Last-minute Halloween crafts, printables, pumpkin decorating, and party activities to keep the whole week fun.

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If it’s not clear by now, we loooove Halloween around here! And if you need some ideas for party activities on Halloween night, or fun printables and craft ideas to keep the kids out of the candy stash for a few more days, take a look at these terrific ideas we’ve compiled over the years.

There’s something for everyone, from tiny tots to your cynical tweens and teens. 

Of course, there’s always whipping up some last-minute Halloween treats. For, uh…the kids. Of course

Related: The ultimate last-minute guide to Halloween treats, recipes, and edibles of all kinds. 

Last-minute Halloween crafts and decor

Oogie Boogie Man Halloween Door DIY | Practically Functional

Creepy, easy door decorating ideas for Halloween

17 favorite kid-friendly Halloween party printables for decor and more

Printable Halloween Bingo card for parents…hilarious!14 fun Halloween crafts perfect for preschoolers and little kids

Easy and fun Halloween paper crafts for kids

9 fun, easy Halloween party games for kids

Easy DIY Halloween crafts for preschoolers

Kawaii printable Halloween craft projects

15 non-scary Halloween crafts for little ones

11 cool teen and tween Halloween crafts that don’t suck.

The coolest Halloween door decorations from a 13-year-old Broadway fan

12 spectacular sugar skull crafts with Dia de Los Muertos in mind


20 outrageous, must-see Halloween face paint tutorials on YouTube

Halloween craft boxes that make great last minute gifts


Halloween Printables…Lots of Them Free!

9 free Halloween coloring pages that are actually pretty cool, from pumpkin mandalas to sugar skulls.

Free printable Halloween paper dolls, from sweet to steampunk to Star Wars.

A great resource for Halloween printables and party games

21 fun and totally free Halloween printables

15 Halloween printables that keep kids of all ages happy — and busy

Printable Halloween Bingo card for parents…hilarious!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Trick-or-Treat Bags | The Sweetest Occasion

9 super easy ways to make your own Halloween treat bags more fun

5 last-minute DIY Halloween treat bags you can whip up quickly

How to make a DIY light-up Halloween candy bucket


Last-Minute Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Inspiration

DIY teal pumpkin “embroidery” instructions | Eighteen25

Brilliant tip: How to keep your jack-o-lantern from rotting this year

9 awesome teal pumpkin decorating ideas to identify your house as safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

8 cute pumpkin decorating ideas for little kids — no scary stuff

16 no-carve pumpkin ideas that are cool and quick

10 outrageously creepy pumpkin carving ideas from the pros for inspiration

12 free geeky pop-culture pumpkin carving templates from emojis to Grumpy Cat

16 easy and very cool no-carve pumpkin ideas and 6 more no-carve pumpkin ideas that are totally impressive

Hamilton pumpkin carving templates. Work!

13 of the most outrageous Halloween pumpkin carving ideas we’ve seen probably ever

DIY Yarn Hair Unicorn Pumpkin | Lines Across

Unicorn pumpkins FTW!

19 incredibly cool Star Wars pumpkin ideas

6 ways to decorate Halloween pumpkins with Sharpies

Not-so-scary monster party ideas, decor and treats for younger kids

Stranger Things party ideas

Our favorite scary DIY Halloween decorations

20 free emoji Halloween pumpkin carving stencils

Halloween Tech Activities

PicMonkey for Halloween-ified photos on Cool Mom Tech

An easy tutorial to Halloween your photos using this free web tool

7 cool Halloween apps our kids really love

14 of the best Halloween apps for kids of all ages

How to take awesome pictures on Halloween night

10 zombie themed Halloween decorations and ideas that aren’t too gross

And when it’s all over…

10 clever ideas for what to do with leftover Halloween candy from recipes to educational crafts to donation sources.

7 tasty recipes for your Halloween candy

Liz Gumbinner