Easy Halloween Kids Crafts With Hobbycraft

halloween kids craft ideas

We recently had fun creating a seasonal Halloween autumn wreath with collected leaves and acorns, you can read more about it here.  But today the boys wanted to make their mark on some of the lovely craft items sent to us from Hobbycraft, so they each chose their favourite item to craft with.

DIY Halloween skull

Littlest chose this polystyrene skull, clearly very halloween’y’!  I’m not a huge fan of skulls as (unsurprisngly) they make me think about death!  However the two year old was rather excited about his ‘skeleton’ as he called it.

DIY Halloween skull

We decided that the polystyrene would be best decorated with glue and glitter, so little Mr got to work painting the skull with glue and sprinkling a variety of glitter all over.  He (of course) chose to use every colour around the skull, including his favourite colour, orange.

DIY Halloween skull

Papermache mask

Whilst the little one was glitterising the skull his big brother got to work decorating a small papermache mask with a special pack of Halloween inspired paint colours and a little glitter.  We then taped a skewer to the back of the mask so it can be held up to the face.

Papermache mask

You could also create a couple of holes and add elastic to the mask to create one that stays on all the time.  This would make a great mask for a bird with feathers added all around or an animal such as a cat, with whiskers and a little pink nose.

DIY Halloween skull

Papermache mask

Hobbycraft has so many exciting Halloween craft items that would be perfect for kids or adult parties, costumes and trick or treating.  Why not #makeitdontbuyit this year?

J x

* We received several Halloween items from Hobbycraft, however all opinions are my own.


  1. October 15, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Oh my goodness that skull is impressive! I really like the little mask too, we need to get one for superhero day next week.

  2. October 15, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    loving that spooky skull. My kids would love to make one of these

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