7 spookily simple Halloween arts and crafts

Spooky fun

From hand-printing to sticking and snipping, we've got a Halloween craft idea to suit every child under 5.

1. Yoghurt pot ghost

You’ll need:
  • white yoghurt pot
  • googly eyes
  • a black pen
What to do: Simply peel the label off the pot. Then give it to your child to add the face. Bootiful!

2. Splat paint monster

You’ll need:

  • paint
  • paper
  • a straw
  • googly eyes

What to do:

  1. Give your child some paint to splodge on the page.
  2. Then they blow it with the straw. It works best if they move the straw around quickly as they blow.
  3. Then they add googly eyes. They can cut a mouth from black paper too.

3. Toilet roll bat

You’ll need:

  • a cardboard loo roll
  • googly eyes
  • black paint
  • black paper
  • glue

What to do:

  1. Ask your child to fold in the top of the cardboard roll to make ears.
  2. Now they paint it black (if you’re not keen on black paint they can wrap it in black paper instead).
  3. Then they draw and snip out wings from black paper.
  4. When the paint’s dry, they can add the wings and googly eyes.

4. Haunted handpaint ghost

You’ll need:
  • white paint
  • paper
  • googly eyes
  • black pen
  • a hand!
What to do: 
  1. Give your child white paint to cover their hand with. Then they print lots of times. Finally, they turn the prints into ghosts with googly eyes and a black pen.

5. Eyes in the dark picture

You’ll need:

  • black paper
  • googly eyes

What to do: Just give your child black paper to fill with googly eyes. Can they tell you who’s hiding in the dark?

Frankenfeet! Halloween foot-printing

6. Frankenstein footprint

You’ll need:

  • a foot
  • green and black paint
  • googly eyes
  1. Help your child paint the sole of their foot green and their toes black. Then they print!
  2. They can add monstrous details, like an eye, grin, bolt and scar. Raar!

7. Twirling paper ghosts

You’ll need: paper, a black crayon or pen, scissors, tape, string

What to do:

  1. Ask your child to draw a spiral shape on paper (it should look like a smile). Draw a face at the outer end.
  2. Now, they snip along the lines they drew.
  3. And hang it up! Why not make a pair?
paper ghost decoration