I would love to say I’m all mom and am able to do remarkable arts & crafts with my kids but that is not the case, but I do try as hard as I can and the best that I can. Instead I’m the mom that gets inspired to try to do arts & crafts by other mothers like the ones below. I thought to myself that I simply couldn’t be the only one that loved Halloween as much as I do and maybe, just maybe others would like to try some of these really neat Halloween Crafts that I found around the blogosphere. So now I am going to share these spooky creations with you all. Let me know if you try any of them and if you create your own I’d love to do a round up of a Tried-and-true craft link up on Monday. You can either email me your attempts at email@example.com or write a post and link it up to me.
For Little Ones:
I have five kids, one in just about every age group which can making crafting time fun but sometimes a little hard. First I’ll share with you some of the easier crafts with you that your younger kiddos could do, with minimal help from you. I’ve always been a fan of anything dealing with fingerprint artwork because it is the one thing that is always the same but gets bigger, which is probably why I loved the Thumbprint Spiders that Trisha of MomDot did for Life with Levi. How many of you remember doing any thumb or fingerprint artwork as a kid or with your younger ones? If your child loves to get paint on them you may also want to try something I’ve done in the past and coat the bottom of their CLEAN foot with white paint and have them step on a piece of construction paper (heal towards the top). Let it dry and then either put googley eyes on it or draw with a black marker some and you will have a ghost footprint to hang on your wall. Don’t forget to label it at the bottom with the year so you know how old they were. Robyn of The Neighborhood Moms posted some great Halloween handprint art that makes you think of a scary tree at a cemetery. Ghosts make me think of skeletons of course, which reminds me of the Q-tip Skeleton that Bre created over at The Small Things. Want to toss up a few Halloween decorations around the house tonight before anyone gets there? Have your kids make a paper plate spider web and hang up egg carton bats. Oh and don’t forget to make the Lollipop Halloween Booquet over at A Cowboy’s Wife, the kids and I are going to pass out a few of these tonight if we get trick-or-treaters out here.
Decorate That Pumpkin:
I love Halloween crafts and love decorating the pumpkins, honestly I love cutting them open and letting my kids dig their hands in it and grab out all the gunk and watch their disgusted or amused faces. Since I do have one that hates the gross stuff this year I may try a few things that don’t require cutting into it. Below you will find a mixture of both types. Let me know what type you do.
If you aren’t into getting your hands all gross you may want to try melting crayons on it like Arena did over at A Nerd’s Wife. Now if you have older girls they may get a kick out of playing with nail polish (I know mine do) and they might want to try the Marbling pumpkin like Trisha of MomDot did which you dip the tiny pumpkins into nail polish. Or one of my favorite ideas, you may want to try the Chalkboard pumpkin from Milk and Cuddles this way they can keep drawing on it. Finally if you don’t like the idea of a rotting pumpkin, maybe you can get a construction paper type one at the dollar tree or art store and make a Patchwork pumpkin like We Know Stuff did.
For the Inside of your Home or a Party:
Never forget to spruce up that door with a Pool Noodle wreath, a Halloween rag wreath or a Halloween paper wreath so everyone knows you are celebrating the day. It is always a great idea to have some type of light outside so others see where your house is or your walk up is. Here are a few great ideas: The Creepy Halloween Night Light, Mason Jar Mummy Candles, Pumpkin Spice Luminaries. Finally never forget to add something to your Halloween Display table, I mean check out this really neat looking Vampire Hunter kit that Momluck created. Last, if you need something cute for your daughter’s hair you may want to make up a quick and adorable Halloween Hairclip that won’t scare her or her friends. Happy Halloween and be safe out there. Got a Halloween craft you think we’d enjoy, link it in the comments.