The Only Video You Need for Simple (& Cheap) DIY Halloween Decorations

Oct 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET

It's T minus 10 days until Halloween: Is your house decorated? It's totally cool if it's not (who has time to decorate for every single holiday anyway?). That said, isn't getting into the spirit of Halloween one of the best parts of childhood? I mean, even the laziest parents among us can make a couple of spooky touches happen, right? Don't get scared. We've got the secrets for throwing together fun Halloween crafts kids will love — and it won't cost you very much at all.

In this short video, we show you step-by-step how to make three adorable Halloween decorations. Most of them you can make using items you might already have on hand, and your kids will be begging to help.

More: This Spooky Halloween Spider Web Craft for Kids Is Scary-Easy to Put Together

To set the stage for a spooky meal, we've got glowing centerpieces using old highlighters. For outside, mummy luminaries light the way. And to cut into some of that sugar with healthier fare, there are snack-o'-lantern cups that are almost too cute to eat.

More: Cute & Easy Halloween Costumes for Kids of All Ages

Fun, festive and frugal may well be the key to a happy Halloween.

Originally posted October 2015. Updated October 2017.

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