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Scary Halloween Crafts


Looking for some great Halloween crafts for your Halloween party, haunted house, or just for trick-or-treaters?

A fun craft is something that can keep you occupied for hours on end especially if you enjoy it. Here are some ideas that will hopefully set you on your way in preparation for your next Halloween...

Halloween Crafts Part 1:

If you live in a house that has a wood-burning fireplace, then chances are that you have access to tree stumps or large blocks of wood. These are great for making stands for your Jack O'Lanterns. You could use a chisel to slightly hollow out the middle of the stump so that the lantern can sit stably or simply use some Blu-Tack or Velcro.

Get some small or mini pumpkins and hollow them out to use as candle holders. If open flames are out of the question, you can put glow sticks instead of candles for a different effect. You can carve, draw or paint faces on the pumpkins too. Instead of pumpkins, you could use apples as well. Ensure that you choose apples that sit well and flat or cut off the bottom to make a flat surface. Remove the stem and cut around it deep enough for the candle. It is best to use taper candles for a better fit.

Get a large pumpkin and hollow it out to use as a salad bowl or to serve fresh vegetables. Cut off the top, hollow and clean it out and let it dry in the sun. You could carve a jagged edge design on the top. Do the same with some smaller or mini pumpkins to use for dips or salad dressings.

Make a scarecrow in your front yard. You need two pieces of wood, one put into the ground and the other nailed across for the arms. Use old jeans and a shirt and stuff them with newspaper. Add some straw for effect. You can use a plastic pumpkin for the head and draw a face on it. This makes a great Halloween craft for the whole family.

Tie glow sticks to helium balloons and let them float around the house. Ensure that some string extends below so that people can easily reach them if they get stuck somewhere or simply to play with them.

Use publicly available Halloween fonts on your computer to make banners or invitations for your party. It's a fast, easy Halloween craft you can use instantly to enhance your party theme. Print them onto inkjet iron-on transfer paper and put them onto your favourite t-shirt or Halloween outfit.

Halloween Crafts Part 2. OK, Now We Are Getting Scary...

A visit to your local hardware store for some basic items and you could make your own tombstones transforming your garden into an instant graveyard. Paint them grey to resemble stone. Do not worry about the details as it will be dark, but do put on some exciting or scary wordings. By the way, your local hardware store is loaded with Halloween craft ideas.

Going trick or treating? Why not make a special jug to collect candies? Cut off the top two inches of a gallon milk jug. Soak to remove any labels. Paint orange. Once dry, paint or stick on eyes nose and mouth resembling a Jack O'Lantern. Use fluorescent paint for a nice effect. The jug can be kept for future reuse.

Using six pipe cleaners, you can make your own skeleton. Bend one pipe cleaner into two for the backbone. Twist another around the bottom of the backbone to make into the legs. Do the same for the arms. Join two pipe cleaners and twist them around the backbone leaving some space forming a ribcage. Twist the last pipe cleaner for a head and glue on some eyes. Hang with a rubber band for a bouncing effect. Your kids will love making halloween crafts with pipe cleaners. But be careful when cutting and keep them out of their mouth.

Using glue and food coloring, you can make a see through painting. Paint a Halloween image onto a piece of plastic wrap. Before the mixture dries, put another piece of plastic wrap on. Cut it out and hang it in front of a light source for a see through effect. You could also frame the plastic pictures using wood or cardboard if you want them to be longer lasting.

Halloween Crafts Part 3. The Real Scary Stuff...

Make some hand printed spiders. Apply black paint to your palm and 4 fingers leaving out the thumb. Place palm onto a piece of paper. Turn the paper 180 degrees and print again making sure the palm overlaps. Add some wiggly eyes using either paint or sticks. This is suitable for even 2 or 3 year olds.

Make your own blood. It is less expensive than buying ready made blood from the Halloween shops. It's not difficult; all you need is Karo syrup and food coloring. While you're at it, why not make some slime using glue, water and borax powder. This is an advanced Hallween craft, so take your time and be careful.

Using apples, you can make dried, shrunken heads. Peel the apples and coat with a mixture of lemon juice and salt to prevent browning. Carve out a face of eyes, nose and mouth. Do not worry about the finer details as they will probably be lost when the apple dries. You can use whole cloves for the eyes and rice grains for the teeth. Let the apples sit out in a warm place for about 2 weeks. If you don't have 2 weeks, you can speed up the drying by putting them into an oven on the lowest temperature for about 45 minutes and then to dry out naturally for the next 2 days or so. Once dried, they shrink and deform into weird and scary looking faces.

Says Angie Maroevich, "You don't have to spend a fortune on commercial Halloween supplies to have a great party. There are many inexpensive alternatives laying around the house or at your local store you can use to create a Halloween theme that will impress all your friends."


About The Author

Angie Maroevich is an arts and crafts enthusiast, business owner, and athlete. Her arts and crafts articles and be found at http://www.craft-ideas-guide.com.

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angie@craft-ideas-guide.com



Halloween Crafts FAQ

Question: Halloween crafts?????
ok so me and my little brother [who is 6] want to do some arts and crafts for halloween so we can hang them up on the walls and stuff. do you have any ideas of some projects we can do? or any links to some cool halloween things?
oh yeah and we have things like markers, crayons, colored pensils, tape, glue, popsicle sticks ECT
please..any ideas or sites??

Answer: Here is a list of many Halloween Crafts!!!

http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/specialfeature/halloween_ms_crafts/

Question: At what website can I find some halloween crafts?
I babysit a five year old boy and a two year old girl. I've been wanting to do something with them for halloween, like, crafts, baking cookies, anything cute, fun, and easy having to do with halloween.

Can anyone find some websites with halloween crafts or baking ideas?
Any little thing helps! Thanks!

Answer: there are loads to find when you search for them in your search engine, and you can also look for pictures of halloween decor on the internet and copy them by making it out of cardboard or other easy materials. here are some websites i found;
http://www.makingfriends.com/halloween.htm
http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/halloween/
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/halloween/
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/Halloween/index.html
http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/specialfeature/halloween_ms_crafts/

Question: What font is the one used often for Halloween crafts? It has curls on the ends?
I want to make my own Halloween crafts where you paint words like Boo etc onto pumpkins etc.. there is one font I see alot for Halloween that has "curly cues" or something on the ends. I haven't found it yet on my computer.

It is curlz! Now, I have found a .zip file and unzipped it, but how do I get that font to where Word etc will use it???

Answer: Are you talking about chiller or curlz ?

Question: Are there any scary halloween crafts that I could do?
I don't want any of the cute kid crafts I want some gruesome and terrifying craft ideas like something that has to do with Micheal Myers, Freddy Kruger, Jason Vorhees or Leatherface.

Thanks for any of the help I really appreciate it, I really want to make a scary haunted house for halloween.

Answer: http://www.frightfx.com
http://www.halloweenmonsterlist.info/
http://www.scaryguys.com/index.html

Question: Any creative ideas on fall/halloween crafts to do at home with a 2 and 4 year old?
I am a stay at home mom and I was wondering if anybody had quick and creative craft ideas to do for fall/halloween. I have a messy two year old and a four old who loves to be creative on her own terms. Thanks for your ideas :)

Answer: make a big tree out of construction paper and then have them make leaves with their handprints (you can even do it like a calender and have them put up the leaves as the days go, numbering the leaves as you go along).
sticker art, little ones love stickers - though the 2 year old may still be a little young.
make cookies and have them decorate them - you can usually find really neat halloween jimmies at the grocery store or michaels/joann's.
cut out 2 big paper pumpkins and give them some black (washable of course) paint to make faces (the 2 year old will probably not make a face, but will have a good time playing with the paint)... you could do witches or monsters too
that's all i can come up with off the top of my head

Question: Fun Halloween crafts or activities to do with 3 young girls?
ok so i'm babysitting today and its supposed to rain. what are some cheap halloween activities or crafts we could do? they're 3 girls aged 6, 9, and 10. so they can handle using scissors and coloring and all that. it could even be baking or making some type of cute food item. if you have specific ideas for things you do or even a website that you've used it would be greatly appreciated! thanks!

Answer: Here are some fun websites with craft ideas.
www.bhg.com
www.dltk-kids.com
You could make pumpkin pins out of Fun Foam. Use wiggly eyes and shapes for
the mouth and nose. They sell peel and stick pin backs. I would use Tacky Glue
just to make sure the pin backs stay.

Question: What are some good halloween crafts ideas for community's Halloween Carnival without spending too much money?
I am in charge of the Crafts Committee for a carnival we are having through our school and I can't seem to come up with some good crafts ideas that I can buy the supplies without spending too much money....

Any ideas? Crafts are for elementary school kids up to little toddlers and the number of kids that will be there will probably be up to 100.

Answer: http://www.allfreecrafts.com/halloween/pencils.shtml
hope this helped

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/halloween/spiders.shtml
i work at the boys and girls club and these are what the kids enjoy doing

Question: What are cute halloween crafts you can make for little kids?
If you know any, what are the supplies you need and how do you make them? ; }

Answer: go to enchanted learning there cuter than you think





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