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Halloween Crafts for Kids

Read on to know about some easy Halloween crafts for kids...
With Halloween just 'round the corner, kids and parents alike begin to look for new and interesting ideas to add to their decorations for this year. Although, most decorations are easily available in shops, it is a lot more fun to make a family project of creating Halloween decorations.

The whole family can get together and parents can either help or supervise while the children make these simple Halloween crafts. Given below are some simple and easy Halloween crafts that kids can make.

Spider

This dangly spider can hang from your walls and doors and give them a spooky effect.

For this, you will require a black paper, a pair of wiggle eyes, glue and a long wool thread which is black in color.

First you have to spread your fingers and place your hand on the black paper and have someone draw around that. Do this with both your hands. Now, cut around the lines and then glue the cuttings together, one palm side on top of the other.

Now, you have made the spider's body. Glue the wiggle eyes on the body. Poke a hole through the center of the body. Tie a big knot at the end of your black wool thread. Use the other end of the thread and push it through the hole. Make sure that the knot is on the back side of the spider's body.

Your spooky Halloween Spider is ready to be hanged on your wall or over your door.

You can make as many of these spiders as you like and put them up.

Bucket

You can carry this bucket around with you while trick-or-treating and store all your goodies.

For this you will need a clean plastic bucket (a beach pail works just fine), black paper, colored sticky tape, stickers, and glitter glue.

To make this Halloween Bucket is fairly simple. Wrap the black paper around the bucket. Use the colored sticky tape to ensure it stays wrapped in place. Use the sticky tape, stickers and glitter glue to make interesting designs and stick them (or glue them) onto the sides of the bucket.

Now you can go trick-or-treating in haunting style!

Painted Pumpkin

Carving a pumpkin with a sharp knife is not something that kids can do for Halloween. Parents also don't really enjoy it much either. And what's worse, a carved pumpkin doesn't last for more than 3 to 4 days!

So here is a really interesting idea where kids and parents can have a painted pumpkin and have it around for a long time (about 4 weeks).

The concept is simple. Just draw on the pumpkin and paint it over. Draw absolutely anything you want - make a face or an animal or a cartoon character. There are absolutely no limits.

Once the paint is dried, be sure to top it off with a sealer, and your pumpkin is ready to decorate your front door!

Window Ghosts

Now you can have spooky ghosts lining up your windows too!

For this you will need sheets of white colored paper, a black pen, scissors and sticky tack.

Draw ghostly shapes on the paper and cut them out with the scissors. With the black pen, fill in the details like eyes, smiles, fingers etc. Then take small bits of sticky tack and place them in the eyes. Use that to stick the ghosts on the windows.

This looks amazingly spooky from outside the house, especially when the lights come on inside the house.

Have fun decorating your home for Halloween! Trick Or Treat!
By Madhavi Ghare
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