I found the perfect way to decorate together with my kids this October: Halloween wreath crafts! Halloween can be such a fun holiday, but sometimes having little ones can make it tricky.
We avoid anything scary and instead focus on the sillier side. For example, last year Lulu was a screaming mandrake from Harry Potter, because she screams a lot and I’m a nerd. I laughed for a while at that one!
This year, we decided to make some different Halloween wreath crafts to hang up around the house. I know people make legit Halloween or fall themed wreaths that are awesome. Buuuuut these are just for some kid crafts, so we kept it simple with construction paper for the main wreath part!
If you want something sturdier, paper plates always work great too if you have some on hand (we didn’t). As you probably know already, I’m a huge fan of doing crafts that my kids can genuinely take part in, so you can count on these being simple enough for little ones to help with or do themselves!
We made 5 different wreaths that all played into the Halloween/fall theme. There was a monster wreath, witch wreath, pumpkin wreath, leaf wreath, and spider web wreath!
- Black paper wreath
- Lots of pom poms
- Googly eyes
This one is pretty straight forward. We used a black paper wreath and covered it with glued-on pom poms. In hindsight, a paper plate would have been better since the pom poms get kind of heavy for the paper after a bit.
Then we glued some googly eyes onto them and voila– monster wreath! Make sure to use plenty of glue and let it fully dry before picking it up- pom poms can be stinkers to get to stick!
- Orange paper wreath
- Brown curly stem cut out
Every great craft time needs some crayons or paint! We chose to use paint since the kids always get super excited when it gets brought out. First the kiddos colored on an orange wreath to their hearts’ content. Then I just glued a little curly stem to the top that I had cut out ahead of time.
- Black paper wreath
- Tissue paper (purple, orange, black, yellow, green)
- Cut outs of black witch’s hat and shoes
- 2 green cut out rectangles (for legs)
- Black bat cut outs
Lulu and Bear had a lot of fun crinkling up the tissue paper for this one. We covered the black wreath with purple, orange, yellow, and black tissue paper. Green would’ve been added too but we didn’t have any!
The night before, I cut out a little witch’s hat, 2 green rectangles for legs, and little black witch shoes. I colored black stripes on the legs using a black oil pastel crayon and glued the shoes to the bottom of them. I also cut out a few bats!
After the tissue paper was done, I glued the witch hat on the top, legs and feet on the bottom, and placed the bats to the sides. I have to say, this one was definitely our favorite to look at!
- Brown paper wreath
- Orange, yellow, and red leaf cut outs
This one was one of the more time-consuming for me, but also the prettiest! I drew and cut up a bunch of different leaves the night before in red, orange, and yellow paper.
If you wanted to simplify it I would just do more basic leaf patterns. Or even use real leaves!! I would have been more inclined to do that, but the leaves haven’t started changing here too much yet so I didn’t have much to work with.
Aside from the work done ahead of time, putting it together was easy. The kids put glue dots all over a brown wreath and then stuck leaves on it! Then I wrapped some yarn around it and made a little bow at the bottom.
Spider Web Wreath
- Black paper wreath
- Glitter glue
- Pipe cleaners
- Cut out of black spider
As much as I dislike spiders, making spider webs is always a fun activity. I put holes around the edge of the black wreath we used, so Lulu could push pipe cleaners through them. Definitely recommend a paper plate for this one, but ours worked out OK since I helped make sure she didn’t pull too hard.
I drew lines to resemble spider webs on the paper plate and let Lu trace the lines with glitter glue. Then we glued a little spider (cut out ahead of time) into the middle of the web!
This was our first Halloween wreath crafts-marathon, and I highly recommend it! The wreaths were simple enough for my 1.5 and 3.5 year olds to help with, which we all loved. But the end results still look super cute and not all “ripped paper glued everywhere”-ish haha. It was definitely a fun and kid-friendly way to get in the Halloween spirit.
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39 thoughts on “5 Halloween Wreath Crafts”
This is adorable! I’m definitely doing this with my two little boys.
I hope they love it! My son did ?
These are great! Working on many great skills and having fun doing it!
These are some really cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!
I’m glad you enjoyed them!
I like your ideas!
So cute and kid friendly, love it!
Thank you! Gotta find ways to make it fun without anything too scary ?
I love these wreaths! I need to make some with my kiddos. I know they would love these crafts!
These are all so cute and toddler-friendly. The pom pom wreath is my favorite!
I love the pom pom one too! My kids loves putting that one together
So cute!! I love a good DIY, this is definitely on e top of my list to make!
These are absolutely the cutest Halloween wreaths ever! And I love that you can do these with your little kids, my son would love to take part!
They were so fun to do with the kiddos!
These wreaths are all terrific, the witch with her legs hanging down is my favorite. I love that kids and adults could make them together.
I think the witch one is my favorite as well! They were so fun for us to make ?
What a fun idea! We love making wreaths and these are all perfect for Halloween.
Wreaths are such a fun way to get in the holiday spirit for any holiday!
These are all so cute! Although my girls are no longer preschoolers, they would still have fun making these.
I guess since my kids are younger that’s where my focus tends to be, but you’re so right- these would be a lot of fun for older kids to make as well! And I’m sure they could make them even cuter ?
Awww I love these ideas. They are perfect to get the kiddos involved in some Halloween decorating!
Always awesome to find ways to get them involved, right?!
I absolutely love doing crafts with my kids! I look forward to trying these out with them this weekend! ?
I hope they enjoy them! I would love to see what they come up with ?
These are so cute! I love how easy these are for toddlers and preschool age children to do! I pinned these so I can make some Halloween wreaths with my little ones. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! I love finding ways to involve the kids where they can *actually* do most of the creating, you know? Hope your little ones have fun with these!
These are all such great ideas! The witch wreath is my favorite!
These are super cute! Next year I definitely wanna make one with my little one for the fall. This year she would eat all the supplies haha
Haha! I hear you. That would’ve been my youngest last year as well. Now it’s a matter of keeping him from drawing on walls… ?
these are so so cute, love the witch and monster ones! will have to try with my kiddos , thanks for the great post
These are just ridiculously cute! Can’t wait until my little one is old enough to craft with me!
Thank you so much! It’s so fun being able to do this stuff as they get a bit older ?
Awe I love these! Super cute! Gonna have to do some of these!
This is great for any age. I’m going to pull out the arts and crafts this weekend!
These are so cool! My favorite is the leaf wreath.