Halloween is just around the corner. You should get your arts and crafts ready so that you can fill your home with simple tricks and treats. You can also get help from your kids, and they will surely love it! Cut your way to a perfect Halloween decor and get your kids in the pumpkin spice spirit with these family-friendly Halloween arts and crafts.
Here are great Halloween paper craft ideas your family will surely love!
Put up spiders in front of your home.
For your spooky Halloween party, why don’t you try making this cute spider decoration? These are made from pom poms and pipe cleaners. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to create Halloween decorations with your children. You can also use any scraps of yarn and make spider family in different colors. With this decoration, your Trick or Treaters will enjoy getting candies from your house.
DIY Haunted House
Let your kids get creative with this papier-mâché house, which can be transformed into a spooky, haunted house. To make it scarier, put some silver and black paint and creepy creatures cut from paper. You can even let your kids fill in the windows or decorate the sides with whatever characters they choose. It’s fun, and it will surely keep the Halloween spirit alive.
Spider’s Web Dreamcatcher
Contrary to its original meaning, dreamcatchers are used for to “catch” bad dreams and nightmares. This spider web will make a great addition to your Halloween Party and you can also use it all year round. Traditionally, it is positioned above the bed to ward away bad dreams, but it will be a lovely decor in your home.
DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger
You can think of this advent-calendar like as a candy-packed display, so people can grab a piece or two of candy every day up to Halloween. This DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger is the ideal way to greet your visitors, with a handful of candy! This decor also works as an excellent way to let trick or treaters take a piece if you are out for the night.
Greet trick-or-treaters with a scarecrow. You can even give it a character to match your style. It’s either scary or friendly, male or female, casual or formal. You can use lumber to create the body. Then a 2×4 for the central post, a 1×4 for the shoulders and four more 1x4s for the arms. With the help of wood glue and fasteners, you can secure and tighten the elbow joints. Also, a scarf is a classic accessory to cover up any unsightly design. Now that you have your scarecrow, you dress it up, and it’s ready to give a little scare.
Use this trick to lead trick-or-treaters to your door and create a trail of bloody footprints. Call your kids out and have them help you step into the washable red paint with bare feet, then carefully walk towards your front door. If you need to redo your feet, don’t forget to carry your paint supply with you. You have to make sure that there’s a towel waiting for you and your kids at the end of your walk for light cleanup.
Halloween means having fun and enjoying the party, so don’t waste your time and money on expensive and hard to set-up decorations for your house. Let your crafty skills come alive and use these one-of-a-kind ideas above. You’ll be the envy of the entire neighborhood and save a lot of money! After a fun-filled day trick-or-treating, it’s time to clean any mess left behind by Halloween. Hire a professional house cleaning service to help you out.