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DIY Easy, Cheap and Funny Halloween Decorations

Updated on December 1, 2016
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Introduction

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from Celtic harvest festivals which may have pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain, and that this festival was Christianized as Halloween.

From at least the 16th century, the festival included mumming and guising in Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Wales.This involved people going house-to-house in costume (or in disguise), usually reciting verses or songs in exchange for food. It may have originally been a tradition whereby people impersonated the Aos Sí, or the souls of the dead, and received offerings on their behalf, similar to the custom of souling. Impersonating these beings, or wearing a disguise, was also believed to protect oneself from them.It is suggested that the mummers and guisers personify the old spirits of the winter, who demanded reward in exchange for good fortune.

From at least the 18th century, "imitating malignant spirits" led to playing pranks in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands.Today, Halloween is celebrated all around the world by families, at school and a lot of public spaces, decorated with traditionally macabre symbols including witches, skeletons, ghosts, cobwebs, and headstones.

Learn about the origins of Halloween traditions.

The story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween, the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, All Souls' Day practices, and modern Halloween traditions.

DIY Crafts, Recipes, Activities, Costumes and more..

I hope I can inspire you with all the ideas listed here so you can prepare a creepy and scary party without much work. Most of the projects are easy enough for kids to make and they will be delighted to craft and organize.

There are a lot of activities and games that will get them busy before and during the holiday event.

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The food is also very important for an awful party decoration!

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Some more devilish food..

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Pumpkin Decorations

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This site has a lot more cool projects to make with kids.

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Check out this inexpensive Ikea hack. Transforme a child's circus tent/playhouse into a witch tent

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You'll always find a way to haunt your place!. It's just a question of being creative!

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You're going to find a lot of easy door decorations you can do easily.

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Cool! Why not haunt a baby?..

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If you search the blog you will find a lot more inspiration.

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Awesome no-sew and cheap costumes for kids.

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DIY Mummy Pillow

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Join the pieces with with hot glue and you get this cute mummy.

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A quick and easy project to help decorate your Halloween food table.

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These bat lollipop holders are simple to make and make any lollipop look spooky.

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You can play with colors this year. Why not paint some pumpkins in white? I's a nice decor for all fall season.

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Along with your costumes you can also paint your faces.

Poke-A-Pumpkin

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Fun party game that the kids can do in minutes.

Make a candy corn bracelet

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You can use this idea to make other jewelry with different halloween candy like bones.

DIY Magnet Board

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It's so important to have a few activities for the kids to keep them busy! Try this giant DIY magnet board and foam skeleton magnets to go with it.

Ghost bowling

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There's more ghostly decorations for the theme party.

“FEED THE MONSTER” HALLOWEEN GAME

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This “Feed The Monster” Halloween Game is super easy to make and tons of fun to play!

Pumpkin Patch Stomp

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Insert a candy or a small object inside the balloons and let the kids blow them to get the prize!

Riddles

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There's a big compilation of Halloween riddles at DLTK and some of them you can choose to print as coloring pages. You can also find a lot of other printable games like bingo, crosswords, dominos, mazes, erc..

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You only have to print and send! Or email them...

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If you need to print signs, or words here are some zombie fonts.

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Why not watch a movie to end up with? Here are some good classics to review.

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