Turn leftover disposable plates into fun Halloween crafts for your kids! Get even more use out of your party plate stash with these 30+ Halloween paper plate crafts.
You may have caught on to the fact that I love Halloween! It is my favorite holiday so I enjoy coming up with DIY ideas for spooky wood decor, easy Halloween crafts for kids and mess-free ways to decorate pumpkins. I had so much fun creating my list of Christmas crafts using paper plates that I knew I wanted to make this list of Halloween paper plate crafts. You and your children will definitely enjoy the fun ideas on this list!
What will you need for these Halloween crafts?
In addition to the usual kid craft supplies, you’ll obviously need paper plates! They can be dinner or dessert size, but kids will have an easier time using the larger plates.
If you only have white paper plates or ones with a design on them, you should make sure you have craft paint to create most of these ideas (here’s our list of kids’ craft supplies).
Not only will your child have fun with these crafts, they will also help them develop some important fine motor skills. Kids will cut, hole punch, lace, glue and paint their paper plates — helping their little hands get better with these tasks!
Bonus? No matter what skill level your child may have, they will find something they want to try on this list of Halloween paper plate crafts!
Halloween Paper Plate Crafts
Whether you are looking for spooky, silly or just a bit creepy Halloween craft ideas, you are sure to find them on this list of Halloween paper plate crafts for kids!
Paper Plate Bat Craft
This fun bat craft has a bat puppet that kids can enjoy playing with and flying around in its own little paper plate theatre back drop! Such a great bat craft to inspire imaginative play and story telling.
Learn how to make this super cute Frankenstein's monster paper plate craft. Using minimal supplies, you can create a fun Halloween craft the kids will love!
Who knew that vampires needed haircuts? Kids will love making this paper plate vampire and then giving it a trim!
Googly Eyed Spiders
No need to be scared of these spiders — they are the friendly kind! So cute for Halloween, and I just adore their wiggly eyes.
Paper Plate Dragon
Learn how to make a paper plate dragon with simple supplies and paint! So cute and fun for kids – a great Halloween craft idea.
Spooky Sun Catchers
Use a paper plate and a coffee filter to create your own spooky sun catcher for Halloween! I love the web and spider.
This Halloween paper plate craft combines so many ideas into one craft! There is a haunted house, spider, ghost, witch, black cat and pumpkins. Plus you can move them around.
Zombie Paper Plate Craft
Kids can use the easy to follow template to make their own zombie paper plate! I love the expression, and those brains.
This is a great no-mess paper plate craft for kids! Start with black plates then use stickers and markers to decorate.
Frogs in a Witch's Cauldron
Not sure what the witch is making in this cauldron, but those frogs don't want to be in the potion! Good thing they can hop out any time.
Paper Plate Witch
Nothing scary about this witch! It’s a funny, non-spooky witch, with beads in her hair and a flower hat.
Paper Plate Ghost
This ghost paper plate craft would look great hanging on your front door. You can almost hear him trying to scare off visitors!
Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft
This paper plate craft almost looks like a real carved pumpkin! Kids will love to see their Jack O'Lantern light up with the electric tea light.
Get 3 free silhouette templates (witch, black cat and bats) to make these fun paper plates. This one looks like the witch is flying past the moon!
Paper Plate Skeleton
You'll need 18 white paper plates for this fun Halloween skeleton craft. Kids can trace their own hands and feet to complete the decoration!
Spider Web Plates
Use black paper plates, white yarn and spiders to create this lacing craft. Each one will be unique!
Easy Paper Plate Monster
If Halloween seems scary for your littles, try these fun and easy monsters! It’s super simple to make and odds are, you probably already have everything you need waiting for you in the craft closet.
Flying Ghost In a Window
The ghost in this paper plate window really flies around! Yes, this craft is a Halloween puppet of sorts. Such a cute idea and so easy to make.
Nothing is more synonymous with Halloween than these super expressive pumpkins made from paper plates! With their cut-out eyes, nose and mouth, they convey the fun yet scary emotions understandable by even the youngest children.
Create a super cute crow using a paper plate and fabric scraps. How cute are those corn kernel talons? Oh, and there are 2 other paper plate crafts shown — you need to see how cute the handprint one is!
Candy Corn Bunting
Have your kids help decorate for the holiday with this easy candy corn banner made using paper plates and paint!
Mummy Paper Plate
Two activities in one! Kids will make a cute Halloween mummy craft, while also practicing their lacing skills (hand eye coordination). Great for kids of all ages.
Sparkly Spider Web
The holidays are perfect for glitter, so decorate a spider web on a paper plate in the glitter color of your choice. You could even add a plastic spider!
Cupcake Liner Wreath
This is such a cute idea for a kid-created Halloween wreath! Let kids get creative and make the wreath their own.
Be careful, you never know who is watching! These paper plate eyes make great decorations for a spooky kid's Halloween party.
Make a bunch of these ghosts and hang them from the ceiling for Halloween party decorations!
Monster Halloween Yard Decorations
This super easy Halloween paper plate craft allows kids to make decorations for your yard! Bonus? They are so cute you will be okay with it.
Bat Paper Plate Kids Craft
Maybe the simplest Halloween craft ever for children, but that's what makes it so perfect! This bat is a great idea for kids of all ages, even toddlers.
Paper Plate Witch Hat
Turn a party hat and a paper plate into a cute witch's hat using paint and fun decorations!
This Halloween kids craft can't get much cuter! Find out just how simple it is to make this DIY monster wreath with your little monsters, using a paper plate, pom poms and googly eyes.
What kid wouldn't want a pumpkin bag to hold some emergency candy? You only need one paper plate, and it is super easy to make!
I hope you enjoyed this list of Halloween crafts using paper plates as much as I enjoyed creating it! While you are here, you should check out these other fun Halloween crafts for kids: