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Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts for Kids

There are so many cool crafts that kids can create for Halloween!

Halloween Crafts for Kids

No Sew Felt Ghost Family

Materials: Feltables 36″ x 36″ White Felt, four  “Make It: Fun” brand Styrofoam Cones (two 3 7/8″ by 8 7/8″ cones and two 2 7/8″ by 5 7/8 inch cones), googly eyes and embellishments like thin ribbon, scrapbook paper to make a tie, buttons and free ghost template (below). You’ll also need scissors, glue and a piece of cardboard or scrapbook paper to trace the templates on. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Download and print templates

2. Trace templates on cardboard or card stock and cut out.

3. Trace templates on white felt and cut out (4 large and 4 small to create “fronts and backs” for all four ghosts).

4. Place one piece of felt on front of styrofoam cone and one on back. Gently tug until sides meet. Glue together. Repeat for other four ghosts.

5. Glue on google eyes and embellishments like thin ribbon (for mom and daughter ghosts) and paper necktie for father ghost). The son ghost’s bow tie can be made by coloring a piece of farfalle pasta black with a Sharpie or by painting it black.

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Pumpkin and Witch Lollipops

Materials for the Pumpkin: Orange Burlap, a brown chenille step, googly eyes, thin black ribbon, glue and a lollipop. Materials for the Witch: Green Felt, a tiny witches’s hat, googly eyes, orange ribbon, glue and a lollipop. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Using a small bowl as a template, trace the circle shape on the burlap or felt and cut out.

2. Place lollipop in the middle of the circle and tightly tie a piece of ribbon just under the lollipop

3. Glue on eyes and hat (witch) or eyes and small piece of chenille stem (pumpkin)

4. Display in a vase full of candy corn. Ours features vinyl bats by Decorating Your Life.

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Sparkly “BOO” Letters

Materials: Large cardboard “BOO” letters, green, white and black adhesive glitter foam, green, white and black acrylic paint, large witches’s hat and 3 sets of large googly eyes. You’ll also need a pencil, scissors, glue and if desired, die cut bow tie for ghost. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Using the photo as a guide, paint the letters (3 coats, allowing drying time)

2. Using photo as a guide, trace letters on “paper” side of adhesive glitter paper.

3. Cut out letters and adhere to cardboard letters.

4. Draw bat wings on a remaining black glitter paper and cut out.

5. Glue eyes, hat, bow tie and wings on letters.

Halloween Crafts for Kids

EEK Wreath

Materials: Black Spiderweb wreath, green tulle, large chipboard letters, yellow paint, a hole lunch, think black ribbon, a package of  Creatures Inc. from Darice and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Paint chipboard letters yellow (3-4 coats) and let dry.

2. Wind tulle in and out of wreath. Make a large bow in a corner.

3. Using the photo as a guide, glue on some creepy crawly bugs.

4. Punch a hole in the top of each letter and tie to the web with black ribbon.

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Candy Balls

Materials: Plastic Christmas Ornaments, Sixlet Candy in green, orange and black, Neon Googly Eyes from Darice, black Duck Tape (for monster), small green leaves (for pumpkin), black card stock, glue gots and white chenille stem for bat. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Fill balls with candy (using photo as a guide).

2. Add corresponding colored eyes with Glue Dots.

3. Embellish (again using photo as guide).

4. These would be cute hanging on a single branch in a vase.

Happy Halloween!

Tin Can Pumpkins

Tin Can Pumpkins

Tin Can Pumpkins

Howdy! If you have a pet, you probably have some pet food!

Tin Can Pumpkins

I like to mix a teeny bit or wet into my dog’s dry food, and then I rinse out the cans and save them.

Tin Can Pumpkins

I’ve been daydreaming about what I can do with all these cans! And with Halloween coming up next month, a whimsical idea struck me: Tin Can Pumpkins.

Supplies: Small tin cans, orange spray paint (I used Design Master in Orange), a Crop-o-Dile or large hole punch, a 1 1/2 inch round circle punch, orange scrapbook paper, a pumpkin paper punch (I used one from Martha Stewart– you could also just hand draw pumpkin faces), black vinyl, glue dots and green twine (mine is Recollections from Michaels).

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 1: Clean and dry the cans and punch two holes in them, about an inch apart. A Crop-o-Dile works well for this but a large hole punch would also do the trick.

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 2: Spray paint the cans orange

Tin Can Pumpkins

 Step 3: Use a the circle punch to make the round pumpkin shape

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 4: Use the Martha Stewart Pumpkin Punch to make the face or just draw the face on the orange circle.

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 5; If using the punch and vinyl, apply the vinyl and use Glue Dots to add the face to the tin can.

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 6: Cut a piece of green twine and loop through the holes, tying inside the can.

Tin Can PumpkinsHang your pumpkins on a tree branch. I happened to have a wire tree that I painted brown, but a small tree branch would be perfect for this.

Tin Can Pumpkins

Check out my Halloween Crafts Gallery for more SPOOKTACULAR ideas!

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Going Batty Flower Pot

Going Batty Flower Pot

DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

Hey Friends. I am so excited to be part of the Craft Lightning HALLOWEEN Craft Edition.

This is a cool series. The goal is to create a  Halloween craft that takes 15 minutes or less excluding drying time. My “Going Batty” Flower Pot is fun project, because it uses a secret materials, fresh from your panty!

Going Batty Flower Pot Supplies

Materials: A flower pot and saucer (if desired), Farfalle Pasta, black and green spray paint, Horizon Group Pom Poms, little googly eyes, yellow vinyl or scrapbook paper and hot glue. If you with to make the sign too, you’ll need  Horizon Group Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks (I used orange), a small chalkboard sign, a Chalk Bistro Pen, and little leaves for embellishment.

Instructions:

1. Spray paint the pot and saucer (I used green paint for the pot and yellow for the saucer.

2. Using a glass as a template, cut a circle out of yellow vinyl or yellow scrapbook paper. This is the “moon.” If using paper, attach to pot with a dab of hot glue.

3. Make the bats

Here’s How You Make the Bats:

Going Batty Flower Pot

Spray paint the noodles glossy back. Use hot glue to add googly eyes to pom pom and glue on Farfalle.

4. Use hot glue to attach bats to the flower pot

 DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

5. Make the sign (f desired)

Here’s How You Make the Sign (Optional):

DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

Write “Happy Halloween” on a small chalkboard and glue to craft stick. Add leaves and a bat if desired.

6. Add fun fall flowers and the sign to the pot.

DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

6. Add flowers

For MANY more ghoulishly GREAT craft ideas, visit The County Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts. If you like unique upcycle crafts… check out my Frosted Pumpkin Vase post.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

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Fall Flower Pots

Fall Flower Pots

Fall Flower Pots

Don’t stow away those summer flower pots! You can create GORGEOUS fall themed flower pots that will look lovely gracing your front doorstep.

Fall Flower Pots

Supplies: Flower Pots, Spray Paint (I used Design Master spray paint in Olive Bright, Orange and Yellow). You’ll also need Halloween or Fall themed vinyl. I used images from Decorating Your Life. It’s also helpful to have a piece of sandpaper on hand, in case you need correct any extra paint “oopseys.”

Fall Flower Pots

Spray Paint the flower pots. Here are a few  tips.

Spray Painting Tips

1. If you turn the pots upside down, you’ll get a nice clean look

2. If any paint happens to get on the rim of the pot, lightly rub the area with sandpaper to get rid of the paint.

3. It’s important to follow the directions on the can and if it says to shake the can for 3 minutes before spraying– do it! You’ll be glad when you get a great result.

4. Wear gloves and a face mask for when spray painting.

5. Wipe the nozzle clean after each spray to help prevent the dreaded dips. If you do get a drip, immediately tap the area with your (gloved) finger. You can cover it up with your next coat of spray paint.

6. If you do a lot of spray painting, it may be worth it to invest in a painter’s drop cloth. I use mine over and over and over… you get the idea.

Fall Flower Pots

After the paint is dry, apply vinyl.

Fall Flower Pots

Add some gorgeous flowers like gerbera daisies, pansies or violas.

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Halloween Mason Jar Printables

Halloween Mason Jar Printables

FREE set of Halloween Mason Jar Printables, perfect for parties, decor and gifts!

It’s SPOOKY how quickly Halloween can sneak up on you! My pal Printabelle and I have teamed up to create a FREE set of  Halloween Mason Jar Printables… just for you! You can use them for parties, decor, crafts, gift giving… or anything else you think of.

To Download just click on link and save file to your computer… then print.

Halloween Mason Jar Mini Banner

Halloween Mason Jar Invitations

Halloween Mason Jar Circle Labels

Halloween Mason Jar Bats

Halloween Mason Jar Tags

Halloween Mason Jar Invitations

Love Mason Jar Printables? Find more here.

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Project Inspire{d} #37: Halloween in Black, White and Orange

 

Project Inspire{d} Linky Party

Hi There Ghoulies and thanks for joining the fun at Project Inspire{d}! I am so glad you are here!

{Project Inspire{d} #37: Halloween in Black, White and Orange}

Project Inspire{d}: Halloween

Here’s a preview of what’s to come, but first… I have some exciting news for you! One of my all time favorite bloggers, Steph from The Silly Pearl, is joining the party. Steph is so creative and such a BIG sweetie! Visit her blog if you haven’t yet. You’ll LOVE it! 

Here’s what I’ve been up to…

What I’ve Been Working On

Hillshire Farm Sausage

 If you like sausage, you’ll LOVE this 3 Sausage Casserole! It’s so GOOD! 

Halloween Crafts

If you have burlap and paint, you can make this Candy Corn Bunting banner in  no time!

Halloween Treats

 A delicious alternative to caramel… Chocolate Dipped Apples! Great way to use up random candy too.

ThanksgivingJanel from Mrs. Fix It make me a new Thanksgiving Project Gallery… woo hoo! If you need design/WP help, Janel is your gal!

Shabby Apple Dress Review and Giveaway

AND… please enter my Shabby Apple Dress Giveway! I would love for you to win!

Phew! That seems like a lot of action.

ANYWAY… let’s get on with the party!

{My Features}

There were so many frighteningly fantastic Halloween projects linked up last week! I am spotlighting some crafts and food in the traditional Halloween hues on black, white and Orange!

Project Inspire{d}

No-Sew Halloween Cushions by 24 Cottonwood Lane 

pumpkinsmoothie

Pumpkin Banana Smoothie by Domestic Bliss Squared 

Halloween-Decor-600x600

Halloween Sign by The Girl Creative

Candy_Pumpkin_Halloween_Treat_8

Candy Jack O’Lantern Halloween Treat by The Crafty Blog Stalker

Halloween-Mantle-Ideas

Halloween Mantle Ideas by Sparkles and a Stove

My Co-Hostesses Features 

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Cupcakes and Crinoline: Autumn Birch Vases by Life n Reflection

Autumn Woodland Skirt

The Silly Pearl: Woodland Creatures Stenciled Skirt by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Project Inspire{d} Feature

Dukes and Duchesses: Apple Cinnamon Rolls from Dreams of a Farm

 And now… the party!

Party Guidelines

  We’d love for you to include the Project Inspire{d} button code in the footer, somewhere on your blog or a link back to this post  so that others can join in on the inspiration.

Linky Party Project Inspired

If you’ve been featured feel free to grab a feature button!

Posting to our party means you are giving us the right to post your project and photos and promote via social media ~ links will be pinned to our  Party Board throughout the week and can be seen here: ♥Project Inspire{d} Party Pins♥

Project Inspire{d} #36: Five Playful Halloween Crafts

Hello Pretties! As I type this it is POURING down rain… as my former co-worker used to say “It is the rain to end all rains!”  

Honestly, here in the Seattle area, we experience the “rain to end all rains” on and off  from October to May every year. What about your neck of the woods? Is it an Indian Summer or does it feel like winter is creeping in? Here in Seattle, we just get soggy!

Project Inspire{d}

Whatever the weather, it’s Project Inspire{d} time! YIPPEE! First, let me share with you what I’ve been up to this week:

What I’ve Been Up To:

Halloween Food

Halloween Tombstone Treats 

Halloween Crafts

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost 

My Features: Five Playful Halloween Crafts

Project Inspire{d} Features

Each of these projects makes me smile. Pin from the source if you please! Let’s spotlight these great crafts:

Project Inspire{d}: Five Playful Halloween Crafts

Pumpkin String Art by Rachel from Lines Across 

Project Inspire{d} Feature: Five Playful Halloween Crafts

Burlap Pumpkin Tutorial by Chelsea from Get Your Crap Together (awesome blog name!) via Domestic Bliss Squared 

Project Inspire{d}: Five Playful Halloween Crafts

DIY Witches Potion Bottles created by Krista from While He Was Napping

Project Inspire{d}: Five Playful Halloween Projects

Halloween Mason Jars by Jess from Plucky’s Second Thought

 DIY Ghost Earrings

 DIY Ghost Earrings by Linda from Mixed Creations

Thanks for sharing these crafts, ladies!

My C0-Hostesses Features

Queen Anne Shabby Chic Sideboard_004

Cupcakes and Crinoline: Queen Anne Sideboard by Orphans with Makeup

I Love You Printable

 Dukes and Duchesses: I Love You Alphabet Printable by Endlessly Inspired

 And now… the party!

Party Guidelines

  We’d love for you to include the Project Inspire{d} button code in the footer, somewhere on your blog or a link back to this post  so that others can join in on the inspiration.

Linky Party Project Inspired

If you’ve been featured feel free to grab a feature button!

Posting to our party means you are giving us the right to post your project and photos and promote via social media ~ links will be pinned to our  Party Board throughout the week and can be seen here: ♥Project Inspire{d} Party Pins♥

Candy Corn Bunting

{Candy Corn Bunting}

Halloween Decor

 Last week I shared 7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas in conjunction with my TV segment on KOMO here in Seattle.

Halloween Crafts

When I do my TV segments and the blog posts that go along with them, I don’t always include step by step photos… because if I did, the post would be EXTREMELY long! But if I have the chance, I like to post more detailed instructions later. This project was so cute, I wanted to share the how-to’s with you.

Candy Corn Bunting

Supplies: Four 12 x 12 Burlap Sheets from Canvas Corp, a die cut machine (or cardboard triangle patter, ruler, hole punch  and scissors) Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in White (2), Yellow and Bittersweet Orange, ruler and masking tape, Black Canvas Corp Cord. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

Optional but highly recommended: use large plastic bags on your work surface to protect it and also to expedite painting.

Step 1: Die Cut (or cut with scissors) 7 large triangle shapes. If cutting with scissors, create a cardboard template of a pennant measuring 7 x 10 x 10 inches. Then trace and cut 2 triangles from each sheet. Punch two holes on the 7 inch side for hanging later. 

Step 2: Cover your workspace with plastic bags and paint the front of each triangle white, let it dry. I used Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in White . Then do the same on the back.

Candy Corn Bunting

Step 3: Use the masking tape to mark off three different sections. Remember, on “real” candy corn, the middle is the largest area. Tips: Use a credit card or ruler to “burnish” the masking tape… meaning press down hard on it so you get a nice clean line.

You already painted the burlap white, so there are only 2 more sections to go!

Candy Corn Bunting

Step 4:  Paint the top section orange. I used Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in , Yellow. Let it dry.

Candy Corn Bunting

Step 5: Reapply your tape (don’t worry, the tape will not harm the acrylic paint) and paint the middle section orange. I used Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in Bittersweet Orange.

Candy Corn Bunting

Step 6: Remove the masking tape and punch holes in the top (short) side of the triangles. Do any necessary touch-ups and then string cord through the tops of the triangles. I used black cord from Canvas Corp.

Halloween Decor

Hang and enjoy!

Check out my gallery of fun Halloween Crafts and Food ideas!

Halloween Crafrs

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7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Catch these ideas 7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas ON KOMO-TV Monday October 7th at 4pm

Halloween Crafts

Detailed decor projects can be downright SCARY! Here are some simple Halloween decor ideas that you can easily create… some taking just minutes!

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Materials: Cheesecloth, “Stiffy” Fabric Stiffener, styrofoam balls, wood dowels, large empty soda bottle, bowl, craft glue, scissors, googly eyes, wire or cardboard paper towel holder covered in plastic wrap. I’d also grab an old towel to protect your work surface. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

 Instructions

1. Insert the wood dowel into the styrofoam ball

2. Stick dowel, with ball on top, into your bottle. This keeps the dowel upright while working on it. 

3. If you want arms on your ghost, twist wire around dowel and extend out to the length and shape you want. OR wrap the cardboard paper towel holder in plastic wrap and  set aside.

4. Drape cheesecloth over your form to get an idea of how much you need. If you want the ghost to be tattered looking, cut the edges of the cheesecloth. Put cheesecloth into the bowl and saturate completely. Gently squeeze out excess. Do not wring.

5. Drape the cheesecloth over your form one layer at a time. Shape the folds the way you want them. If you decided to go the “paper towel roll” route for the arms, wedge the cardboard roll under the cheesecloth where desired.

6. Let it dry overnight. Add the “googly eyes” with craft glue.

Starry Night Pumpkin

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Materials: A pumpkin, Americana acrylic paint in Black, DecoArt Dazzling Metallics paint in Shimmering Silver Mrs. Grossman’s small and medium sized star stickers.

Instructions: Paint the pumpkin black (2 coats). Hand paint a sliver of a moon. Outline and paint it silver. Add star stickers.

 Pumpkin Candy Vases 

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Materials: Orange Spray Paint in Pumpkin Orange, 3 Mason Jars (with a flat side), Martha Stewart Beverage Clings. Hershey Kisses, candy bars, masking tape, skewers and curling ribbon. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

Instructions

1. Spray paint the jars. It works best to do many light coats of paint.

2. Add the clings

3. Fill up the jars with Hershey’s Kisses. Use making tape to tape candy bars to wooden skewers. Arrange in jars. Add curling ribbon.

Candy Corn Bunting

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Materials: 4 Canvas Corp 12 x 12 Burlap Sheets, a die cut machine (or cardboard triangle patter, ruler, hole punch  and scissors) Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in White (2), Yellow and Bittersweet Orange, ruler and masking tape, Black Canvas Corp Cord. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames. Optional: use large plastic bags on your work surface to protect it and also to expedite painting.

1. If you purchase the burlap sheets at Ben Franklin, you can use there awesome die cut machine for free to cut 8 pennants (2 per sheet). The die cut even makes two holes on the top for hanging. If not, make yourself a cardboard template of a pennant measuring 7 x 10 x 10 inches. Then trace and cut 2 triangles from each sheet. Punch two holes on the 7 inch side for hanging later.

2. Paint the front of the pennants with white paint, let dry. Flip over and paint the backs, let dry.

3. Measure 2 inches from the top of the pennant and stick a piece of masking tape underneath. Repeat on all pennants. Paint that top portion yellow and let dry. Note: My inclination was to make 3 equal sections of yellow, orange and white, but if you look at real candy corn, the orange section is the main part.

4. After orange section is dry, measure a 4 inch section underneath it, tape it off and paint it orange. Repeat on all pennants. Let dry.

5. String cord through holes and hang.

Candy Corn Frame

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

 Materials: Sierra Pacific Crafts  5 x 7 inch bordered frame, 1 bag of candy corn and glue dots. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

Instructions: Remove frame and mat. Use glue dots to adhere candy to mat.

Monster Wreath

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

 Materials: Black Faux Fur (18 x 28 inches), foam wreath form, scissors, straight pins, yard stick, white chalk, and Darice Felties Eyeballs stickers. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

 Instructions

1. Flip the fur over and measure and draw lines (on the long side of the fur) every 3 inches.

2. Cut the fur into strips.

3. Wrap the fur strips around the foam wreath form, securing with straight pins.

4. Add eyeball stickers.

Spooky Candles 

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

 Materials: Candles of differing heights, googly eyes, craft glue, glitter foam, Halloween themed paper punch or scissors, Duck Tape Glow in the Dark stickers. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

 Instructions:

1. To make the “googly eyes” candy, simply glue on the eyes

2. To make the glow in the dark candle, just stick the glow in the dark stickers on it.

3. To make the jack-o-lantern candle, punch or cut the shapes out and stick on candles. As always, burning candles should always be supervised by an adult.