There are a lot of crafts that you can do for Halloween but where to start and what would be best for your family? Here are 5 ideas you can do with your children or grandchildren to make Halloween fun and exciting for them.
The Pumpkin Treat Bag
Using finger paints, paint the palm of your children’s hand orange and one of the fingers brown. Have them press their hand down on to a paper bag. The orange on the palm and brown finger will look like a pumpkin with the stem. Once it dries have your child draw the face on their jack-o-lantern and then decorate with whatever they would like. Happy Halloween can be printed on it, their name, or maybe even “BOO” with a ghost in the background. There’s a lot of options they can do just let them have fun. If you get a bigger paper bad then you can do the pumpkins multiple times. It’s a lot of fun and your kids will enjoy getting candy in the bag they personalized.
Orange and Black Garland
Using orange and black construction paper you can easily and cheaply decorate your house for a Halloween part. You begin by cutting the papers into two inch by one inch strips. Take an orange strip and make it into a circle and tape the ends together. Next, use a black strip and do the same but put it through the orange circle and tape the ends. Now you have an orange and black circle connected like a chain. Continue to follow this pattern until you’re pleased with the size of your garland. Hang, and decorate at will.
Orange and Black Window Hangings
Cut out Halloween designs such as pumpkins, spiders, ghosts, or any other spooky Halloween things you can think of from an orange sheet of construction paper. Glue them however you’d like onto a black sheet of construction paper. Add some string by gluing it to the corners allowing enough slack to hang it in the window, or you can just use tape in the corners to hang it.
Halloween Snack Bags
Go down and get the cheap hard candies that come in bulk and pick up some small paper lunch bags. Decorate the bags and put a handful of candy in it. You can also add fun kid friendly jokes on a piece of paper inside the bag or on the bag. You can find a lot of these online. Fold the bags over and staple them shut then pass them out as your Halloween candy. The children will be excited for getting a small bag of candy and the jokes will make them laugh. See the related links for a list of 120 different Halloween jokes.
You’ve Been Boo’d
While not necessarily a craft you can make it crafty on your own. Getting a small Halloween bowl you don’t mind passing out; fill it with some sweets and candies. On a piece of white paper decorate it with a large BOO and other Halloween symbols. On another piece of paper place in the bowl print or write out the following poem:
The air is cool, the season fall,
Soon Halloween will come to all.
Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore…
Tricky witches at your door.
The spooks are after things to do,
In fact a spook brought this “Boo” to you!
The excitement comes when friends like you,
Copy this note and make it two.
We’ll all have smiles upon our faces,
No one will know who “BOO”ed who’s places!
Just two short days to work your spell,
Keep it secret, hide it well.
Please join the fun, the seasons here .
Just spread these “BOO’s” and Halloween cheer.
On the back of the paper including the poem, include these instructions:
You have been BOOED! Please keep it going by following these directions:
- Enjoy your treat
- Place the BOO sign on your front door or visible in a window
- Within 2 days, make 2 copies of this note, make 2 treats & 2 BOO signs
- Secretly deliver to 2 neighbors/friends without a BOO.
- Keep an eye on nearby front doors to see how far and fast it spreads by Halloween.
Watch it go and keep an eye on your neighborhood to see how fast t spreads until Halloween!