Zombies, vampires and witches come out of their hiding places during Halloween night to scare us and … yes, also to have fun. With these halloween crafts ideas, of course, the children will have a blast
Although it is true that it is a party made in the USA , children really enjoy Halloween, since it allows them to bring out their most creative side by dressing up, decorating the house with fun crafts and even playing trick or treating. Join us on this chilling tour of the best Halloween ideas, decorations and crafts , and prepare an arsenal of pumpkins, you will be sure to need them!
Best halloween crafts ideas
BALLOONS INVADE THE FIREPLACE
Spooky! An army of ghosts has invaded the fireplace, or not, wait a minute … if it’s just balloons! Of course, very well achieved. To copy this grim scene at home, buy a bunch of black balloons, blow them up, and glue (or draw) a pair of eyes to each one. Then wrap them in spider webs, and snap them into the fireplace. You can complete the look with cardboard bats for the walls. One of the best ideas for Halloween … if you have a fireplace, of course!
BALLOON MEGA CORNER AT THE ENTRANCE
If you’re looking to dazzle your driveway, check out this idea from party decorating blogger Kara’s Party. As it did? Putting together a lot of balloons in pastel colors and some in black, and adding cutouts with faces of the monsters of classic Hollywood, such as Dracula, Frankenstein or his girlfriend Elsa.
WHAT ADORABLE GHOSTS!
Can you think of a more terrifyingly adorable welcome to celebrate Halloween than with these child-ghosts? If you want to recreate them on your porch or in the hall, you will have to get three life-size dolls and dress them in fashionable leggings and little shoes. Then, you will have to paint a pair of eyes on each sheet with a black marker, and put them over the heads. Finally, place some pumpkin-shaped baskets in their hands. You decide if you fill them with sweets!
THEY ARE SPIDERS, BUT THEY TASTE LIKE CHOCOLATE!
Have you seen everything you can get with some Oreo cookies? You can fill them with an orange paste to go more according to the occasion, but whatever you choose, don’t forget to insert the salty sticks as legs, and add the eyes and teeth to give them more realism.
TIC TAC TOE HALLOWEEN VERSION
Do you remember how much fun you had playing tic-tac-toe? Well this year, the children will have a blast with this special version of Halloween. As easy as placing a giant card on the ground, drawing the divisions and using several pumpkins as zeros and crosses.
THE SPIDER GAME
Another terribly simple game to create that will keep the little ones entertained. What do you need? A large sheet of paper or cardboard for the board, more sheets to draw the spiders, a pair of scissors to cut them out, a black marker and stickers. In addition to being a great Halloween craft for kids, it is an ideal ornament for your house.
DISNEY DYES HALLOWEEN
We can’t help it, we have fallen in love with these Halloween crafts made with Disney version pumpkins! To make them at home you need: 4 small plastic pumpkins; black, purple, white and orange paint; Brushes; pair of scissors; purple pipe cleaners; glue and white tulle. Check out the process here .
A GARLAND OF FEAR
This ornament will raise the bar for your homemade Halloween decor . This cardboard bat and ghost garland is as quick as it is easy to make with kids. You just have to cut out the shapes, add the eyes and the mouths, and glue all the pieces to a string.
RICH AND SPOOKY POPCORN
Children enjoy popcorn like no one else. Take advantage of the arrival of Halloween to prepare these little packages in which you will only have to draw different faces with a permanent black marker.
LOW COST HALLOWEEN ORNAMENT
If you have a few cans of soda at home, you can use a bandage to wrap them, add some toy eyes, and you will get some fantastic decorative mummies for Halloween. Very clever, right?
Cacti and succulents will also have their own Halloween costume thanks to these original pots! You only need some empty plastic bottles that you will have to cut into the shape you choose, paint and decorate.
We continue with the crafts for Halloween! To make these cute bats that you can hang in any corner of the house you only need black felt, paper, a pencil, scissors, toy eyes, a bit of glue and some string. Start by drawing a bat shape on the paper and cut it out. Then use it as a template to design the bats with the felt, making a small hole in the area of the legs to hang them. Now, you just have to glue your eyes, and voila!
COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN
If you are Halloween fans at home, what are you waiting for to make this witch hat calendar? In addition, they are surprising: there is nothing that children like more than sweets. You will need: black muffin liners, some white glue, a string, scissors, and the sweets. If you want to see the step by step, click here .
ORIGINAL GARLANDS WITH LEAVES
Take advantage of the autumn afternoons to collect leaves with the children, and on cold or rainy days, design a beautiful and original garland for Halloween. You will need: acrylic paints, markers, string and wooden clothespins.
If there is something that defines the holiday of Halloween, it is pumpkins, but they do not have to be scary. Proposal: instead of emptying the pumpkin and making it a ghostly silhouette, you can paint them with faces of animals that live in the forest and that are more “autumnal”, such as the owl, the fox or a deer.
WITCH’S BROOMS IN HER LITTLE HANDS
To make this witchy Halloween ornament you will need a pencil, a lollipop, scissors, masking tape, and brown paper. As you can see, you just have to join the pole to the pencil, and wrap it with the paper previously cut into strips that imitate the bristles of brooms. What a sweet surprise, right?
EASY HALLOWEEN CRAFTS
To bring Halloween closer to the little ones, you can have fun making cute decorations of monsters, witches, bats or ghosts. Cards, a few colors, glue … and spend a most entertaining Sunday afternoon.
THE SWEETEST PUMPKINS
If you want to break out of the norm and put aside the more traditional decoration, opt for these sweet pumpkins. Proposal: get yourself mini-size pumpkins and spend the afternoon painting them as if they were delicious donuts. Use acrylic paint. Of course, warn the troupe that they are not edible!
TANGERINES ALSO WANT TO DRESS UP
And her costume couldn’t be simpler! You just have to paint their faces as if they were Halloween pumpkins with a permanent black marker. They already have the orange color as standard!
ICING ON THE CAKE
And this time they are these funny ghosts very, very easy to make. You will need: long wooden toothpicks, foam balls, coffee filters or a piece of cloth, a marker and a spray to starch clothes when they are ironed. Nail the foam ball to the wooden stick, place the coffee filter on it and spray with the spray. Finally, paint the eyes with the marker. Have a snack!
A SIPPED HALLOWEEN
Even the drink can taste scary if you decorate the straws. Proposal: with black cardboard and a cutter, make the bat wings. For the witch hat, you will need to cut out a circle (with the hole for the straw to pass through) and a cone (also with a hole for the same reason). You have the free templates at Delia Creates .
TABLECLOTHS WITH A LOT OF PRINT
If you organize a snack, you will see how on this occasion everyone participates when setting the table. Especially when it comes to the tablecloth. Do you want to do the one you see in the image? You will have to buy a black paper tablecloth. Next, draw the shape of a ghost on a paper and cut it out. Paint it black and primer a potato cut in half. Now you can print the tablecloth!
If we learn something when we become parents, it is that a roll of toilet paper cannot be thrown away. NEVER. Because either in kindergarten or in preschool at least three times a year they collect rolls. But today they stay home to make this bat so much fun. Glue on some cardboard wings and voila.
WHAT A COOL MUMMY!
Rolled up in wool, of course, now that the cold is approaching, you have to be warm to spend Halloween night in conditions. Such an easy Halloween craft to make it will scare you! 😜
THE HAPPIEST HALLOWEEN
This table shows that the celebration of Halloween does not have to be gloomy and dark. Decorate with a very cheerful and colorful center full of colorful pumpkins.
THE MORE BALLOONS THE BETTER
Balloons should not be missing at any party worth its salt. Halloween craft proposal: choose white, orange and even black balloons. Once inflated, paint funny and spooky faces with marker.
We all know that the most monstrous and fun family par excellence is the Adams family. How about we pay them a tribute? Proposal: make cones of different sizes with cardboard and paint a member of the Adams family or a Halloween character. If you like the figures in the photo, at Mr. Printable you have free templates.
TRICK OR TREATING?
One of the reasons kids love Halloween is because they can ask for treats (and get them). These sachets of sweets in the shape of pumpkins are ideal for the occasion. You will need: orange crepe paper, scissors, and green washi tape for the stem.
TERRIFYING CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
Get amazed with this cardboard bat mobile with Mickey Mouse’s face. Ideal for Disney fans (yes, dads are included too)!
THE TRUE ORIGIN OF HALLOWEEN
Its origin comes from the Celtic peoples of Ireland, England and France, who celebrated the end of harvest and summer. During that night, the spirits wandered to visit the living and so people left food and sweets for them outside the houses. This pagan festival called “Samhain” was Christianized and renamed All Hallows’ Eve (sound familiar?), Which in English is “All Hallow’s Eve”. In fact, it was immigrants seeking a new life in America who brought the party to this continent.
Now that you know the history of this tradition, and although it is a party that until a few years ago went unnoticed, let’s recognize that for children it is very exciting and fun: you have to dress up and paint yourself as if you were a zombie, Dracula or a witch with warts on the nose, and lots of sweets are spread! Who can not like it?
In addition, with the excuse of Halloween you can do many crafts and decorate the house with your children in a “monstrous” and above all very creative way.
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