These Halloween wooden spoons are SO CUTE! Paint a wooden spoon with Halloween themed faces and use them as puppets or as Halloween decorations. So easy!
Wooden Spoon Halloween Crafts
These Halloween wooden spoons are so cute! I love that you can make something so fun from dollar store supplies. These hand painted spoons look great as Halloween decorations in a mason jar (painted black, naturally) – but they also make great puppets or storytime props.
We made a ghost, jack-o-lantern, vampire, black cat, Frankenstein, and a spoon that says “BOO”. We tried to keep our Halloween spoon decorations more on the friendly side, but you can easily make them as creepy or cute as you want!
Check out our Halloween Wooden Spoons video tutorial:
*Note: Scroll down for the step-by-step photo tutorial.
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Here’s what you’ll need:
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The full printable instructions are at the end of this post, but here’s a list of products on Amazon and Target that are similar to the supplies we used:
- Wooden spoons
- Wooden spatula
- Acrylic paint
- Paintbrushes (two different sizes)
- Mason jar (32 ounce/4 cup size)
Where should I get my wooden spoons?
You should definitely buy your wooden spoons at the dollar store! You can get a whole pack for less money than one spoon costs on Amazon or at Walmart.
DIY Painted Wooden Spoons for Halloween
- 3 Wooden spoons
- 1 Wooden spatula
- Acrylic paint (in black, orange, white, and green)
- Mason jar
- Ribbon (orange or other Halloween colour/pattern)
- Paintbrushes (1 small, 1 larger)
Step 1: Prepare palette
- Add black, orange, white, and green acrylic paint to a paper plate or plastic lid.
Step 2: Paint jack-o-lantern spoon
- Use the orange paint and a large brush to paint most of the spoon. You can leave the bottom few inches unpainted, or you can go back and paint the whole spoon once the top is dry.
- Once the orange paint is dry (it shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes), use a pencil to draw a jack-o-lantern face on the spoon.We drew the face on the flat back of the spoon. Make two larger triangles for eyes, a small one for a nose, and a nice toothy jack-o-lantern grin.
- Now use a small paintbrush to fill in your pencil drawings with black paint.
Step 3: Paint "BOO" spoon
- Paint a spoon black and let it dry. Write the word "BOO" vertically down the back of the spoon.
- Use the small brush and white paint to paint the letters.
Step 4: Paint Frankenstein spatula
- Paint a wooden spatula green and allow it to dry. Draw the face details using a pencil. Make a zig zag pattern at the top for the hair, big rectangles for the eyebrows, and circles for the eyes.Draw a mouth and scars with little vertical lines on them. For the nose, draw a little rounded line.
- Paint the details on Frankenstein. Fill in the hair and eyebrows with black paint. Also use the black for his mouth, nose, and scars. Fill in the eyes with white paint and then paint tiny black pupils in the center of them.
- You can also create a black cat (with foam ears), a ghost, and a vampire.
Step 5: Paint the mason jar
- Paint the outside of a 32 ounce (4 cup) mason jar with black acrylic paint. Allow it to dry for 20 minutes or so, and then apply a second coat of paint.
- Allow the second coat to fully dry, and now you have a spooky holder for your Halloween wooden spoons!
Step 6: Arrange the spoons
- Place raffia in the bottom of the jar to hold up the spoons.
- Add the spoons to the jar and arrange them. Then add some more raffia to the jar so that it's sticking out a bit.
- Finally, tie an orange ribbon around the neck of the mason jar and tie it into a bow.
- Your Halloween wooden spoons are complete!
What other Halloween characters can I paint on wooden spoons?
You could make a witch with a pointed hat, a bat with wings, or a mummy with real gauze wrapped around the spoon! You could also make all kinds of different monsters with googly eyes.
These painted Halloween wooden spoons are so cute, and are a lot of fun to make. It’s such a great art project for the fall season!
Here’s even more Halloween craft ideas:
Our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids is loaded with 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!