This year, we are excited to be celebrating Halloween on a Saturday. For most families, that means the normal routine of rushing home from work, flying through a drive thru, and heading out to trick or treat (knowing you have to be up early again) won’t be an issue. They will get to enjoy a full day of fun together instead! But, what do you spend all day doing if you’ve already visited the farms, carved pumpkins, enjoyed some Fall treats, watched the movies, and picked out costumes? Well, here are three fun and easy crafts perfect for Halloween day!

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Yummy Candy Corn

  • Construction paper (black, white, yellow, and orange)
  • White paint
  • Small paint brush
  • Glue (we prefer disappearing glue sticks)

  1. Help your little paint the outline of a candy corn onto the black construction paper.
  2. While the paint dries, they can tear the white, yellow, and orange papers into small pieces.
  3. Apply glue and add the torn paper in the white, yellow, and orange pattern of a candy corn!

Spooky Handprint Bats

  • Construction paper (black)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googley eyes
  1. Trace your child’s handprint onto the black construction paper using the pencil.
  2. Allow your child to cutout their handprints (assist as age appropriate) and then cut out circles for the body.
  3. Glue the handprints to the circles to make the wings and add two googley eyes!

Freaky Frankensteins

  • Construction paper (white)
  • Green paint (we used glittery!)
  • Large paint brush
  • Black marker
  • Googley eyes
  1. Apply green paint to the bottom of your child’s foot and help them make a footprint on the construction paper.
  2. Your can clean up the paint while the footprint is drying.
  3. Help your child draw on Frankenstein’s features and then add his crazy googley eyes!

One thing I love about these crafts is that they can all be laminated. Since we live in less than 400 sq ft, I will admit that we keep a lot less memorabilia than most families. To solve this, we do keep our more special crafts, after lamination, in the fireproof safe we use for legal documents. One bit of advice if you are going to laminate these though is to wait to add the googley eyes until after lamination. The ones we use have some stickiness to them but are easy to remove so I let the kids do their own originally, remove them for laminating, and then use a stronger glue to attach them to the laminated project. (I really want to try these eyes out next!)

Now, go have some fun crafting while gearing up for a very Happy (spooky) Halloween!

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Raised in Northwest Arkansas with the soul of a Georgia peach, Emily has always seen herself as a southern girl with a passion for the beach. Now, with her three young children, she travels the United States full-time following her husband’s career and her family’s dreams. Join them as she shares their adventures in camper living, healthy lifestyles, and travel schooling.

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