This week’s update shines a light on some craft inspiration for the upcoming Halloween parties and events.
Halloween Crafting Ideas For the Whole Family
If you are looking for creative ideas for decorating your home for Halloween, try some of the following crafts. You can use paper pumpkins to spell out a greeting, a phrase, or even a single word. Simply cut out pumpkin shapes from orange card stock (around $9 at Michaels) or black cardstock, and glue on the letters of your choice. For a fun alternative to ghoulish decorations, try painting a pumpkin!
To make this craft, you’ll need some green ribbon, four pieces of marbled orange tissue paper, a hot glue gun, and glue sticks. Also, you’ll need black construction paper. Cut out each piece and fold it into an accordion, then glue it in place to form a circle. Once the face is dry, glue a tea light inside the cylinder for a haunting effect. To make your monster even more creepy, you can also tie fishing line to each ghost.
Another fun and easy craft to make is a lollipop spider. This craft is easy to make and is guaranteed to keep children busy for a while. It only requires a few supplies and a bit of time. All you need is black and grey pipe cleaners, red or white googly eyes, grey yarn, and a tiny black-and-grey pom-pom. Once you’ve completed this craft, you’ll have a fun skeleton to hang in your home!
Another fun Halloween craft is making a bat out of a milk carton. Paint it black and glue on some Halloween decorations. You can also make skeleton handprints using Q-tips and black paint. Other fun Halloween crafts include making bats out of empty TP rolls, construction paper, and glue. You can also hang these bats from a tree in your yard! If you’re looking for something a bit more creative, consider making a bat out of a milk carton.
A simple ghost craft can be made for children. It’s an excellent craft for preschool and toddlers alike. You can also make a paper plate spider for kids. Wax crayon pumpkins are also a great way to use up broken crayon pieces. Just remember to use heat when making them! If you’re planning to decorate with these pumpkins, make sure to check with your child first to ensure that they are safe around other people.
Once your kids have mastered the art of paper pumpkins, you’ll be ready to decorate your home for Halloween. Whether you’re making a skeleton out of a milk carton or a pumpkin, these fun crafts for Halloween are sure to delight kids and adults of all ages. If you’re looking for some inspiration, you can always look at book covers. If you’re looking for some craft inspiration, you’ll find many options to fit your budget and skill level.
Carving pumpkins is a classic Halloween craft that requires sharp tools. If you’re unsure of your skills in this area, it’s best to leave it to the experts. Young children, especially, can’t handle sharp instruments. No-carve pumpkin crafts can be easy to do without carving, as you can simply use black paint and colorful chalk markers to create a fun project. And if you’d rather avoid the mess, consider painting the pumpkins black first and then attach the faces with tape.
Another great craft to do with kids is salt painting. This craft is easy to make and provides a lot of sensory enjoyment. Table salt combined with food coloring or Elmer’s glue makes a unique Halloween gem. For older children, you can combine the salt with other supplies to make a Halloween spider web. Add some glitter to the spider web for an extra sparkle. Alternatively, a spider web with spiders will add to the fun!
As far as decorations go, you can find tons of fun ways to dress up a pumpkin. For a child’s Halloween party, a painted pumpkin is the perfect choice. However, if you’re hosting a dinner party, opt for more elegant pumpkin ideas. An elegantly wrapped bittersweet pumpkin is a great centerpiece for a table! Whether you want to decorate your home for Halloween or make it a spooky party, there are plenty of crafty ideas you can try.
Another inexpensive and simple craft idea is making a monster out of craft sticks. Out Kid Things sells googly eyes and craft sticks for a spooky look. You can also buy miniature pots from S&S World Wide and fill them with candy. Paper bats are a great craft for young children and adults alike. Lastly, Halloween spider slime is easy to make with confetti spiders and purple glitter.