Homemade Halloween Crafts
Halloween Fun for the Whole Family
Why Homemade Halloween Crafts?
Halloween is a fun holiday for the whole family. And further more probably the most crafty!
So whether you want to make decorations for around the home, make arts and crafts simply to keep you entertained, there are plenty of homemade Halloween crafts to keep you and your family amused for hours and without spending a fortune.
Paper Mache Pumpkins
This is one of the most popular arts and crafts options around Halloween. You decide what you want to make but we recommend making pumpkins. These ones will never rot!
To make the perfect paper mache mixture combine:
¾ cup flour ½ cup water
Then to make your pumpkin do the following:
Blow up a balloon as your template. Then tear a newspaper into pieces. Dip the pieces of newspaper into your paper mache mixture and fix to balloon.
Once all newspaper is fixed to the balloon allow to dry. Following this, cut the top off your paper mache as you would do a real pumpkin and paint. These are great for sweet bowls or just as decorations in general.
(Can also make great hats)
For this one you just need some black cardboard, glue / stapler and scissors.
Cut a long strip of black cardboard approximately 2 inches wide. Length is up to you, if you’re making a hat you may want to measure the persons head.
Then for the legs cut eight strips of the black card, approximately 1 inch wide by 10 inches long. Shape the legs by bending each piece in half and at one end of the card bend it back again (for the foot).
Join the large strip together (ensuring it fits around the desired head if making a hat).
Glue or staple the legs to the inside of the top of the hat. Thus ensuring the legs poke up and dangle down where bent. Put four on each side.
Add some eyes to the front or your spider using card, paper or whatever you like and your spider is complete.
If you don’t want to wear it as a hat you may prefer to put some holes in it and hang it from the ceiling or in a door way as a decoration.
For this one you’ll need some adult help. You’ll need a coat hanger turned into circle. Perhaps if dad is a bit crafty you might even just have some wire in the garage.
Once you have your circle you can either use green garbage bags or scrap fabric. Depends on whether you want it to be scary or pretty!
Cut or tear your garbage bag (fabric) into strips approximately 8 inches long and 1 inch wide. Tie them onto your wire, tying in a knot in the middle. Keep doing this until the circle / wreath is all full up.
Then it is up to you what else you might like to add. Some suggestions are:
Cardboard autumn leaves Cotton ball cobwebs Flowers (real or fake)
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