Kids Crafts: Halloween Fun

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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

What kid doesn’t love Halloween? It’s full of spooky fun and, of course, candy. Let your kids celebrate all month long with these fun and easy kids crafts! They can help make fun decorations to show off to trick-or-treaters, guests, and their friends.

Think Crafts - Pom Pom Candy Corn

Pom Pom Candy Corn

Won’t your child be so proud of their very own candy corn centerpiece? They don’t need much direction to create their own decoration, and can show it off in no time. It’s perfect for a party or table setting all month long.

Halloween Footprint Bunting - Mama.Papa.Bubba

Halloween Footprint BuntingMama.Papa.Bubba

I love how bright and cheerful this bunting is. It allows for a lot of creativity from your little ones and looks great strung up on a wall. There are so many options for this bunting, your kids won’t want to stop creating!

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No-Sew Bat Cape

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

No- Sew Bat Cape for Halloween

As a child who lived in the North and the South, I trick or treated in snow and in a heat wave.  However, Halloween costumes seem to be mainly designed for warm temperatures and don’t really have room to jam a snowsuit under.  This bat cape is a great compromise.  If you live in a colder climate, put as many warm layers on as you need, just make sure the top layer is black.  If it’s going to be a warm Halloween, a black T-shirt and black leggings are all you need to make this costume work.  This is also great work appropriate costume if your office dresses up for Halloween.  Save your scraps from this project, you’ll use them to finish this costume later this month!

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Pumpkin Spice Soaps

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Pumpkin Spice Soap

Create a little fall festivity this year with a fun, fall scented soap! While the exterior is just a simple scentless blend, the brown pumpkins on the inside give off a surprising scent that will delight guests and gift receivers! These cute soaps are very easy to make and will be sure to get you in the fall spirit whenever you clean!

Here’s What You Need:

How to Make It:

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Creepy Crawly Spider Tree

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Creepy Crawly Spider Tree - a unique Halloween Decoration

Create a creepy crawly, but totally cute decoration to celebrate Halloween.  Grab the glue and your kids, and make a tree full of fuzzy spiders.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own tree full of spiders:

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Handmade Halloween Costume Contest

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It’s the time of the year again to show off our crafty and creative skills with our own homemade costumes. Every year, the CreateForLess panel of judges has tons of fun going through your amazing handmade costumes and selecting winners. With your help on Facebook, we select our top 3 winners who win a $50, $100, and $150 gift certificate to CreateForLess.com!

Here are last years’ winners:

Halloween Winners

Impressive, right?

You can check out the rest of our favorites over on our Facebook page. We had so many wonderful entrants, but I love these because everyone is so fully committed to their costumes, it’s amazing!

Jackie W

I can’t even begin to imagine how much time went into Jackie W’s Dark Helmet costume. It’s got to be pretty hot under there, but the end result is definitely a conversation starter!

Jenni F

First of all, this kid looks like he can’t get enough of his costume, which might be the most important thing. The background, the metallic paint, and the added photoshop really bring Jenni F’s robot costume to life is such a fun way.

Nathalie L

I really don’t know if there is anything cuter than a toddler in a costume. On top of that, Nathalie L’s little Luke photoshoot is stunning just by itself. I would be proud to display this photo any time of the year.

There are so many more wonderful costumes to see on Facebook, you should really check them out. And I can’t wait to see what you came up with this year, so please show me by entering this year’s Handmade Halloween Costume Contest over at CreateForLess.com!

 

Eerie Faux Pinwheel Card for Halloween

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Eerie Faux Pinwheel Card for Halloween

Create this spooky Halloween card to add to the tricks of the season.  It looks like a pinwheel, but it’s not real!  A trick of the eye for a Halloween trick will add to the fun of any occasion.

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Halloween Party Decorations

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One of the best parts of Halloween are the clever decorations. Whether you’re having a party and want to impress, or you want to make trick-or-treating a little more fun for the neighborhood kids, fun decorations are a must. Lately, it seems like the internet is full of insanely clever ways to decorate your house for Halloween. Here are some of my favorite ideas.

DIY Jack-O-Lantern Jars with Transform Mason Paint

Jack-O-Lantern Jars

Make some jack-o-lanterns that can be used every year with these cute mason jar lanterns! These make for a great way to add a little character to a buffet table, or your mantle.

Wall of Bats - Marvelous Mommy

Wall of BatsMarvelous Mommy

This would make a great installation behind your buffet table at a party, or surrounding the dance floor. I love how simple but impactful the end result is. It’s creepy and cool!

Spooky Crystal Ball Candlesticks - Flamingo Toes

Crystal Ball Halloween CandlesticksFlamingo Toes

To me, this decoration definitely has a “wow” factor. You’ll be sure to impress with these candlesticks, and have lots of people asking how you made them!

Halloween Magnetic Spiders - Delia Creates

Halloween Magnetic SpidersDelia Creates

This is a really simple way to add some creepy Halloween spirit to your home. I could see kids really getting a kick out of moving the spiders around. For some reason, I personally think it’s extra creepy with the spiders all in a line like in the photo.

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