5 Cute (and Easy) Halloween Crafts for Kids

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I found these absolutely darling, super cute Halloween crafts for kids on Pinterest, and had to share with you – what’s your favorite?  Here are my five top crafts I can’t wait to do with my kiddos this month…

5 Cute Halloween Crafts for Kids

 

The Paper Plate Pumpkin

Seriously so cute for littles to make – you can have them tear apart the orange construction paper (great for fine motor skill practice!) to create the “pumpkin” effect on the paper plate, and trace their little handprint for the “leaf” at the top.

Check out this blog for more details: http://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com

DIY Ghost Decoration

This is my type of easy craft.  White poster board (or card stock), a handful of cotton balls, and black felt or construction paper.  Boom.  Super cute, super simple.

Check out this blog for more details:  http://enjoyingtempe.com

Pumpkin Stamp Art

This craft is so fun…because it involves letting the kids make stamp art with paint.  And my kids LOVE paint.  Pretty simple instructions, including simple household items, like an empty to lit paper roll.  The stamping part is good for kids of all ages…but your bigger kids can actually help you make the stamp.

Check out this blog for more details: http://www.makeit-loveit.com

Paper Cup Spiders

Styrofoam cups, black and orange paint, multi-colored pipe cleaners, goggly eyes, paint sponges…and a lot of creativity!  My 1st grader can’t wait to try this one.

Check out this blog for more details:  http://www.dumpaday.com 

Easy Halloween Popsicle Stick Puppets

You can make just about any spooky shape, animal, or object with this craft.  Have you kiddos design what the want, decorate, cut it on. and glue it to a possible stick.  Easy peasey!

Check out this blog for more details:  http://www.craftymorning.com

Do you have any fun kid Halloween crafts to share?  If so, please comment below!

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A Spooky Halloween Craft to Do With Your Kids

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Here is a spooky Halloween craft for kids that will help set the mood for holiday fun!

My munchkins love craft time…and this mama isn’t always the craftiest on the block. So, I was super excited to come across this fun Halloween project idea on Pinterest last year – little ghosts made out of your kiddos’ footprints. Last year I made one for each set of grandparents and myself!

There are lots of variations – different Halloween shapes, handprints, footprints, different fall colors, different backgrounds –  but this is how I did this Halloween craft for kids.

I hope you and your little ones have just as much fun as we did!  Are mine professional-looking? Absolutely not. But the kiddos and I had so much fun making them!  Gotta love those little feet!

Halloween Craft Supplies: 

– Orange, yellow and white paint (your choice of brand)

– An orange colored plate (I bought mine from The Dollar Tree) – you can also do paper plates, nice quality white plates, plaques, really any background or palette that you want!  It depends on how you want to arrange the colors.

– Black permanent marker

Steps:

Phase 1

– Paint your little ones feet with white paint.

– Carefully (I stress, carefully!), have them make their footprint on the plate upside down…make sure that their toes are spread out, so their toes are the ghost’s bottom part.

– Let the footprint(s) dry.

– Once dry, you can take the permanent marker and make eyes on the heel of the footprint (I also added a nose and a smile!) to the ghost’s “face.”  Then, I took the permanent maker and carefully outlined the ghost (you can make the outline as thick or as thin as you want it).  I also added a little more white paint to create a more ghost-looking shape.

– I wrote the year to commemorate the kiddos little feet size.

Phase 2

– Once everything was dried, I took the permanent black marker and evenly spaced out small triangles around the edge of the plate (the “candy corn.”)

– You can also write any Halloween or “spooky” message you want – I added “Happy Halloween” and “Boo!” (see picture).  I’ve seen some that say “Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet!”

– Then I painted yellow on the bottom of each triangle, orange in the middle and white on the top.  Ta da!  Now you have your candy corn.  In whatever pattern on the plate that you want.

– Let everything dry!  And enjoy your new “ghosts!”

NOTE:  These are for display only…not as serving platters or plates!

 What is your favorite Halloween craft or project to do with your kids?  Share below!

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