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Halloween Crafts DIY: The Ultimate Guide!

By Devon Lord-Moncrief
October 16, 2023
A bunch of Halloween crafts featuring bats and pumpkins on a table.

Halloween crafts can be a fun and inclusive way to enjoy the year’s spookiest season! As lovely as buying pre-made decorations can be, there’s something extraordinary about hand-making your crafts. If you’re ready to make your crafts this Halloween, we have you covered!

Why Should I Try Making Halloween Crafts?

Halloween is best known for ghosts, pumpkins, and other creepy fun things. Sometimes, it’s better to rely on the convenience of buying your decorations if you’re short of time, but when you have the chance, making your DIY Halloween crafts yourself is enjoyable and rewarding. DIY crafts don’t have to be a hassle either, as there are a ton of craft kits available for people of all skill levels.

A bunch of Halloween crafts featuring jack-o-lantern crafts.
DIY Halloween crafts are very fun! Image via Shutterstock

Whether by yourself or with friends and family, sitting down and using your hands makes memories that will last a lifetime. Making those unique connections with loved ones is one of the best parts of doing DIY crafts. Painting, cutting, gluing, and assembling your decorations is a special joy and satisfaction. Your decorations become uniquely yours. Every brush stroke and every snip of the scissors creates something you’ll never be able to find in a store. 

And the best part is that making your decorations is easy! Starting an entire craft project alone can be intimidating, but it can be super simple! With the proper tools and determination, we promise you can start making your own Halloween crafts in no time! Don’t believe us? Keep reading to learn how to start!

Pumpkin Paper Basket

Pumpkins and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jelly! Not only are pumpkins the perfect decoration for the season, but paper baskets are also handy! If making a pumpkin paper basket sounds exciting, you’re lucky because plenty of craft kits allow you to make your basket.

A Halloween pumpkin paper basket.
These pumpkins are available at Daiso! Image via YouTube/Kazue Kawakuchi

Some kits, like the one sold by Daiso, require a few tools to make your basket. You’ll need a ruler, glue (like a hot glue gun), scissors, a white pencil, and some clothes pins. Don’t feel overwhelmed by the tools you’ll need! Craft kits contain detailed instructions explaining how to cut your paper strips, assemble them, and finalize your paper basket.

Just put some music on, relax, and follow the instructions best. Before you know it, you’ll have your pumpkin paper basket! And if you’re feeling particularly inspired, you can use the skills you’ve learned from making a pumpkin paper basket to make fabulous baskets like ghosts, monsters, or witches. 

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Halloween Scratch Art

If you’ve never heard of scratch art, you’re in for a fantastic treat! Scratch art is effortless. Packages of pre-cut black paper come in various designs, like pumpkins, ghosts, bats, spiders, and other spooky shapes.

A bunch of DIY Halloween crafts featuring scratch art.
This scratch art is very colorful! Image via Amazon

Each piece of paper is blank and without any detail, and that’s the point. Taking a unique tool, you can scratch away the black surface of the paper to reveal a special rainbow reflective design. You can create any face or design on each shape you get with your imagination. 

Scratch art is especially suitable for younger artists who need help to hand-cut paper shapes or paint the colors they want. Giving silly faces to bats and spiders is an excellent way for children to join in the fun without worrying about the finer details. Halloween scratch art is an affordable and easy way to make seasonal custom decorations!

Felt Candy Bag

Everyone loves trick or treating, so it’s only natural to want to have a good bag for your candy! Felt candy bag kits provide the materials necessary to make your felt bag. The best part of some kits is that they don’t require any extra tools to assemble.

A bunch of Halloween felt candy bags
These felt bags are perfect for carrying candy! Image via Amazon

Some kits only require you to insert particular tabs on certain pieces into others, and your bag is assembled in minutes. Felt bag kits also come with unique Halloween decorations you can put on your bag. While these bags might be too small to take out on Halloween night, they’re perfect for classrooms or special treats at home. Small and easily portable, treating someone to a unique bag of candy has never been easier!

Halloween is one of the best times of the year to make unforgettable memories. Especially for younger children, spending quality time with friends and loved ones is one of the best parts of the season. Regardless of your skill level and whether you’re making crafts for yourself or others, DIY Halloween crafts are for everyone.

What are some of your favorite Halloween crafts to make? Is there a favorite brand you like to buy? What’s your favorite Halloween creature to make? What are some of your favorite memories of making Halloween crafts? We’d love to know!

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