10 Fun Halloween Crafts
Growing up my parents always made a big deal out of family time and with family time came crafts. Using scrap materials we always made some great Halloween crafts and spent hours carving pumpkins. There are so many years of memories that I wanted to share some great craft projects and ideas for you to start making your own Halloween memories with the kids!
Using recycled and clean milk jugs we made some silly craft ghosts. All you need is a white trash bag, black permanent markers, and of course a milk container, tape, and fishing line.
- Take a pair of scissors and cut the milk jugs in half across the middle, leaving the upper half with the handle intact.
- Once you have that, shake out one of the white plastic bags and pull it over your half-jug so it’s draped over the top so the seam of the bag is about where the lid is.
- For attaching the hanging mechanism you can tie the string around the lid section of the jug or poke a hole in the top of the bag and the lid of the jug and tape your string or line to the inside of the jug. Once your ghosts has mostly taken shape all you need to do is use your pens to draw on whatever kind of face you’d like and you’ve got yourself a fun ghost you can hang anywhere inside or out!
Solar Milk Jug Ghosts Super cute idea to go with the ghostly theme!
Jack-o-Lanterns are great fun to carve faces into but we always wanted to do it way before we could. So we drew our faces on with permanent markes and set them outside as early as we could. Then about a week before Halloween we had a big pumpkin carving night. With at least 6 pumpkins to carve we always had a blast and there was always a creative new pumpkin we could light up.
But if you want a Jack-O-Lantern that will stay good all year around you should grab some fabric glue, and some colored felt pens, anything else you’ll need is up to you to decorate them with. Simply cut out pumpkin shapes in the felt and use other colors and shapes of felt to put funny, silly, or spooky faces on them. Customize them any way you like when you’re done, sprinkle them with glitter, draw designs with the felt pens, or add unique and funny features to them, then put them up on the fridge or the wall for everyone to see.
The Pumpkin Gang or this is a great way to decorate pumpkins, we may have to try it this year!!
DIY Spooky Decoupage Treat Bucket Super cute bucket to hang on doors, give to teachers, elderly people in the neighborhood and so many more ideas.
Crafty Candy Jars–I love the pumpkin one and the stripes is cute as well. These are perfect for middle school and high school students!!
If you like Jack-o-Lanterns and want to make a pumpkin related craft but aren’t interested in felt or don’t want to do anything with a full pumpkin, try this palm sized Halloween craft out. For this one you’ll need some of those miniature pumpkins (the small ones that fit in your hand and are only a couple inches across), some black heavy duty construction paper, black and white paints, and some glue. Another simple craft you’ll be starting with tiny pumpkins and ending up with small, cute bats! Start by painting the pumpkins themselves all black and using white paint to paint in eyes on the front. Then all you need to do is cut out and glue on bat wings from the construction paper and you’ve got adorable, festive table centerpieces or neat gifts you can hand out to friends and relatives who visit on Hallow’s Eve.
Hand & Footprint Bat
Spiders are also a great craft idea and lots of fun crafts can be made using them. They are of course creepy and what would Halloween be without a few spider webs? One of our favorites as kids was to cover the porch with crochet string that was painted white. We didn’t make anything as well as a spider but we sure made them spooky or so we thought!! The ideas listed below are much cuter than ours ever were!
Craft Stick Spider Web Make a web, and spider all in one!!
Styrofoam Spiders are cute and colorful and not at all spooky! Check out this awesome craft idea today!
More Halloween Craft ideas that I wanted to share, but didn’t fit in anywhere else.
Googly Eye Candles Super fun candle holders that even I could make!!
Halloween Countdown Calendar this is an adorable calendar!! With lots of other craft ideas linked in at the bottom!!
6 Different Dollar Store Crafts-My favorite is the candy corn wreath, but I’m afraid my family would eat the corn as fast as I could get it on the wreath!!
Like any holiday, Halloween is a time for families to come together and do something fun. What better way to remember your fun Halloween experience than by making something you can enjoy long after the holiday is over!
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