20 Kid-Friendly DIY Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween decorations

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations (That Aren’t Super Scary)

Do you have your Halloween decor out yet? My whole family thinks Halloween decor is so much fun and it is also exciting because it is like the kick-off to the holiday season! Let the family celebrations, decorating, yummy food, and shopping begin! Right?

We like to try to add one new Halloween decoration item to our collection each year. It can be store-bought or homemade. Whatever works!

If I go the DIY route, I can usually manage to get more than just one new item if I really want to. 😉 And if you get the whole family involved in making them or picking out the stuff, they will become the most favorite and cherished decorations and crafts of all.

To help you make some of your amazing DIY Halloween decorations, I’ve gathered all our favorite kid-friendly Halloween crafts into this post to get you inspired!

DIY Indoor Halloween Decorations

1. DIY Halloween Frame and Free Halloween Printable


These inexpensive frames turned out so cute! Love the decorative paper and the printable. Plus, this is a great way to use up some old frames!

2. Spider Web Frame Decor

DIY Spider Web Frame

This is another really easy and cute DIY decoration! You can use nearly any frame you have around, or get one at a thrift store, and paint it whatever color you want.

3. Googly Eye Candle Holder

DIY candle holder with eyes

Make the candles in your home just a little bit more creepy by putting eyes on them! I love how fun this idea is, and it’s pretty inexpensive too. It just might take a while to get an entire candle holder covered in eyes.

4. DIY Spooky Halloween Banner

Spooky banner hanging on mantle

How cute is this banner on the mantle? Totally works hanging with a mirror or just on the wall over a table or couch. The font is free, then you just need paper, mod podge, glitter, glue gun, and yarn. Customize the colors and letters to whatever you prefer!

5. DIY Countdown Chalkboard

Chalkboard countdown

Lately, I have had a kid asking me every day how many days are left until Halloween! You can use this simple DIY countdown chalkboard for any upcoming event or holiday.

6. Tissue Paper Pumpkins

Tissue paper pumpkins

This would be such a fun craft to do with the kids and these tissue paper pumpkins look beautiful once they’re finished!

7. DIY Canning Ring Pumpkin

Canning lid pumpkin

This creative and crafty DIY pumpkin might end up being FREE for you to make if you already have the six simple and cheap supplies! Great for Halloween and Fall, in general.

8. Paper Wrapped Pumpkins

three paper wrapped pumpkins

These pumpkins are great because you can keep them around through Halloween and into Thanksgiving! They’re super customizable too. You could probably use these as outdoor decorations too but I like to keep mine inside so they don’t get wrecked.

9. Toilet Paper Roll Bat

Toilet roll bat kid-friendly halloween decorations

This is a great craft for kids and it’s super cheap to make. You could even make multiple to decorate inside and outside! If you enjoy these sort of crafts, check out our other toilet roll crafts too!

10. Boo Board

Boo board

All you need for this simple and kid-friendly craft is a wooden board, glue gun, paint, wooden letters, and a felt spider. This colorful piece of decor would look great hanging on a wall!

DIY indoor Halloween decorations

Kid-Friendly DIY Halloween Decorations for Outside

11. Glowing Ghost Balloons

Glowing ghosts Balloons

This is a super easy and fast decoration idea! Make glowing ghosts or eyeballs and put them inside near windows or hang them on trees outside. This is another one of those decorations that work great indoors or outdoors! And I guarantee you the kids will love this one!

12. Garbage Bag Spider Webs

Trash bag spider webs

Why buy expensive spider web decorations when you can just make your own out of a couple of trash bags? Add some dollar store spiders to these and you’ve got a creepy decoration for outside!

13. Owl Pumpkins

Owl Pumpkins DIY

These owl pumpkins are a cute alternative way to decorate with pumpkins! Especially for all of the owl-lovers out there. This is another decoration idea that you can use inside or outside!

14. Yard Monsters

Yard monster

This is such a cute kid-friendly Halloween decor idea. Plus, they’re super inexpensive to make! I don’t know about you, but I kind of want to turn all the trees and bushes around my house into yard monsters now…

15. DIY Hanging BOO Decor

Boo Craft Border Orange

Another cute and cheap family-friendly decor project! This would look awesome outside on my black front door!

16. Lawn Ghosts

Floating Halloween ghosts

These lawn ghosts are super easy and cheap to make, and they look really awesome too. Such a classic Halloween decoration!

17. DIY Wooden Pumpkin Decor

Wood Pumpkins- final

Here’s yet another Halloween craft that would look great outside or indoors! These fun wooden pumpkin decorations could be for your mantle, porch, or entry table. Snazz them up with black painted polka-dots, chevron, decorative paper, or leave them simple and cute.

18. Spider Web Doormat

For a subtle and kid-friendly decoration, this spider web doormat idea is perfect. It will go great with the other outdoor DIY Halloween decorations on this list too!

19. DIY Halloween Wreath


This is a very cute (and slightly spooky – look at that spider!) Halloween wreath for the front door or a mantle! Way cheaper to make yourself than buying a pre-made one!

20. Floating Witch Hats

Floating witch hats

Add a little bit of mystery and spookiness to your porch with these floating witch hats! These are quite easy to make as you can find the hats pre-made, and then you just have to customize them however you like! You could put these indoors as well if you like. 

Bonus: Halloween Ghost Blow Pops

Halloween Ghost Blow Pops

This is a fun one for the trick or treaters! Suckers disguised as ghosts! I love how creative and just downright genius this is. You could even draw faces on them with a Sharpie if you want to take it a step further.

Kid-friendly DIY Halloween decorations for outside

Happy Halloween Decorating!

Hope you enjoyed these SPOOKtacular kid-friendly Halloween decorations! You can now have the most festive house on the block without spending a fortune!

If you don’t feel like DIYing your Halloween decorations but you still want to save money, check out everything they have on Amazon. There are some great indoor and outdoor Halloween decorations for cheap on there!

Let us know what your favorite part of Halloween is! Do you like decorating, eating candy, or do you have something else that you really love about this spooky season? 

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Easy DIY Halloween decorations

Types: Crafts, Family, Kids
Categories: Decoration, Inside The House, Outside The House, Halloween


  • That googly eye candle holder is kinda creepy and might trigger trypophobia. 😀

  • I like to cut decorations out of paper and use removable tape to attach them to walls and windows. My town is known for bats, so I’m going to cut out lots of bat silhouettes in different sizes and tape them on my front door to look like a swarm of bats is flying out. I am much better at painting pumpkins than I am at carving them, so I’m going to buy one of those lovely white pumpkins and paint a Dia de los Muertos skull face on it.

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