Looking for a Halloween craft that doesn’t involve a bunch of junky plastic?
Let nature be your inspiration.
This eggshell ghost mobile from The Magic Onions looks both simple and fun for kids to make, and since you’re basically making these ghosts from your breakfast trash, I think it counts as upcycling, as well!
And after Halloween, there will be little waste to dispose of; even with their marker decorations, those eggshells can still be crushed and dug into your garden beds.
Looking for more eco-friendly, budget-friendly Halloween crafts? Check out the 15 projects below!
1. altered book. Leave these super creepy altered books just lying around and looking suspicious.
2. apple-stamped Jack-o-lantern. It’s fun and easy to turn an apple into a pumpkin.
3. book page bunting. This one has bats on it, but you can substitute anything suitably spooky.
4. dripped crayon on pumpkins. If you don’t cut into them, you can keep them longer!
5. Frankenstein’s monster in a bottle. Upcycle an old bottle into a scary monster!
6. jug-o-lantern. Turn a plastic jug into a fun jack-o-lantern.
7. monster rocks. Kids will love turning regular rocks into funny monsters.
8. painted luminaries. Whip out the craft paint and transform some old bottles and jars.
9. paper luminaries. The light that shines from these is spooooooky!
10. pillowcase ghost dress. Get into the Halloween spirit with this unexpected use for a white pillowcase.
11. plaster bones. Old newspaper is the base of these papier mache bones.
12. pumpkin pie play dough. Little kids will like this just as much as any actual “crafts.”
13. shrunken heads. Kids will be thrilled when they see what their cute carved apple faces turn into!
14. tissue paper luminaries. Tissue paper is a bit fiddlier than paint, although still plenty kid-friendly.
15. vegan sugar skulls. Kids LOVE to decorate these sugar skulls for el Dia de lost Muertos.
16. BONUS! The day after publishing this list, Crunchy Scott shared this awesome upcycled Halloween craft idea. Add some cute candy holders to the mix!
Got some great, eco-friendly Halloween crafts of your own? Share them in the Comments below!