Last year we made some paper cup witches and gave them glowing noses. This is how our collection of paper cup Halloween crafts started. Since then we made eight more crafts and I think we managed to cover all the Halloween characters.
If you’re looking for a Halloween craft idea for kids, you may consider your child’s age when picking one of the paper cup crafts listed below. Although all of them are easy (check out our entire collection of 200+ easy crafts for kids), some are easier than others.
I love a simple and inexpensive Halloween decoration. I once turned a bunch of cardboard boxes into Halloween haunted house luminaries. But these Halloween paper cups are way easier and are done in only a few steps.
I started with white paper cups and painted them when necessary. You can skip the painting part and get black, green or orange cups from the dollar store.
What makes these Halloween paper cups special is the glowing noses. I used flameless tea light candles for their noses. Easy and cute!
You can place them outside your door or by the window on Halloween night. I have ours by the fireplace.
If you are a teacher, you can also make them in the classroom with your students. They would make such an adorable classroom decor for the Halloween party.
Paper cup Halloween crafts
- white paper cups
- craft paint
- flameless tea light candles
- colored paper
- paint brush
- black marker (for some of the crafts)
Paper cup ghosts
These have been among the first paper cup Halloween crafts I made and is one of my readers’ favorites.
Paper cup mummies
Just like the ghosts, the mummies are extremely easy to make.
Paper cup Jack’O’Lanterns
Personalize them with a smiley face or mean looking eyes.
Paper cup black cats
Make several black cats and place them in front of your house or by the window on Halloween night. They will be cute and a little spooky.
Paper cup bats
Nothing scary about these bats!
Paper cup witches
Our paper cup Halloween crafts started with these adorable witches.
Paper cup Frankenstein
Frankenstein couldn’t miss the party.
Paper cup vampires
We want out Halloween crafts not to be scary, so these vampires aren’t very frightening. I mean, how could a vampire with a glowing nose be scary?
Paper cup spiders
These may be the most adorable spiders you have ever seen, right?