10 Black-and-White Halloween Crafts to Try at Home

Black and white decorations are all the rage this year and you and your kids can get in on the trend this spooky season with these 10 black and white Halloween crafts.

black and white photo of a pumpkin surrounded by ribbon

Creating a black-and-white palette in your home allows you to make a bold decorating statement. Can the same be said for craft projects? You bet, especially during the month of October, thanks to Halloween.

Many of our favorite spooky characters are already known for their simple color scheme (ghosts, mummies and more), but that doesn’t mean other well-known Halloween icons can’t get in on the fun, too!

Take a look at this roundup of 10 black-and-white themed DIY projects your child can tackle this holiday season to help keep your home on trend, all while keeping the spooky levels high.

hanging ghosts
Photo and project via Pars Caeli

Halloween Hanging Ghosts

Pars Caeli created these simple, paper hanging ghosts that would look fun on its own or extra spooky when hung as an entire collection. Use the provided DIY template or her file on your paper-cutting machine of choice. 

bat banner craft
Photo and project via Simple as That

Bat Book Page Banner

Make your own Halloween banner that doubles as an upcycling craft. Simple as That’s Rebecca used pages from a book for this black-and-white decor item. Check your local thrift store for inexpensive books to use or your local library for damaged books that could use a second life. 

Halloween shadow puppets
Photo and project via Classic Play

Halloween Shadow Puppets

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Your child can create their own puppets for a Halloween-themed play, thanks to Jennifer from Classic Play. Her shadow puppet templates are ready to download for your child to personalize. Take a cue from her collection of characters and pair with a black-and-white striped paper straw to complete the look. 

yarn wrapped mummy

Yarn Wrapped Mummy

Mummies don’t usually look all that cute, but thanks to a pair of bright googly eyes, Rachel, of I Heart Crafty Things, has created a mummy that’s not TOO scary! Wrapping the mummy in bright white yarn is a great way for smaller hands to work on fiber crafting skills. 

ghost banner
Photo and project via M.E. Gray for Curbly

DIY Mini Ghost Garland

Wouldn’t a big string of these friendly ghosts look adorable greeting your trick-or-treaters this Halloween season? M.E. Gray created this cute, kid-friendly DIY project for Cubly.com featuring simple white ghosts with smiling black accents; try making the garland as long or as short as your child likes. 

Candy door hanger

Halloween Candy Door Hanger

Now here’s a way to welcome your Halloween party guests – a black-and-white pumpkin that’s packed with candy in its mouth! Ashely of Cherished Bliss uses a chalkboard backing paired with a white craft pumpkin to create the base of this project. Using black craft paint, your child can personalize the pumpkin’s expression. 

Kid with bat headbands
Photo and project via Rae Ann Kelly for Crate&kidsblog

Halloween Headbands

These paper Halloween headbands from Rae Ann Kelly (for the Crate&kidsblog) is simple enough for your child to create and personalize on their own, but still fun for the whole family to work on together. Take a cue from Rae Ann and try making a white-and-black pumpkin headband. 

Spiderwebs craft
Photo and project via Crafts Unleashed

Craft Stick Spiderwebs

Adrianne created a handful of all-white, yarn-wrapped spiderwebs using wooden craft sticks in this DIY for Crafts Unleashed. Have your child experiment with different amounts of paint on the sticks; how does the finish change when adding a little or a lot? Pair with a black spider ring and these webs are ready to hang out. 

glowing mummy jars
Photo and project via A Little Claireification

Mummy Mason Jars

Every Halloween party needs to have just the right lighting! Claire, from A Little Claireification transforms small mason jars into bright votive holders by way of white gauze bandage rolls. Paired with googly eyes in a variety of sizes, your child can help set your gathering’s mood in an instant. 

ghost wind catcher
Photo and project via Chicken Scratch NY

Tin Can Ghost Windsock

Alecia, of Chicken Scratch NY, makes a bright decorating statement with her tin can ghost windsock project! Empty cans are painted with white and accented with black eyes and an extra-large ghost mouth. Hang these outside in your front yard or around a patio during the month of October. 

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