In a world where Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest are filled with images of witches, pumpkins, and ghouls, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn’t excited about the upcoming Halloween. The spooky holiday is fast approaching and if you’re anything like us at SM Stationery, your house will probably be decked out in spider webs and ghost cutouts as we speak. It’s safe to say that we’re all pretty excited for October 31st and onwards!
If you’re the crafty type or just looking for something fun to keep the kids occupied during this exciting time of year, here are some DIY Halloween crafts for kids to try!
Paper Plate Frankenstein
This simple yet super-spooky project is an easy craft that kids of all ages can make on their own with little supervision. You can make these paper Frankensteins with your kids out of paper plates and non-toxic kids' paint, so you don’t have to worry about going to the store and spending a ton of money on Halloween decorations.
Start by painting the paper plates with a thin coat of green paint and let them dry. Make the hair, eyes, ears, bolts, and mouth from cut-out colored papers and glue them on the green paper plate. Proceed to draw details such as stitches on his face using a permanent marker.
No matter what age your kids are, they’re guaranteed to have a blast making these paper plate Frankensteins, and they’ll love having something to show off to their friends and classmates when they go trick-or-treating.
If you’re looking for a cute and easy DIY Halloween decoration that your kids can make on their own, consider making cute ghost garlands. This DIY paper Halloween decoration is great for toddlers, little kids, and teens, and can be made out of paper and yarn.
Your kids can cut out ghost shapes and string them up for a cute and spooky decoration that they can be proud of. The best thing about this craft idea is that it can be personalized, so each kid can make their unique ghost garland.
To make this project even more interesting, you can use art papers like crepe paper or art papers or you can always opt for other options that can be found at SM Stationery.
If you’re decorating your table for Halloween and want a fun craft that the kids can make, consider making adorable DIY bat coasters. These coasters are relatively easy to make for kids of all ages.
All you need are fabric art material or felt paper, an illustration board, scissors, colored markers, and glue. Don’t forget to print out bat coaster templates available online. Have your kid trace and carefully cut the bat shapes to glue on the illustration board. Finish it with web details using colored markers set.
These are great to display on your table at Halloween parties and dinners, and they’re also a fun gift to give to friends and family!
Pumpkin Mason Jars
Recycle your old jars and turn them into a spooky DIY Halloween decoration that the kids can make! These pumpkin mason jars are great to display at Halloween parties or on your table, and they’re also a fun gift to give to friends and family. You’ll need paint, paper, and a permanent marker.
You can paint the jars with orange color and draw the pumpkin eyes and mouth once dry. On the other hand, you can use the paper mache technique to cover the jar’s surface, then color it with paint. Either way, you are free to get creative with this DIY Halloween craft.
DIY Haunted House Costume
If you need a last-minute DIY Halloween costume, it’s time to bring out your creativity with a DIY haunted house costume! Recyclable Halloween costumes make a great craft this spooky season.
Reuse old cardboard boxes to construct a house big enough to fit the kid’s body. Shape the box’s lid into a roof and glue together the edges. Leave an opening in the roof to insert your head and make holes on the side for the arms.
Add cutouts of the door, windows, spiders, and webs using extra cardboard or black cartolina. Glue these details on the haunted house and attach shoulder straps so your kid can wear them easily.
A DIY mummy costume is a classic trick-or-treat costume to dress your kid. Instead of using rolls of tissue paper, opt for long paper strips made of an old white bed sheet! This cost-efficient DIY costume saves you time and money for last-minute costume ideas.
To make your version of a mummy costume at home, cut the fabric into long strips. Wrap it around the body and secure it by tying one end to another. Cover your kid’s body with fabric strips until you cover their whole body. Don’t forget to add a few details like cobwebs or spider cutouts!
These DIY Halloween craft ideas are a great way to get into the Halloween spirit. Create Halloween decorations and DIY Halloween costumes for kids with SM Stationery’s exciting art materials.