A Family Bonding Experience With These Easy Halloween Crafts

Halloween crafts do not have to be hard to have fun. In fact, most children and adults complete crafts together to spend time with each other and make some lasting memories. So stop stressing about the perfect craft and simply pick one of these relaxing easy Halloween crafts and start making some special Halloween memories with your family tonight.

Halloween Mobile

This simple Halloween mobile is great. You can decide to make one quick by having each person decorate one object for the mobile as a family project or you can decide to have each person make their own mobile. It is up to you on how much time is spent on this project. Most of these supplies you will have already at home.

Supplies

Paper print outs of Halloween objects such as bats, ghosts, pumpkins, monsters, even just scary eyes
Hanger
String or clear fishing line
Tape
Choose a way to color the objects such as crayons, print them on colored paper, paint, markers, etc. Glow in the dark materials make this a lot of fun.
Scissors
Hole Punch

Directions

Color the Halloween objects before you cut them out. The glow in the dark paint or markers works well here for the eyes or a mouth.
Use the Scissors to carefully cut out the Halloween objects.
Using a hole punch, punch a hole on the top of the cut out.
Cut string for each cut out. Varying the length of the string for each cut out.
Thread the string through the punched hole and through the middle of the hanger. Tie a knot in the string so that the Halloween object will hang from the bottom of the hanger.

Repeat with each Halloween object until your Halloween Mobile is complete.

Batty Little Pumpkins

This craft is extremely easy and even the older children enjoyed making these little bats.

Supplies

Assorted small pumpkins
Cut out printed pattern of bat wings
Black craft foam
Scissors
Paint or markers for eyes and teeth. Glow in the dark works great for an added dimension of scary.
Glue gun

Directions

Paint each small pumpkin entirely black and let dry
Trace bat wings from paper pattern onto the black foam and cut out using scissors
Attach the bat wings to the pumpkin using the hot glue gun
Paint or draw on eyes and teeth

Once they are dry place the pumpkins around your house or even on your porch. If you used the glow in the dark paint you will have fun watching others be spooked by these little bats.

Fancy Pumpkins

Halloween is not all about being scary. Many homes are celebrating Halloween by taking Halloween icons and making them fancy. This new twist on Halloween is showing up huge this year with the decoration of pumpkins. With this easy does it craft throw away the knives and get out the glue, hot glue that is.

Supplies

Pumpkins or gourds
Paint
Hot glue gun
Glitter
Beads
Sequins
Feathers
Any embellishment that fits into your fancy Halloween theme.

Directions

Pick your pumpkin and paint it your background color. The three most popular colors that stand out this year are gold, black and purple.
Once the base color is completely dry start adding embellishments. Paint on some contrasting colors with dots, stripes or squiggles. Add some bling with glitter, beads or sequins. Go ahead and add feathers for fun. Some of the most exquisite pumpkins have been one base color with glitter running down the sides of the pumpkin. This craft is so easy and so much fun that crafters are replacing it with the traditional carving of pumpkins.

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