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Halloween Crafts

halloween-crafts

Halloween crafts are a perfect way to add fun to the festivities. Any holiday is a good reason to get in touch with your creative side and get crafty, but none are as much fun as Halloween. The weather is getting chilly, it's getting dark earlier, it's the perfect time to stay indoors with the kids and make some fun stuff to decorate the house.

If you're a class parent, scout leader or you're planning a Halloween party, we've got lots of great things for you to make with your little ghouls and goblins. You can make goody bags, invitations, decorations, and fun party favors.

Collect your crafty supplies, lasso the kids, and clear off the dining room table, this is going to be the best decorated Halloween ever!

Halloween Crafts


Jack-O-Lantern Balloons

What you will need:

Orange helium balloons
Black markers or paint

Directions:

Step 1: Draw or paint a jack-o-lantern face on the balloon with the markers or paint.

Step 2: Allow to dry.

Step 3: Group the painted balloons with other plain orange and black balloons.


Trick-or-Treat Bags

What you will need:

Large paper shopping bag, large orange gift bag or large blank tote bag
Halloween stamps, stickers or clip art
Transfer paper

Directions:

Step 1: Quick and easy: Decorate a large paper shopping bag or orange gift bag with Halloween stamps and/or stickers.

Step 2: Bright and colorful: Print a Halloween picture and use a copier to enlarge it if you wish. Follow the instructions that come with the transfer paper to transfer the design to the blank tote bag.

 

Haunted House Wall Hanging

What you will need:

Black poster board
Yellow construction paper
Halloween stickers
Craft knife
Glue

Directions:

Step 1: Draw a haunted house on the poster board and cut it out. Use the craft knife to cut out the windows,

Step 2: Glue a piece of yellow paper behind the windows.

Step 3: Put Halloween figures (stickers of ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, bats, etc.) in the windows.

Note: Glue white paper behind the haunted house windows, place the cutout in front of a picture window, (first cover the window with blue cellophane) and place a light behind the cutout. Turn all other lights off, and make the house glow.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Party Invitations

What you will need:

Stiff orange paper
Orange envelopes
Yellow and black construction paper
Stiff white paper
Black magic marker
Craft knife

Directions:

Step 1: Draw a pumpkin shape on a piece of paper and cut out (make sure the cutout will fit in the envelope).

Step 2: Fold the stiff orange paper and cut to roughly the size of the cutout. Place the cutout over the folded orange paper with one side touching the fold.

Step 3: Trace the cutout onto the orange paper and cut out the pumpkin, leaving the card connected at the fold.

Step 4: Repeat with the white paper and set aside.

Step 5: Print out a jack-o-lantern template. Use a copier to adjust the size of the template. Cut out the face.

Step 6: Using the template, trace the face onto the front of the pumpkin.

Step 7: Cut it out with the craft knife. Open the card so you won’t cut through the back.

Step 8: Glue yellow paper behind the face cutout.

Step 9: Glue the white pumpkin cutout inside the orange pumpkin cutout.

Step 10: Use the marker to write the party details inside (To: From: Date: Time: etc.)

 

Spider Webs

What you will need:

Fiberfil
Clear thumbtacks

Directions:

Step 1: Pull the Fiberfil apart with your fingers.

Step 2: Attach to ceiling with thumbtacks.

Note: You can add rubber or tissue paper spiders on the webs.