Halloween isn’t just about the costumes and candy, it’s a great time to get your kids involved in helping decorate for the season. Get their little hands busy in the kitchen, at the table or in the yard with these fun and spooky crafts from our cable channels, Food Network, HGTV and DIY Network.

How to Make a Haunted Gingerbread House – Food Network

Gingerbread houses aren’t just for Christmas! If you are having a Halloween kids party, this could be a fun activity to keep them busy. Rather than candy canes, look for candy corn. The kids will have so much fun showing off their creations.

Spooky Peanut Butter Cookies – Food Network

Similar to the classic peanut butter blossom cookies, swap out the chocolate kiss for some malted chocolate balls and a few lines of melted semisweet chocolate, and you have adorable and yummy spider cookies.

How to Make a Rope Pumpkin – HGTV

While there isn’t a ton for the kids to help with, they can assist in gluing and watching this beautiful pumpkin take shape from something as ordinary as rope. Pick out a cute ribbon to go on top and this pumpkin will surely jazz up your front porch or fireplace mantel.

DIY Stick Spider Web – HGTV

Help find the right sized sticks and get them secured with the yarn, then let the kids get creative in creating their unique spider webs.

How to Make Halloween Mason Jar Mummies – DIY Network

Don’t think you have to just use mason jars, or that you must go buy some. Empty pasta jars would work or get creative with it. Just make sure they are glass so that the light can shine through. Then, wrap away and these little guys could make adorable party favors or just a fun and festive decoration.

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