16 Frighteningly Fun Halloween Activities for the Whole Family

Keep your little ghouls and goblins entertained all October long!

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Believe it or not, there's much more to do for Halloween than carve jack-o’-lanterns! We've rounded up the most fun Halloween activities the whole family will enjoy right at home.

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I Heart Arts n Crafts
Craft Fluffy Pumpkin Slime

Kids will feel like Frankenstein when they experiment with cooking up their own ooey-gooey slime.

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What you'll need: Elmer's glue ($9 for 3-pack, ); unscented shaving cream ($7, ); mason jar ($8 for 2 jars, ); black construction paper ($5 for 50 sheets, ); saline solution ($8, ); baking soda ($11, ); pumpkin pie scented oil ($3, )

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Turn Your Home Into a Haunted House

Make outdoor decorating a family activity. Together you can hang a wreath, string up some bats, and assemble a display of your most proud pumpkins.

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Tatertots and Jello
"Spook" Your Neighbors

This game will spark some spooks in the whole neighborhood! Stuff a few goodie baskets with Halloween treats, leave them on your neighbors' front doors, and then direct them to do the same to two more people.

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What you'll need: card stock paper ($5 for 50 sheets, ); assorted Halloween ribbon ($15, ); Halloween treat basket ($13, )

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DIY Your Kids' Halloween Costumes

Sure, store bought costumes are fun, but a homemade ensemble lets your kids' creative ideas come to life. You can take it a step further and make your own outfit, too!

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One Mama's Daily Drama
Embark on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

As you and your little ones embark on an evening of trick-or-treating, challenge them to tick off as many boxes as they can on this scavenger hunt.

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Plan a Halloween Movie Marathon

Spend a day, weekend, or even the whole month of October, and watch the spookiest and silliest Halloween movies.

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Crazy Little Projects
Face Off in a Halloween Bingo Game

Host a game night and play this themed version of Bingo. Don't forget the candy corn markers!

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Brian Woodcock
Whip Up Some Sinfully Sweet Halloween Treats

Candy may be delicious, but there's nothing sweeter than baking some holiday goodies together as a group.

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Giggles Galore
Roll a Strike in Mummy Bowling

Don't get too "wrapped up" in who's winning this spirited competition.

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What you'll need: bowling set ($20, ); toilet paper ($16 for 24-pack, ); googly eyes ($5 for 100 pieces, )

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Throw a Halloween Party

A well-planned celebration will ensure you and your guests have an absolutely spooktacular time.

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Ella Claire
Pin the Spider on the Web

This game is super-simple to make and play. See who can put the spider closest to the center of the web—no peaking!

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What you'll need: black and white decorative tape ($9, )

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Brian Woodcock
Paint Your Pumpkins

Try something new with your jack-o’-lanterns this year. Carving is cool, but painted pumpkins are so pretty!

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Crafts Unleashed
Try DIY Halloween Cornhole

Give cornhole a Halloween update by painting a web onto the board and subbing in faux-spiders for the bags.

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What you'll need: cornhole game ($52, ); black acrylic paint ($11, ); double-sided tape ($6, ); silver glitter ($9, ); Foamies spiders ($5, )

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The Real Thing With the Coake Family
Make Some Wickedly Cute Halloween Crafts

Decorate your home with easy DIY Halloween projects, like these .

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A Girl and a Glue Gun
Set Up a Pumpkin Golf Halloween Game

Fore! The whole family can practice their putting prowess with this golf game.

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What you'll need: faux pumpkin ($40, ); kids golf set ($21, )

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Gifts of Curiosity
Play Toilet Paper Mummies

Pass out a few rolls of toilet paper to the kids and watch them get a kick out of wrapping each other up.

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What you'll need: toilet paper ($16 for 24-pack, )

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