12 Mess-Free Last-Minute Halloween Crafts


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!