Posts Tagged "halloween"

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for the Whole Family

How can you decorate your home with pumpkins? If you're looking for an easy way to add Halloween décor to your space (interior or exterior), these pumpkin-themed ideas are ideal! Don't worry if you're a novice crafter. These projects are perfect for all ages and all levels of artistic abilities. This means your kiddos can pitch in and help you to magically transform your home into Halloween happiness. Pumpkin Parade Create a parade of pumpkins that line your walkway, stairs or other outdoor space. Instead of carving each pumpkin, use permanent markers or cut black duct tape to make jack...

Halloween Paper Bag Puppet Art Activity for Kids

Create cute Halloween puppets to celebrate the holiday and fill your child's day with plenty of pretend play. These easy kids' crafts is perfect for preschoolers. If you have older children adapt the craft, making it more complex for your kids' ages. Art Materials You'll Need Lunch-sized paper bags Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Scissors Markers Googley eyes Construction paper How-To Art-Making Steps Place the bag flat on the work surface with the flap facing the top and out. Choose a Halloween character to create. Your child can select a spooky ghost, a vampire bat (or just a vampire), a...

Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is almost here! And that means you need a few creative crafts for the kiddos. If you're not sure where to start, check out these holiday Halloween art activities that are perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners and older children. Glitter Ghosts Make a shimmering ghoul with a hint of glitter, some tempera paint and construction paper. Draw an outline of a ghost onto the paper with a crayon, marker or pencil. Paint the ghost a ghastly white with temperas. Sprinkle silver or opal-colored glitter onto the still-wet paint. After the first layer of paint dries, add eyes with black or...

Halloween No-Bake Ghost Marshmallow Lollipops

Your kiddo needs a tasty treat to bring to their classroom Halloween party. But you don't have time to bake a cake, cupcakes or cookies from scratch. How can you help your child to whip up a holiday dessert, without spending the entire day in the kitchen? Check out these no-bake Halloween treats! Ingredients You'll Need to Make Ghoulishly Good Marshmallow Pops Marshmallows White chocolate Food coloring Candy eyes Lollipop sticks Wax paper How To Steps Forget about a double boiler. You can melt chocolate in the microwave. Place white chocolate chunks into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 10-second increments...

Pumpkin Games for Your Family’s Halloween Party

Are you looking for fun-filled, family-friendly games to add to your Halloween party? If you're in charge of this year's festivities, check out the awesome activities that will entertain your children and their guests! Pumpkin Bowling While bowling with real pumpkins could get messy, this kids' game is much more tame. Instead of the real deal, use an orange ball. Decorate it with a jack o'lantern face using black permanent markers. Create ghastly ghost pins by painting soda bottles white (add eyes with a marker). You can also make mummy pins instead. Simply wrap the bottles in gauze! Mini Pumpkin...

Easy No-Bake Halloween Treats

Your child wants to whip up a kitchen-full of Halloween treats. But you aren't exactly the world's best baker. What can you do? If you aren't a from-scratch cook, don't stress. You can still get creative in the kitchen with the kiddos. Instead of digging up your grandma's intricate cake recipe, try these easy (and quick) holiday alternatives. Candy Corn Cookies Buy a dozen (or more) of your child's favorite flavored cookies. Use sugar cookies, chocolate chip, peanut butter or any other variety your family enjoys. Coat the top of each cookie with a thin layer of orange-colored frosting. Add...

Halloween Party Activities for the Whole Family

Are you on the hunt for Halloween party activities? If you're planning a family-friendly holiday event, check out the ideas that will keep your guests busy (and entertained!) for hours. Scavenger Hunt Set up a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt that takes the kids around the house or yard, looking for clues. Create clues that focus on the holiday and your party decor, such as, "Find the spooky spider web" or, "Search for the ghoulish ghost." Divide the kids into teams and let them loose! End each team's hunt with a Halloween "treat." Ghost Race How fast can a ghost race across...

Halloween Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Recipe

You've stocked up on candy. But you're still looking for an easy-to-make treat to make for your Halloween party. If you don't want to spend the day slaving away over the stove, check out this simple chocolate-covered holiday pretzel recipe! Ingredients You'll Need Pretzels- Choose your favorite shape or combine rods, smaller twists and larger thick twists Chocolate Orange, yellow, and black sprinkles Wax paper Optional: Candy eyes How-To Steps Melt the chocolate. Break the chocolate into pieces. Place the pieces into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 10-second increments until it melts. Check the chocolate often to make...

Halloween Ghost and Bat Decoration Activity for Kids

Halloween gets a boo-st with this ghostly art activity! Your crafty kiddo can create a tree-full of ghouls, making their own DIY holiday décor. If you're searching for a Halloween party idea, this is perfect for your entire group of little goblins. Add a few spooky bats to your ghost craft for an extra-special treat (not trick!). Craft Materials You'll Need White and black card stock paper A hole punch Crayons (white and dark colors) Scissors Orange and black yarn How-To Art Activity Steps Draw ghost shapes onto the white card stock paper with a dark crayon. Your child can...

No-Carve Halloween Pumpkin Ideas for Kids

Do sharp knives and piles of ooey, gooey pumpkin seeds sound unappealing to you? If you don't want to carve pumpkins this year, you can still decorate these traditional Halloween decorations. Check out these no-carve options for your holiday pumpkin décor. These playful projects are perfect if you're short on time or have young children who can't carve their pumpkins. No-Carve Kits You'll find no shortage of beloved character kits in stores and online. If you don't want to go with a kit, make your own character pumpkin. Simply print out a page that features your kiddo's favorite cartoon, movie...