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Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. Ever. As a kid, I WISH I was able to find Halloween ideas for kids to make alas… Pinterest didn’t exist back then. We were just starting to get computers in homes! I vividly remember watching movies like hocus pocus religiously and wanting to recreate the witches cove or at least a few of the props as DIY projects!
My favourite memories as a child are apple bobbing, or my dad trying to apply Halloween makeup to my face and cutting up a bin liner for me to wear as a spooky costume. Budget style.
The 5 Awesome Halloween Ideas For Kids To Make:
What a perfect time of year to let your kids enjoy the holiday too! The six projects shared today are so simple to make Halloween ideas for kids and perfect for them to get involved with. List curated by the folks at Hotel Chocolat and content written by me.
DIY Mummy Lanterns from Hi Sugar Plum!
Kids will LOVE these Mummies! Mr Heart Handmade loves them for one reason and one reason only. Two words…. Googly. Eyes.
Put those googly eyes on anything, and he’s a kid again. I love this project because of how simple it is. If you’re an avid crafter, then there’s a chance that you already have quite a few glass jam/jelly jars in your cupboards.
All you will need to get your hands on are gauze; battery operated tea lights, double sided tape and Googly eyes. The best part of this craft? You can put it at the centre of the table and use it as a quirky little decoration for Halloween.
It will delight the kids, and they will feel proud as punch having their project front and centre!
Swarming Bats Lightshade by Rebekah Gough
Another insanely simple DIY project that I remember seeing on Martha Stewart almost ten years ago.
Since I became an adult, I’ve loved throwing an annual Halloween party and decorating my little heart out.
The best part of this project is that you can cut these bats and allow your kids to attach the bats to the paper lantern however they would like. It’s not just a kid-friendly project; if you love to decorate for Halloween then this would look amazing hanging from a high ceiling!
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The Easiest DIY Ghost Candles EVER by Growing Spaces
You need two things for this project – candles and a sharpie!
Ok, three things, candles, a Sharpie and a steady hand.
If you don’t trust yourself to draw a ghost face, then you could use a template, but luckily, ghost faces can be a little wonky. If you trust your kids to use a Sharpie marker, you could draw the ghost face in pencil first and allow the kid to go over the candle.
Alternatively, give them a Crayola! I would advise that you wipe your candles before you start drawing because the nib of the sharpie might collect excess wax and ruin your marker.
A Batty Stenciled Doormat from The DIY Network
This project is slightly less child-friendly but if you have a tween and a face mask that’s suitable for use while spray painting then this is a fabulous project! If you’re going to be inviting visitors over this season, then this is a marvellous way to delight your guests before they even set foot in your house.
Can you imagine how crazily excited the kids would be who come round trick or treating?! When it comes to trick or treaters… feel free to give out the cheap candy and hoard all the delicious treats (like these bad boys from Hotel Chocolat) for yourself.
I would happily stock up on candy and eat it all from a cauldron with the lights off… let’s just pretend the house is empty and be greedy!
Pumpkin People From HGTV
I LOVE these!! Why? They’re no carve!!! Haha! YES!
I remember being SO excited when I was seven years old, and my dad returned home with a pumpkin.
We were going to get carving, and it was going to be awweeeesome! Except… we didn’t exactly have the right tools.
And my excitement waned. And he was only at the top of the seeds. We were a long way off yet. It took FOREVER. Now that everyone seems to be embracing the no-carve pumpkin, I have never been happier!
You can draw on the outside, attach some noses and still make some delicious pumpkin soup before it spoils.
Kids will LOVE how quirky they are, and grown-ups will love how easy they are! Are you ready to make any of these projects?