Great Halloween parties for children have interesting and craft projects to complete. Many crafts can be made with items from around the house. Purchase a few extra Halloween specific items to create fun Halloween crafts.
Theme craft projects around pumpkins, bats, ghosts, witches and other ghouls when selecting craft projects for Halloween parties. Keep the projects simple and fast for children under the age of 10. A good beginning craft project is making Halloween sugar cookies. Allow the children to frost the cookies with frosting prepared prior to the party. Have plenty of candy corn, sprinkle sugar, licorice strings, gummy worms, gummy eyeballs and other ghoulish candy to place on the frosting as decorations.
Create a black widow spider with construction paper. Supplies needed include black construction paper, scissors, pencil, white glue, white crayon or chalk, 2-inch circle stencil and wiggly eyes. A good circle stencil is the bottom of a plastic children’s cup. Have the kids trace around the bottom of the glass on a piece of black construction paper. Cut out the circle and eight strips of paper ½ to 1 inch wide. Fold the strips of paper using the fan fold. Let the strip spring open and glue one end of each strip under the body of the spider. Each spider will have eight fan folded legs. Glue wiggly eyes to the top of the spider. Draw a design on the top of the spider with a white crayon or chalk.
Another spider craft project is one made with black foam balls and pipe cleaners. Black Styrofoam balls are hard to find. If so, prepare the white balls prior to the party by spraying them with black spray paint. Other supplies needed include wiggly eyes and a glue gun. Have the children poke four pipe cleaners into two sides of the foam ball to create legs. Bend each leg one inch from the end to form feet. Hot glue wiggly eyes to the front of the spider.
Make a ghost using a coffee filter and a plastic spoon. Other supplies needed include a black permanent marker, scissors and white yarn. Have the children cut a hole in the center of the coffee filter large enough for the handle of the plastic spoon to fit through. Draw two eyes and a small circle for the mouth on the inside cup of the spoon. Place the spoon through the hole and tie the coffee filter to the spoon.
Another ghost craft project uses a small one inch foam ball and a white napkin. Other supplies needed include black markers, white yarn and scissors. Cut several pieces of white yarn eight inches long prior to the party. Center the foam ball in the middle of the napkin. Pick up the four corners of the napkin and gather the napkin together around the ball. Tie the napkin just above the ball. Turn the napkin over and the cover ball becomes the head. Draw eyes and a mouth on the ball.
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