Halloween Crafts

Halloween Crafts Halloween is blowing in with the changing leaves and as adornments start appearing around the neighborhood, it’s becoming pretty obvious that it may be time to unpack your own dusty decorations from last year. And maybe even pick up a few new ones for inside?

Instead of spending your money this is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the kids! Clear off the table and gather everyone for a day full of arts and crafts! And when you’re finished you’ll have a houseful of homemade memories to hang.

We have collected a few cheap and easy crafts that cater to a large age range. We hope you try them out this Halloween!

1. Frankenstein’s Footprint

Not only is this a great chance to focus on the letter ‘F’ for a bit of interactive learning, but it’s also a wonderful way to engage with the colors green and black! Encourage your little one to try and name other words that begin with the letter ‘F’, such as ‘fun’, ‘family’, etc.

 

 

What you’ll need:

        • White construction paper
        • Green finger paint
        • Black marker
        • Paper plate
        • Googly eyes
        • Glue

 

Directions:

Pour the green paint onto a paper plate and have your little one press their foot into it. Allow enough time to dry and help glue the back of the googly eyes onto the footprint. Let your child get creative: if they want them at the bottom of the foot, let them! If they want them on the top, let them! This is a time for creativity and true creativity has no rules! Finally, color in the toe prints with the marker and add a smile and maybe some stiches. If your little one is old enough let them do it on their own! Enjoy this quick and easy craft and make sure to add a little learning fun as well! Remember to write the date and your little crafter’s name on the back!

 

2. Paper Plate Ghost

 

This adorable paper plate ghost is perfect for hanging up and scaring the monsters away! Made with inexpensive materials that can be mostly found around the house this is both fun and cheap! And make sure to add a little learning: focus on the letter ‘G’ and the color white!

 

 

What you’ll need:

        • White paper plates
        • Black marker
        • White construction paper
        • White Crepe paper
        • White string or yarn
        • Tape
        • Glue Stick
        • Scissors

 

Directions:

Using the black marker, draw a ghostly face on the paper plate! Next, trace your little one’s hand and forearm two times on the construction paper and cut out the outlines. Glue each outline on the back of the plate to give your ghost spooky hands! Cut out 4-8 strips of the crepe paper to the length of your choosing and tape them to the back of the plate, below the hands. Lastly, cut about a 12 inch piece of yarn or string and form it into a hoop. Tape to the back of the plate and use to hang! Make sure to write down the date and your little one’s name on the back!

 

3. Hand print pumpkins

 

Like the Frankenstein Footprint this craft can get a little messy – but that’s part of the fun! Take advantage of the paint splatters and take all sorts of memorable pictures for Halloweens to come! Like always, add a little learning fun and focus on the letter ‘P’ and the colors orange and green!

 

 

What you’ll need:

    • White paper plates
    • White Construction paper
    • Orange and green finger paint
    • Scissors
    • Glue

 

Directions:

Pour the green and orange paint into separate paper plates. Dip your child’s hand into the green paint and have them press it against the white construction paper. While waiting for it to dry, have them press their hands in the plate with the orange paint and rub it all over to cover it! Allow to dry. Once both are dry, cut out the outline of the hand and glue to the back of the paper plate so it extends over the top to appear as a stem. Finally, write the date and your child’s name on the back!

 

Make some memories while decorating your house this Halloween and enjoy the artwork for years to come!