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“31 Halloween Decoration Ideas”

Make these spooky Halloween crafts for kids this holiday.

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Halloween is on its way and one of the best parts is adorning the house with spooky, ghoulish decorations.

Donna Finley, a parent of two young boys in Seattle, Wash., enjoys throwing Halloween parties for the neighborhood kids, and her own boys love to pitch in with the decorating. She says the easiest crafts for them to make are those that involve materials from around the house — like paper plates and empty soda bottles — and they often turn out the best!

Here are 31 Halloween decorations to get you started. They’re great for parents, nannies or babysitters to do with kids.

  1. Bottle Bats
    Can’t figure out what to do with all those empty soda bottles lying around? Transform them into bottle bats instead!

  2. Mini Vampire Pumpkin
    Transform a cute, innocent baby pumpkin into a scary, terrifying Dracula!

  3. Brains in a Jar Cupcakes
    This cooking craft definitely has the “ew” factor, but kids will love creating their own edible brains-in-a-jar!

  4. Spirit Jugs
    Here’s another recycled craft, this time using empty milk jugs. Line the walkway to your house with these jugs to welcome enthusiastic trick-or-treaters in style.

  5. Googly Eyes Halloween Wreath
    Decorate your door with this eye-catching wreath.

  6. Bubbling Cauldron
    Please your inner witch — or warlock — with an overflowing cauldron. Add fake bugs and spiders for extra ick!

  7. Trash Bag Spiderweb
    Turn a boring old garbage bag into an eye-catching spiderweb.

  8. Floating Ghost
    Welcome trick-or-treaters with this spooky decoration.

  9. Glowing Eyes Wall Art
    Hang this creepy, glowing picture near your entryway for maximum scariness.

  10. Candy Corn Cones
    Wrap yarn around foam cones to decorate with your favorite Halloween treat.

  11. Halloween Banner
    Make a banner out of your favorite Halloween characters.

  12. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
    Fans of the Wizard of Oz will appreciate this porch decoration.

  13. Halloween Wreath
    This a creepy,feather-y, skull-y wreath that it perfect for your Halloween door. It may scare away some trick-or-treaters, but that means more candy for you!

  14. Tissue Paper Pumpkins
    All you need is tissue paper, pipe cleaners and scissors for this easy craft. They’re great for placeholders or just to have around the house.

  15. Jack-o’-lantern Mosaic
    This is a great craft activity for kids to make at a Halloween party or in the days leading up to Halloween. Rip up pieces of tissue paper to create a monster-sized mosaic.

  16. Plastic Lid Monsters
    Get rid of those plastic lids from juice or milk cartons to make these creepy creatures.

  17. Cinderella Pumpkin
    This craft is meant for older children, and may require a bit of help from an adult. But once it’s completed, this pumpkin coach will have any Cinderella-lover rushing to find a glass slipper.

  18. Sandpaper Pumpkins
    This simple craft can be made using any kind of paper, but the texture of the sandpaper makes it fun especially for kids with visual disabilities.

  19. Pumpkin Jars
    Coat the inside of an empty jar with orange acrylic paint, create a spooky jack-o’-lantern face and you’ll have the perfect decoration or candy jar for Halloween.

  20. Egg Carton Bats and Leaf Ghosts
    Hang these bats and ghosts from chandeliers, lights and other high areas in your home.

  21. Frankenstein Can Craft
    Turn a can into the monster from Frankenstein — then fill it with Halloween candies for the trick-or-treaters, Halloween party attendees or just you and your kids!

  22. Mummy Pumpkin
    Cover a plastic pumpkin in cheesecloth for a creepy decoration.

  23. Paper Cup Spiders
    Got lots of those plastic or paper cups in your pantry? Reuse them to create these cute spider crafts that your kids will love to decorate.

  24. Monogram Pumpkin
    Personalize a pumpkin with this easy monogram.

  25. Chalkboard Stones
    Draw fun Halloween shapes and phrases on plain rocks with this simple craft.

  26. Paper Bag Haunted House
    No Halloween is complete without a haunted house. Here’s an easy way for kids to create one.

  27. Halloween Candles
    Line your table or windows with these decorated glass candleholders.

  28. Halloween Hands
    This is a classic edible Halloween craft, made with popcorn and candy corn.

  29. Bean Mosaics
    Keep little hands busy with these easy-to-make pumpkins, bats and ghouls. Create a bunch and decorate your entire house with these fun creations!

  30. Window Trees
    Hang these cardboard cutouts in your window for a true haunted house effect.

  31. Pumpkin Bowling
    All you need is a pumpkin and some toilet paper for this ghoulish party game!

Want more party ideas? Check out these 13 Halloween Party Games for Kids »

Article provided by Care.com (www.Care.com), the largest online care destination in the world.

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