Halloween Party Games & Crafts

Pump some life into an undead party with these fun Halloween games and crafts. Whether you're looking to entertain kids or adults, find creative Halloween party games and activities for all ages

 

Monster Parts Mystery

  1. Gather 5 assorted boxes with lids (deep enough to put a small or medium bowl inside). Cut a hole in the lid of each box so that a child’s hand will fit through. Get the kids to help decorate each box with pictures of ghosts, bats, witches hats or haunted houses.
  2. Gather your "monster parts"! Intestines = Cold cooked spaghetti
    Eyeballs = Large peeled grapes
    Teeth = Candy Corn
    Hearts = Any Jell-O Jigglers recipe can be adapted using heart-shaped molds or cookie-cutters.
    Ears = Dried apricots, prunes or bell pepper halves
  3. Put the "Monster Parts" in the bowls, and place each bowl inside a box; cover with lids.
  4. Line up boxes on a table, dim the lights, and have the children reach inside and try to guess the "monster parts".

Make sure you have damp paper towels or wet wipe-ups for cleaning any sticky hands or fingers.


Guess the Pumpkin Seeds in a Jar

Pour as many dried pumpkin seeds into a large jar as you can. Then, pour the seeds into a large bowl and measure one cup of the seeds. Count the number of seeds in the measuring cup. Use the measuring cup to continue filling the jar, counting each cup as you go. Now all you have to do is multiply the number of cups by the number of seeds counted in the first cup. To get the kids started, place a piece of paper next to the jar and have each child write down their guess of how many seeds are in the jar. The closest guess wins! Have your kids decorate the jar with coloured paper or ribbon. For a more colourful twist, use candy corn instead of pumpkin seeds.


Mummy Wrap

Divide kids into teams of 3 (1 mummy, 1 wrapper, 1 un-wrapper). Each team gets 1 extra-large roll of toilet paper. This is a timed event, so instruct the kids that on your signal, one team member must wrap the "mummy" in toilet paper. When the roll is complete (and the mummy is mostly covered) the 2nd team member unwraps the mummy (no tearing the toilet paper, it has to be unrolled). The first team to finish, wins. This is a great activity, especially when you play it to fast-paced Halloween music.


Friendly Ghost Greeter

Easy Halloween crafts can be as sweet as treats. Our little ghost is so easy to make.

What you need
Ghost pattern
8½×11" card stock
Markers

Make it
1. Cut out the ghost pattern and trace it on the card stock.
2. Cut out ghost and fill in eyes. Use markers to add Boo! Or personalize.

Always supervise and assist young children when they are working with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.


Get Batty

Halloween decorating ideas can be as simple as this: Cut out lots of black paper bats and let them fly. 

What you need
Bat patterns
Black paper or card stock
Tape
Fishing line

Make it
1. Cut out bat patterns
2. Trace and cut as many bats as you need.
3. Tape bats to fishing line and string around the house to create the impression of flight.

Always supervise and assist young children when they are working with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.


The Munchies Mummy

Mummies always want kids to have yummy snacks, and this Halloween craft for kids is a great way to provide them.

What you need
Black box or bowl
2 small white vitamin bottle caps or paper circles
2 blue paper circles
2 black buttons
Glue
1 roll of gauze bandage

Make it
1. Glue pieces of eyes together as shown in picture.
2. Glue eyes to box or bowl.
3. Wrap "face" with gauze to create mummy.
4. Fill with treats.

Always supervise and assist young children when they are working with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.



Ghouls Light The Way

Let Halloween decorations light the way with eerie lanterns made from plastic gallon milk cartons.

What you need
Empty plastic gallon milk jugs, washed and dried
Small paintbrush
Glue
Tissue paper
Construction paper
Markers
Sand
Tea lights or small flashlights

Make it
1. Cut the tops off of the milk jugs.
2. Paint the jug with glue.
3. Cover the jug with tissue paper, let dry overnight.
4. Using images here, decorate jugs with markers, extra pieces of paper for ears, etc.
5. Fill bottom with sand, light with tea lights outside, or flashlights inside.

Always supervise and assist young children when they are working with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.



The Plate Monster

Kids will love making their very own creation of a plate monster. He’s the perfect place to stash wrapped treats for later.

What you need
Colourful paper plates
Card stock or construction paper
Doublestick tape or glue
Googley eyes

Make it
1. Cut 1 paper plate in half with a curve as seen in photo.
2. Glue or tape the half plate to a whole plate to create monster’s head.
3. Cut four strips of paper and fold accordion style for arms and legs.
4. Add hands and feet using a different colour of paper.
5. Cut various face parts from other papers and attach to face with tape or glue.
6. Attach eyes with tape or glue.

Always supervise and assist young children when they are working with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.

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