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Six Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is the perfect opportunity to indulge in your artsy side. Pumped up on the promises of costumes and candy, your children are already excited for season. You can harness that energy with these six easy halloween crafts for kids. Some projects are more advanced than others so we’ve scaled them for difficulty. Embrace the fun and childish spirit of the season!

 

The Mummy Family

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Recommended for Preschool-age and up.

This is a project straight off of Pinterest. It’s perfect for any child, whether they are crafty or not, because it is so easy and cute! Parental supervision is needed for the hot glue gun, but feel free to let your child go wild with the wrapping.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Scissors

  2. Hot Glue Gun

  3. Gauze Roll (about four yards)

  4. Google Eye Stickers (in corresponding sizes)

  5. Black Foam Sheet with adhesive backing (Cut, Peel, ‘N Stick)

Instructions:

  1. To create this cute Mummy Family, begin with a dot of hot glue and wrap the pumpkin until it is mostly covered with two layers of gauze, dabbing the pumpkin sparingly with dots of hot glue, here and there, as you go, to secure the gauze.

  2. Apply Googly Eyes

  3. Create A Smile: Cut a black triangle of sticky-backed foam and stick it to the pumpkin, tucked just under the gauze. Play with the gauze a bit, by gently rolling the edge, or carefully manipulating a small opening over the black foam.

Tiny Witch Hats

 

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Recommended for Preschool-age and up. This is as easy and delicious as it is cute!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies, or similar type cookies

  2. Hershey’s Kisses

  3. Orange Icing

Instructions:

  1. Place Keebler Fudge Striped Cookies facedown

  2. Squeeze orange icing into center of cookie

  3. Gently press a Hershey’s Kiss into the icing

  4. Enjoy!

 

Magical Broomsticks

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Recommended for Lower School kids and up. Magical broomsticks like this make a perfect easy halloween craft for kids. Here’s how you make it:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Natural sticks (go on a nature walk and collect)

  2. Two brown paper lunch bags

  3. Black Raffia (Ties)

  4. Candy Corn

Instructions:

  1. Take one of the brown paper lunch bags and from the opening at the top cut lengthwise down the sides in fairly even, thin strips, down to the bottom fold. Leave the bottom in tact.

  2. Fill Second brown paper lunch bag with candy corn and center it on top of the base of the other bag.

  3. Insert stick.

  4. Gather all the loose ends of the bottom bag up the sides of the filled bag and grasp the ends together and tie with raffia. Viola!

 

Glass Jar Luminaria

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Recommended for Lower School kids and up. It may look exotic and fancy but this craft is actually very easy to make.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Leaves (go on a nature walk and collect) or fabric leaves from the dollar store will work well- color will stay true and will adhere well.

  2. Mason Jar

  3. Non-Toxic Mod Podge

  4. Sponge Brush Applicator

  5. Candle

Instructions:

  1. Gather, dry, and press leaves. Larger, lighter colored leaves will let more light through, smaller darker ones will make pretty accents, or use fabric leaves.

  2. Brush Mod Podge onto the inside walls only of the mason jar. Be careful not to get it on the bottom or the rim of the jar. One blogger says to do it this way: To decoupage, dip your brush in the Mod Podge and paint a thin layer on a section of the jar. Once that layer becomes quite sticky (check by dabbing your finger on it), place a leaf on the jar. Paint more Mod Podge on top of the leaf in thin layers, making sure to smooth out the edges.

  3. Carefully arrange the leaves how you’d like them on the inside of the jar. Leave little spaces for light to shine through.

  4. Allow a few hours drying time. Embellish by tying black ribbon or raffia around the jar.

  5. Insert candle and enjoy!

 

Papercraft Pumpkins

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Recommended for Lower School kids and up. These just might be the most adorable tiny pumpkins you’ll see all year. They are also deceptively simple.

What you’ll need:

  1. Various pieces of cardstock

  2. Scissors

  3. Glue

Instructions:

To make the basic honeycomb shape, you’re going to:

  1. Fold lightweight paper in half and free hand draw half of your shape. Open it up and make sure you’re happy with it. This is your template.

  2. Place your template on top of several layers of cardstock. Cut out shapes. If you have a punch or diecut machine, you can simply punch or cut your shape and skip these two steps.

  3. Fold each shape in half.

  4. Place adhesive on one half of each folded shape. Stack up all the folded shapes, making sure they line up evenly along the fold.

 

Witch Shoe Favors

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Recommended for Middle School kids and up. These witch shoe favors definitely take more artistic ability, but are perfect for any Halloween party.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. One 8.5 x 11 piece of heavier scrapbook paper — it is best to use cardstock.  This is for the outer shoe.

  2. One 8.5 x 11 piece of lighter scrapbook paper – This is for the lining.

  3. Glue gun and glue stick or white glue,scissors, bone folder

  4. Ribbon and buttons and other goodies for adornment

  5. Candy to fill

Instructions:

  1. Upload and print the template for the outer shoe.

  2. Upload and print the template for the inner shoe lining.

  3. Trace around the templates onto cardstock for the shoe and onto paper for the lining.  Score all dotted lines with a bone folder.  I used glue a stick to put the shoe together.  Miniature clothespins worked wonderfully to hold the shoes together while drying. Embellish the shoes to fit your party theme.

 

Holidays like Halloween provide a great opportunity for your child to explore their more artistic sides. Though we’ve included instructions, there are no real rules so let the creativity run wild! Just be mindful of basic safety around candles, scissors and hot glue guns, of course. At Delphi Boston, we emphasize the arts in the Lower School, Elementary School and Middle School.


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