15 Spooky Halloween Crafts and Activities

Check out our Halloween activities and crafts you can do with the whole family. Be sure to grab your free printable!
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Spooky season is officially upon us and that means it’s time for fall-themed crafts and Halloween activities!

There’s a scary amount of ways to get creative this month. We’re highlighting our top 15 but if you want to celebrate Halloween every day of October, download this printable calendar with cute and simple activities to get started on your 31 days of spooktacular fun for all ages.

Make Caramel Apples

This is both a creative and delicious activity that can be fun for the whole family. To add a twist, try making the caramel different colours, or popping on some sprinkle decor. 

Decorate A Gingerbread Haunted House

It’s never too early to start a gingerbread house, especially when it’s haunted. Add orange or black icing and use your imagination to make it scary! 

Pick Out Costumes

The most creative part of Halloween is the costumes. Get your mind moving, because the good ones might be gone before you know it. 

Boo Your Neighbours

The gift bags are where you have a lot of flexibility. Try gifting your neighbours with some silly spooky crafts (or tricks, or treats).  

Make Slime

Adding in fun colours and weird objects might just make your slime extra scary this season. 

Have A Halloween Movie Marathon

There are a ton of Halloween movies out there, which means you could go really scary, or just be a little spooked. It’s up to you! 

Visit A Pumpkin Patch

Pick some apples, find some pumpkins, grab some sweet treats, and then get home and get carving. 

Create A Ghost Garland

Use some white paper, and cut it out to create some crafty decorations. You can decorate your ghosts and hang them up with string. 

Decorate Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookie decorating can start early, just like gingerbread houses. Get fun and festive with black and orange frosting. Turn some cookies into ghosts, cats, witches, cobwebs, and whatever else your heart desires. 

Set A Spooky Table

If you’re having a Halloween party, make it a (monster) bash with some great table decor. Old candles, lacy black tablecloths, and scattered cobwebs can help set the mood.

Give A Halloween Lunchbox Note

Themed notes are a great way to make lunch boxes fun. Try making the notes a little spooky surprise for the month of October, using cute pumpkins, bats, and ghosts. 

Bake Pumpkin Bread

Nothing smells more like fall than pumpkin sweets. Try decorating the top of your pumpkin bread in a scary way for a crafty twist. 

Color Halloween Masks

This can be fun for the whole family. Draw your favourite Halloween characters, cut them out, and decorate! 

Themed Appetizers

Make some finger food Halloween-themed with graveyard nachos, mummy meatballs, pumpkin hummus, and cheddar witch fingers. 

Decorate Your Home

Fill your space with spooky and seasonal decor. Get a few scary skeletons and witch’s brooms, or go for a lighter feeling with some goofy ghosts. 

Which of these Halloween activities will you choose to do with your family this year?

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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