Don’t get us wrong—we love perusing (and buying out) Target’s and TJ Maxx’s Halloween decor selection as much as you. But, there’s something extra special and homey about decorating a family space with Halloween crafts made by your kids. If you have a little artist on your hands, you get it. Halloween crafts engage kids’ imagination and fine motor skills, and it’s a great social activity as well. Plus, you can often make crafts at little to no cost by repurposing discarded items (like empty toilet paper rolls) around the house!
From DIY Halloween costumes for kids and DIY yard furnishings, fall is the official kick-off of DIY decor season. And we’d hate for our little ghouls to miss out, so we searched TikTok and found 10 Halloween crafts for kids of all ages. There’s Halloween crafts that involve edible slime, makeshift blood and potions, handprint cutouts and more. Click play to watch each of the TikTok Halloween craft tutorials and get in all the spooky fun below!
10 TikTok ideas for kids Halloween crafts
@kidscraftbarn Reply to @paigeperry2 so much fun 🥰 #toddlercrafts #toddleractivities #halloweencrafts #artsandcraftsforkids #toddlermom #halloween ♬ she knows – favsoundds
With a little bit of imagination (and discard toilet paper rolls) you can help your toddler turn a normal cardboard into a spider web masterpiece. All you need is paint, a golf ball, scissors (for you), black construction paper and an empty cardboard or shoe box.
@gracemarywilliams Edible slime or fondant?🤨✨ #edibleslime #edibleslimerecipe #spooktember #spookyseason #halloweendesserts #halloweencrafts #slime #asmr #viralvideo ♬ original sound – gracemarywilliams
What kid doesn’t want to make ooey gooey orange slime…and then eat it, too? Beware: sugar rush sure to follow!
@kaylalarissax3 Here’s a diy I haven’t seen on here yet. #TakeTheDayOffChallenge #BenefitOfBrows #Halloweendiy #kidcrafts #spookyseason #halloweendecor #halloweenishere ♬ Teddy Bears Picnic – Henry Hall
Give your home a haunted house makeover with this DIY bloody handprints arts and craft. The TikToker recommends using red acrylic paint in addition to red food coloring for an extra bloody hue, and while the mixture won’t stain glass windows, be careful as it could stain wood and metal surfaces.
@kidscraftbarn Reply to @joscelyn_10_art 🎃 58 days until Halloween! #halloweencraft #diyhalloweendecor #craftsforkids #halloweendiy #learnontiktok #halloweenwreath ♬ Mountain King – Halloween Sound Effects
Skip the store bought wreath this year and have your kiddo make a Halloween wreath out of orange and black paper handprints. Plus, you can reimagine this craft idea come Thanksgiving and Christmas, too! Holiday wreath photos coming up.
@jess_grant 👻 Simple and mess-free halloween craft for toddlers and kids! #preschoolactivities #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner #toddleractivity #halloweencrafts ♬ TRICK OR TREAT – ALP Music
This mess-free Halloween craft takes less than two minutes to set up and utilizes your toddler’s fine motor skills.
@emerald_outlaw Coffee filter activities are some of our favs!🦇 #halloweencrafts #kidscrafts #kidscraftideas #halloweendiys #spookyseason ♬ Halloween ・ cute horror song – PeriTune
This fun and artsy Halloween craft doubles as spooky hanging decor as well! It is one of the more messier crafts on this list so make sure your workstation is covered.
@jess_grant Another Halloween footprint craft! Reply to @lioandross 🧡💛🤍#TikTokpartner #LearnOnTikTok #toddleractivity #halloweencrafts #babiesoftiktok ♬ Youth (Instrumental) – BLVKSHP
Whether your little one is in preschool, kindergarten or elementary school, they’ll get a kick out of painting their feet to look like candy corn.
@adorethemparenting Easy Halloween activity for kids 💀 #halloween #halloweencraft #toddlercrafts #kidcrafts #spookyscaryskeletons ♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
Is it really Halloween without a spooky, scary skeleton that sends shivers down your spine? All you need is black or orange construction paper, glue and Q-tips for this easy craft.
@practicalpixiee DIY Potion Bottles🔮🧪 #diypotion #potionbottle #halloween #halloweencrafts #kidscrafts #spookyseason #spookycrafts #elixir #magick #fall ♬ Halloween – K33f
This is definitely a DIY craft for kids ages 8+. Out of precaution, opt for plastic bottles instead of glass.
@miunimiau TP ROLL CRAFT see IG for more @miunimiau #tprollcraft #craftsforkids #halloweencraftsforkids #halloweenforkids #reuse #recycle ♬ Halloween / Mysterious / Vampire / Witch(322056) – 相葉まこと
This TikTok demonstrates how to turn empty toilet paper rolls into your favorite Halloween characters like ghosts, pumpkins, spiders and Frankenstein.
A version of this story was published July 19, 2022. It has been updated.