Get ready for Halloween with this collection of easy Halloween crafts. Most of these easy Halloween crafts use household items like toilet paper rolls and inexpensive materials. These easy Halloween crafts are a blast to make with the whole family!
Halloween Wreaths– Take a plain, green, plastic foliage wreath. Spray paint it orange or black and add scary touches such as skulls, spiders, and more.
Ghosts– Use cheese cloth or gauze to create ghosts. Layer several sheets and gather up the center into a ball. Secure with a bit of black string or pin in the back. Paint black eyes on the front and let the layers fan out. These ghosts make for the perfect easy Halloween crafts.
Spooky Window Silhouette– Cut out a jack-o-lantern, ghost, or witch from a sheet of black poster board and tape it to a window. Close the curtains or blinds behind it and put on a soft light in the room to create a silhouette for trick-or-treaters.
Bubbling Cauldron – (Be VERY careful with dry ice and always keep out of reach of children. Dry ice is so cold that it will burn you, so it must only be handled with gloves and using tongs.) Put on gloves and using tongs, put a block of dry ice in the bottom of a black cauldron (you can get large ones at the supermarket around Halloween). When trick-or-treaters or guests arrive, pour warm water over the dry ice so that it bubbles and fogs. Put a couple glow sticks in the bottom of the cauldron for an eerie glow. You will have to replenish the hot water and dry ice periodically.
Creepy Tree– This is my favorite of the easy Halloween crafts. Take a fake plastic tree and spray paint it black. You can wrap black electric tap around the branches or strip the branches of leaves to make it look dead. Hang ghosts from the branches or make black snakes for the branches by threading painted toilet paper rolls onto yarn. Use googly eyes and a small piece of red paper cut into a forked tongue for the snake head.
No-Carve Pumpkins– The carved jack-o-lantern is a classic, but there are many designs you can make without carving. These ideas are great for making easy Halloween crafts with the kids. And the best part is you don’t need a knife. Here are some ideas:
- For safe indoor pumpkins, use washable black marker to draw a jack-o-lantern face.
- You can paint a design, such as a flying witch or spooky face. Use a stencil for easier painting.
- Make an unlucky black cat with the addition of a few black pipe cleaners as whiskers.
- Cut out shapes with adhesive cork, such as ghosts or moons, and stick to the pumpkin. Then, you can spray-paint the pumpkin black, leaving behind orange shapes when you remove the cork.
- Better Homes and Gardens recommends using an apple corer to punch perfectly circular holes in the pumpkin’s rind. Buy several pumpkins in different autumn shades, and mix the punched out “plugs” between the different pumpkins for multi-colored polka dots, of sorts. This is a cute design idea, but I definitely don’t see it as spooky! I prefer the traditional designs with a tiny bit of fun fright factors.
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