by Scott TaylorFall is just around the corner, and with the cooler weather comes more inside time for the little ones. Naturally, they’re going to need something fun and creative to keep them busy. Help your kids prepare for Halloween by constructing these adorable craft projects! They’re easy and fun to make and the kiddos will love displaying them for the holiday.
Egg Carton Spiders
What you will need:
Cardboard egg carton
Something to poke small holes
Cut the egg cups out of a cardboard egg carton. Cut pipe cleaners into 3 inch sections. To make each spider, poke four pipe cleaners through each cup sideways. Bend the ends to look like eight spider legs. Paint the spiders black or in any wildly creative way you want! After the paint has dried, attach a length of elastic thread to the middle of each spider. Have fun holding your thread and bouncing your scary spider up and down as you take it for a walk!
Plastic Bag Ghost
What you’ll need:
White plastic trash bags
Blow up/inflate the balloons and cover each one with a trash bag. With the string, gather and tie each bag under the balloon to make a head. Using your markers, draw a spooky face on the trash bag. Be as creative as you can-make a scary face or a funny face. Whatever you want! Attach a piece of string to the top of your ghosts and display them all around your house and yard.
Having a Halloween party, or just want something fun to adorn your table this season? These friendly spiders are easy to make and fun to look at.
Age 7 and up
This project is rated AVERAGE to do.
What You Need
Styrofoam ball, approximately 4″ in diameter
Purple acrylic paint
2 large wiggle eyes
9 black chenille sticks
Colorful craft gems OR purple sequins and sequin pins
Dress each one of these fun and colorful ghosts in fancy attire and have fun pretending you are the Ghost Host!
Age 5 and up
This project is rated EASY to do.
What You Need
6 large craft sticks
1 sheet of white felt
White craft glue
12 medium wiggle eyes
Colorful craft gem circles or buttons
Glittery chenille sticks
1 sheet of black sparkly felt
What You Do
Cut out simple ghost bodies from the white felt and glue them to the craft sticks.
Use your imagination to create clothing and accessories such as skirts, vests, bow ties, and hair bows for your ghoul friends. Cut short pieces of chenille stems as crazy hair or as a rim to a top hat.
Glue clothing and accessories to the white felt. Use craft gem circles or buttons to further decorate.
Use black felt for clothing, hair and mustaches.
Glue on wiggle eyes and allow everything to lay flat and dry.
Have a ghoul party!
Use simple shapes to create clothing. Triangles make wonderful skirts, and rectangles with a triangle cut at the top finishes off the upper part of the dress. Larger triangles can be put together at the points to create bow ties and vests.
Use felt or chenille sticks for hair. If you have yarn lying around, this makes great hair as well!
Have a puppet show at home by having kids hide behind the couch and provide a show for the rest of the family.
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