Halloween Kids Crafts that Double as Decor!

halloween kids crafts that make great home decor!
It won’t be too long now until the isles of your favorite stores start to get decked with signs of the upcoming seasons! Fall is around the corner and that means we’ll be gearing up for Halloween before we know it!

We’ve rounded up a collection of fun activities you can do with your kids that can proudly be displayed in your home as décor!

Be sure to click on any photos that strike your fancy to visit the blog to get the full instructions!

I love that these spider webs can be made with items you probably already have at home! Plus, if stored carefully, they could definitely be put up next year too!

How cute are these pumpkins?! They would look great on a tablescape or even front and center on the mantel!

These pumpkins could technically be filed under “dollar store crafts” too! What a difference a coat of paint makes!

I’ve rarely seen a melted crayon project I DON’T like! This is a great project if you are trying to brighten up your Halloween décor!

Ok so I know this one is pretty intricate, but for the kiddo who loves building things, how great would this be?

What a clever way to display just about any popsicle stick craft! A magnet on the back and hang it on your fridge!

If I was doing this craft with my daughter, I would pre-cut the ghosts and let her color them however she likes!

How fun would it be to light up your front walk way with these luminaries!

We can’t talk about any holiday crafts without including a hand print craft! To make is double as décor, place it in a nice frame to keep in safe over the years!

This one might take the cake as my favorite craft I have found so far! It doesn’t take advanced skill to do and it turns out looking great even if the lines aren’t perfect!

While your kiddo may need a little help cutting the bandana, they could easily tie the strips around the wreath. Plus- this doubles as a fine motor skill activity, right?!

Be sure to follow along with our “Halloween Crafts” board on Pinterest so you keep an eye our for all the new crafts we are creating, finding and saving!

Stained Glass Butterflies

Spring is officially here and we are loving it! I know it has been a much more difficult Winter than most of us have experienced in a while so we are really excited to start doing just about every Spring craft we can get our hands on!

These stained glass butterflies were such a simple activity for Emmy to do and she loves seeing her art work hang above the kitchen sink each day.

The great thing about this craft: you are not limited to butterflies! You could make just about any shape you can think of (as long as you can cut it out on the contact paper)!

To make these, we simply needed tissue paper, contact paper, scissors and pipe cleaners for the antennas.

I pre-cut the tissue paper and butterfly shape prior to sitting Emmy down for craft time.  I did a variety of colors and sizes, but tried to keep them somewhat big enough for her to easily grab.

Once the butterfly shape was filled with tissue paper, I placed a second piece of contact paper over the shape to seal in all the paper and to make it more sturdy.

Then I just re-cut out the butterfly shape, taped on the antennas and done!

Be sure to check out our other kids crafts below!



Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts

popsicle-stick3 Christmas crafts are really just the greatest, aren’t they? My mom still decorates the tree every year with popsicle stick and paper plate crafts my sister made when we were younger.  Hopefully these fun crafts can become a staple ornament on your tree too!

popsicle-stick For the Rudolph, simply paint 9 popsicle sticks brown. For some added sparkle, we sprinkled on brown glitter to his antler sticks. Once the sticks were glued together, we added plastic eyes, a pipe cleaner nose and his mouth cut out of black construction paper.


popsicle-stick1 For the snowman, start by painting 9 popsicle sticks white. The nose, hat and mouth are all from construction paper. We used a hole punch to make the circles for his mouth. Twist together a few colorful pipe cleaners to make the scarf for his hat!


popsicle-stick2 To make santa, glue together 9 popsicle sticks, add his hat and mouth from construction paper. For his beard, we unrolled cotton balls and glued them right on! Add eyes and a tassel for his hat and Saint Nick is complete!



These Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees could easily be made into tree ornaments too!

15 Fun Fall Crafts- FOR KIDS!


The pumpkin spice latte has been released meaning it’s officially Fall! Here are some of my favorite crafts to inspire creativity in you kiddos this Fall while mama sits back and enjoys her Venti PSL 🙂


What a great way to encourage your kids to spend some time outside watching the birds feed on their homemade pine-cone feeders!  Fine the how-to at Freebie Finding Mom.


I love crafts that show kids you can take an everyday used product and turn it into something completely different with a little imagination! Paper Plate Owl created by Huppie Mama.


This could inspire some frame worthy artwork! Q-Tip trees brought to you by La Classe Del La Maestra Valentina.


If you follow my blog, you know I LOVE a good popsicle stick craft. See it here.


This is a great craft with an added education bonus! LOVE! Via I heart crafty things.



What a great way to teach your kiddos fine motor skills! Brought to you by Ashley at Simply Designing


Get the kiddos involved in the Holiday decor! See the details at eHow.


Remember how I said I love popsicle crafts! Here’s another great one! Brought to you by yours truly.


Again- more decor! This one could be for inside or outside!  Brought to you by Red Ted Art.

handprint-acorn-craft1 Anything involving tiny little hand prints is a winner! Via Crafty Morning.


Snack time and craft time in one! Way to teach your kids to muti-task! Via Crafty Morning. (can you tell i LOVE her blog??)


Because hedgehogs are the cutest! Crafty morning


Tiny handprints AND educational? Right up my alley. Via Education.



Kids Thanksgiving Day Crafts

This is the perfect Thanksgiving day craft to entertain the kiddos while the real turkey is cooking!

What you will need for the Popsicle Stick Turkey:

  • 3 Popsicle Sticks or a toilet paper roll
  • Glue
  • Construction paper
  • Black Marker
  • Hole Punch (optional- we use it to make the eyes!)

Start by painting or coloring your 3 popsicle sticks or toilet paper roll brown. For the popsicle stick turkeys,, glue into triangle shape and add the turkeys head by cutting out a brown circle from construction paper.


Flip over and add your wings and feet. No two turkeys or sets of wings are the same so make sure to make yours unique! Add different shapes and colors to your birds feathers! We used a black marker to add the feather details.

Then add eyes, beak, and toes! Fun tip- instead of buying the plastic eyes, simply use a hand hole punch  to cut two perfect circles out of white paper and use a black marker! So fun and so simple! Be sure to also check out the other popsicle stick fall crafts! Happy Crafting!