"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes"
Do you like Halloween? Do you like Art and Crafts?
What lovely combination then. Halloween ime is craft time with kids. If you have lots of time you can decorate your apartment with your kids with your craft ideas. You could start big projects and just let your phantasy go.
If you just want to entertain your kids and teach them basic craft skills, such as cutting and sticking. You can help them to create something small and let them be proud of them selves.
We have collected 6 easy halloween crafts ideas for you and your kids. These Crafts ideas are simple, easy to do with kids and don’t take a long time to do them with them. Kids will definitely have fun and you will enjoy quality time with them.
1. Puffy Ghosts
These Puffy Ghosts are easy to make and very few items are required. Here is what you require for this craft:
- White card stock paper (or use a paper plate instead);
- Puffy Ghost template;
- Cotton balls;
- Black construction paper;
- Yarn or string (optional).
To make this craft you can just make your own ghost template with your kids and once you have decided with your kids how you want your ghost to look like, start off by cutting out the ghost shape.
Now your kids can enjoy sticking the cotton balls onto the ghost shape. In the meantime, cut out from the black paper the eyes and the mouth. Ask your child to glue the eyes and the mouth. That’s it…your puffy ghost is done. If you want, you can put a thread and hang it in your child’s room.
2. Spooky Castle
This spooky castle looks complicated but it pretty easy to make. Start saving your empty toilet paper rolls as your children will definitely love this craft. Be creative, you can add small pumpkins and witch items. Here is all you need for this amazing craft:
- Toilet rolls and/or kitchen roll;
- Silver or white sharpie pen;
- Modelling clay;
- Battery operated tea light candles.
Start off by painting the toilet paper rolls in black. You can ask your kids to do this. Once dry, start carving windows and drawing the details using a silver Sharpie.
Position the toilet paper rolls how you would like you castle to look like. Start gluing the lower floor of the castle first together and then to a thick cardboard base.
If you are adding the tea light candles do not glue the next floor. Cut a thick cardboard to be the base of the second floor and paint it black. Place it on top of the lower floor.
Glue together the second floor toilet paper rolls and cut out square at the top to give it more of a castle effect. Use the taller rolls to create a tower effect and add a cone at the top.
Feel free to decorate the bottom of the castle with pumpkins or witches` hats.
3. Popsicle Spiders
If you have some left over popsicle sticks from your summer crafts, this is the right time to use them. This is another easy craft idea to do with your kids during the Halloween period. All you need for this craft is:
- Small popsicle sticks;
- Mini popsicle sticks;
- Wood glue;
- Googly eyes.
Lay 7 popsicle sticks next to each other and glue together. Then glue two mini popsicle sticks horizontally – one across the top and one across the bottom.
Next glue 8 mini popsicle sticks at an angle, which will be the legs. Once the glue has dried, you can paint it black. Lastly glue the goodle eyes and paint the mouth.
4. Halloween Lanterns
Start now saving your jam jars to make these awesome Jack-O-Lanterns this Halloween. This is what you need:
- Clean jam jars (the bigger the better);
- Orange or yellow tissue paper;
- Decoupage glue or PVA glue watered down;
- Black paper;
- Paint brush;
- Tea light candles.
Make sure that that jam jars are clean, dry and without sticker residue. Start cutting the tissue paper into small squares (2inch x 2inch is enough).
Cover the jam jars in glue and start applying the tissue paper. You will need 3 – 4 layers of tissue paper. If you are using a lighter color like yellow, you would need more layers. Keep adding glue as necessary.
From the black paper cut out the Jack-O-Lantern eyes and mouth. Use the decoupage glue and glue them one.
And finally add a final coat of glue and leave to dry completely. Put the tea light candles and enjoy.
As well you can buy them and make lots of nice Halloween Lanterns with your kids.
5. Yarn Wrapped Mummy
Another easy craft to keep your little ones entertained during Halloween. Here are the supplies you need:
- Mummy template (you can do it yourself or find one online);
- Black paint;
- Paint brush;
- White yarn;
- Googly eyes;
- Glue dots or tacky glue;
Once you have found your mummy template, trace on a piece of cardboard and cut out. Paint the cardboard in black paint and let it dry completely.
Next glue the googly eyes using the glue dots or tacky glue.
Use Glue Dots or tacky glue to glue on your googly eyes. When it is completely dry, cut small slits all along the shape to help you with the wrapping. Tape the end of the white yarn at the back of the cardboard so it does not move and begin wrapping. Leave a space around the eyes area. Continue wrapping in yarn the mummy. Tape the last part of the yarn at the back of the cardboard.
6. Paper Bag Monster Puppets
Your kids will definitely enjoy decorating this paper bag monster puppet. Here are the supplies you require:
- paper lunch bag;
- acrylic paint (color of your choice);
- colored cardstock paper;
- scrapbook scissors (optional);
- circle punches (optional – you can use a 3-inch, 2 inch, 1 1/2 inch and 1-inch);
Start off by painting the front and bottom of the paper bag with the colour of your choice. Let it dry completely. To avoid the bag sticking together, open it and let it dry.
Using the coloured cardstock paper, construction paper, scissors, circle punches and markers let your kids create their own design for the monster.
Let them be creative and once they are done let your kids put up a puppet show with these paper bag monsters.
Let your children be creative and have fun creating these Halloween crafts. As long as your kids enjoy themselves and you spend some quality time together, these crafts don’t need to be perfect at all..
Enjoy your craft time with your kids. 😉