Creepy Critter Collage — Halloween Craft Fun

This was one of those ‘see-as-you-make’ projects after school with some friends, and we love the end result of our creepy critter collages! You only need a few materials (but can easily improvise with what you have at home). And it takes about ten minutes to make one, adding a bit of halloween creepiness to any corner in your home!


  • Fake critters! We received our bugs as party favours and I would also prefer felt, fabric, or maybe 3-D sticker ones that would be a bit more environmentally friendly!
  • Oil pastels
  • Canvas boards — we found these at a small art store, although old frames and paper would work well too, just remove the frame’s glass
  • Super glue / hot glue
  • Paint — we used finger paint but any paint would work for the frame
  • Paintbrush

Creepy critter collage steps:

  1. Using black, blue, purple, and brown, we created a dark night sky on the canvas with scribbled oil pastels. Our children were 2 and 5 years old so it is very simple!
  2. Scratch a cobweb into the canvas
  3. Paint the canvas frame, and let dry
  4. Choose critters and glue down (parents help for this step!)
  5. Find a corner to create a spooky Halloween moment.

I could see this collection expanding every year, and becoming a gallery of creepy critters. It is super simple to do, and very effective. Great for all ages to make!

And visit this collection of our other fun Halloween ideas here.

Lara x


Comments (1)

Esther in Amsterdam
October 30, 2018

So cute! Perhaps spider made out of conkers or acorns with toothpick legs, maybe painted black, could be a more environmental solution? (Even through they won’t look as scary as these, of course!) x

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