Boo-tiful Halloween arts and crafts for half term

We hope the half term is fangtastic (excuse the puns, we can’t resist!) and you too are managing a well earned break. We are getting excited about pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and the annual syphoning-off of our kids chocolate stash to get us through the winter months. 

For those looking for some half term inspiration we’ve got some brilliant ideas for spook-tacular crafts, so you can make your own Halloween decorations – check out the videos below and enjoy!


Howl-o-ween mummies

My kids loved making these, they’re mess free too and will make great homemade window decorations to welcome the trick-or treaters.

You’ll need:

  • Black card
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil and scissors
  • Googly eyes


Gourd-geous ghosts

For another very simple Halloween decoration that the kids can make at home try these gourd-geous ghosts! You can download a template for the ghost off the internet or draw your own on card, then simply stick on cotton wool and add googly eyes and a mouth – Ta da! Boo-tiful ghosts. Finally, fix some thread on the back to hang them around the house.

You’ll need:

  • White card
  • PVA glue
  • Cotton wool
  • Googly eyes (or black paper will be fine)
  • Black paper (for the mouth)
  • Pencil and scissors
  • Thread