I absolutely LOVE this time of year! I love making fall food, and playing out side (we live in Texas, summer makes for limited outside time with temps over 100′) and making decorations with my kids for all the upcoming holidays. Here is a fun list of Halloween crafts we’ve done and some things I’ve found around pinterest. Please click through to the other blogs to see the details.
Dollar Tree Pumpkin Decorating
We found these styrofoam pumpkins at our local Dollar Tree, and I grabbed a bunch of googly eyes, pipe cleaners and some puffy paint.
Another craft you do with just things from The Dollar Tree, Popsicle sticks, pom poms, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners.
This is such a quick and easy craft, just using paper, a white crayon and water colors. I love all the ideas over on Kidsplaybox. They have great ideas to keep the kids busy and creative. Since my girls are loving arts and crafts time, I know I’ll be pinning tons for the upcoming holiday school breaks this year. Follow them on Pinterest as well for more fun ideas.
We did this project last weekend, super fun and messy! I decided to make bigger ones than the original post did, so instead of putting the balloon on a 2 liter bottle, I put it with our outdoor drink holders you can find them here- perfect for hanging out by the fire pit on summer nights too
I also doubled up the recipe to get two big ghosts, so I used 6 yards of cheesecloth, 4 cups of water and 2 cups of cornstarch and microwaved for about 3 minutes stirring every 45 seconds. After it all cooled we cut the lengths of cheesecloth and squished the mixture in to the cloth and then draped over the balloons. We did 2 layers to give it a good thickness. They dried in about an hour and we stuck on the felt eyes. The kids love saying hi to the ghosts every day and I’m going to spray them with glow in the dark spray paint to see how it looks at night!