We are only a day away from Halloween! Today, we have guest blogger, Sophia Mann compile a list of kids crafts for you to try out with your little pumpkins at home!
the perfect occasion for your child to experiment with his art and craft
skills. If you are lucky enough to have your own yard and a bountiful yield of
pumpkins you already have some great craft activity waiting right at your
So would you
not like to initiate your little ones to some serious Halloween fun? Craft
activities with pumpkins will allow your kids to get their fingers all squishy
and mushy with the flesh and seeds of the pumpkin as well as give their
creativity a free run.
Lanterns, floating ghosts and pom pom spiders all add the right amount of
spookiness to your Halloween fun.
tons of art and craft ideas on the Net. We have compiled a few so that you can
have a great time with your little goblins and help them enjoy Halloween to the
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spook kids and adults alike, Halloween or not. So why not have some fun making a dozen of these 8-legged crawlies that can also serve as a part of
your Halloween home décor.
You can make
your spidey either using egg carton cups or black pom poms. Four black pipe
cleaners can be used for the legs.
little one cut out a cup from an empty egg carton. If you are planning to go on
a spider-making spree cut out 12 cups. Ensure you trim them properly so that
the cups sit flat without wobbling.
can get all messy painting the 12 cups black. Let the cups rest until the paint
Once this is
done poke 4 holes each on opposite sides of the cup. Thread the pipe cleaners
through one hole and through to the other side. Trim the extra length of the
legs and bend them so that the spider stands steady.
Glue on a
pair of googly eyes and paint a red smile and you are done.
You can also
add loops at the top of the cups which will enable your little ones hang them
in your house.
Wouldn't a Talking Jack O' Lantern
Jack O’Lantern would make any unsuspecting guest in your house jump out of his
or her skin.
would your kids enjoy all the scary sounds they get to make but these lanterns
are quite easy to make as well.
Carve up a
synthetic pumpkin to make a scary Jack O’Lantern. If you prefer the real thing,
then carve up a big pumpkin to make a face of your choice. Do not cut out the
top, just carve out the bottom and place the parents unit of an old baby
monitor inside. Your child can hide and speak into the transmitter at the right
unit is not visible from outside. You can cover up the openings for the mouth
and eyes using a black cloth.
Or, you can
place an orange fabric over the monitor and place a tea light or fake candle
inside to make the speaking Jack O’Lantern a really eerie experience for your
You can use
a round white paper plate or a silver card as the moon. Use templates available
on art and craft websites and cut out shapes of bats from black construction
paper. You will have to lend a helping hand to your child with the cutting
ones can glue the bats on the moon so that they appear as flying across it. You
can also paint the moon with shiny silver paint or sprinkle silver glitter over
the moon so that it is all sparkly and glittery.
Cat Face String Lights for Your Room
This is an
ideal project if you have slightly bigger and more confident children.
favorite cat face template from the Web and cut out cat faces from black
pasteboard (card stock). Fringe the sides and the top of the cat’s head using a
pair of fringing scissors.
kids cut out the fringes.
whiskers, you can use black waxed twine. Take four pieces of the twines (about
4 inches long) and knot them together in the center. Your child can stick the
central knot on the cat’s face and lets the twines stick out on the sides as
standard-size holes on the horizontal center of the cats’ face for eyes. The
holes should be a few inches apart.
lights in your living room and position the cat’s faces before the lights
accordingly, so that each pair of eyes glows eerily in the dark.
There are printables on the Web which can help your little one create his or her
Halloween painting for the celebration. Frame the scary art created by your
children and hang them in your home for some cute spookiness.
What about a Painted Pumpkin Pot?
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This is a
simple craft activity which you can enjoy with your toddler.
medium-size clay pot for this activity. Help your child paint the pot orange
with kid-friendly craft paint. Turn the pot upside down and using a
dark-colored 3-D paint draw or write messages like ‘welcome to my spooky home’
or ‘Happy Halloween’ along the bottom rim of the pot.
paint you can help your child draw the Jack O’Lantern face on the pot. Your
little one can also draw leaves and green spirals on top of the pot to make the
perfect Pumpkin Pot.
craft activities will really help make this Halloween a great experience for
your children. It not only keeps your little ones occupied but also gives them
plenty to get excited about on Halloween what with their
work adorning walls, hanging in rooms and lighting up the night.