Last Minute DIY Halloween Crafts

Halloween is almost here! Our costumes are ready, candy has been bought and all we need now if for Halloween night to arrive. With all this anticipation, my little ones are getting restless, so we’ve been creating DIY Halloween crafts with everyday items around our house. All of these ideas are simple, easy and fun!

Easy DIY Halloween Crafts

Frankenstein Tissue Paper Roll

What you’ll need…

  • Tissue paper roll (or paper towel roll cut in half)
  • Crayons or markers
  • Googly eyes (or you can draw these on if you don’t have them)
  • Glue
  • Golf tees (You could also use Q-tips for this)
  • Scissors

How to make…

  1. Draw a line all the way around the tissue roll about 1/3 of the way down from the top. Let your little one color the top half black and the bottom green.
  2. Next draw the face. We chose to do a line and then draw vertical lines through it to resemble stitches.
  3. If you’re using googly eyes, next use glue to attach them to the roll.
  4. If you’re child is 3 or older, supervise them while they cut all the way around the black portion at the top to create the “hair.”
  5. Lastly, use the scissors to make a small hole on both sides adjacent from one another towards the bottom green portion of the tissue roll and punch the golf tee or Q-tip in.

Tissue Paper Frankenstein

Milk Jug Ghosts

What you’ll need…

  • Milk jug
  • Black sharpie or marker
  • Scissors
  • Flameless tealight candle or candle

How to make…

  1. Empty and wash out your old milk jug
  2. Use a black sharpie to draw your ghostly face and then color it in.
  3. Cut a hold in the back beneath the handle with your scissors
  4. Insert the light and enjoy your no-mess milk jug ghost!

Milk Jug Ghosts DIY

Paper Bag Mask

What you’ll need…

  • Paper bag with handles (I used one from Trader Joe’s)
  • Marker
  • Scissors

How to make…

  1. Outline a shape or freehand cut it out. We chose to do a cat, which was super easy!
  2. Next, determine where the eye holes should be and cut them out.
  3. Draw the characteristics on the mask such as eyes, nose, whiskers and ears.

Viola! You have a homemade mask your child is ready to have fun with! We did a lot more of these after the cat was finished and it was so fun to see all the faces my 3 year old was drawing.

Paper Bag Mask

These are some quick and fun DIY Halloween crafts that cost next to nothing! What are some things you use around your home to create with?

About Cassie

I'm a God-fearing mom of three beautiful children, a wife to an amazing husband who keeps me grounded, a people person, a lover of the great outdoors and the Blue Ridge Mountains. I love the simple things in life like a rainy Sunday morning, too much sugar in my coffee and hydrangeas. I know very little, but am learning day by day by living in His grace.

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