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

1. Spider web craft for toddlers 

@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.

2. Edible orange slime craft

@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!

3. DIY bloody handprints craft

@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.

4. Halloween handprint wreath craft

@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!

5. Mess-free mummy craft for toddlers

@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.

Related: 10 Montessori-inspired ways to promote your child’s fine motor skills through art

6. Coffee filter bat craft

@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. 

7. Candy corn footprint craft

@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. 

8. Spooky skeleton Q-Tip craft

@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.

9. DIY potion bottles 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. 

10. TP roll Halloween characters craft

@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.