Fun and Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Making a Ghost Garland

When I was young my favourite things to make for Halloween were tissue paper ghosts. I rarely meet children these days that have made them or even seen them. So, I’m pulling this easy craft out of hiding and putting it in the limelight again.

 

 

 What You’ll Need

  • Some white tissue paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Black marker
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • String or yarn

The following steps are easy for a child to do themselves. Take one piece of tissue paper and scrunch it into a tight ball. Spread a sheet of tissue paper on a flat surface and place the ball on top. Pull up the edges of the tissue paper around the ball and pinch the paper at the base of the ball. Use a pipe cleaner to fasten the tissue paper around the ball forming the ghost’s head. The remainder of the tissue paper is the body.

Have your child use a magic marker or the googly eyes to put eyes on the ghost. Trim the pipe cleaner. Tie the ghost to one end of the string. Make more ghosts and tie them along the string leaving some string between ghosts to form a garland. You can hang it up in your child’s bedroom doorway or anywhere else in the house where you are decorating for Halloween.

Spiders in a Web

 

 

What You’ll Need

  • Small Styrofoam balls, 2” in diameter
  • Black paint
  • Black pipe cleaners cut in half
  • Black pompoms 1” in diameter
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Cob webs (from the dollar store or other Halloween decor store)

Have your child paint the Styrofoam ball with black paint and let it dry fully before continuing. Once dry, push 8 pipe cleaners through the black ball to form the spider legs. Bend the pipe cleaners to make spider-like legs. Glue the black pompom on the ball to form the spider’s head. Your child can then add googly eyes if desired. These spiders look great if they are hanging from the artificial cob webs you can get at any Halloween decor store.

Happy Trick or Treating!

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