DIY Kids: 5 Easy Halloween Decorations
The kids are off from school for two days before Halloween this year. I hope you will be enjoying good weather with your grandkids, but we might even have snow here in New Jersey! Tomorrow will be an indoor day, but never fear – there are lots of DIY Halloween crafts the kids can make to decorate indoors and out. The following five DIY Halloween crafts from BHG.com might need some help from a grandparent or parent, but for the most part they will be able to have fun on their own. Buy why let them have all the fun! Join in and enjoy the time – make a memory!
Imagine glowing jack-o’-lanterns without the mess of scooping out pumpkins or fiddling with candles. These paper-wrapped glass cylinders mimic the look, brightening the steps even during the day. Simply cut the provided patterns out of orange paper and wrap yellow paper around glass cylinders, followed by your trimmed orange paper. If desired, add a battery-operated candle or mini flashlight inside. Get the pattern.
This easy-to-make pumpkin decoration requires no carving at all — simply paint 10 pumpkins and the stems (we used light green and black paint, but you can choose whatever colors you like), arrange to form a caterpillar, and cover with adhesive-felt dots. Finish the creepy creature with a pair of large googly eyes
Turn trees into mysterious lawn creatures. Cut circles out of fluorescent-green crafts foam, draw pupils with a black marker, and adhere them in pairs to a tree using double-stick tape.
This skeleton makes no bones about chillin’ on your fridge. Download our free pattern and print onto white paper. Cut out the pieces and glue them onto thick black cardstock; cut out, leaving a small border of black cardstock around the pieces. Add self-adhesive magnet strips to the back of each piece and arrange on the refrigerator. Download the free skeleton pattern.
Black paper silhouettes in a window look cool — and they’re easy to make. Download our free patterns, and enlarge them to desired sizes. Cut out the patterns and trace onto heavy black paper. Then cut out the black silhouettes and tape inside your windows for a haunting effect.