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3 Simple Halloween Craft Ideas

Updated on September 9, 2014

Easy To Make Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns

Recycle your tin cans to make really cheap Halloween Decorations
Recycle your tin cans to make really cheap Halloween Decorations

How to Make It.

  • Begin by filling the can with water and place in freezer until frozen.
  • Remove from freezer and use your marker to write or draw what you want.
  • Place a thick cloth under the tin to keep the tin from buckling under the hammer.
  • Taking your hammer and nail begin to put holes in your design.
  • When completed, melt the ice under hot water.
  • If the base of your can has buckled from the ice: simply cover the base with a cloth and hammer back into place
  • Using acrylic paint, paint the tin in your desired colour (black looks great for Halloween).
  • Pop a tealight in the tin, once paint has dried and that should keep your house spooky for a few hours.

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Materials Needed

  • Use a felt pen to write the words or draw your shape
  • Gather a few used tin cans
  • Standard hammer
  • Sharp nail
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Old cloth
  • Tealights
  • Wire (If you want to hang them)

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Have loads of fun with the family by creating these classic Halloween characters.

Upcycle your lunch bags into scary monster puppets - cheap and easy.
Upcycle your lunch bags into scary monster puppets - cheap and easy.

How to Make Them

  • Start by taking some acrylic paint of your chosen colour and paint your bag.
  • The chosen colour will depend on what puppet you make, for example green could be used for Frankenstein.
  • Take a pencil and draw some shapes like hands onto coloured paper for your puppet.
  • You have a multitude of possibilities for the eyes : old buttons, stickers or even googly eyes.
  • Make the mouth by gluing oversized teeth onto the lip outlines.
  • You can be really creative with the use of markers to add lines and stitches to your puppets.
  • Other items you may find useful, wool for hair , bits of scrap fabric for patches and even some coloured glitter glue to add some sparkle to your creations.


Materials Needed

  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Pencils
  • Acrylic paint in green, red, purple, black, orange and antique white
  • Paint Brusehes
  • Various Coloured Paper
  • White paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Wool
  • Stickers
  • Googly Eyes

Egg Carton Bats are a great Halloween craft for all the family.

You can make more than an omlette from your used egg cartons with these fun Halloween craft bats
You can make more than an omlette from your used egg cartons with these fun Halloween craft bats

How to Make Them

  • The first step is the cut a section of 3 from the egg carton.
  • With the bat at the centre, cut into his 'wings' either side to create a scalloped shape.
  • Using some black acrylic paint, cover the whole structure inside and out.
  • Take some glue and place goggle eyes. Eyes can also be painted on using whit and black paint
  • With some sticky tape, attach a ribbon or piece of wool to the top of the bat for hanging.
  • Hang your decoration and get ready to scare with your (creative) flare

Materials Needed

  • Egg carton
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Goggle eyes or white and black paint to paint on.
  • Glue Stick
  • Sellotape
  • Pair of Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Ribbon or Wool for hanging

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      bookerboy 4 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks epbooks - have to say the egg carton bats are really popular with younger kids, I made them with my 4 and 5 year old nephews!

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Such great ideas- Sharing this!

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      bookerboy 4 years ago from Ireland

      I know same here - thanks a mill!! wee!

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      ezzly 4 years ago

      I love the ideas in this ! The tin can luminaries look awesome can't wait to make these !!