Last-Minute Upcycled Halloween Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween art activity for your kids? If the hustle and bustle of the fall season has left you without time to plan out a complex craft, check out this easy upcycled idea! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need An old cardboard box Scissors Clear-drying school glue Orange, white, green and black tissue paper Markers Paintbrush How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a Halloween-themed jack o' lantern or ghost design. Flatten the cardboard box. Draw either an oval pumpkin or a free-flowing ghost shape onto the float board. Cut the shape out. Tear the tissue into smaller-sized...

Election Day Political Party Treats

Whether you're a democrat or a republican, you can celebrate Election Day with with blue and red themed treats! Spice up your "political party" with cookies, cupcakes, salads and more! Cookies and Cupcakes Dress up plain sugar cookies or vanilla cupcakes with a blue or red theme. Either buy already-colored frosting or make your own with a mix of white icing and a few drops of food coloring. Cover the tops of the cookies and cupcakes, add sprinkles or crystal sugar and serve the political party-themed desserts to your guests. Salads Turn a fresh green salad into a political party...

Election Day Ballot Box Craft

Celebrate Election Day at home with a creative kids' craft. Your child can learn about the election process—while getting artsy! This ballot box craft is perfect for preschoolers or older elementary school-aged children. Before you start the art, discuss elections with your child. Nominate family candidates for household president and get ready to take a vote. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need An old shoe box Scissors Red, white and blue paper Clear-drying school glue Clear tape Markers Index cards How-To Art-Making Steps Take the lid off the shoe box. Cut a thin rectangle-shaped slot in the middle of the...

Halloween Treats for Kids to Help Make

Do your kiddos enjoy getting creative in the kitchen? Celebrate Halloween with a few easy treat (not trick) recipes for the whole family. These boo-tiful ideas are perfect for your holiday party or as trick-or-treat night snacks. Ghostly Pops Turn marshmallows into ghost-themed pops. Dab a dot of frosting on two candy eyes. Press each eye into the top front of a marshmallow. Spear the middle of the marshmallow with a popsicle stick and serve the ooey, gooey treats! Mummy Brownies Bake a batch of your favorite brownies. Even though your younger children can't help with the baking process, they...

Halloween Garland Crafts for Kids

Decorate your home for Halloween with a few crafty creations the kids can help you to make. Whether you're planning a family holiday party or you just want to dress up your home for trick-or-treaters, check out these artsy garland ideas! Ghost Garland Make your own Halloween-themed garland with white card stock paper and markers. Cut one ghost shape from the paper or make a template using the front of an old cardboard box. Trace the ghost onto other pieces of paper and cut out each shape. Draw two eyes on each ghost with markers. Punch a hole on both...

Halloween Sensory Pumpkin Tissue Paper Art

Celebrate Halloween with a cute craft! Your child can explore through their sense, learn about colors and build fine motor skills with this holiday-themed pumpkin art activity. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the front or side of an old box instead of buying new board. This is an eco-friendly option that's also easy on your arts and crafts materials budget. Orange, black and green tissue paper Clear-drying school glue Scissors Markers How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a pumpkin shape onto the cardboard. Turn this into a basic geometry lesson and ask your child to name the shape (circle...

How Can You Use Candy Corn In Halloween Recipes?

Did you buy candy corn in bulk this year? If you have too many sweets for your family to eat as-is, check out these fun-filled Halloween themed ways to use candy corn! Cakes and Cupcakes Don't worry if you aren't a Pinterest-worthy baker. You can still use candy corn to create cute holiday treats. Forget about the from-scratch recipes—unless you have a favorite and the extra time to bake it. Buy an undecorated ready-made frosted cake or cupcakes. Give your creative kiddo a bowl filled with candy corn and encourage them to get artsy with their cake or cupcake decoration....

No-Carve Pumpkin Family Art Activity

Are you looking for an easy no-carve pumpkin idea? Celebrate Halloween with your kids and decorate a family of jack o'lanterns—minus the sharp knives and carving tools. This easy art activity is ideal for families with young children or anyone who wants to decorate for the upcoming fall holiday. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Pumpkins in different sizes- Choose one size per family members. For example, mom and dad are the largest pumpkins and the children are smaller versions. Craft paint Paint brushes Permanent markers Clear-drying school glue Yarn Scissors How-To Steps Give each family member one pumpkin. Each...

Halloween Glitter Pumpkin Art for Kids

Get out the glitter and craft this pretty pumpkin for Halloween! Your creative kids will enjoy this sparkling holiday art activity. Display the finished product in your home during a Halloween party or use it as not-so-spooky trick-or-treat decor. Not only is this kids' craft a fun way to celebrate the holiday, it also doubles as an educational art activity. Help your child to learn more about color, texture and shape while creating their own 2-D paper jack o' lantern. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Black card stock paper (8x10-inch sheets) Orange card stock paper (also, 8x10-inch sheets) Orange...

Halloween Mocktails for Your Family’s Holiday Party

Spice up your Halloween party with these spooky mocktails. If you're on the hunt for non-alcoholic drinks that sparkle, shine and spooky your pint-sized guests, check out these easy family-friendly options. And bonus—your kiddos can help to mix, measure, pour and concoct this delish drinks. Slimy Seltzer This drink may sound ooey-gooey and gross. But it's a lemon lime-flavored glowing green treat! Mix your favorite lemon lime soda with equal parts tonic water and a few drops of green food coloring. Add a black light to the room and watch as the tonic water gives off a spooky glow! Vampire...