5 easy homemade Halloween decorations

Just find an eggbox or a paper cup

Hang up these homemade Halloween decorations to give your home an easy spooky makeover.

1. Frankenstein Halloween decoration

What you’ll need:

  • paper cup
  • green paint
  • black paint
  • googly eyes
  • black card

What to do:

  1. Give your child the cup to paint green.
  2. When it’s dry, they can draw on black hair and a mouth, and stick-on googly eyes.
  3. You could snip a speech bubble from a piece of card with a personalised message.
Halloween Frankenstein decoration
Halloween flying bat decoration

2. Spooky flying bats

What you’ll need: 

  • egg box
  • black paint
  • googly eyes
  • ribbon or string
  • scissors

What to do:

  1. Cut a strip of 3 joined cups from the egg box. Cut scalloped edges on the outer 2 to make wings.
  2. Now, your kids can paint the whole thing black.
  3. When it’s dry, they add googly eyes.
  4. Make 2 cuts in the top of the middle cup, so they can thread some ribbon or string.
  5. Hang in the window or outside your front door.

3. Simple spiderweb wreath

What you’ll need: 

  • black card and coloured card
  • white wool
  • scissors
  • glue

What to do:

  1. Help your child to snip a circle of black card (it helps to draw around a plate).
  2. Give them the coloured card to draw and snip a spider shape.
  3. Now, give them strips of wool to stretch across the plate, taping each end at the back. Add a loop of wool so you can hang the web up.
  4. Finally, they glue on the spider. Then hang the web on your front door.
Halloween spider's web decoration
Halloween ghost decoration

4. Hanging Halloween ghost decoration

What you’ll need: 

  • paper cup
  • toilet paper
  • glue
  • black pen
  • string
  • scissors
  • glue

What to do:

  1. Give your child a cup and a black pen so they can draw a face.
  2. Tear long strips of toilet paper for them to stick to the inside of the cup.
  3. Use string to hang the cup up.

5. Brilliant bat

What you’ll need: 

  • paper cup
  • black paint
  • black card
  • white paper
  • red pen
  • pipe cleaner
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • tape

What to do:

  1. Ask your child to paint the cup black.
  2. Help them to snip out black card wings and ears. Draw a mouth on the white paper (don’t forget to add fangs).
  3. When the paint is dry, stick all the features to the cup. Add googly eyes.
  4. Stick on a pipe cleaner to hang it up.
Halloween bat decoration