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Well, October is upon us, Autumn and it’s hard not to notice all the halloween paraphernalia in the shops. But you can easily make quite a few decorations for a few pence at home. Here are some easy Halloween crafts for children that even a toddler can get involved with.
Halloween Crafts for Children
Ghostly Milk Ghouls
You will need:
- a number of old white plastic milk bottles. We use at least two 2 litre bottles of milk a week, so we build up a collection quickly!
- A good black permanent marker
- some battery operated tea lights
- a sharp knife or scissors
Wash the milk bottles out well. Then draw faces onto the bottles with the permanent marker.
Using sharp scissors or a craft knife (let an adult do this bit) cut a hole in the bottom of the bottle large enough to get a battery tea light into. The tea light can then sit on the remainder of the bottom of the milk bottle if they are going to be placed on wet ground. Turn the tea lights on when it gets dark.
And you have some ghostly ghouls! These are great for lighting up a dark walkway or stairs for halloween. As you can see, I had 2 different types of tea lights. The flickering ones looked the best for me. But in the future I may be tempted to paint the lids, or stick paper over them.
Creepy Glow Eye Creatures
You will need
- Toilet roll cardboard middles (or kitchen roll middles)
- Glow sticks (I chose the bracelet kind)
- Sharp scissors
- Sticky tape (optional)
Get an adult to cut eyehole shapes into the toilet roll middles.
Then either lay or stick an activated glow stick into each roll. These ‘glow eyes’ are great placed in bushes and hedges!
Spooky Pom-pom spiders
You will need
- Black wool
- Pipe cleaners – any colour, but you may prefer just black
- Sticky googly eyes
- A pom-pom maker
Now I really do find the pom-pom maker much easier and quicker but you can just as easily do this with 2 pieces of cardboard with a hole in to make your pom-pom.
Wrap wool around the pom pom maker or the cardboard until you have no hole or a very small hole just big enough to get 4 pieces of pipe cleaner through.
Cut around the edge of the cardboard or Pom-pom maker with sharp scissors.
Tie another piece of wool tightly around the middle. You can cut off the ends of this wool or leave a length for your spider to ‘dangle’
Fluff out the wool and arrange the pipe cleaners to look like legs.
Finally, add some ‘googly’ eyes to make your spider.
Try different wools and different coloured legs to get some new looks. We even tried a multi eyed spider.
And why not make a web for your new friends to live?
I hope you have liked these ideas for some easy Halloween crafts for children that even your toddlers could help with. I would love to see your makes! Tag me in social media or do comment below.
Have you also seen my post on making a Halloween Pumpkin Garland?