Halloween Craft Ideas
The beginning of October means that Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween doesn’t just mean costumes and trick or treating, it the perfect time for parents and kids to spend some time together. Halloween craft ideas a help kids develop fine motor skills, creativity and a love for art.
Cardboard Tube Mummies
Perfect for kids between four and ten, these cute Halloween crafts can double as puppets. To make them, you’ll need:
- Toilet paper rolls
- Construction paper in black, white and other assorted colors.
- Glue stick
- Craft eyes
Glue a small rectangle of construction paper to the top of the roll. Then add the eyes to this piece. Next, cover the remainder of the roll with small pieces of white construction paper. The mummies may then be further decorated using strips of other colors of construction paper.
One of the easiest Halloween craft ideas, bottle bats make use of materials that you likely already have at home:
- Empty 2 liter soda bottles
- Black acrylic paint
- Wiggly eyes
- Pieces of felt in white, red and other assorted colors
- Large buttons
- Craft foam
- Hot glue gun
- Paint brushes
Starting with clean, dry bottles, cover them completely using the black acrylic pain, then allow them to dry. Cut out wings for the bats from the foam. You can find patterns online that make this job easier. Having the kids draw their own bat wings and then cut them out puts a more complicated twist on the project for older kids. Next, use the felt to cut out fangs and a white color to cover the neck of the bottle. The red felt may be used to create a bowtie or other decorations. Once the paint is dry, use the hot glue gun to attach the wings, felt decorations, and buttons. Another option would be to decorate the bottle bats further by using acrylic paint in other colors. This project is ideal for kids two years old and up.
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