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Easy Kids Halloween Crafts

Updated on October 16, 2012

Looking for some awesome Halloween arts and crafts?

Then you are going to absolutely love this!

Not only are these crafts easy to do, but they also look good when finished. Believe me, I am a Mother of 6 children....I know how it is to do craft projects at home that do not turn out to look ANYTHING like they should. I know you'll have a blast with these ones.

Let me know how they turn out and share some of yours with us as well while you're here!

Great Pumpkin Face Templates!

Last night my kids and I had tons of fun carving out our pumpkins. We used these templates so I decided to post them here for a FREE and EASY download so that you too can use them if you want to. Below each picture is the link to print the pumpkin template.

Download the (Not So Happy) Clown Face Template HERE

Download the Smiley Pig Face Template HERE

Jack-O-Lantern Puzzle

What You'll Need: (per child/puzzle)

* 6-8 jumbo craft sticks

* Orange paint

* Masking tape

* Black magic marker

* Zip top baggie large enough to hold the craft sticks.

NOTE: You can save time and mess by pre-painting the sticks. Complete steps 1, 2 and 3 ahead of time.

If you plan to have the students paint the craft sticks, tape the sticks together first (step 3), then start at step 1.

How to Make It:

1. Paint the craft sticks orange.

2. Allow the paint to dry.

3. Place the craft sticks next to each other, orange side down, and tape the sticks together with the masking tape.

4. Help or have each child write their name on the un-painted side of every craft stick.

5. Turn the craft sticks over, orange side up.

6. Invite the child(ren) to draw a face on their Jack-O-Lantern. NOTE: Make sure the face is large enough that something is drawn on every stick of the puzzle. Avoid completely blank sticks.

7. Remove the masking tape, and have the child scramble the pieces and solve the puzzle.

8. Store in a zip-top plastic baggie.

Easy Candy Corn Garland

What You'll Need:

* Thin 9-inch paper plates

* Yellow crafts paint

* Foam brush

* Compass (for drawing circles)

* Scissors

* Orange and white card stock

* Crafts glue

* Hole punch

* Black ribbon

How to Make It:

1. Paint yellow around the rim of a paper plate; fully cover at least 3 inches around the edge using the foam brush. Let dry completely.

2. Using a compass and scissors, draw and cut a 3-inch-wide white circle and a 6-inch-wide orange circle. (For younger kids, make 3-inch-wide and 6-inch-wide circle templates for them to trace onto the card stock and then cut out the colored circles.)

3. Glue the orange circle to the center of the plate and then the white circle in the center of the orange circle; let dry.

4. Once glue is dry, cut the plate in half, cut each half in half, and each quarter in half (so you end up with eight slices from one plate).

5. Continue with more plates as needed for length of banner desired.

6. Punch a hole at each corner of the candy corn rim (in the yellow portion) and thread a short length of black ribbon into one of the holes from the back and into the hole of another candy corn wedge from the back; knot the ends of the ribbon together. Continue to make a chain of candy corn wedges. Tie longer ribbons to the outside holes of the end wedges to use to hang the garland.

Plastic Lid Pumpkins

What you'll need:

* Orange plastic lid

* Black fine point permanent marker

* Scrap of green craft foam

* White craft glue

How to make it:

1. Wash and dry lids to be sure there are no food or beverage residues.

2. Use marker to draw jack-o'-lantern faces onto the lid. (See photo.)

3. Cut a small square of green craft foam and glue it to the top of the pumpkin. (See photo.)

Tips:

1. Instead of a marker, you can cut shapes from black or yellow foam and glue them to the plastic lid.

2. Make these into cute refrigerator magnets by filling the lid with modeling clay and attaching a magnet.

3. Make a whole bunch of these and create your own pumpkin checkers game!

Googly Eye Trick-or-Treat Tote Bag for Halloween

What You'll Need:

* Apple

* Knife

* Paper towel

* Sheet of crafts foam

* Black canvas bag

* White fabric paint

* Foam brush

* Black felt

* Scissors

* Fabric glue

How to Make It:

1. Protect work surface and clothing. Have an adult cut down the center of the apple. Be sure to cut straight -- a straight cut will make a better print. Press the apple half into a folded paper towel several times to remove excess moisture. (Tip: Look for an apple that has a deep stem, which will help create a more eye-shaped stamp when the apple is cut.)

2. Place a sheet of craft foam inside the tote, which helps prevent paint from soaking through to the back of the bag and helps create a better print from the apple, should it have an irregular surface.

3. Paint the cut side of the apple with white fabric paint using a foam brush. Press down onto bag and apply firm pressure all around the apple. Remove the apple and touch up any missed spots with the foam brush, especially near the center where the seed pocket is.

4. Stamp as many pairs of eyes as desired onto the bag. Let it dry completely and heat-set according to the paint manufacturer's instructions.

5. Cut out small circles from the black felt and adhere to the apple prints using fabric glue.

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    • Deeringboy LM profile image

      Deeringboy LM 6 years ago

      Great looking Squidoo lens and topic! The halloween tote bag is cool looking isn't it? We will have to try that next year for sure.