Who’s kids are getting excited for Halloween? Mine has already decided what she’s dressing as (a Zombie witch) and where she wants to go trick or treating.
She wanted to do some Halloween crafts so I took to Pinterest and picked the easiest ones I could find. I thought I’d share these with you, but as with our recent Autumn crafts don’t expect them to look like the Pinterest versions – they’re done by a real 6-year-old!
So if you’re looking for some easy craft ideas for kids to keep them busy in the run-up to Halloween, here are 3 easy Halloween craft ideas.
Scary Gingerbread Men
Now I have mentioned it before, but I’m not good at baking at all. So we bought some ready made gingerbread men from the supermarket, rather than make our own. Then we made some white icing, and as I couldn’t find any black food colouring I bought a ready-made block of black icing.
We then iced our gingerbread men and turned them into mummies, ghosts and skeletons. I think the piping nozzle thingy needed to be a bit smaller as it was hard to do any kind of detail but I don’t think they’re too bad, and they tasted nice!
If you’re better at icing than us then you could go for some coloured designs.
Creepy Mummy lanterns
I saw these on Pinterest and thought they looked fab so wanted to have a go at making our own. I have a stockpile of empty jars for school projects and science experiments and had some googly eyes in the craft box. I couldn’t find any bandages though, they’re all the new style stretchy ones, so we just used toilet paper!
All you need to do is cover the jar with glue and wrap the toilet paper/bandages around. Stick a couple of googly eyes on, and you have a spooky mummy lantern.
Spooky Cotton wool ghosts
Another really easy one that kids can be left to do by themselves. Cut some ghosts out of cardboard, cover in glue and give the kids a pack of cotton wool balls.
Once finished hang from a bit of wool or string and you have little ghost decorations for Halloween – though I think ours possibly look more like clouds!
I hope these easy Halloween craft ideas keep your kids entertained for a while – maybe they’ll be a good half term activity.