Fun ideas for children to celebrate Halloween: Games, Decorations, Crafts!

Fun ideas for children to celebrate Halloween: Games, Decorations, Crafts!

Get ready for a truly spooktacular Halloween with our fun games, ideas and craft activities!

Our easy, cost effective and fun Halloween crafts will make the kids scream with excitement and with only a few simple materials your children can create fun and easy Halloween crafts that will be perfect decorations and keepsakes.

From spooky scare-mazes and creepy crawly crafts there is something for everyone - so without further ado, let's dive right in!


Let's get creative! - Transform your home into a Haunted House

A super fun activity guaranteed to engage your little ones. Try out:

1. Hanging up a cotton wool spider web - Grab some cotton wool from the supermarket and stretch it out so it becomes distressed. Use our Love Writing Co. 3-in-1 washable crayons to watercolour some red scary blood patches onto them and stick them onto windows and walls

2. The Famous One - Carve a pumpkin and pop a tealight in it. A great way to incorporate hand grip and control is to ask your child to sketch out their drawing on paper to create what they want the pumpkin to look like. Grab a piece of paper and our special writing pencils to allow them to practice grip and control (and also use their imagination!)

3. Our FREE spooky activity sheets include a homemade bunting (FREE to newsletter subscribers!) - colour and decorate your bunting, then cut out, craft together and display


Let’s get cooking - Spooky Snacks

Cooking is always a good idea, not only does it allow children to gain independence but it also creates family time where everyone in the family can get involved. So grab your aprons and let's get cooking!

Why not pumpkin spice things up for Halloween? You could design some creepy cupcakes or bake chocolate bat biscuits to give to friends and family as special Halloween treats.


Halloween Activity Sheets

As the weather can never be guaranteed in the UK, if exploring the outdoors or Trick or Treating is put on hold due to rain or worse, the fun can be moved indoors!

Go to our website and download our FREE downloadable handwriting and alphabet practice activity sheets and printable craft activities for kids. If all else fails - fun colouring activities are a win-win!

Psssssst.... Newsletter subscribers will be exclusively receiving 4 FREE fun-filled activity sheets this year! Sign up at and join the family


Arts & Crafts: Let’s get creative

Lollipop Stick Spiders

You will need:

  1. Wooden lollipop sticks or black pipe cleaners
  2. Black card or black pompoms
  3. Googly eyes!

To create your ‘Lollipop Stick Spider’, fan out four wooden sticks or pipe cleaners so there's 4 spider legs on either side and stick together. Then using a small circle of black card (or a black pom pom), stick the circle to the centre of the spider creating the body. Add some googly eyes to your silly spiders and string to hang up and decorate with!



Button Bats

You will need:

  1. Black card
  2. Black buttons
  3. String

Firstly, draw 2 bat shapes onto your black card and then cut them out. Then, stick 3 or 4 buttons in the centre of the bat. Decorate the bats with our Washable Arty Crayons. To add an extra layer of spooky-ness, attach the bats onto some string with glue or cello tape and hang them around the house from the ceiling. (Don't forget to duck when you walk by!)



Egg Carton Creatures

You will need:

  1. An egg carton
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue
  4. Anything else you’d like to decorate with: paints, crayons or googly eyes!

Cut out the individual egg carton cups and put two together to create your monster. You could add some sharp scary teeth, a tongue or some horns!? A great idea is to put sweets and treats into the monsters mouths and hide them all around the house for little ones to find


Fall/Autumn Tree - Watch our easy Tutorial step-by-step video 

You will need:

  1. 3-in-1 Washable Arty Crayons
  2. Watercolour paper

Simply draw out a tree trunk and have your child finger paint the leaves in beautiful Autumn colours. This is a really fun fine motor skill activity and visual learning aid for kids teaching them about all the different seasons in the year.

Click here to watch this craft step-by-step tutorial. 


Rainbow Web Salt Painting

You will need:

  1. Black card
  2. PVA Glue
  3. Table salt
  4. 3-in-1 Washable Arty Crayons

In pencil, draw out a spider web onto some black card to use as a template and trace a line of PVA glue over your design. Then, pour a layer of salt over the top of your spider web. Once you have covered all the glue design grab your paint brushes and watercolours - it's time for the fun part! Dip your brush into water and your desired colour and dab all along the lines. Watch the colours blend together in a beautiful rainbow spider web!


Spider Handprint

You will need:

  1. Coloured card
  2. Googly eyes
  3. Black paint

This is a fun, easy and cost effective craft activity suitable for all ages. Simply paint the palm of your hand in black and print onto some coloured card or whatever you prefer. Afterwards grab some googly eyes, draw out some cobwebs and hey presto - you have an awesome Halloween decoration

Halloween Hanging Ghosts

You will need:

  1. White printer paper
  2. Black crayon

This activity is a fun way to help develop those fine motor skills! Draw out a swirl shape as shown below and design your silly ghost faces. Then cut out your design, attach some string and float your haunted hanging ghosts from the ceiling. When the wind blows they will dance and move around creating the effect of a real ghost!


Watercolour Web / Bats - Watch our easy Tutorial step-by-step video 

You will need:

  1. A4 paper
  2. 3-in-1 Washable Arty Crayons

This is a simple but fun activity for younger children or toddlers. Draw out a spider web and have your child colour in or paint all the different sections of the web. Kids will have so much fun mark making and creating colourful spider webs or bats. 

Click here to watch this craft step-by-step tutorial. 


Monster Handprint Cards

You will need:

  1. Coloured card
  2. Googly eyes
  3. 3-in-1 Washable Arty Crayons


Halloween Games for the whole family

Wrap The Mummy

This is a fun, simple and cost effective activity for children involving only using ONE toilet paper, seriously!

Separate the family into two or more groups and have them select one person to be the ‘mummy’. After choosing a willing participant, have the rest of the team wrap them up in toilet paper - the first completely wrapped OR the best mummy, wins!

Don’t forget to take pictures for memories, I am sure the children will LOVE to see themselves wrapped in toilet paper when they grow up! Those hilarious parent-child memories are pending with this one for sure. 


Apple Bobbing

Apple bobbing is an activity you’ve likely played before and is a tradition as synonymous as trick or treating during Halloween.

You will need a container that has plenty of room filled with around ⅔ of water and around 5 apples per competitor. The player must bob for as many apples as they can in 2 minutes without using their hands.

Don’t forget to bring a towel to dry off afterwards!


Pin the spider on the web

Pin the spider on the web is a classic spin on’ pin the tail on the donkey’ except whoever pins the spider closest to the centre of the web blindfolded wins!

Using an A3 piece of black card and white chalk draw out a spider's web that fills the entire page then separately draw, colour in and cut out a few silly, spooky, spindly spiders to play with.

Top Tip: Use our Love Writing Co. colouring pencils to colour in your activities to encourage a better tripod grip within your child and provide them with a more comfortable colouring experience.

Did you know? Our pencils and colour pencils are uniquely designed to encourage the correct tripod grip, improve pencil control, prevent muscle fatigue and are ideal for both left and right handers. The best part is they are fully erasable meaning no more upset when colouring has gone outside the lines! You are able to shop the collection for ages 2-9 here.


Check out the Halloween Events in your area

Grab your broomsticks for a ghoulishly great day out at the Halloween events taking place across the country courtesy of English Heritage, National Trust and much more. From creepy castles to spooky scare mazes - there's fun for all the family this Halloween. Click here to find a fun event for the whole family near you this spooky season

That's all folks, we hope you have a very happy Halloween and enjoy all of our arts and crafts activity ideas!

We would love to hear about and see all of your spooktacular crafts and activities. Don’t forget to snap & tag us in any pictures @lovewritingco or send them in via email at

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Love from,

Love Writing Co. - Happy Halloween!

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