Would you like to do more Halloween crafts or holiday themed snacks with your kids but don’t feel like making a huge mess to just clean up afterward? Where the kids end up frustrated and you finish the project yourself, which clearly defeats the whole purpose? We are here to help! We have searched Pinterest and put together a list of crafts and snacks that are easy, fun and most importantly – kid approved.
- Halloween printable ( halloweenbingo ) bingo games and cards via www.crazylittleprojects.com
- Bingo markers (we used little Halloween themed erasers and plastic spiders. Candy corn also works great)
Print the set of game boards and the bingo cards. You can print on regular paper, then laminate or print on heavy card stock. Cut out the game boards and cards. The cards on the last page are the ones you will draw from to play the game.
Roll a Frankenstein
- Green, black, and white construction paper
- Roll-a-Frankenstein printable
Print out the Roll-a-Frankenstein game printable. We pre-cut the eyes, bolts, scars, mouth, mouth stitches, spiky hair and green face. For the face, just fold the green construction paper in half and cut, it creates the perfect size. The kids can then take turns rolling to see who will finish building their Frankenstein first. The kids can play the game a couple of times then glue their Frankenstein together.
Pencil Eraser Ghost/Bat Painting
- Purple and black paint
- Orange, yellow and white paint
- Black marker
- Painters tape
- Printable ghost and bat sheet (bats and ghost) via www.craftymorning.com
- Pencil with flat eraser
- Small paper plate
- White and black construction paper
Print out the ghost and bats coloring page and then cut them out. Pick three of the ghosts or bats and use painters tape to adhere to the construction paper as to avoid tearing the paper when removing. Squirt some paint onto a paper plate and let the kids dip the pencil eraser into the paint and dab over the ghosts/bats. Cover them completely. Once dry, remove the ghosts/bats and draw their faces with the black marker. Boo!
Popcorn Spider Hand
- Plastic gloves (can be purchased at Restaurant supply stores or amazon.com)
- Spider rings
- Candy corn
Pop popcorn or use store bought popcorn. Next, place 1 candy corn into each fingertip of the plastic glove. Fill the glove with popcorn, working the popcorn into each of the fingers. Tie the top with string. Add a spider ring to the ring finger of the glove.
Mini Scary Pumpkins
- Mini pumpkin
- Plastic fangs
- Push pins
Use the plastic fangs as a guide and trace around the fangs on the mini pumpkin. Being very careful, use the knife to cut the pumpkin. Remove the pumpkin seeds. Insert plastic fangs into the pumpkin. Add the push pins as eyes. Ta da!
- Mini pumpkin
- Flameless votive
- Plastic spiders
- Hot glue gun
Using the votive as a guide, trace around the top of the mini pumpkin. Being careful, cut the top of the pumpkin and remove the seeds. Insert some balled up newspaper into the pumpkin and top with the flameless votive. If desired, add some plastic spiders using a hot glue gun.
Gummy Orange Slice Pumpkin Treats
- Gummy Orange Slice Candies
- Green or Black Gumdrops
For each treat, use two orange slices and one gumdrop. With sharp knife, slice tiny bit of inside of each slice of orange to make sticky surface and stick the two slices together. Once stuck together, cut a flat surface on top and bottom of “pumpkin”. Take the gumdrop, cut a small slice off and stick to top of oranges to make the stem of the “pumpkin”.
We can’t post about Halloween and not include a couple of our favorites! As seen on our Better CT segment, we love this Land’s End Glow-In-the-Dark Halloween Tote. We also Add to dictionary enough of these Unreal Halloween candies! And finally, this Trick or Treat Yo’self printable just makes us smile!
For more Halloween crafts, check out our post from last year!
Have a happy and safe Halloween!
-Erica and Kristen