September 18th 2020

Halloween Crafts at Home

Whilst some Halloween traditions such as treat-or-treating may be put on hold this year, there are still plenty of fun ways to celebrate this October. Here at Coquet Cottages, we’ve put together a list of easy Halloween crafts you can enjoy at home!

1.) Halloween Stone Painting

Kids love to paint, and the possibilities are endless. This activity is sure to get their creative side to work. Firstly, you need to collect some stones – the beach is often a great place to pick some nice smooth ones up! Once you have a selection of stones, start working on your design using acrylic paint for the best finish. Will you paint a monster, ghost or pumpkin? The choice is yours… When your creations are dry, why not hide them around the house for a scavenger hunt?

Materials Needed:

  • Stones to paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Googly eyes (and glue for sticking)


Video Sourced From: Teresa Morgan via YouTube

2.) Halloween Cups

Create some funny and funky Halloween cups with this fun activity for all ages. Choose your favourite Halloween characters, grab a cup and your paint, then get making! You could paint a cup black and add pipe cleaner legs and eyes for a spider. Or, how about using green paint and black permanent marker to create a scary monster face?

Materials Needed:

  • Plastic cups
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • PVA glue
  • Black permanent marker

Video Sourced From: 3 Minute Crafts via YouTube

3.) Mummy Pumpkin

This is the perfect Halloween activity for little ones, especially if they aren’t ready to carve yet! Simply wrap your pumpkin in gauze bandage, making sure it’s nice and secure. Then, add some google eyes and you’re all set! Collect pumpkins of all sizes to create a whole family of mummy’s! If you’re staying in Northumberland, you can even pick your own pumpkins from Brockbushes in Corbridge.

Materials Needed:

  • Pumpkin
  • Glue (PVA or hot glue)
  • Gauze bandage
  • Googly eyes

 

4.) Handprint Spiders

Draw around your hands on black card, then cut out the shape of your hands. Next, grab your black felt and cut out a circle for the body. Stick the hands behind the felt circle to look like legs, then add some googly eyes! These handprint spiders make for fantastic Halloween decorations, too. Simply create a few spiders (or as many as you need) and then hang them via string – just like a spider’s web!

Materials Needed:

  • Black card
  • Scissors
  • Black felt
  • Googly eyes
  • PVA glue
Handprint spider

Image courtesy of Thriving Home Blog

5.) Footprint Ghost Cards

Want to create some spooky Halloween cards for your friends and family? These ghost footprints are sure to put a smile on their faces. To create, fold your black card in half. Then, paint your foot white, place it on the black card, toes facing down and add your googly eyes to your white figure. You can also paint on a message with your white paint to make it even more personal!

Materials Needed:

  • Black Card
  • White paint
  • Googly eyes (or black pen will do)
  • Your feet!

Video Sourced From: Kids Activities via YouTube

6.) Pumpkin Paper Plates

Paint your paper plate orange to look like a pumpkin. Cut out shapes for eyes, nose and mouth with your black card and scissors – make them as funny or as scary as you like! Then, stick your shapes onto your plate to create your face. For extra sparkle, add glitter to your pumpkin. There are plenty of other great creations you can make with paper plates for Halloween too! How about using pipe cleaners to create legs for a spider, or cut out a witches hat to create a witch?

Materials Needed:

  • White paper plate
  • Orange Paint
  • Scissors
  • Black card
  • Glue
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Paintbrush

Video Sourced From: Easy Kids Craft via YouTube

Whether you’re dressing up, carving pumpkins or simply trying out one of the above crafts, we’d love to see your photos! Head to our Facebook Page to share your experiences.

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Happy Halloween!

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