Halloween Crafts


Hanging Halloween Poster Cutouts

What you will need:

Halloween templates (bat, scaredy cat, and witch)
Poster board in various colors, orange, yellow, white and black
Yellow, red and black construction paper
Craft knife
Needle and thread


Step 1: To create the witch poster cutout, glue one black witch figure to the center of a yellow circle (the moon) and glue the other figure to the center of the second moon cutout.

Step 2: Repeat for the bat and cat poster cutout (glue the cat toward the bottom of the moon so it appears as if it is standing).

Step 3: Thread the needle. Make the thread long enough to hang the poster cutout. Tie a knot in the end of the thread.

Step 4: Gently poke the needle through the top of a moon cutout (and pull up to the knot). Cut the thread leaving enough length to hang the cutout.

Step 5: Glue one moon and witch cutout to the other moon and witch cutout, covering the knot and repeat for the bat and cat poster cutouts.

Note: Another option would be to make three bats (six total) in carrying sizes and glue them all over the moon to look like a group of bats flying in front of the moon.


Candy Filled Ghosts

What you will need:

White tissue paper
Plastic wrap
An assortment of small candy (candy corn, tootsie rolls, etc.)
Black construction paper
Heavy white thread
Black curling ribbon
Scissors and glue


Step 1: Place a small amount of candy in the center of a sheet of plastic wrap, and close wrap around candy tightly.

Step 2: Make a ball with tissue paper around candy.

Step 3: Place the ball in the center of another sheet of tissue paper and secure with thread.

Step 4: Cut a face out of black construction paper and glue to the face of the ghost.

Step 5: Tie black curling ribbon around the neck of ghost and curl with the side of a pair of scissors.


Chilling Window Scene

What you will need:

Several sheets of white tissue paper
Strong white thread
Black construction paper
Blue cellophane
Scissors and glue


Step 1: Shape 1-2 sheets of white tissue paper into a ball the size you wish the ghost's head to be.

Step 2: Place the tissue paper ball in the center of one layer of white tissue paper. Gather outer layer of paper around the tissue paper ball and secure with thread.

Step 3: Cut eyes and mouth out of black construction paper, glue in place.

Step 4: Cover the inside of a picture window with blue cellophane, then hang the ghosts from the ceiling and varying lengths.

Step 5: Dim the lights and the windows will glow with the eerie scene.


Halloween Keepsake Frame

What you will need:

Halloween candy molds
Instant paper Mache or polymer clay
Acrylic paints
Small paintbrush
Inexpensive wooden frame
Orange or black paint


Step 1: Fill candy molds with paper Mache or clay and let dry.

Step 2: Remove figures from molds and decorate with acrylic paints.

Step 3: Allow to dry.

Step 4: Paint wooden frame black or orange.

Step 5: Allow to dry.

Step 6: Decorate by gluing figures to frame.

Note: You can carefully sand the backs of the figures flat before painting to help them stick to the frame better. Wipe clean before painting.


Tissue Paper Bats

What you will need:

Black construction paper
Bat template, optional
Needle and strong black thread
Tissue paper scraps or inexpensive white tissue paper for filing
Black tissue paper
Craft wire
White paper


Step 1: Print the bat template and cut out. Trace around the template onto the black construction paper and cut out.

Step 2: Shape one sheet of white tissue paper or scraps into a ball the size you want the bat's head to be.

Step 3: Place the tissue paper ball in the center of one layer of the black tissue paper.

Step 4: Gather the black tissue paper around the ball and secure with thread.

Step 5: Spread the two loose lower layers of the tissue paper figure out into a triangle shape and glue the figure to the bat cut out, making sure that the ears stick up over the head.

Step 6: Holding the two tissue layers together, cut triangles into the bat's wings.

Step 7: Cut eyes for the bat out of white paper (ovals or upside down triangles) and glue in place.

Step 8: Cut 6" of craft wire, attach one end to the back of the bat figure with glue and let dry.

Step 9: Find a place to hang your creation.


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