Halloween paint chip crafts for kids

Oct 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Transform bright and colorful paint chips into adorable and affordable Halloween crafts that kids will love!

Paint chip Halloween puppets

Paint chip Halloween puppets

What you'll need:

  • Paint chips
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Craft sticks
  • Hole punch
  • Black marker

What you'll do:

For the witch:

  1. Cut a triangle from a purple paint chip. This piece will be the witch's head.
  2. Place the triangle with the point down. Cut a narrow rectangle from a black paint chip and glue it to the top of the witch's head. Cut a triangle from another black paint chip and glue it behind the black rectangle.
  3. Cut out 2 squares from a green paint chip. Cut slits up one side of the square to form hair. Cut the ends of the hair off at various lengths, then glue the hair below the brim of the hat.
  4. Cut a long, narrow nose from another purple paint chip and glue it to the center of the witch's face. Use the hole punch to make a small circle, and glue it to the witch's nose to make a wart.
  5. Glue 2 googly eyes above the nose, and use the black marker to draw a smile.
  6. Glue the witch to a craft stick.

For the ghost:

  1. Cut an oval out of a gray paint chip.
  2. Cut one end of the oval off with a wavy line.
  3. Glue the paint chip to a craft stick with the wavy side down.
  4. Glue 2 googly eyes to the paint chip, then use the black marker to draw a mouth.

For Frankenstein:

  1. Cut a rectangle out of a green paint chip.
  2. Cut another rectangle out of a black paint chip that is the same width as the green rectangle. Cut a wavy line at the top and bottom of the black rectangle. Glue it to one end of the green rectangle.
  3. Cut 2 "t" shapes out of a gray paint chip. Glue them to either side of Frankenstein's head.
  4. Glue 2 googly eyes to the green paint chip, then use the black marker to draw a smile.
  5. Glue the Frankenstein to a craft stick.

Candy corn banner

Paint chip crafts - Candy corn banner

What you'll need:

  • Orange paint chips
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Coordinating 1/8-inch ribbon
  • Tape

What you'll do:

  1. Cut a rounded triangle out of one of the paint chips. Use the triangle as a template to trace and cut out the rest of the candy corn shapes.
  2. Use the hole punch to punch a hole in the top of each candy corn shape.
  3. String the candy corn shapes along the coordinating ribbon.
  4. Use tape to hang the candy corn banner.

3-D paint chip pumpkin

3D paint chip pumpkin

What you'll need:

  • 8 orange paint chips
  • 1 brown paint chip
  • Scissors
  • Drinking glass
  • Pen
  • Glue stick
  • Craft glue

What you'll do:

  1. Trace around the rim of the glass onto the paint chip to make a perfect circle. Cut out the circle.
  2. Trace around the glass and cut out 7 more circles.
  3. Fold each of the circles in half.
  4. Use the glue stick to glue the backs of the circles together to form a sphere.
  5. Once the glue has dried, flatten the pumpkin and cut 1/4 inch off of the bottom to make a flat surface.
  6. Cut a 1-inch strip from the brown paint chip. Roll the strip up and glue it to hold it together. Place a dab of craft glue on the bottom of the roll and place it on top of the pumpkin to form the stem.
Image credit: Amy Vowles

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