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Spooky DIY Decorations: Halloween Arts and Crafts for Your Home

Halloween is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to add some spooky fun to your home. In this article, we're going to explore a range of Halloween arts and crafts projects that are not only easy to do but also great for getting kids involved in the creative process. Whether you want to turn your home into a haunted house or add a touch of Halloween spirit, these step-by-step instructions and innovative decoration ideas will help you achieve that. 

Friendly Paper Plate Pumpkins 

Let's start with a craft that's perfect for young children – paper plate pumpkins. This project is as simple as it gets and requires minimal materials. All you need are some paper plates, orange paint, black paper, glue, and scissors. 

Begin by having your kids paint the paper plates orange. Let them get creative with their brush strokes, and don't worry if it's a little messy – it's all part of the fun. Once the paint dries, cut out spooky faces from the black paper. These can include eyes, noses, and mouths. Then, with a little glue, attach the features to the paper plates, transforming them into friendly Jack-o'-Lanterns. 

These paper plate pumpkins can be hung around the house or used as charming window decorations. They're a fantastic way to introduce young kids to the world of Halloween arts and crafts. 

 pumpkin plates

Spooky Spider Webs 

If you're looking to add some spine-tingling decor to your living room, consider crafting spooky spider webs. You'll need only two supplies: white yarn and tape. This project is simple and a great way to get kids involved in decorating your home. 

Start by tapping one end of the yarn to your ceiling or walls. Then, crisscross the yarn with more tape, creating a web-like pattern. Don't worry about perfection – the more irregular and tangled it looks, the spookier it becomes. You can even add some fake plastic spiders to complete the eerie effect. Soon enough, your living room will transform into a haunted spider's lair, delighting kids and guests alike. 

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters 

Don't toss those empty toilet paper rolls! Instead, gather them for an eco-friendly Halloween arts and crafts project. This one's perfect for kids who enjoy turning everyday items into cute monsters. 

Here's what you'll need: toilet paper rolls, paint in various colours, googly eyes, coloured paper, glue, and pipe cleaners. Start by letting your kids paint the toilet paper rolls in a variety of vibrant colours. Encourage them to get creative and mix colours to make their monsters unique. Add googly eyes once the paint is dry to give the monster personality. Cut out tongues from coloured paper and glue them on. For the finishing touch, attach bendy pipe cleaners as arms. These adorable toilet paper roll monsters can be used as table centrepieces or hung from strings as playful decorations around your home. 

toilet roll monsters 

Glow-in-the-Dark Ghosts 

Create glow-in-the-dark ghosts for a spooky element that comes to life in the dark. This project is simple and mesmerising for both kids and adults. 

Gather white balloons, glow sticks, and a black marker to make these eerie apparitions. Activate the glow sticks and insert them inside the inflated balloons. Then, use the black marker to draw ghostly faces on the balloons. Hang these glow-in-the-dark ghosts in dimly lit rooms for a truly haunting effect. They're a fantastic addition to your Halloween decor, creating an eerie ambience that kids will love.  

DIY Halloween Wreath 

A DIY Halloween wreath is the perfect choice if you want to greet your guests with a touch of Halloween spirit. It's also a craft that can be tailored to your preferences, making it a versatile addition to your home's decor. 

To create your own Halloween wreath, gather twigs, branches, leaves, black spray paint, fake spiders, cobwebs, and a ribbon. Start by painting the twigs and branches black and allowing them to dry thoroughly. Once dry, assemble them into a wreath shape and secure them with wire or twine. Add artificial spiders and cobwebs for that spooky, haunted look. Finish by tying a ribbon around the wreath for an extra dash of Halloween flair. Hang it on your front door to welcome guests with a creepy yet inviting atmosphere. 

Link to Halloween Playhouse Makeover 

If you have a playhouse in your backyard and you're looking for more inspiration to transform your outdoor space, check out our previous article on a Halloween playhouse makeover. It's a wonderful project for the whole family, combining Halloween arts and crafts with outdoor fun. You can find it here.  

Spooky Trampoline Decor 

For families with a 6ft trampoline with enclosure in their garden, don't leave them out of the Halloween fun. You can easily turn your trampoline into a Halloween-themed play area. All you need are some cobwebs, plastic spiders, and orange and black streamers. 

Simply drape the cobwebs and spiders over the trampoline netting, creating a spooky spider's lair. Add orange and black streamers to give it that Halloween-colour pop. It's a fantastic spot for kids to bounce around and have fun while surrounded by Halloween decor. Plus, it's a great way to incorporate outdoor play into your Halloween celebrations. 


Halloween is a time for creativity, imagination, and spooky fun. These Halloween arts and crafts projects are easy to do and a wonderful way to involve kids in decorating your home for the holiday. Don't forget to check out our article on a Halloween playhouse makeover for even more inspiration if you have a playhouse in your backyard. With these DIY decorations and a touch of imagination, your home will become the talk of the neighbourhood this Halloween season. Have a spooktacular time crafting and decorating! 

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