How To Make Halloween Decorations Out Of Paper

How To Make Halloween Decorations Out Of Paper

Last Updated on February 24, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

Halloween has always been my preferred holiday, as I take pleasure in creating my decorations to create a spooky atmosphere that gives people goosebumps.

And if you’re wondering how to make Halloween decorations out of paper, don’t worry. 

Over the years, I’ve learned some cool tricks for crafting awesome Halloween decorations using paper, and I’m thrilled to share them with you.

So, grab your scissors and paper, and let’s start our spooky crafting adventure for Halloween.

10 Best Halloween Decoration Ideas Using A Paper

1. Spider Webs

Paper Spider Webs

Spider webs are a classic choice for Halloween decorations [1], and you can easily make them using paper. All you need is black construction paper, scissors, and a pencil. 

Draw a spider web pattern on the paper, making it look spooky with intersecting lines. Cut along the lines carefully using scissors. 

“My aim is to put what I see and feel on paper in the best and simplest way.” 

Ernest Hemingway, American Novelist

Now, you can hang the paper spider webs around your home or place them on furniture and walls with adhesive putty. 

2. Witch Hats

Halloween is coming, and witch hats are a must-have decoration. Making them with paper is super fun and easy. Grab some black construction paper, scissors, a ruler, and tape or glue. 

Cut a big circle from the paper for the brim and shape another piece into a cone for the hat’s top. Stick the cone to the center of the brim securely. 

3. Paper Bats

Paper bats are easy to make. All you need is black construction paper, scissors, a pencil, and some tape or adhesive putty. 

Draw bat shapes on black paper with a pencil, or find bat templates online. 

Cut out the bats with scissors, then use tape or adhesive putty to stick them on walls, windows, or make a bat mobile to hang from the ceiling. 

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4. Pumpkins

You can easily make pumpkins with just a piece of paper. First, grab some orange and green construction paper, scissors, and glue or tape. 

Cut a big circle from the orange paper for the pumpkin body. Then, make a small rectangle from the green paper and fold it in half to create the stem. 

Stick the stem to the top center of the pumpkin. Cut out some small green leaf shapes and glue them near the stem for a nice touch. 

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5. Ghost Garland Or Casper

Making Ghost Garland

To make a ghost garland or “Casper,” you’ll need white construction paper, scissors, a pencil, and some string or yarn. 

Draw a simple ghost shape on the white paper with the pencil, then carefully cut it out with scissors. Repeat this to make more ghosts for your garland. 

Make small holes at the top of each ghost and thread them onto a string or yarn, leaving some space between each one. 

6. Origami Monsters

Create origami monsters for Halloween using square paper. Fold it diagonally and then in half again to form a smaller triangle. 

Bring the bottom corners to meet the top point, creating a diamond shape. Fold the sides inward to make a smaller diamond with flaps on top. 

Fold flaps down for the head and bottom point up for the mouth. Add googly eyes and other details. But when will you decorate for Halloween?

7. Skeletons

Start by drawing a skeleton outline on a large piece of paper. Cut it out as a template on sturdy cardstock or foam board. Cut out each bone shape carefully. 

Paint the bones white for a lifelike appearance. Attach the bones with a clear fishing line or tape so that you can pose the skeleton. Hang it or prop it up in different spooky positions.

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8. Spooky Paper Lanterns

You can make spooky paper lanterns using black or orange construction paper. 

To begin, fold the paper in half and draw a frightening image on one side, such as a frightful face or a haunting house. Cut out the design carefully, keeping the edges intact. 

“Turn ordinary paper into spooky wonders, creating Halloween decorations that will leave your guests spellbound.”

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Up the paper and shape it into a cylinder, using tape or glue to hold it together. Finally, put a small LED tea light inside, and your homemade lantern is ready. 

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9. Origami Black Cats

Create spooky Halloween decorations with origami [2] black cats made from simple black paper. 

Make a triangle by diagonally folding the paper in half; then, fold the bottom corners to make additional small triangles.

Fold the top point downwards for the head and body, and fold the top corners inward to make ears. Then, fold the bottom point upward for the tail. Use a white pen to add eyes and whiskers.

10. Jack-o’-Lantern Cutouts

Jack-o'-Lantern Origami

One popular Halloween decoration is making jack-o’-lantern cutouts using just a piece of paper. First, choose a thick orange paper. 

Draw a jack-o-lantern face on it, with eyes, a nose, and a wide smile. Cut along the drawn lines, keeping the folded side of the paper intact. 

Fold the paper in half and trace the face onto the folded side. Once traced, carefully cut along the lines. Unfold the paper, and you’ll have a jack-o’-lantern cutout.



How to decorate for Halloween if you’re on a budget?

When you’re working with a tight budget, there are plenty of spooktacular decorations that won’t break the bank. Consider crafting a floral pumpkin, skull string art, or spider garland. 

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How do you make easy Halloween decorations for kids?

Engage your kids in the Halloween spirit with simple and fun decorating ideas. 

Create quick paint egg box bats, do hand and foot printing projects, and transform paper cups into spooky ghosts. 

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Final Thoughts

Making Halloween decorations out of paper has been an awesome experience for me. 

It’s a pocket-friendly way to add spooky charm to your space, allowing you to get creative easily. 

Spider webs, witch hats, and paper bats can magically transform any area into a haunted wonderland. 

You only have to cut, fold, and stick, and you’ll be amazed at what you can create. Crafting these eerie delights with your hands brings a special touch to your Halloween decor. 

So, grab some paper, have fun, and let your imagination run wild with these easy paper crafting ideas for Halloween.


Kimberlee Johnson
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