12 Halloween Hairstyles for Kids to Spook, Scare and Delight!

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

October 6, 2022

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If you’re looking for something fun for school in the run up to Halloween, or a hairstyle to complement your child’s costume, you’ll love these great ideas. Better still, they’re quick, easy and require no crazy skills. Try these Halloween hairstyles for kids to spook, scare and delight – we’re hooked!

(…and if they don’t work, back-comb it to epic proportions and tell her she’s going as a witch or bride of Frankenstein!)

Fun Halloween Hairstyles

I am not one of those mothers that can do wrap-around Heidi-style braids or ones that seem to effortlessly twist and turn around my child’s head. No. We are a simple plait kind of a house – maybe a French plait if I have lots of time, patience and she sits still long enough. Definitely nothing fancy! So when my daughter came home with a request for a spider bun like her friend had rocked up with, I panicked!

Having now come out the other side of the Halloween hair drama, I wanted to share some of the other fun Halloween hairstyles that your kids will love.

Spider Mania

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Princess Piggies used little plastic spider rings, threaded through plaits, to create a spooky Halloween hairstyle that will thrill little kids!

I tried this with normal plaits (and French) and it worked well – having a long-handled comb helped to pull the hair through the spider rings.

Pumpkin Spice!

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A little coloured hairspray can transform a bun into a little pumpkin! Follow the step-by-step instructions over on Infarrantly Creative.

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Mini Spider Web

Mysterious Mummy

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How cool is this?! Create your own mummy-inspired halloween hairstyle with this step-by-step from Princess Piggies. This would be the perfect look to go with a wicked witch or ghoulish ghost costume!

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Grab the colours and get ready for a monster session of colouring! Get creative and have some fun with these Halloween colouring pages which are perfect for keeping children busy in the run up to the trick or treat excitement!

Halloween colouring pages - Mykidstime

Eyeball Bun

Silly Spider Bun

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This spider bun from Simple As That is fantastic and was the original request from my daughter!

Using just pipe cleaners, hair clips, a black pom pom and some googly eyes, this is a really effective (and fun!) look – and one of our favourite halloween hairstyles!

Braided Cat Ears

Skip the expensive shop-bought costumes and hair accessories, especially when you can create this fun cat ear hairstyle!

Cute Girls Hairstyles uses black pipe cleaners as the third strand of a normal plait – check out her full instructions, as well as the top tip to swap in red pipe cleaners for a devil’s horn alternative.


We have a frightfully fun checklist of 50 Halloween activities for Kids that you can download and work your way through!

Hair Horns

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We found this fun step-by-step tutorial on Pinterest that shows just how to make little hair horns! This would be great for zombies, demons, little devils and more!

Mini Spider Buns

Snakes on the Loose

Medusa Snake Braids

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Give some serious Medusa vibes with this epic Halloween hairstyle idea from Pretty Hair is Fun.

Using a coiled braid style, which itself reflects the idea of a snake, is a great base for this style. Then incorporate toy snakes to complete the look!

Skeleton Bones

This is simple enough to actually do, but cool enough to wear for Halloween. The spacing of the loops on the plait create a ribcage effect that looks brilliant.

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Published On: October 6th, 2022 / Categories: For Parents, Lifestyle / Last Updated: November 1st, 2022 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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