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12 Mess-Free Last-Minute Halloween Crafts

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It’s Tuesday afternoon and you haven’t quite found the time to prepare fun Halloween-themed crafts for this fast-approaching holiday. Between planning, sessions, meetings, paperwork, and the like, how does one find the time? Next thing you know, it’s the night before Halloween and you’re scrambling to find last-minute supplies — and ideas for how to use them!

Don’t fret! Forget the finger paint, skip the candy, and pass on the stress. We’ve got you covered with a collection of 12 mess-free, last-minute, and inexpensive Halloween craft ideas:


Simply follow the links below for full instructions on these easy Halloween craft ideas!

  1. Q-Tip Skeletons 
  2. Hanging Spiral Ghosts 
  3. Banana Ghosts & Clementine Pumpkins 
  4. Day of the Dead / Sugar Skull Poster 
  5. Halloween Word Search
  6. Glow Stick Brooms 
  7. Hissing Cat Paper Plate Craft
  8. Halloween Bowling
  9. Sticky Spider Web
  10. Halloween Paint Chip Puzzles
  11. Toilet Roll Bat Buddies
  12. Witch Hat Ring Toss

We hope these simple Halloween crafts help you plan a spooktacular classroom celebration this Friday. Do you have easy Halloween craft ideas of your own? Please share them in the comments below!

Contributor Tera Rowland

Tera Rowland is the vice president of Soliant and has worked in the healthcare staffing industry for almost 20 years in public relations, social media, marketing and operations. In addition to Soliant, Tera worked at the Mayo Clinic as an internal communication manager and for the Children’s Miracle Network. She is a member of the American Marketing Association and the American Staffing Association. Also, Tera has served on the board of directors for the Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Forum as part of the communication committee. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations as well as a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of North Florida and has been published in the Huffington Post, Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare Traveler Magazine, and Scrubs Magazine. Make sure to read the rest of Tera's blogs!