DIY Halloween Kids Decorations

At this time of year, children’s imaginations are working overtime. Whilst some children may be a little scared, there will be many who can’t wait until they are able to put on their costumes, go trick-or-treating, and eat lots of Halloween candy. What helps to engage this burst of creativity is making Halloween kids decorations.

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However, many traditional decoration activities and Halloween crafts, such as carving Halloween pumpkins, can be a little unsuitable for children as they may get hurt or the tasks are too difficult for them. Instead, allow them to make decorations for their room on their own, or with your help. This can also help you cut down what you spend on Halloween party decorations as these handmade decorations are made of mostly paper and adhesive tape which usually don’t cost too much.

Check out ideas for cheap DIY Halloween kids decorations.

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Do focus on simple Halloween crafts. The products used for such decorations are not difficult to use and are cheap and easy to work with.

Do recycle decorations and accessories for other celebrations, such as birthdays, and adapt these to become Halloween party decorations.

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Do check at home first for whether you have the materials needed for the crafts. It may prevent you from buying unnecessary items, saving you even more money, and helping you be a bit more environmentally-friendly by recycling.

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Witch’s Hats

A witch is one of Halloween’s most recognizable symbols. A homemade one doesn’t take up much time or money.

  1. Use the adhesive tape to stick a birthday cone hat to a paper plate
  2. Paint the hat black
  3. Thread a piece of string through the top of the hat
  4. Hang it wherever you want

Additionally, you may cover the witch’s hat with glitter or cover it with fake cobwebs.

Witch’s Hat Shopping List

  • Birthday cone hat (from $1.50)
  • Paper plate (from $2)
  • Double-sided adhesive tape (from $3)
  • Black paint (from $2)
  • String (from $1)

Total: $9.50

Witch’s Legs

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If you have a pair of tights and a pair of old and battered boots, you have almost everything to make these witch’s legs. Preferably, the color of the tights should be purple, black, orange, or a combination of these colors.

  1. Fill tights with any kind of fabric or dry waste
  2. Put on the boots on the ends of the stuffed tights

You may place the legs under the bed, the couch, or even the doormat.

Witch’s Legs Shopping List

  • Tights (from $5)

Total: $5


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Paper Bats

Making bats made of paper are classic Halloween kids decorations. Despite their simplicity and easiness to make, these can still look quite impressive.

  1. Fold a sheet of black paper in half
  2. Draw a half of a bat with a pencil. Make sure the body of the bat is where the fold in the paper is.
  3. Cut out the bat
  4. Unfold the paper to see the full bat form

You may thread a string through a bat’s head and hang it somewhere, or use double-sided adhesive tape to stick the bat to the wall or any piece of furniture.

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With this Halloween kids decoration you can also add as many extra details as you like. You can cut out fangs using pieces of white paper and stick them to the bat, or add some googly eyes. You might even consider painting a used toilet roll tube black and attaching it to your paper bat to make it more 3D.

Paper Bats Shopping List

  • Sheet of black paper (from $2)

Total: $2

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Spider Web on the Floor

A spider web on the floor using string may not be the safest option. Instead, create a spider web using electrical or washi tape.

  1. Choose a place on the floor where you want to have your spider web
  2. Use electrical or washi tape to create a spider we

Spider Web on the Floor

  • Electrical or washi tape (from $2)

Total: $2


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Mummy Juice Bottle

Creating a mummy out of a plastic bottle is a great way of recycling waste. It’s also easy and quick to make so that even small children can have a go at creating one.

  1. Take an empty bottle of juice
  2. Cover the bottle with narrow white elastic adhesive bandage
  3. Glue the googly eyes on the front

Mummy Juice Bottle Shopping List

  • Juice bottle (from $4)
  • White elastic adhesive bandage (from $3)
  • Googly eyes (from $1.50)

Total: $8.50

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Black Cat Balloons

Balloons are often used for decorating parties. But even if you’re not planning to throw a Halloween party, you can still use balloons to decorate a child’s room for Halloween.

  1. Blow up some black balloons
  2. Cut cat ears and whiskers out of black paper
  3. Use double-sided adhesive tape to stick the ears and whiskers to the balloon

You may also create bat and spider balloons in a similar way using similar materials.

Halloween Balloon Shopping List

  • Black balloons (from $1)
  • Black paper (from $2)
  • Double-sided adhesive tape (from $3)

Total: $6


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Monster Door

Monsters can be pretty scary as costumes, but have you ever thought of creating monster decorations, such as a monster door?

  1. Cut small circles out of black paper
  2. Use double-sided adhesive tape to stick these circles to white paper plates to create eyes
  3. Use double-sided adhesive tape to stick the eyes to the door
  4. Use masking tape to create a mouth

You can also be as creative as you want with these. You can create as many eyes as you want, and also use different pieces of colored paper to create different features such as hair and teeth.

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Monster Door Shopping List

  • Black paper (from $2)
  • Double-sided adhesive tape (from $3)
  • White paper plates (from $2)
  • Masking tape (from $2)

Total: $9

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Have a Spooky Halloween!

Creating these Halloween kids decorations should be all about fun and spending time together. Be creative and adjust these ideas to your needs and your imagination.

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Let us know what you think of these ideas for Halloween kids decorations or share your own ideas for DIY Halloween kids decorations in the comments.

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