Posts Tagged "halloween"

Halloween Safety Activities for Kids

With Halloween quickly approaching you have plenty to do. The kids need costumes, you have to stock up on candy and there might be a holiday party to plan. Along with the festive fun, you also want your Halloween to be a safe one. With that in mind, check out these must-try safety activities for kids. Look Both Ways Trick-or-treat night is a time-honored tradition. Even though the neighborhood is packed with kids walking the sidewalks, your trick-or-treaters shouldn't assume that every driver is aware. Discuss looking both ways before crossing the street, practicing on a non-Halloween day. Get Glowing...

Halloween Wreath Crafts for Kids

Decorating your home with a spooky Halloween wreath doesn't have to mean buying expensive holiday decor. Get crafty with your family and create your own spooky version instead! Not only will you get a creepy cool holiday decoration from this activity, but the kids can flex their artistic muscles and enjoy the craft-making experience. If you'e not sure where to start, check out these easy-to-make Halloween wreaths. Someone's Watching You Craft a wreath that's covered in ghoulishly ghastly eyeballs. Start with a cardboard base. Cut the board into a doughnut shape and paint it black and orange (Halloween colors). Glue...

Halloween Party Invitation Crafts

Are you having a Halloween party? Is it a family occasion? Instead of sending email invitations or buying the ready-made version, have the kids craft their own. These crafty invitations are easy for kids of all ages to create and give them a chance to get artsy as they take part in the party planning. Bat Wings Fold a piece of black construction paper or card stick in half. Use a piece of chalk to draw half a bat shape, starting at the fold. Cut along the outside. Unfold to reveal the whole bat. Use a metallic silver marker to...

Halloween Puppet Crafts for Kids

As you start prepping your kiddo's Halloween costumes keep the crafty fun going with a few holiday puppet projects. These are easy art activities that kids of all ages and stages can try. And bonus, these also double as pint-sized pretend play friends. What types of puppets can your child create? Check out these Halloween holiday ideas! Paper Bag Puppets Reuse lunch-sized or larger shopping bags, turning them into ghosts, ghouls, witches, vampires, monsters and much more. Flatten the bag, turn it so that the flap face up and to the top and bring out the markers. Your child can...

Halloween Glow In the Dark Activities

Celebrate Halloween with a few fun family-friendly glow in the dark activities. These ideas are easy for parents to help with, but still exciting for kids of all ages. Use these spooky science ideas for a Halloween party, pre-holiday activity or for an extra layer of excitement after trick-or-treat is over. Glow Slime School glue slime is all the rage. There are multiple recipes online, all featuring school glue. Instead of using regular white glue, swap out the traditional sticky stuff for a glow in the dark version. Turn off the lights and explore sensory science! Glow Ice Paint Make...

Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is almost here! It isn’t just ‘almost here’, it’s right around the corner. And your Halloween costume isn’t ready yet. Whether you have a last-minute party to go to, your child decided that they want to wear something different or someone spilled grape juice all over their outfit, sometimes you need a last-minute idea. If you’ve run out of time and can’t order your costume pick online (and the Halloween store at the mall is already closed), check out these easy night-before or day-off options. Mummy Raid your first-aid kit and create an easy Halloween costume in minutes. If...

4 Halloween Art Activities for Kids

It’s almost Halloween! Your kids can celebrate this spooky day with a few fun crafts. What can your young child create? Take a look at these boo-tiful art activities that are easy for kids of all ages. Mummy Puppets Turn a large-sized yogurt (or similarly sized) plastic container upside down. Of course, make sure it’s completely clean and dry beforehand. Paint a layer of glue over the container and wrap gauze around it. Glue on two eyes and let it dry. Now your child can put the puppet on her hand for a pretend play. Glitter Webs You only need...

Kids’ Halloween Spider Craft

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween kids’ craft? This spider paint print art activity is super-simple, and fun for children of all ages. Your kids can add to it, making it more elaborate. Or, they can stick with the basic idea. Materials: Card stock paper (or another thick paper) Tempera paint (use black and orange for Halloween-themed spiders, or any other color that your child wants) Sponge (regular kitchen sponges will work) Scissors Optional: Glitter, googley eyes and glue How-to Steps: Cut the sponges into circles. Make them any size that you want. These will be the spiders’ bodies....

Halloween Candy Alternative Ideas

The kids just came home from trick-or-treating with pillowcases filled with candy—literally! Halloween is here and the sweets are totally out of control. Don’t stress. You can celebrate the holiday while still helping the kids stay healthy. How? Check out these Halloween options, activities and ideas that make it easier to stop the candy craze. The Switch Witch She’s kind of like the Tooth Fairy. But, she takes kids’ candy instead of teeth. Your child needs to pick a few pieces of candy (or her whole bag), and leave it out for the Switch Witch. In the morning the candy...

Kids’ Halloween Pumpkin and Ghost Paint Prints

Kids can create cute Halloween paint prints to decorate cards, gift bags, trick-or-treat bags or almost anything else. This is an easy art activity that lets the kids get in on the holiday action, and create their own décor. Add the prints to crepe paper, cardboard, card stock, tissue or even fabric. Make pumpkins or ghosts—or have the kids alternate the two in a spooky pattern! Materials: Paper (any kind your child wants, or fabric) Tempera paint (white for ghost and orange for pumpkins—plus a few accent colors) A thin paintbrush Instructions: Pour the paint onto a palette. You can...