When decorating your home for Halloween this year, involve the kids by making some cute, spooky crafts your family can display as creative decor. To help you find a little inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Halloween crafts for kids.
Cut black yarn into 20 pieces, each measuring about 6 feet. Then, take the yarn and dip it into a mixture of glue and water. Pass it through your finger and thumb to squeeze out any excess liquid, and then stick it onto the balloon forming an asymmetrical pattern. Next, secure the yarn ends by tucking them underneath one another.
Tie a piece of string around the knot in the balloon to hang the mobile from the ceiling. When it’s dry, pop the balloon and pull out the pieces using tweezers. To finish the web, Better Homes and Gardens recommends gluing plastic spiders across your mobile.
Give the kids a real treat this Halloween with a fabulous spider candy idea from Spoonful. Wrap four black pipe cleaners around a lollipop stick and bend them into spider legs. Lastly, stick some googly eyes on top to form the spider’s head.
Create an approachable ghost using materials from around the home. Parents suggests using a hat stand for the body, a yardstick for the shoulders and a bike helmet for the head. Cover everything in a white sheet and glue on two circles of felt for the eyes.
For this simple idea from Better Homes and Gardens, simply find a Halloween image online and print it out onto colored paper. Then, simply cut out the picture and stick it on the front of a Chinese lantern.
No-Carve Jack O’Lanterns
Avoid the mess of carving pumpkins this year with this craft from Spoonful. Search around your house for bits of junk your kids can use to create a face. Use tacks, screws and pins to hold everything on the pumpkin.
After creating these fun crafts, make sure your kids stay safe this Halloween with a pair of shades from the Real Kids’ collection. Who knows, maybe our sunglasses will make for the perfect addition to a fun hippie or Elvis Presley costume.