DIY Halloween games for kids to make

DIY Halloween games

Halloween is a time for fun and play, whether you are an adult or a child, and a large part of Halloween is in the games that are played. If you are looking for some fun ideas for this Halloween, we have rounded up some of the best Halloween puzzle games for you to enjoy.

Poof Pumpkin Toss

If you love to toss a good bean bag, this will prove very popular at a Halloween party. It is great for anyone who wants to try, young or old, and even the little ones can have an injection with the help of an adult. Also, you don’t need many materials of cool drawings, so here’s a breakdown of how to handle it.


Will need:

  • Two or three large pumpkins
  • A pumpkin digging spoon and a carving knife.
  • Bean bags
  • A pen to draw on pumpkins

Step 1: collect the pumpkins.

First, you need to empty the pumpkins. You can do this by cutting off the top and hollowing out the inside just like you would a traditional Jack O ‘lantern, or you can use the fronts. You will cut largemouths in the front of each pumpkin, so it may be easier to remove them from there. Draw a circle on the front to serve as a guide, then cut it out. You can shape the mouths a bit if you like, but they should be large enough that the bean bags will fit reliably in them. Dig inside and set aside to use in pumpkin soups or cakes, etc.

Step 2: draw the base of the aspect.

Draw some eyes and a nose if you want. Remember, these pumpkins won’t have candles so that they won’t light up, but you can still have fun with their faces and make them look scary or funny depending on the mood you want.

Step 3: make the bean bags.

If you don’t have bean bags ready, these are easy to make. There are many tutorials online, or you can pour some rice into old socks and tie the top. It’s up to you. Halloween-themed hosen would be ideal for that.

Step 4: arrange the pumpkins.

It would help place the pumpkins on a small table (away from drinks, food, and candles). You can put them a little further back or order them according to size. Write down any dot papers and check your pumpkins with several points depending on how light the pumpkin’s sound is to settle a grain sack.

You can also tape the floor to show the adults where to stand and put a scorecard next to the pumpkins so you can turn it into a real competition, or keep it casual and let people have fun without converting the points into a great deal. You can also play a variant of this sport that requires throwing sweets into the pumpkin’s sounds rather than beanbags, but make sure you have just sweet to extend the game, even if some are chewed.

DIY Halloween games

Halloween-themed scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt is a perfect idea if you want the kids to do something fun while the adults talk or dance. Setup shouldn’t take long and can keep older kids busy and happy for hours.


Will need:

  • Scavenger Cards (enough for all guests, plus a handful of extras)
  • Objects to hide (for example, rubber spiders, candy, etc.)
  • Prize for the winner (s)
  • Pens/pencils for participants

Step 1: decide on hidden objects.

Gather the things you want the children to find. You can use just about anything, but some ideas include: 

  • A Jack O ‘Lantern with a particular feature or perhaps a number written on it
  • A green chandelier (or another color depending on your decorations, make sure it stands out)
  • Candy seeds
  • Green slime
  • Count how many bats are in the room.
  • Names on tombstones
  • Boiler

These items will depend a lot on your decorations, but remember that as a budget option, you can always print pictures of Halloween items and hide them in the room, so you don’t need the actual props.

Step 2: create your Scavenger cards.

Build your treasure card based on its elements and add checkboxes or space to write the answers. You can increase the difficulty for older players or keep it very simple for younger players. Use stiff papers to make your search cards; this will make it easier for players to mark the answers as they go. Make sure you have spare pens and pencils as well.

Step 3: Hide the elements.

Make sure to hide all the items you need and then double-check that your recovery card is working by doing a test yourself. There is nothing more frustrating for children than a game that doesn’t work!

Step 4: solve a reward.

Organize a prize in advance. You may want them to be sweet, but it might be better to choose an inedible reward since Halloween already revolves around sugar. Consider some Halloween-themed erasers or stickers.

Having different prizes can make the game more fun for children and reduce tears and tantrums.

Skeleton puzzle

A test of the anatomical skills and knowledge of a child and an adult, a skeleton puzzle can be a lot of fun for Halloween. You can print your skeleton from the internet to make it easier or draw your own if it’s artistic.


Will need:

  • Foam
  • Human skeleton printed on white paper
  • Mini magnets
  • Magnetic board
  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue

Step 1: Cut the bones and foam.

Cut out the skeleton bones, glue them to the foam, and then roughly cut the foam around the bone shapes. It doesn’t need to be perfect; you want some renderings that people can play with. Using black foam will make the bones stand out more, which will help.

Step 2: Glue the magnets

Glue the attractions to the end of the bubbles sections. Make sure they are safe, especially if young children are at your party; you don’t want anyone to eat magnets.

Step 3: prepare your magnetic board.

If you don’t have a magnetic board, you can buy one or get some magnetic paint. Set all the pieces aside in bulk and let your guests race to see who can build a skeleton the fastest. You could even provide some stopwatches if your guests want to be competitive. For a tougher challenge, choose non-human skeletons and see who can put them together with other types of animals quickly and correctly.


Hopefully, now you have some great Halloween puzzle games for your guests. It will make your party truly memorable and fun for both older and younger guests. They are all simple, require minimal setup, and shouldn’t even require a lot of supervision!

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