Coolest Homemade Halloween Crafts for Kids
If you want something beyond paper ghosts and pumpkins, then one of these homemade Halloween crafts may be just what you're looking for!
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Festive Halloween Buckets
This is a craft that even preschoolers can handle easily.Crafts
Here's what you need to do.
- Pick up small metal buckets in orange or black (as shown in the example) from a craft or dollar store, or creatively substitute another medium. Plastic cups or bowls will work nicely when you craft a handle from florists' wire or a coat hanger – use your imagination, as long as the handle is stiff. (Punch small holds near – but not at – the rim to thread wire through.)
- Cut jack-o-lantern facial features from black construction paper and glue them, piece by piece, onto the side of orange buckets. For the black buckets, you can cut out ghost shapes or use white paint and a thin paintbrush to write "Boo!" Tip: For younger children, stick to paper add-ons. Older kids may prefer to paint on their designs.
- Now for the fun part! Use several lengths of ribbon and simply knot them along the handle of the bucket. In the example, there are orange, black, green, purple, and orange and black patterned ribbons.
It's that easy! These homemade Halloween crafts are ready to be filled with candy or other treats!
Spooky Stuffed Satchels
This craft is more appropriate for older children, but even little ones can get it in on the fun with an adult helper!
- Before you get started, gather the following supplies: felt (black, white, orange, green, and yellow to create the designs pictured), cording or ribbon for handles, thread (white and yellow), glue, needles, scissors, and cotton for stuffing.
- Decide how big you'd like the satchels to be, then cut out several rectangles from the felt. Remember that, when filled, the dimensions will shrink a bit. A good "doorknob" size is 3" x 6".
- Next, cut shapes from the felt. If you need help with the design, print small pictures from your computer and cut them out. Lay each one over the felt for a template, tracing around it with pencil or chalk before trimming.
- The next step is to lay out your design on the larger rectangles. Using the picture as a guide, arrange the felt shapes.
- When you are happy with the scene, you can glue the pieces down to help keep them in place as you sew, or may skip this step altogether.
- When you're ready, use the needle and thread to stitch around each object, sewing it to the background felt. Don't try to make each stitch perfect – large stitches add to the homespun feel.
- Add any extras, such as small circles for the ghost's eyes and mouth, or the stitched-in facial features of the pumpkin.
- Once the design is complete, place the picture on top of a second piece of rectangular felt and sew three sides shut.
- Next, stuff cotton pieces into the piece through the opening.
- Finally, sew the fourth side shut, making sure to sew the strap into the seam. For ease of hanging, allow at least 6" of cord to form the loop.
- These spooky homemade Halloween crafts are ready to display!
With just a few basic supplies on hand, these crafts will provide plenty of Halloween excitement for kids and adults alike!
Your Homemade Halloween Crafts Ideas
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