Posts Tagged "halloween"

Halloween Decor You Can Make at Home

Holiday décor doesn't have to break your family's budget. Are you looking for an easy, and economical, way to dress your house for Halloween? instead of sticking with pricey store-bought decorations, check out these low-cost homemade options. And bonus, these playful trick-or-treat picks provide plenty of crafty fun for the whole family! Pumpkin Garland Use a shaped stencil or cookie cutter to draw pumpkins onto orange and black card stock paper. Cut the pumpkins out, punch holes on the sides (one on each side) and string the shapes together to make a garland. If your child wants to add another...

Halloween Candy Corn Mosaic Art

Remember the old candy corn you have packed in a drawer from last year? It's time to get them out—but not to eat. Instead, use your old, stale candy corn for a children's art activity. Celebrate Halloween early with this crafty creation your kiddo will totally enjoy! Materials You'll Need Stale candy corn Tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Cardboard (recycle an old box and cut off one side) A pencil Wax paper A paintbrush How To Steps Separate the candy corn into groups of a dozen or more. Pour small-sized pools of paint onto paper plates, scrap cardboard or painting...

Last-Minute Halloween Kids’ Crafts

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween craft? If your kiddos are ready to create, but you're short on the spooky stuff, check out these easy art activities. Thumb Print Pumpkins Pour small pools of orange paint onto a paper plate. Dip your child's thumb into the paint and have them press it onto a piece of white paper. Repeat as many times as they want. When the paint dries, add stems with a green marker and jack o'lantern faces with a black one. Glitter Pumpkins Did you run out of time to carve your pumpkin? Paint it with clear-drying...

What Can You Do With All of That Halloween Candy?

How much leftover Halloween candy do you have? After trick or treat night is over, your kiddos count their stash. And that's when you realize that there is absolutely, positively no way they can eat it all. Half the candy will get hard and crunchy before your kids can finish it, that is they don't gorge on it (which is never advisable). So what can you do with the mountain of Halloween candy? Well you could throw it out. But that might not go over well with the kids. Or you can try one of these creative candy-eating alternatives. Candy...

Repurposed Halloween Candy Corn Mosaic Craft for Kids

What is your family's favorite Halloween candy? If candy corn is a holiday staple in your home, and you have plenty of leftovers, use the hardened excess sweets in a totally new way. Repurpose the candy corn, using it as an imaginative art material. Before you toss those leftover morsels, check out this easy kids' candy corn Halloween craft. Materials You'll Need Old/hardened candy corn Tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Card stock paper or cardboard Crayons Paintbrush How-To Steps Paint the candy corn. Leave some as is and group the rest into several different piles. Place a piece of wax...

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...