Our favorite October holiday is just around the corner, and we’ve got the crafts to match. From footprint witches to rainbow pumpkins, take a look at our favorite activities for Halloween… and get ready for a spooktacular time.
Paper Bag Witch
Have paper bags and plates laying around the house? Upcycle them into these adorable witchy puppets! Trace your child’s hands to create the hair, and with some paint and imagination your kids can create a whole cast of characters. When everyone is finished, host a Halloween puppet show!
The kids will love having their feet painted (it tickles!), and you’ll love having their sweet footprint monsters to treasure for Halloweens to come. This craft is just a few simple steps, and a great excuse for family time on an October weekend. Whether they’re making tiny witches or cute Frankenstein’s, this is a perfect activity for kids of all ages. To make it a family memento, kick off your own shoes and join in. Tell dad to do the same!
Who says Halloween decorations have to be scary? These rainbow pumpkins will brighten up any home on a cold fall evening. Your kids will be amazed watching their crayons melt into an abstract work of art. Make sure to use white pumpkins so that the colors really pop!
Paper Plate Spiders
Need some spooky wall decorations? Turn your paper plates into these colorful creepy crawlers! With paint, googly eyes, and sparkly pipe cleaners, your kids can create larger than life spiders. Each child can make their spider unique with a variety of eyes, their favorite colors, and the goofiest facial expressions they can think of. Lead the little ones in singing itsy-bitsy spider while hanging them up to truly get into the Halloween spirit!
Your kids will be so excited to transform their handprints into spooky skeleton arms! This easy craft is quite the crowd pleaser…all you need is paint, Q-Tips, and black construction paper. Make this a yearly tradition and you’ll be able to see how much those tiny hands have grown!
What’s more fun for kids than eating zombie donuts and mummy cupcakes? MAKING them! Check out these yummy, easy to create Halloween treats. Your chefs will love decorating cookies with candy eyes, and sprinkling sugar over monster pretzels. When you’re done, snap a picture of your spooky snacks and then… DIG IN!
Do your kids love the ooey-gooey side of Halloween? Let them make their own slime! With simple, household ingredients, the kids can mix up their own spooky concoctions. After they’re done playing, give them their own jars to lock up the slime… so that it doesn’t crawl away at night!
Ping Pong Ball Monsters
It’s a monster mash! These ping pong ball monsters are a delight to make and even more fun to play with. Supply your kids with ping pong balls, plus a variety of paint, pipe cleaners, and googly-eyes, and let them explore the endless possibilities! Once they’ve created their ping pong army, challenge their imagination even further by asking them to share their monsters’ special powers.
Recreate the magic of fall right in your kitchen, with these beautiful leaf suncatchers. Just grab some coffee filters and watercolor paints — your kids will be in awe when the white paper transforms into an abstract masterpiece. Once the leaves are hanging, your children can admire the vibrant shadows they cast in the house as the sun goes down.
We hope you and the kids have been inspired to create some boo-tiful art projects! No matter what your family’s favorite part of Halloween is, remember that time spent together is the best treat of all. So take pictures, make memories, and treasure them with Keepy.