Craft Stick Halloween Faces

These easy to make Halloween faces utilize craft sticks and a bit of paint for a simple and inexpensive addition to your decorations.

Your kids will have a lot of fun splashing the paint on, and piecing together the facial features.

We will take you step by step through how to make your own craft stick Halloween faces.

Craft stick halloween craft

Prepare your Materials

We will be making crafts with a pumpkin, ghost and monster face. So you will need the colors to match if you want to do the same.

But you can mix and match the colors to your liking. Or just let your kids do it so they are engaged in the project early.


  • Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Normal Craft Sticks
  • Hot Glue
  • Green, Orange and White Paint
  • Black and White Construction Paper
  • A Sharpie
  • Glue Sticks or Tacky Glue
  • Mod Podge, optional

How to Make Your Craft Stick Halloween Faces

Step 1 – Align the Jumbo Sticks

The larger sticks are much easier to paint due to the wider surface area.

So the first step is to line these up with enough sticks to create a face wide enough to add all the facial features, and still hold together well.

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Step 2 – Glue the Small Sticks to Hold Together

The smaller sticks will be your reinforcement that holds the whole structure together.

Spread out the hot glue along one side of the smaller craft stick and place on your aligned jumbo sticks at one end.

Repeat at the opposite end to lock in place.

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Step 3 – Paint the Faces

This is the part your kids are waiting for.

Once you have selected your colors you can go nuts with the paint as we are going for full coverage.

When covered, set aside to dry for a few minutes.

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Step 4 – Cut the Facial Features

While waiting for the paint to dry you can start cutting out your facial features.

We used black construction paper for the hair and white for the eyes.

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Step 5 – Draw Other Features

In the picture above we used a marker to draw on the Frankenstein scar marks. This was quick and easy.

We did the same for the eyes and mouth on the white and orange painted faces, to make ghost and pumpkin like prints.

Step 5

Step 6 – Optional Mod Podge

If your child has done the gluing, it may be a bit inconsistent.

You can give everything a bit more strength by applying some mod podge over the surface.

Step 6

For More Halloween Craft Ideas

Check out some of our other fun Halloween decorations in the posts below:

Final Word

There you have a simple craft idea where your kids can get involved in painting, and drawing to create some spooky Halloween crafts to add to the decorations around this house this year.