More Smiles Than Scares: 17 Cute Halloween Decorations For Kids

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If you're planning to decorate for Halloween and want to keep things more cute than spooky, we've found some sweet decorations that won't scare your tot. When you've got little ones at home, it's a great idea to keep holiday decorations up high and out of reach from inquisitive hands. If you're feeling crafty, we've included a few simple adornments Mom can create with her child, too. Click through for a few decorating ideas that are sure to get the whole family in the Halloween spirit!

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Halloween Luminaries

Halloween Luminaries

Pottery Barn Kids' Luminary Pumpkins ($23 - $89) are a perfectly cute way to light the path to your front door. Also available in other designs, like a cute little glitter pumpkin or black cat.

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Mummy!
Then She Made

Mummy!

Transform old cereal boxes into an adorable mummy decoration from Then She Made... with the help of white fabric strips and googly eyes. And they're easier to make than you think, making these fun mummies a great Halloween craft to tackle with your tot.

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Spider Circle Garland

Spider Circle Garland

Etsy seller Pelemele's spider circle garland ($13) is a great way to dress up your doorway, window, or wall this Halloween!

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Juice Box Monsters
Crafts by Amanda

Juice Box Monsters

Repurpose juice boxes into these fuzzy felt monsters that you can make with your child. Get creative with the designs to make monsters perfect for your home this Halloween. Follow the simple directions from Crafts by Amanda.

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Halloween Decorations

Halloween Decorations

The Land of Nod's Halloween Party Collection ($5 — $15) includes everything you need to make a kid-friendly Halloween party.

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Colorful Sugar Skull Garland

Colorful Sugar Skull Garland

Etsy vendor The Doll City Rocker's sugar skull garland ($20) comes with eight colorful felt skulls that you'll want to hang year after year.

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Homemade Treat Dishes
The Long Thread

Homemade Treat Dishes

Repurpose old paper bags into something sweet with your tot that will hold lots of Halloween treats. These homemade treat dishes from The Long Thread come together with the help of some glue and strips of paper and are finished with paint.

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Felt Halloween Elements

Felt Halloween Elements

These Halloween ornaments ($33) come with five decorations, which can also be made into keychains or brooches.

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Halloween Pumpkin Craft

Halloween Pumpkin Craft

A cut pumpkin turns into a fun stamp that your little one can use for creating this easy Halloween pumpkin craft. And this project is perfect for kids of all ages without being too scary.

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Monster Tooth Cushion

Monster Tooth Cushion

Etsy vendor Monster Orphanage's hanging monster tooth cushions ($19) are a cute way to decorate for the Halloween. They also work as tooth fairy pillows all year long!

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Orange and Black Garland

Orange and Black Garland

If you're not feeling crafty but still want a pop of Halloween decor, this orange and black garland ($8) makes a really sweet spook-tacular decoration.

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Wooden Halloween Decoration

Wooden Halloween Decoration

Wooden blocks featuring a pumpkin, mummy, ghost, and Frankenstein on this Halloween decoration ($34) are more silly than scary!

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Halloween Bat Cutouts

Halloween Bat Cutouts

Cut from heavy colorful paper, with just a bit of glitter, these Halloween bats (12 for $4) are fun for decorating any room. String in a garland, hang from windows, or stick to walls.

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Happy Halloween Banner

Happy Halloween Banner

This Happy Halloween banner ($18) would be great on the front door for greeting trick-or-treaters or to decorate the fireplace.

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Eat, Drink, and Be Scary Poster

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary Poster

This printable poster ($9) would work well in a frame or posted up on the wall to remind Halloween party guests of their Halloween obligations.

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Candy Corn Mason Jars

Candy Corn Mason Jars

Whether they feature a Halloween-themed bouquet or a variety of snacks, these adorable candy corn jars ($21) are cute and colorful, not spooky.

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Accordion Halloween Decorations

Accordion Halloween Decorations

When the candy is overflowing, pile it into some of these darling accordion decorations ($11, originally $23) from Pottery Barn.

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Pom-Pom Garland

Pom-Pom Garland

It'll be hard for kiddos — and you — not to break out into the ever-popular "Trick or Treat" song every time they pass this cute pom-pom garland ($11, originally $24).