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Easy Halloween Crafts You’ll Want to Make

You’re going to love these easy Halloween crafts! These Halloween projects are fun, unique, and simple enough for adults or children. There are lots of quick Halloween craft ideas in this roundup as well!

Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post to get a video that shows you how to do the glitter glasses in this roundup. You’re going to want to adapt that idea to several holidays.

Easy Halloween Crafts Ideas

I’m not sure if you heard my squeal in your house, but I’m so excited to share this collection with you. Halloween is my most favorite holiday for a variety of reasons. I love the dress up, I love the candy, and I love the fact that there are minimal obligations. It’s just so much fun.

Craft Supplies to Use for Halloween

Before I introduce you to the Halloween projects, I want to give you a few tips for supplies – specifically paints and Mod Podge you should consider to get the best results. This is what I use after years of trial and error. These are my favorites!

Which Paint Should I Use?

You might be wondering which paint to use in your Halloween projects, because there are a lot of choices! Here’s what I use, because I like to get the best coverage and bang for my buck possible:

  • Regular Halloween crafts (wood, paper) – FolkArt or FolkArt Multi Surface
  • Glass – FolkArt Multi Surface or FolkArt Enamels, oil based Sharpies for writing
  • Outdoor – FolkArt Multi Surface
  • Halloween kids crafts – Apple Barrel (it’s less expensive than FolkArt and works great!)

All of these paints are waterbase, safe for kids, and you can Mod Podge over the top of them (or glitter, etc). They are made in the USA too which is important to me for paint.

Halloween craft supplies

Special Finishes

In addition to regular paints I listed above, here are some other Halloween supplies I use regularly and can vouch for:

  • FolkArt 3-D – I love the dimensional effects you can get with this paint, and it has a tip applicator
  • Fabric Creations – this paint is perfect for fashion crafts, and there are glitter formulas
  • FolkArt Extreme Glitter – I’ve used this formula for years. It’s great over paint when you aren’t decoupaging anything; it has great coverage and a colored base
  • Color Shift Paint – I wrote an entire article about this paint because I’m so obsessed with it. It gives you a nice metallic color shift on 3D objects (hello pumpkins and skeletons!)
  • Glow in the dark glitter or pigment powder – because, obvious reasons! I sprinkle it on everything

Mod Podge to Use

You’ll find that the Halloween craft ideas in this article use a variety of Mod Podge formulas . . . if you click on each title, the tutorial will show you what was used. Having said that, use our formula guide to find the product that meets your needs, and see what the formulas look like here.

My personal favorites for Halloween are the Mod Podge Glow in the Dark as well as the Extreme Glitter Mod Podge (which looks FANTASTIC over black or purple!). I feel like Halloween is a time to let it all hang out, so why not?

Are you ready to get creative? Enjoy these 40+ Halloween crafts – they range from easy (including kids crafts) to moderate, and there are a lot of options from skulls to pumpkins to vintage decor. Happy Halloween and have fun!

Halloween Crafts

You're going to love these Halloween craft ideas! Get great ideas for both adults and children! Get kids crafts, decor, gifts, party projects, and more.

Do you enjoy these Halloween projects? If so, let me know in the comments! I’d love to know your favorite Halloween projects using Mod Podge as well. Also please check out these other posts:

Don’t forget to check out the video in this post. Learn how to make the glitter glasses (project #19!).


Sunday 21st of October 2012

Thank you for all these great tutorials on making Halloween decorations :)


Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

Where can I buy the Mod Podge at??

Amy Anderson

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

Hi Anonymous! You can get it at AC Moore, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart and a variety of other art stores.

Heather SettingforFour

Monday 24th of September 2012

Such creative minds featured here! Wow! Love those ghost adorable!

Kim @ Everything Etsy

Sunday 23rd of September 2012

I love your sparkly pumpkin! I'm thinking about adding a little glitter to some things around here! You rock the Mod Podge!!!! Pinned it!! :)

Have a great weekend, Amy!


Mixed Kreations

Friday 14th of September 2012

Cute and creative Halloween ideas! Thank you for sharing. I'm loving mod podge more every day.