Little kids love getting psyched about about any holiday festivity, and Halloween is one of the most fun when it comes to decorating around the house. These festive craft ideas are simple to make and fun for youngsters to help with.

Eyeball Wreath

Eyeball Wreath

This wreath is something you can create as a family. It’s very simple to do and you can use your imagination to make some modifications if needed.

What You Need
Cardboard
Black fabric
White balloons
Glow-in-the-dark Duck Tape
Scissors
Wax Paper
Black permanent marker
Red marker
Ribbon

What You Do

  • Cut out a circle from your cardboard.
  • Blow up lots of white balloons, but only blow them up a little bit.
  • Tie them around the cardboard circle.
  • Wrap the black fabric around the white balloons.
  • Cut circles out of the glow-in-the-dark Duck Tape. I found it easier to do this if you stuck the tape to wax paper. Then it doesn’t stick to your scissors and you can remove the backing like you would a sticker.
  • Stick the glow-in-the-dark tape to the center of the white balloons.
  • Draw in black circles on the stickers.
  • Hang from ribbon on your door.

Halloween Stones

Halloween Stones

What You Need
Quickrete concrete
Mixing bowl
Water
Halloween cookie cutters
Wax paper
Spray paint
Permanent marker

What You Do

  • Set out a piece of wax paper.
  • Lay your cookie cutters out.
  • PARENTS: Mix a little Quickrete concrete in a bowl slowly adding water to it until it’s at a thick, doughy state. Pour the mixture into the cookie cutters and allow them to dry overnight.
  • Once dry, gently pop them out of the cookie cutters.
  • PARENTS: Take them outside and spray paint the base color for them. Allow to dry completely.
  • After the pieces are dry, add finishing touches to them with the markers.

Monster Mums

Monster Mums

This silly craft for kids is great for Halloween and it will help spruce up those mums decorating your front porch!

What You Need
Egg Carton (the paper one not Styrofoam)
Scissors
Paint (white, red, purple, green orange)
Paint Brushes
Cup of Water
News Paper

What You Do

  • Spread out some newspaper so that you don’t get paint everywhere. I also use some of the newspaper as a pallette of sorts.]
  • Take your egg carton and cut out the crevices that are supposed to hold the eggs.
  • Turn them upside down on the newspaper.
  • Pour out just a tad bit of white paint onto the newspaper.
  • Take your paint brush and white paint and paint the upside down egg carton piece entirely. No need to paint the inside of it. Let dry.
  • Rinse your paint brush in the cup of water.
  • Pour out a little paint from a different color like orange, green, purple or blue onto your newspaper and with your paint brush paint the center of the “eyeball.”
  • Rinse brush.
  • Pour out a little red paint and with your paint brush, paint red veins around the white part of the “eyeball.”
  • Rinse brush.
  • Repeat steps to all of the egg carton pieces and you’ll have an even number of “eyeballs.”
  • Set them aside to dry completely.
  • Once dry, you can set them atop a bloom on your mums and there you have it! Monster Mums!

Halloween Stamps

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What You Need
Cheap one-inch erasers
Festive foam stickers
Stamp pad

What You Do

  • Take an eraser and stick a foam sticker to it. HA! It’s that easy!
  • Press the newly made stamp onto your stamp pad and stamp away.

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Pumpkin Can

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What You Need
Empty peanut (or similar) can
Orange craft paper
Scissors,
Glue,
Knife,
Battery operated tea light

What You Do

  • • Clean out peanut can.
  • • Cut off a strip of orange craft paper that fits the width of your tin and is long enough to wrap around it.
  • • Glue paper onto the can and allow to dry completely.
  • • Parents: carefully “carve” out the eyes, nose and mouth of can with a knife.
  • • Insert tea light and replace the lid.

GLASS PUMPKINS

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What You Need
Big glass drop marbles
Permanent marker
Orange paint
Paper plate
Sheet of paper

What You Do

  • On the flat side of the glass marble, draw on a cute (or scary) face with permanent marker.
  • Pour out a small portion of orange paint onto paper plate.
  • Dip the flat side of the marble into the orange paint.
  • Flip your marble over (flat side up) onto a sheet of paper and allow the paint to dry.

 

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