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Get your kids excited about Halloween by adding some festive decorations in the home. A garland is a simple way to do that and many of these ideas are ones kids can participate in directly – from drawing paper ghost garlands to making salt dough Halloween shapes and drawing Jack O’ Lanter faces on pumpkin cut outs – these fun garlands will add to your kids’ excitement towards the big day!

Felt Bat Garland (via Artful Parent) This simple felt bat garland is spooky but still cute enough for a young child get into the spirit of Halloween.

Glow in the Dark (via Design Mom) Turn an ordinary paper punched garland into something extraordinary by applying glow in the dark paint – perfect for spooking out trick or treaters on Halloween night.

Salt Dough Banner (via Honey Bear Lane) Love this crafty garland which uses salt dough cut out shapes sprinkled with glitter – an especially fun preschooler Halloween activity.

Pac-Man Garland (via Mini-Eco) This free printable is a clever take on turning Pac-Man ghosts into a cute and spooky banner.

Paint Chip Pumpkins (via Modern Parents Messy Kids) Turn paint chips into cute pumpkins for a darling garland kids can draw faces on.

Circle Paper Punch (via Whistle & Ivy) This garland is easily made using a circle paper punch – instead of cutting out letters, you could get letter stickers which would make it easier for kids to apply.

3D Witch Hats and Felt Bats (via Small Fry) This tutorial shows you how to make two garlands using nothing more than felt balls, paper, and string. Love the 3D witch hats!

Ghost Garland (via Skip to My Lou) Kids will love drawing cute faces on this adorable ghost garland. The best part is that it only requires butcher or freezer paper to make and comes with a free ghost template!