Let’s face it, if you’re a kid, October is all about the buildup to Halloween. Decorating your home for the holiday can be a fun activity to do with your children, and if you can do it easily and inexpensively, all the better! We love these ideas we found on Pinterest:

Egg Carton Bats & Ghost Leaves

We love these spooky ideas from Happy Clippings! With a few simple steps from items you probably already have around the house or outside (leaves, paint, egg carton, googly eyes and ribbon), and you have a really fun decoration you can hang from a light fixture or the ceiling!

Mandarin Pumpkins

Not quite ready to buy a pumpkin? Never fear! Decorating a mandarin orange to look like a pumpkin (which you can later enjoy as a delicious snack!) is easy and fun, with a little help from a permanent marker.

Trash Bag Spider Webs

We have to say this idea from How About Orange is pretty genius. Follow her instructions with some cheap trash bags and a pair of scissors, and you’ll be hanging up cobwebs around your windows in no time!

Halloween Ghost Luminaries

Third Stop on the Right has a great tutorial on her blog for these milk jug luminaries that will brighten up your porch and look spooky at the same time!