It’s that time of year…football games, fall festivals and of course, Halloween. We’ve got 29 crafts and DIY projects to keep you and your little goblins busy.
DIY Drilled Pumpkin
Drilling a pumpkin… an idea I wish I had thought of first, brilliantly executed on Curbly.
This Halloween Countdown is a little more involved than some of the other crafts featured here, but it’s a statement piece for your front porch (or living room) that is worth your time investment. Thank you, I Heart Naptime!
Chalkboard Paint Mason Jar Labels
I am in love with mason jars – there are just so many great uses for them! Try out these mason jars with chalkboard paint labels from Untrained Housewife for your Halloween party or just for a great decoration!
Fall-Themed Chalkboard Placemats
While Fall brings lots of wonderful family gatherings and meals, it also means lots of time waiting at the dinner table for the little ones in the mix. Give them something to do with these chalkboard paint placemats found on Untrained Housewife.
Googly Eye Cat Frame
More Googly Eyes!! Check out the tutorial for a googly eye frame from The Swell Life – would make a great decoration for a Halloween party!
Chalkboard Paint Pumpkins
I love this idea on Blissfully Domestic of using chalkboard paint on pumpkins to decorate as opposed to messing with the pumpkin guts… Not my favorite part of Halloween.
DIY Candy Corn Garland
Poppytalk has a free template and tutorial for candy corn garland that would be a great craft for the kids to help with – plus, considerably fewer calories than actual candy corn.
If you plan on having a Halloween gathering than naturally, you will need a decorative centerpiece for your dinner table or buffet serving table and this Autumn Centerpiece DIY from Blissfully Domestic is a fabulous option because it can be customized to any holiday or color scheme, so you can keep using the same hurricane vase or glass vase and just change out the filling. For Halloween try candy corn or corn kernels.
Cookie Cutter Pumpkins
Cookie cutters to carve pumpkins! Who knew?! plus you get to use a mallet! Find the tutorial at Build by Kids.
DIY Spiderweb Pinwheels
These spider webs over at This Heart of Mine aren’t just any spider webs, these are works of art. Plus I think you could use the same method and use different colors to decorate for a birthday party (minus the spiders, unless of course it’s a Spiderman-themed party).
DIY Lace-Covered Pumpkins
Another great alternative to actually carving a pumpkin are these fabulous lace-covered pumpkins from http://blissfullydom.wpengine.com/loves/pinkcakeplate.
DIY Halloween Glitter Monsters
Little Mason Jars (or baby food jars), glitter slime, and googly eyes – say no more, I am in love. These monsters are too cute to just come out on Halloween! Check out Eighteen 25 for the tutorial (there’s a link there as well on how to make glitter slime, which every parent should know how to do).
Glow-In-The-Dark Halloween Cat Eyes
Try out these DIY glow-in-the-dark cat eyes from A Nest for All Seasons to decorate your front yard or porch with and then sit back and wait for your neighbors to lavish you with compliments.
DIY Spider Sacks
Normally I would panic at the sight of a spider sack this size, but not with this fun craft for you to make with your kids from Modern Parents Messy Kids.
Fall Felt Board Printables
Felt boards were my favorite growing up! And still are – something about watching a teacher or librarian place the felt pieces on the board during a story just makes me happy. Download these fall-themed felt board printables from Blissfully Domestic (and there’s a link to making your own felt board if you don’t already have one).
DIY Spooky Ghosts
These spooky ghosts are a perfect Halloween decoration to add to the front porch or large tree in the front yard – just make sure they are on display for the neighborhood kids to catch a glimpse of them. Find the tutorial at Simply Designing.
Googly Eye Wreath
Why didn’t I think of this?! It’s a googly eye wreath! Thank you, No. 2 Pencil. Absolutely brilliant.
DIY BOO Bag
Alright this craft does require sewing knowledge and one of those sewing machine things, but if you are skilled in that area then you must make these trick-or-treat bags from Whipper Berry on Eighteen 25 (and then make 4 more and send to my house, please).
Get this free Halloween printable “Ghoul You Look Bootiful” from Pitter and Glink. Perfect decoration for this season, especially if you have little girls at home.
DIY Halloween Terrarium
I really enjoy terrariums and Amy from Mod Podge Rocks as created a whimsical Halloween version that would be fabulous on display at your home this Halloween.
DIY Halloween Mummy
These mummies from Craftaphile are anything but scary and a perfect addition to your Halloween decoration collection.
DIY Felt Mask
I actually just made one of these masks since my little Batman was in desperate need of a mask. Batman can’t just go walking around town with his face exposed. Obviously. Find the super simple tutorial at The New Home Ec.
Halloween Apothecary Jars
Check out these mini Halloween apothecary jars on Positively Splendid. So tiny and cute, yet just the right amount of Halloween charm.
DIY Spider Pumpkin
We have a love/hate relationship with spiders in my home (also with alligators FYI) so I think we will have to add this spider-covered pumpkin from A Pumpkin & A Princess to our Halloween craft to-do list.
DIY Pumpkin Candy Holder
Oh, my goodness this pumpkin candy holder DIY from Blissfully Domestic is adorable. And more importantly, it’s simple enough that even someone who may not be as skilled with a needle and thread can manage to complete it (not me, though, I am a sewing prodigy…).
DIY Skeleton Wreath
Now this is creative. Southern Scraps has a tutorial for a Dollar Tree skeleton wreath that is sure to be a unique addition to your front door.
DIY Halloween Burlap Wreath
This burlap wreath from Six Sister’s Stuff is really gorgeous. And while they admit it’s a tad time-consuming to tie the burlap strips around the wreath, it’s clearly worth it. Just make your kids help if your hands get tired!
DIY Silly Monster Trick-Or-Treat Bag
This little monster is adorable and would be even more adorable on the arm of a child eager to trick-or-treat! Head to Untrained Housewife for the tutorial.
Bat Mobile– No, it’s not the Batmobile. That would be cool! This mobile filled with bats is a close second. The guests at your Halloween Party will absolutely love it!
Halloween offers so many opportunities to spend time with your kids and make some fantastic crafts – or to lock them in their rooms and steal thier trick-or-treat candy… either way – Happy Haunting!
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