5 Children's Halloween Crafts that can be made with Stuff Around the House

Aside from adorable costumes and an action-packed evening of trick-or-treating, there are a lot of cute, fun Halloween activities you can do with your kids to get in the spirit of the holiday. To try to keep these activities within budget, we have gathered some fun Halloween activities that you can do for almost no money! All with things that you'll have already lying around your house.

Pumpkin Paper Plate

Pumpkin Paper Plate

You and your little ones can create some super cute pumpkin decorations without a lot of mess, cost, or even time. Your kids can rip up the construction paper to make a collage of their pumpkin and, if you want to snazz it up a little, you can also use some black paper to turn the pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns. Not to mention, this is the perfect project if you have kiddos who are a little too young carve real jack-o-lanterns this year.

What You Need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
Spider Handprint

Spider Handprint

This project requires a little more in terms of supplies, but if you're a crafty family you might have some of these craft essentials on hand already. First, start by tracing your kids' hands to make the spiders and use the glitter glue to make the web in whatever shapes their hearts desire.

What You Need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glitter Glue (optional)
Toilet Paper Mummy Game

Toilet Paper Mummy Game

This is a super fun game to play with a bigger group of people - and it doesn't have to be limited to just kids! Bring out lots of rolls of toilet paper and break into teams (or pairs depending on how many people you have). One person is the mummy and everyone else wraps them in the toilet paper to create the mummy effect. If you're in a competitive mood, make it a competition to see who can create the most realistic mummy in the shortest amount of time and you can come up with a spooktacular prize for the winner.

What You Need:

  • Toilet Paper
Q-Tip Skeleton

Q-Tip Skeleton

This craft can get a little sticky, but you probably already have these things around your house somewhere. First, set a black piece of construction paper aside for the base and then cut out the skull of the skeleton out of white construction paper. Then use q-tips to make up the rest of the bones. If you want to jazz it up a little, you can use glitter glue to give the skeleton a little extra sparkle.

What You Need:

  • Q-Tips
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
Spooky Spider Cookies

Spooky Spider Cookies

This last craft requires a little more forethought, but you can get all of the sweet ingredients without breaking the bank. The Oreos make up the body, with licorice for the legs and M&M's for the eyes. If you're not the biggest fan of black licorice, you can create more colorful spiders and use a sour string candy instead.

What You Need:

  • Halloween Oreos
  • M&Ms
  • Black Licorice
  • Frosting

Celebrating Halloween with your kids is the most fun when they're little, so finding the time for fun crafts like these is a great way to create memories and spend time together on this spooky holiday.