Inexpensive and Simple Halloween Craft Ideas

Inexpensive and simple Halloween craft ideas are just what the ‘Mad Doctor’ ordered for decorating your home for Halloween or decorating for a Halloween celebration. Assemble several sheets of black, orange and purple construction paper to begin these simple and inexpensive craft items. Get the kids together and let them join in on the fun!

Halloween Pumpkin Centerpiece

Items You’ll Need:

1-sheet, orange, black, purple, green construction paper
Paper crimper
White glue
Stapler and staples
Orange, purple and/or black tinsel


Step 1: Cut four strips of construction paper 1-inch wide and 12-inches long from orange, black and purple construction paper. Cut three strips of green construction paper 2-inches wide and 4-inches long.

Step 2: Crimp the rectangular pieces of construction paper. Roll one piece to create a stem 2-inches tall and approximately 1-inch wide. Staple the stem together. Cut a ¼-inch strip off one green square of crimped construction paper 4-inches long. Cut the two rectangles into leaf shapes. One will be narrower than the other.

Step 3: Place two 1-inch wide strips of construction paper in a plus sign on a flat work surface. Staple the two together. Criss cross the remaining eleven 1-inch strips to make a star shape. Staple the strips into place.

Step 4: Curve the first four ends of the strips up to make a ball and staple together. Place orange, purple and/or black tinsel in the center of the sphere. Secure the remaining ends to the top of the ball with staples.

Step 5: Glue the stem in the center of the ball to make a pumpkin. Glue the leaves in the desired location next to the stem. Curl the ¼-inch strip into a spiral to use as the vine on the pumpkin. Glue into place.

Witch’s Hat

Things You’ll Need:

Paper plate
Black acrylic paint
12-by-18-inch piece of black construction paper
Stapler and staples
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Halloween cutouts – witches, black cats, pumpkins and/or ghosts
White glue
Glitter – purple, orange and/or black


Step 1: Paint the paper plate black. Allow the paint to dry 15 minutes.

Step 2: Make a cone from the back construction paper approximately 18-inches tall.

Step 3: Cut the bottom of the construction paper cone so it is even. Cut 1-inch tabs along the bottom of the cone. Bend the tabs to the inside of the cone.

Step 4: Squeeze a line of glue along the outside edge of the tabs. Immediately glue the cone to the center of the black painted paper plate.

Step 5: Glue Halloween cutouts such as witches, black cats, pumpkins or ghosts to the outside of the cone. Squeeze a line of white glue and add purple, orange or black glitter. Allow the glue to dry 15 minutes before moving.

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