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Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids
For kids, Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year. You get to dress up in fun costumes and go door to door asking for tasty treats. The day comes and goes quickly, though. Don’t wait until October 31st to partake in the Halloween festivities. Create a craft with your children each week! It’s a great way to spend time together as a family and get your house decorated for a night of spooky fun. Here are five crafts to get you started.
Are you tired of the same old pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns adorning everyone’s porches? Try this new take on an old classic. Give each child a small to medium pumpkin and a roll of gauze. Using a piece of tape, tape one end of the gauze to the side of the pumpkin. Wrap the rest of the roll of gauze around the pumpkin several times creating a “mummy” look. After the pumpkins are completely wrapped, glue a pair of googly eyes to the front. This can be done with fake pumpkins, too. To stiffen up the gauze for outside pumpkins, spray the gauze-covered pumpkin with fabric stiffener or starch.
Tissue Paper Bats
Making bats is a cinch when you use tissue paper and craft pompoms. You’ll need two sheets of black tissue paper, four pompoms of various colors, fishing line and four sets of small googly eyes. Cut each sheet of tissue paper in four roughly equal pieces. Place two of the pieces of tissue paper on top of one another, gather the sheets at the middle and tie a pompom on with fishing line, leaving enough line to hang from the ceiling. Stick the googly eyes to the pompoms and hang your bats.
A fantastic way to make spiders and preserve your little one’s handprints this year is to make handprint spiders. Give each child an orange piece of construction paper. Using a white or piece of chalk, draw a spider web design in the corner of each paper. Paint the palm of each child’s hand with black pain, but do not paint the thumb. Have your child place their hands on the sheet, one at a time with the fingers pointing out toward the paper’s edges. The palms of the hands should overlap. The idea is to make a central blob, which serves as the body, and the four painted fingers on each hand serve as the legs. Allow the handprints to dry. Glue some googly eyes on the body, draw a smile using the white crayon or chalk, and you’re done!
Healthy Halloween Snacks
Finally, give your little crafters a yummy, healthy snack. Cut some bananas in half and place two chocolate chips for the eyes and one for the mouth in the banana, pointy end first. They’ll look like little ghosts! Tangerines can quickly become pumpkins by peeling the tangerines and sticking a little piece of celery in the top to make the stem. These snacks are good fun and good for you!