From spooky decor to ghoulish foods, Halloween presents so many opportunities to get creative and have fun with the theme. And yes, you can pull off a freaky and festive party or home decor look even if you don’t have the time or inclination to painstakingly design all the details yourself: Bloggers around the web offer an array of incredible printables to give you a huge head start on your projects this year. Toddlers, pre-schoolers and even adults will love these free Halloween printables that include games, decorations, dessert ideas and yes, even DIY costumes (because somehow, every year the holiday just sneaks up on us). And the best part is, once all the crafts are set up, you don’t have to tell a soul that you printed everything, just let them think you’ve spent hours prepping for the biggest, scariest, most fun Halloween party of 2021.
Printable Halloween Cards
So, Halloween might not be the most traditional card-giving holiday. But why not turn it into one? Halloween cards are sure to bring a smile to a teacher, classmate, co-worker, neighbor … just about anyone who receives your handmade creation. These printables make it super easy. Add a personal note to make them your own.
Printable Bat Decor
You don’t need to invest much in new Halloween decor in order to create a festive, spooky look. Just dig into items you already have on hand — like candlesticks, fabric, bowls and books in a Halloween color palette — and zhush up the look with dollar store cobwebs and these multipurpose bat printables.
Halloween Bucket List
Sure, fall might seem like a long stretch of time to tackle every festive thing you want to do. But time has a way of passing us by unless we’re intentional about making plans to do what brings us seasonal joy. This free printable will help you do just that. It’s a Halloween bucket list, on which you can jot all the fun things you don’t want to miss doing this season: making caramel apples, carving pumpkins, watching a Halloween movie … whatever makes you happy!
Fall Leaf Decor
If spooky, theme-y decor isn’t your thing for Halloween decorating, try a printable that celebrates fall in an elegant, timeless way. Just print and frame this rustic maple leaf for a pretty nod to the season… with nary a skeleton or ghost in sight.
Printable Skeleton Decorations
These free printable decorations will add festive flair to your Halloween meal or party. The collection includes skeleton doilies, a Halloween banner, cup wraps and holiday food labels you can customize to take your theme-y menu to the next level.
Printable Halloween Lunchbox Jokes
What key opens a haunted house? What did the ghost say to his wife? They’ll find out these punchlines and more when they open their lunchbox to find a Halloween joke tucked right in next to the nosh. These free printables make it easy to toss in a new one each day. Smiles guaranteed!
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Printable Halloween Signs
Are the kiddos in your household (or hey, the adults!) so excited for Halloween that they count down the days? This free printable “October 31” sign keeps the excitement top of mind. Two additional free options here include an on-theme word collage and a sign with the message, “Happy as a witch in a broom factory.” These are all made to print easily on standard paper and pop into an 8-by-10-inch frame for instant (cheap) decor.
Petrified Halloween Portraits
Replace a wall of family photos with a creepy crawly gallery wall. Print out our Halloween clip art of bugs and bats on card stock, cut them out and display in frames.
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Halloween Printable Masks
Each of these printable Halloween masks comes in two versions: one for kiddos to color, and one ready to wear as it is. Choose from black cat, vampire, Frankenstein, and jack-o-lantern styles.
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These witchy printable signs will look charming printed out and framed on your mantle or tabletop. Try the chalkboard-look version or the white background — or mix and match both.
Halloween Cupcake Toppers
Halloween Coloring Page
There’s no more wholesome of an activity than coloring — and the simple pleasure is not just for kids, but soothing and fun for grownups, too. Print out these Halloween coloring pages with options for every age and skill level. Designs include haunted houses, intricate spider webs, bats, witches, and more.
Printable Halloween Wall Art
Print and frame these graphic signs and display on your mantle, walls, or tabletop. Easy-to-read Halloween messages include “boo,” “trick or treat,” and “double double toil and trouble.”
Ghost Pop Tags
You can easily make crowd-pleasing ghost lollipops with tissues, baker’s twine, and a marker. These sweet printable tags pull the look together and make them perfectly cute holiday giveaways.
Printable Halloween Signs
Print and frame these signs to crate a gallery wall to enliven your home and delight your trick or treaters, party guests — and especially yourself, all October long.
This version of Halloween bingo is just pictures, so it’s great for kids of all ages (no reading required). Mark the squares with candy corns for a perfectly on-theme — and delicious — detail.
Play Dough Halloween Mats
After printing out these mats, slip them inside page protectors or laminate them so they last. Let kids get creative, using play dough to put the finishing touches on a smiling pumpkin, or create their own magical spells inside a witch’s cauldron, among other Halloween scenes.
Halloween Treasure Hunt
Hocus Pocus Printable Art
Print out this versatile artwork and use it in a variety of ways: as party invitations, thank-you-cards, or as signage to display with your pumpkins and other decor as a fun fall vignette.
Halloween “I Spy” Activity
Print out these activity worksheets for a fun “I Spy” activity for kids on the Halloween theme: Think ghosts, spiders, mummies, and more. Just add crayons, markers, or colored pencil and let their imagination and creativity do the rest.
Halloween Memory Match Game
Print this memory match game on card stock to make sure each piece is fully opaque — no peeking! — and so that it endures through endless rounds of play. It’s just right for kids from toddlers though elementary school age.
No Halloween could be complete without carving a jack-o-lantern! Take your best stab at that pumpkin with this array of printable carving patterns and stencils.
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