Easy halloween crafts

Both of my children love arts and crafts activities.

Painting, glueing, colouring, creating; they love it all.

So we were all really excited when a box of craft materials arrived from Viking, for us to have some fun creating some halloween crafts.

When I opened the box I found some white, orange and black wool, black paper, funky craft scissors, googly eyes, lollies and pipe cleaners.

I wasn’t sure what to make at first, so just spread everything out on the table, grabbed a few other supplies and just let everyone come up with ideas!


This is what we ended up creating.

 

Fluffy ghosts

I love this super simple craft.

We cut ghost shapes out of cardboard, spread them with lots of glue and then covered them in bits of cotton wool.

Then we added some googly eyes to bring them to life.

So easy, and so much fun.

And if you’re feeling creative like Nerys you can add loads and loads of google eyes to make a crazy monster ghost!

cotton-wool-ghosts-halloween

 

Tissue paper pumpkins.

For this toddler-friendly craft I cut out a simple pumpkin shape from thick black paper, which we then covered in bits of orange tissue paper.

Then we cut some eyes and a mouth out of black paper using the funky scissors from Viking and stuck those down to complete the pumpkin,

tissue-paper-pumpkin-halloween

 

Threaded wool spider webs.

This is a great craft for toddlers as it really helps with fine motor skills.  But it can also be really good fun for older children who can get creative with the pattern they make with the wool.

I cut a circle out of card and then cut a smaller circle from the middle of that.  You could use a paper plate instead if you have some at home.

Then I went round the circle with a hole-punch, making little holes to thread the wool through.  Then just start threading in a random, criss-cross pattern to get a spiderweb effect.

These would look great hung up around the house at halloween.

And you can even make little pipe-cleaner spiders to sit on them!

wool-thread-spiderweb

 

Spooky spiders.

While the children were busy with their ghosts and pumpkins, Steve and I had some spidery fun with the pipe cleaners.

I wrapped some round a lolly and added some googly eyes to make a tasty spidery treat.

While Steve got creative and made a spider with a cottonwool body and pipe cleaner legs.  And another made entirely out of pipe cleaners and googly eyes.

Hmmm, there’s a bit of a similarity between Steve’s multi-eyed spider and Nerys’ ghost!

pipecleaner-spider-halloween

 

Pumpkin tealight holders.

If you’re not up for the job of carving out a pumpkin, but still want something to add a little glow to your halloween decorations then these little tealight holders are a great option!

Grab an empty jam jar, clean it out and take the label off.

Then mix up some pva glue and water and use that to stick orange tissue paper all over the outside of the jar.

When that’s all dry you can either cut out some features from black paper and stick them on, or you can draw them on with a black marker pen.

Then pop a tea light in the jar and enjoy the spooky atmosphere!

You could also make ghost ones by using white tissue paper instead.

pumpkin-tealight-halloween

So there you have it, a handful of ideas for easy halloween crafts to make at home.  Will you be making anything to decorate your house with this year?

 

We were sent a box of craft materials from Viking for the purpose of creating this post, but all words and makes are my own.

 

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16 Comments

  1. Kayla Arnold 16/10/2016 / 5:40 am

    These all look so fun! Will have to try some of these with my son! #KCACOLS

    • This glorious life 19/10/2016 / 7:34 pm

      Hope you have as much fun as we did if you do try them! x

  2. Emma Jones 16/10/2016 / 10:17 am

    Brilliant craft ideas for younger children. We made pumpkin pictures with a cut apple & lots of orange paint. #kcakols lifeinthemumslane

    • This glorious life 19/10/2016 / 7:33 pm

      Oh that sounds like something my daughter would love! x

  3. Crummy Mummy 16/10/2016 / 2:11 pm

    You’re braver than I am – I’d much rather leave crafts for school & nursery! #KCACOLS

  4. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) 16/10/2016 / 7:45 pm

    I love these, especially the googly eye ghost! I’d love to make a great big one as a wall display or something – not sure my partner would be as thrilled though… 🙂 #KCACOLS

  5. claire 17/10/2016 / 7:07 am

    These are fab, I have so much cotton wool I’ve been meaning to use for crafts, thanks for the ghost idea! x #kcacols

    • This glorious life 19/10/2016 / 7:32 pm

      Haha, hope you have fun using up all your cotton wool! x

  6. The Hippy Christian Mum 17/10/2016 / 10:10 am

    I’m not really feeling Halloween this year I’m not entirely sure why but my daughter loves any excuse to dress up so it won’t pass by without us doing something to do with it. My neighbour has invited us to her house for an afternoon of crafting with her little girl so there’s lots of inspiration here for us, thanks! I especially like the wool spider webs. #KCACOLS

  7. OddHogg 17/10/2016 / 8:13 pm

    What a crafty little family you have! I wish I was that creative – I’ve pinned this for later though because I can always just steal your ideas 😉 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  8. Louise 17/10/2016 / 9:36 pm

    Great ideas for Halloween crafts here! #KCACOLS

  9. Ali Duke 17/10/2016 / 10:07 pm

    How lovely. I love the spider webs and spiders. We are planning on doing some Halloween crafts next week during half-term.
    #KCACOLS

  10. Relentlessly Purple 18/10/2016 / 3:54 pm

    Wow those look fun & spooky! I can’t wait to get started on the spooky craft’s with the girls! We picked up a costume for my youngest today 😀 x #KCACOLS

    • This glorious life 19/10/2016 / 7:31 pm

      We had so much fun! We’ve not got costumes yet, I’m sure my son will be asking for one soon though! x

  11. Jason @tassiedad 21/10/2016 / 6:42 am

    What great ideas! I’ll definitely have to try them with my boy (if I can get him to sit still for 15 minutes, that is) Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

    • This glorious life 27/10/2016 / 10:38 pm

      Thank you! And the ghosts are pretty quick to make if you’ve not got much time before he gets restless! x

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