Halloween Spook Banner

Make a child friendly Halloween Spook Banner using craft paper and a few other supplies. Your kids will love it and love helping you make it.

Halloween Spook Banner

Are you ready to start decorating for Halloween? I’m not ready yet but I’m ready to start Halloween crafting. When it’s time to decorate for Halloween I’ll be more than ready to pull out the spooky decorations. This Halloween Spook Banner is a fun project for the kids to make and add their own special touches.

halloween banner

Since the banner is made out of scrapbook paper it’s an easy and affordable Halloween decoration. You probably already have all of the supplies you need. I would use cardstock so the paper is more rigid.

halloween spooks

Other supplies you’ll need:
Paper cutter
Small clothespins
Glue stick
Markers/Colored Pencils

Start by cutting the paper into triangles measuring 5″ wide x 7″ high. If you want to make several banners you should be able to get 2 triangles out of each sheet of paper. These are the colors I’m using but you can vary them slightly if you like or if you don’t have the exact color. Don’t stress making them perfect, just have fun creating with the kids.

triangle cut papers

Free hand the faces then cut them out and use a glue stick to secure them to the triangle shapes. For the pumpkin I made a jack-o-lantern face then a stem and leaf for the top using paper scraps.

jackolantern spook

Draw and cut Frankenstein’s hair in a random zig zag shape. Use scrapbook paper for Frankenstein’s eyes and bolts, then use a marker for his mouth and scar. Use my designs as a guide to create your own.

frankenstein hair

The feather details on the owl were added using a brown marker. Use paper scraps for the ears and beak and a black marker on white paper for the eyes.

owl spook

The cat’s whiskers and mouth were added using a colored pencil. Make the eyes, nose and ears using paper scraps. I made all the character eyes different. You can make them like mine or create your own designs.

cat spook

Piece yellow, orange and white paper together to make the candy corn. Start with the large yellow triangle paper then cut the orange and white paper to size and glue them in place. Cut small stars out of white paper for the eyes then use a black marker to make the mouth and pupils.

candy corn spook

Start the ghost by tearing off the top of the gray triangle piece. His face is really easy to make using a marker and cutting out ovals for his eyes. I really like his goofy face. He’s definitely a friendly ghost.

ghost spook

Put the banner together using twine and clothespins. You can hang it on the mantel, in front of a window, or on a cabinet. I really love working with paper. It’s been a while but it’s so relaxing.

halloween spook banner 2

The Halloween Spook banner is ready but I’m putting it away until October or maybe later in September. Once I’m ready for Halloween it will be the first decoration to come out.

Which is your favorite character? I think mine is Frankenstein.

Halloween spook banner 3

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  • NaDell September 7, 2011, 10:57 pm

    This is so cool! I had to send your link to my paper crafty sister in law. Great and fun (and inexpensive!) way to decorate for the season! Thank you for sharing your fabulous ideas!

  • Susan September 8, 2011, 2:51 am

    That is adorable! I’m copying that to hang in my classroom!

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny September 8, 2011, 7:20 am

    This is so cute, Leanne! My girls would love it. Looks easy enough, too. Thanks for the idea!

  • Sadie Mills September 8, 2011, 8:15 am

    Super Cute! I will be making one for my hutch. Thanks.

  • Kayla Arrowood September 8, 2011, 8:34 am

    Love this idea!!!!!!! Wonderful idea for the kiddos to help do!

  • cassie September 8, 2011, 8:37 am

    This is soooo adorable! =D

  • somedaycrafts September 8, 2011, 11:55 pm

    This is so so so cute! I love it and my kids would love to help make one! I am featuring it Friday night at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

  • Sarah AJ September 9, 2011, 2:21 pm

    That is so, so cute! I sewed one last year, but now I’m temped to make another like yours…

  • Becky @ UCreate with Kids September 9, 2011, 5:20 pm

    This is a fabulous decor idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Angie September 9, 2011, 10:42 pm

    This is such a cute idea. My kids just went off-track and I think it would be a great afternoon craft. Thanks for sharing.

  • Georgina September 10, 2011, 9:51 am

    Such a great idea! Very creative!!

  • Jaimee September 10, 2011, 3:59 pm

    Love the whimsy of this! I shared it on my crafty facebook page : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

  • Lila September 10, 2011, 4:42 pm

    LOVE THIS!! I love making paper crafts. This really looks great- makes me want to go make one now!

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