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...

Halloween Outdoor Home Decor Crafts for Kids

Are you looking for a cute way to dress up your home for Halloween? If this year's festivities don't include typical trick-or-treating and other tried and true activities, check out the fun-filled ways your kiddos can help to decorate for the holiday! Pumpkin Parade Create your own yard-side pumpkin parade. Line the sidewalk, walkway driveway, porch or other similar area with pumpkin after pumpkin. Depending on your kids' ages, you can either help them to carve jack o' lanterns or decorate the pumpkins with paint and permanent markers. Choose a theme (such as animals or storybook characters) and get creative...

World Tourism Day Collage Poster Craft for Kids

September 27 marks World Tourism Day. Even though your travels plans have been cut short this year, you can still celebrate this special day—in a child-friendly make-believe way! Help your kids to understand the value of travel with this tourism themed art activity! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers Photos of places from around the world (use your own pics, print-outs from online reference sources or photos from travel magazines) How-To Art-Making Steps Ask your child to choose a few different places they'd like to visit. If they're not sure...

Break the Yom Kippur Fast with These Family-Friendly Foods

How do you break the Yom Kippur fast? Even though your young children may not join you in the fast, they can enjoy the meal that breaks it. If you're not sure what to add to your holiday meal menu, check out the simple options that everyone in your family will enjoy. Remember—after fasting your stomach may need some special TLC. Avoid heavy, fatty foods as part of your first meal. Even though you may want to eat everything in the fridge, hold back and go slowly at first. Select a variety of small bites or small plates to accommodate...

Halloween Cardboard Tube Character Craft for Kids

Put those old paper towel roll tubes to use and create a cute kids' Halloween craft! If you're looking for an easy art activity for your preschooler, check out this spooky upcycled holiday project! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard paper towel roll tubes Scissors Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Tempera paint Paintbrushes Tissue paper How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a Halloween character to create—such as a ghost, mummy, witch or vampire. Cut the paper towel tube in half. This gives your child two pieces of cardboard to transform into Halloween characters. Select a color of craft felt to match...