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13 Spooky Halloween Projects

We've compiled 13 spooky Halloween projects that include Hordor's costume from Game of Thrones, a Fog Machine, Glowing LED candies, haunted illusions and spoooooky sounds. We know that Halloween is just a couple of weeks away so most of the projects are super easy! Have a safe and spooky Halloween!



Make An Interactive Halloween Art Project
The Halloween "Wonderbox" is an interactive art project designed by Pataphysics Studio *. We've broken the project into four parts[...]


Add LEDs to your costume with this easy no sew DIY method from one of our favorite e-textilers, Lynne Bruning. Link.

Halloween Skull with GLowing Red LED Eyes

Blingy shoes aren't just for kids! Here's an easy way to make glowy heels and also not trip when trick or treating. Instructions here.

LED Shoe

I'm putting this space helmet here because a) it's a space helmet and b) I want one. I realize with only 2 weeks left that it's more of an oooh and awww I'll save for next year kind of project, but hey, there's no better time like the present to start working on next year's costume! Instructable is here.

Space Helmet

Choosing a Halloween costume can be really hard, so we thought that we'd let Pop Sugar do the hard work and come up with the top 10 Halloween costumes for 2017. Some of these costumes come with instructions and you can put them together pretty easily including this very headache-inducing Fidget Spinner Costume. 

Pop Sugar Fidget Spinner Costume



These paper lanterns are just so fun. We've made this style of lantern with kids as young as 4, they just needed a tiny bit of help with cutting (using kid safe scissors of course!) and taping on an LED and battery to light them up.  Instructions here.

Halloween Paper Lanterns

Creepily Awesome Lanterns or what! This designer used pre-made LED tea candles but not us! We are going to grab and LED, a coin cell battery and a little bippity boppity boo and DIY that light. Right? Template and instructions are here

DIY Paper Lanterns for Halloween Decorations

Fog Machine

I live in LA and LA has lots of digital effects people who make ridiculously awesome Halloween decorations. For those of us mortals, we can add some of our own special effects with this DIY Fog Making Machine. Instructions here.

DIY Fog Machine

Haunted House Ghostly Illusions

I get scared pretty easily so I know for certain that if I came across your ghostly head on Halloween I would definitely run away screaming. Right after I got my candy of course. Instructions to make a ghostly illusion here

Haunted House Ghost Illusions

Haunted House Paper Craft

OK, I'll admit, this paper craft isn't quick, but it is so fantastic that we truly hope someone has the time to put it together. It even has a secret chamber!!! The templates and assembly instructions are here

If you'd like to include some lights, refer to the Paper Craft City instructions to make the electronic circuit.

Paper craft haunted house

Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach

Truth be told, I have never seen Cinderella's coach when checking out the neighbor's pumpkins. Considering how popular Disney princesses are you'd think there would be at least one or two. Despite it representing a major brand, I think it's pretty cute. Instructions here.

Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach

Spooky Sounds

How to make sound effects that are super scary and gory? Who knew that watermelon could be so freaky.  Ideas here.

Spooky Sounds

Watch this video for more spooky sounds from Spangler Science.

Spangler Science Spooky Sounds


Many of our readers have made a lemon-powered battery, but we've got a new trick for you, make a battery powered by PUMPKINS! These belong in your own Frankenstein's lab!

pumpkin battery


Edible Glowing LED Gummy

The recipe makes 120 of these delicious LEDs, but that's not the coolest part, if you put them under a black light they glow! This is because of the ingredient Quinine which is the key ingredient found in the tonic water. What?! Science is so awesome. Get the recipe here.

Edible LED Gummy