This collection of frightfully fun ideas for a family Halloween-themed movie and craft night is guaranteed to inspire screams of delight!
Hosting a Halloween party? Make a night of it by pairing your Halloween movie & craft with pumpkin-decorating, a set of our free printable mini Halloween doodle books for favors, and a big bowl of healthy homemade cinnamon apple chips for hungry movie-watchers!
25 Family Halloween Movie and Craft Pairings
Watch Hocus Pocus
MAKE: Hocus Pocus Quote Cookies from Lovely Indeed.
Can you bake cookies over a cauldron? Because these devilishly sweet treats call for extra baking witchery! If you’re seeing a wild Halloween happening in your crystal ball, be sure to bookmark this spell-binding recipe.
MAKE: A Casper Piñata from Little Button Diaries
The friendliest ghost is also the most festive! This adorable Casper Piñata is a boo-tiful way for little bats & ghouls to celebrate an October birthday or Halloween party.
Watch The Addams Family
MAKE: A DIY Wednesday Addams Softie from barley & birch
Beware snugglers…cuddle this sarcastic softie at your own risk! By pairing some adult sewing with kid-painted features & clothing, this is a spooky little sewing project everyone can participate in.
Watch Practical Magic
MAKE: Bubble up your own Magic Potions from Babble Dabble Do.
Forget sticking to the Halloween season – when I was in junior high I watched the spooky sisters of Practical Magic on repeat
Watch The Witches
MAKE: Egg Carton Witches from ART CAMP
MAKE: Halloween Trick-or-Treater Craft Stick Puppets from Make It Your Own for hello, Wonderful
Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
MAKE: Revelio Charms from Babble Dabble Do
MAKE: A Zombie Bunny Softie from Oh Creative Day
It’s alive…it’s ALLIIIIIVE….!! Well…sorta. 😉 Animals return to life in this spookily stylish picture, so can you imagine a better craft to pair with it than a zombie bunny softie?! If you’re amazed such a dreadfully delicious DIY even exists, you’ve never met my Uber-creative friend Shannon from Oh Creative Day!
Make: Black & White Haunted Dolls House from Mr. Printables
Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
MAKE: A Monster Candy Box from Minted
With so many iconic moments, it was nearly impossible to pick just ONE craft to pair with this Snoopy classic. But who can forget the Peanuts gang trick-or-treating for candy…and rocks?! So a delightfully graphic DIY treat box (total pillowcase upgrade!) seemed like the perfect thing!
Watch Monsters, Inc.
MAKE: Sulley Pom-Pom Slippers from Studio DIY for Disney Family
Watch E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
MAKE: A Hanging UFO Lantern from WLKMNDY’S
Okay, fellow 80’s kids – pull on your sweatshirts and grab your bikes, we’re going to need to revisit this movie. Even though I rarely see it listed among Halloween movies, it is an absolute must-watch for me – and a viewing just wouldn’t be complete without a DIY UFO sighting (and maybe a box of tissues, because I still tear up every time!).
Watch Hotel Transylvania
MAKE: Pom Pom Bats from Make Film Play
Watch The Haunted Mansion
MAKE: DIY Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost from All for the Boys
MAKE: DIY Ecto Cooler from barley & birch
MAKE: Black Mystery Playdough from Left Brain Craft Brain
Watch Monster House
MAKE: A Spooky 3D Paper Haunted House from hello, Wonderful
Watch Batman (The 1989 Version!)
Watch The Goonies
MAKE: DIY Treasure Map and Gold from Lil Luna
MAKE: Coraline Button Slime from Comic Con Family
Watch Young Frankenstein
MAKE: DIY Paper Frankenstein Masks from Creating Creatives for Red Ted Art
Watch Are You Afraid of the Dark?
MAKE: DIY Kid-Safe Camp Lanterns from barley & birch
Watch Nightmare Before Christmas
MAKE: A Nightmare Before Christmas Paper Wreath from Red Ted Art.
Watch Edward Scissorhands
MAKE: Edward Scissorhands Topiary Paper Art from barley & birch
DYING for more fab Halloween crafts? These playdough Jack-O-Lanterns are hands-on fun for the whole family! And you can use our free printable features for a set of upcycled cereal box jack-o-lanterns too – a little velcro lets you arrange and re-arrange all October long!