need:

  • Empty containers, such as milk bottles, toilet paper holders and tins
  • Paint (orange, black and purple suit the spooky season)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Craft paper
  • Craft glue
  • Marker (optional)
  • Pipe cleaners (optional)


Collect a range of empty milk bottles, toilet paper holders and tins from around your home. With your child’s help, use paint to fully coat your chosen container.

Use scissors to cut out a range of paper eyes. Try different shapes: some circles, ovals, and arches. If you like, use a marker to add pupils. Glue the eyes onto the container.

If you want to make your creation extra spooky, make it 3D by attaching pipe cleaners as legs, or cut wings out of craft paper to create bat-like creatures.

The possibilities are endless!



Spider slider

You’ll need:

  • Masking tape
  • Straws
  • Small plastic spiders


Take two pieces of masking tape and use them to make ‘start’ and ‘finish’ lines on a flat surface – a tiled floor or a coffee table would be wicked for this activity. 

Give each of your little witches or wizards a straw (their wand) and a spider (their familiar).

Have them blow through the straw to sweep their creeper from the starting line to the finish line. First one across is the winner!


Dying to have some fun

Get your little spook painting and creating. Our Paint Your Own Spooky Rocks Kit is bubbling with horrifying Halloween ideas.

You and your child can create mini artworks featuring haunted houses, witches and ghosts galore. And, as an added bonus, they glow in the dark!



Spooky spider web

You’ll need:

  • 4 sticks (same length)
  • String


Make a spooky spider web with your wicked little wonder by taking four sticks and laying them down on top of each other to make an 8-pointed star.

Holding fast to the centrepoint, tie the string around the middle so the sticks are firmly tied together.

Get your child to loop the string around the sticks (one under, one over) to make their very own spider web.



How did you go? Did you manage to keep the kids entertained long enough for the sugar coma to set in and send them to sleep?

Don’t forget to share all your super spooky crafting with us @hinkler_global!