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Easy Halloween Kid's Crafts
Easy Halloween Crafts For Kids
Making easy kids' Halloween crafts is a great way to celebrate Halloween in a not-so-scary way. Yes, many people, including myself, love Halloween for the scary and spooky stuff but others prefer the cute, funny, and silly aspects of it. Besides, this holiday is celebrated by people of all ages including children and toddlers who are simply too young to enjoy spooky stuff. Those with kids certainly appreciate being able to include them in the festivities. That's why Mickey Mouse throws a Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom theme park every year. But I digress :)
Not every family is able to celebrate Halloween with Mickey but they can always have a blast at home with the children, and making Halloween crafts for kids is one way to do so. Doing Halloween craft projects with your kids allows you to spend quality time with them while at the same time help develop their skills, creativity, and imagination. The products they create will also be something they can be proud of as they show them off to grandma, their friends, or even teachers at school.
Besides being easy (even some toddlers can take part), another great thing about these kids' Halloween crafts is that you don't have to spend a lot of money as you can use common household items like paper plates, trash bags, and facial tissue along with simple craft supplies like scissors, glue, markers, crayons, and paint to make a variety of Halloween related objects such as Jack O'lanterns, (friendly) ghosts, and bats.
Explore this page to get some kids' Halloween craft project ideas.
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"Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with scary, spooky, haunted, or forbidden in the title." ~Scooby-Doo
This is one of the simplest yet popular Halloween crafts, and happens to be my favorite. First, make a ball out of a piece of facial tissue, then cover it with another piece of tissue and tie a rubber band around it to make it look like a head.
The bottom should be spread out so it looks like a ghost. Now using a black marker draw the eyes, nose, and mouth (make it smiley so he looks friendly). The kids will have fun making a bunch of these little ghosts and hang them around the house.
You can get creative and expand on the idea. You can use other round objects for the head. For larger ghosts you can use white tissue paper or plastic/garbage bag. Old cloth like pillow cases also make great ghosts.
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Make ghosts using these items
The rubber bands come in handy for tying things together, and the markers for drawing the ghost face.
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Paper window pumpkins
Instead of carving Jack o-Lanterns you may opt for a simpler idea. You will need orange construction paper for this project.
First, have the kids draw pumpkin faces on the sheets of paper. Just like the ghosts, you can make the pumpkins look friendly or funny instead of scary. Then use scissors to make the holes for the faces. You can leave the paper square or make it somewhat round/oval.
Now tape these paper pumpkins to your glass windows and use a lamp to illuminate them from behind.
Items for making window pumpkins
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Fun foam Halloween ornaments
Fun foam is widely used in kids' arts and crafts projects. For Halloween you may want to buy some in orange, black, green, and white. First, let the kids cut out different shapes (like circles and ovals) out of the fun foam using scissors.
Next, you may want find some Halloween images or patterns for you to copy like pumpkins, ghosts, bats, witches or whatever else you want to create. If you happen to be artistic and talented, you can draw the images yourself. Now cut out these images from the foam of different colors, and glue them on to the circles and ovals cut out earlier.
Last, make a hole on the top and insert a string so the kids can hang them wherever they want. Alternatively, you can string a bunch of these foam ornaments together and make a garland.
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Kids' Halloween crafts poll
Do you spend time with your kids making Halloween crafts?
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