Easy Halloween Craft Ideas

Last Updated on November 23, 2022 by Ellen Christian

I love making crafts for different holidays and these easy Halloween craft ideas came out so cute!. While I craft regularly, I enjoy finding crafts that are fairly easy to do.  I’m not one of those people who is going to sit down and hand sew a quilt for our bedroom or turn our living room wall into a mural. I like crafts I can start and complete in one afternoon.

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Easy Halloween Craft Ideas That Anyone Can Create

Easy Halloween Craft Ideas

Since Halloween will be here in another month, I have been searching for easy Halloween craft ideas I can do.  I was sent a Country Living book called Spooky & Bright that has 101 Halloween ideas for both food and crafts.

Many Halloween craft books are mostly children’s crafts.  That’s fine if you have small children but it doesn’t work well when you have teenagers who aren’t interested in turning a paper plate into a jack o lantern with you. Thankfully, Spooky & Bright has crafts that aren’t geared toward children.

Of course, there are several crafts that are simple enough for your child to do with you if they want to. The best thing about the ideas in this book is that they are all very easy to do.

I decided to make this cute Craft Haunting Terrarium for Halloween.  I love crafts that upcycle and this one uses an empty glass jar that’s been rescued from the recycling bucket.

Easy Halloween craft ideas


  • Empty, clean glass jar with lid
  • Twig that fits into the glass jar
  • 1 or 2 plastic spiders or other bugs
  • Moss or small stones
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • White spray paint (optional)

empty canning jars


  • Make sure the glass jar is clean, dry, and that the label has been removed completely.
  • Find a stick that is slightly shorter and more narrow than the jar itself.
  • Hot glue it to the inside of the jar lid so it sticks straight up.
  • Hot glue the plastic spider to the twig making sure it all fits inside the jar with the lid on.
  • Spray paint everything but the jar white (optional).  I left mine natural colors.
  • Hot glue green moss to the lid or add small pebbles to the lid instead.
  • Place the jar upside down over the lid and screw it on.

For the candle holders, just wrap plain glass votive holders with black lace. Brush on clear glue and allow them to dry.

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16 thoughts on “Easy Halloween Craft Ideas”

  1. I love your idea of a Haunting Terrarium, I'm not a very "crafty" person, but I'm pretty sure I could make this. Thank you for posting this great craft idea.
  2. I like getting read for Halloween, and decorating! I really like glass jars with spider webs!I am going to have to make these! I made a Spider wreath last year and it turned out really nice~
  3. Hi Ellen, how cute! I love the decorations you made for Halloween! I am going to start crocheting Pumpkins with orange yarn that I bought yesterday at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC! Thanks for hosting this craft party. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week. Julie from juliesifestyle.blogspot.com
  4. I like the spider in the jar, we did one with little spiders and added battery tea light in it so it would glow. Thanks for the linky, my boys love halloween crafts with me.
  5. I love decorating for Halloween and I also have teens who aren't into kiddie crafts.   We will be making all new decorations this year.  These are super creepy and they will love them!  Pinned and Tweeted!
  6. I'll admit that I don't have the biggest excitement of Halloween, but I try to do a little bit of "spooky" for my youngest Isabella, but the votive/tea light holders definitely little cuties! I think the spider would scare her, because its a scaring me ;)

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