Halloween crafts for kids
July 13, 2009
A good way to get them motivated is to have them gussy up the treats for the kids who come to your house to trick or treat. Get several bags of suckers and a box of tissues. Wrap the tissue around the round part of the sucker and tie a ribbon, rubber band, or even a twist tie right below the round part of the sucker. Make some eyes and an even an open mouth if you like and you have little ghost suckers to hand out on Halloween.
Another fun idea starts with drawing a spider’s body with no legs on a piece of construction paper. Cut some pipe cleaners to the appropriate length and have your children glue them to their spider’s bodies. Get creative with what you could do with the finished product.
If you are having a hard time coming up with ideas on your own then you shouldn’t have a hard time finding plenty of children’s Halloween crafts in any craft book. You could also get a craft book dedicated to Halloween to find some more spooky ideas to fill your Halloween with fun and fright.
Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
If you are in charge of a kid’s Halloween party at your house or school you will want to be ready with Halloween crafts for kids.
Pumpkin crafts can be easily made and will be lots of fun for everyone. Here are some Halloween crafts for kids that involve pumpkins:
Pumpkin Photo Card- Take a picture of each child with a Polaroid or digital camera. Purchase pre-made frames that will allow the kids to decorate them. Have markers, puffy paint, glitter pens and other decorating supplies available for the kids to use to decorate the frames. After the frames are complete you can tape each child’s photo on the inside.
Pumpkin Seed Necklace- All you need for this project is pumpkin seeds, white thread or Scrappers Floss and a needle. Prepare the pumpkin seeds ahead of time by cutting up the pumpkin and washing the seeds. Let the kids thread the pumpkin seeds onto the thread to make a necklace. When they are finished just tie the ends. You could also use orange beads with the pumpkin seeds. +
Pumpkin Candy Jar- Purchase clear 4" jars, orange pom poms, green chenille stems, black felt and candy. Glue an orange pom pom to the lid of the canister. Fold the chenille stem in half once and the fold again and twist. Glue it on top of the pom pom to make a pumpkin stem. Use the black felt and cut out a nose, eyes and mouth. Glue these onto the pumpkin and fill the jar with candy.
Other Halloween Craft Ideas for Children
Frankenstein is always a clever theme when it comes to Halloween decorating, crafts and parties.
First of all we will make a Frankenstein painted pot. All you need is a clay pot and some acrylic paint in various Frankenstein-like colors.
A cool accent will be the two push pins used to look like bolts. Have a wire cutter handy to cut off the pin part and then use a glue gun to attach the pins to the painted pot. You can put tissue paper inside and candy or other treats.
Next let’s try the Frankenstein laboratory hand. These Halloween crafts for children are great and easy to make. Take lime green construction paper and have each child trace her hand onto a folded sheet of the paper. Put the wrist on the fold while tracing and then cut out. Don’t cut on the fold! Open the hand shape and cut and glue pieces of chenille stems to the fingers on one side of the hand. This will allow the fingers to bend. Glue the hands together to form one hand. Cut fingernails of construction paper and glue on the fingertips. Glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the wrist and add a spider ring to one or more fingers.
Another good Halloween craft for children is the freaky Frankenstein popcorn hand project. You will need disposable clear gloves, candy corn, popcorn and green curling ribbon. Put the candy corn in the glove first to look like fingernails and then add the popcorn. Tie the top with the ribbon and you are done.
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