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Three Fun DIY Halloween Projects

Three Fun DIY Halloween ProjectsHalloween is almost here! Most children have picked out their Halloween costume, started carving pumpkins and are ready for trick or treating. But this holiday isn’t only about candy and costumes. There are tons of fun crafts and projects that you and your child can connect through this spooky season. Here are three DIY Halloween projects to enjoy before or on Halloween:

Make a spooky garland

You will need:

  • Construction paper or cardstock in your favorite Halloween colors
  • A white pencil
  • Stencils of the desired object
  • Scissors
  • Waxed twine, glitter, glue and anything else desired for decorating shapes
  • Single hole punch
  • Twinkle lights

Step 1: Trace the desired shape onto your cardstock or construction paper. Suggested shapes are: cat face, pumpkin, or ghost.

Step 2: Cut out your desired number of stenciled shapes. Decorate the shapes as desired and use a hole punch to punch out the eye holes.

Step 3: String up your twinkle lights and poke bulbs through the eye holes of your creation. You now have a garland of flying ghosts, spooky pumpkins, or grinning cats!

Create ancient family photos

You will need:

  • Black and white printed portraits of family
  • Black craft glue and regular glue
  • Glue brush or sponge
  • Cardstock
  • Frames
  • Red LED Lights
  • Paper fangs, watercolors or anything else you’d like to use to decorate the portrait
  • Scissors
  • An Xacto knife

Step 1: Cut your printed portraits to fit your frame.

Step 2: Brush watered down black craft glue over the paper portraits and let it dry. This will create an aging effect. While your portrait is drying, cut out a piece of cardstock that is the same size as your portrait. When the portrait is dry, glue the cardstock to it.

Step 3: Depending on how spooky you want to make the portrait, you can simply place it in the frame as-is. Just take out the frame glass first. However, to add a haunted feel, cut out eye holes on all of the portraits and insert the LED lights. You can also glue on fangs or create a splash of unexpected red on your portraits.

Plug in the lights if you are using them and secure the frame’s backing with tape. You now have a spooky display!

Make mini displays with candles in a cup

(Note: this is a great project for children too young to handle knives or scissors)

You will need:

  • Multi colored plastic cups
  • LED Tea Lights
  • Black marker

Step 1: Draw fun and spooky faces or designs on the cups with the black marker. You may want to use a stencil – or go wild and freehand the drawings.

Step 2: Turn on the LED tea lights and place the cups over them! The cups will glow from within and you will have a spooky display!

Here at Delphi Academy of Boston, we focus on using information students learn in practical ways. That is why we think it’s great when children and parents participate in DIY crafts like those listed here. If you have other crafts you and your child are creating this year, be sure to direct message us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and share your crafting with us!


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