Doing crafts with my family is one of my favorite things to do, and it’s even better during the holidays because who can resist a good theme, right? I stumbled across these super fun Halloween Egg Carton Crafts and thought they would be a great way to reuse items we already had in our home. These kids’ craft ideas would be perfect for a Halloween display, or party decorations or even as craft party supplies. You can turn your egg cartons into pumpkins, bats, treat boxes, eye balls, spiders, movie characters, bugs or who-knows-what, with these easy directions!
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1. Secret Message Pumpkins
From Reading Confetti
Add some Halloween themed fun to family story time with this storybook and craft combo! Read Twelve Haunted Rooms of Halloween, a cute story told in the style of The Twelve Days of Christmas, and then make some secret message pumpkins of your own. Paint some halved egg carton shells orange like a pumpkin, add a green pipe cleaner stem, and the place a spooky notes or small treats inside.
2. Flying Black Bat
From Sassy Girlz
Your kids will love helping you make these adorable flying bats to decorate the house for Halloween. They even get to practice their spray paint skills! Paint sections of three egg carton shells black and then transform them into bats with just a few googly eyes. Fishing line and simple fishing weights create the perfect hanging decoration that won’t tangle up in the wind.
3. Monster Treat Holders
From The Craft Train
Let your kid’s creativity shine while creating these super cute egg carton monsters from The Craft Train. They are decorated with cardboard fang and horns, creepy fabric tongues, and all sorts of googly eyes. This blogger made a few little monsters with her kids and then hid a small treat inside each one for a fun monster treasure hunt in the backyard!
4. Nightmare Before Christmas Characters
From Live Your Art
What do you do when you have too many egg cartons lying around? You make egg carton sculptures of the Nightmare Before Christmas characters, of course. This favorite Halloween-time movie makes the perfect arts and crafts challenge. The characters really do come to life with egg carton sections, acrylic paint, and a little bit of creativity.
5. Halloween Treat Boxes
These little Halloween egg carton crafts are just adorable. Two sections of egg cartons make the cutest little Halloween character and they are super easy to make, even with younger children. Your kids will have a blast painting the egg cartons and adding sweet faces on each character. You can even nestle some sweet treats in between the egg carton sections for a Halloween surprise.
6. Egg Carton Ghost
From Easy Crafts for Kids
Achoo ghosts are too cute to scare anyone, but they make adorable decorations for your home around Halloween. You only need a few simple materials to create these egg carton ghosts yourself. With recycled egg cartons, white paint, white tissue paper, and googly eyes, you and your kids can get crafting. They are a fun and whimsical Halloween craft that your kids will love making.
7. Eyeball Photo Prop
If you are looking for the ultimate last-minute Halloween craft, look no further! These eyeball photo props are made from materials you probably already have on hand, and are such a fun addition to any Halloween party or spooky family celebration. Brightly colored eyeballs and spooky red veins turn boring old egg cartons into the creepiest eyeballs.
8. Spooky Wheels on the Bus
From Reading Confetti
We are huge Wheels on the Bus fans in this household, so I was so excited when I found this Halloween version called the Spooky Wheels on the Bus. Reading Confetti created a wonderful craft to go with it. This Ghoul Bus is made from an old egg carton painted yellow and decorated with clip art characters in each of the windows. The bus also feature pumpkin wheels just like the bus in the book.
9. Black Cat
Black cats are a classic Halloween character, but they are super adorable too. Following this tutorial, you can make your own cool black cats to decorate the house for Halloween using a few sections of egg carton and some simple craft supplies. The best part of this art project is that your kids can do most of it totally on their own!
10. Egg Carton Spider
Skeletons, witches, ghosts… it’s that spooky time of year again! Get into the Halloween spirit by creating some creepy but cute spiders using paper egg cartons, a dab of paint, and a few pipe cleaners. Cutting, painting, and decorating encourage growing creativity and help kids develop those all-important fine motor skills. The spiders make adorable wall and table decoration, or a fun craft activity for parties or classrooms.
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