Homemade Halloween Decorations
If you are looking for something different to do this year to keep the children entertained over Half Term, why not have a go at making some of these easy to make home made Halloween decorations.
It is a great way to decorate the house and garden whilst also keeping the children out of mischief!
You can do almost anything from the traditional carvings on pumpkins to something a bit different like painting your pumpkin a different colour and turning it into a ghost or witch!
Here are a few ideas to get you started!
Why not have a go at making these brilliant bats and ghosts to hang from your lights. They are really easy to make.
For the Bats, all you need is some empty egg cartons, black paint, some googly eyes, orange ribbon and some glue.
Firstly you will need to cut up your egg cartons so that you have three cups together.
Once you have got as many as you want, you will need to cut the bottoms to make them look like bat wings.
Once you have done that you will then need to paint them black. After the paint has dried you will need to glue on some eyes and attach some orange ribbon. Once the glue has dried you can then hang them from the lights inside, or if you are using them outside, you can hang them from the trees.
For the Ghosts, all you need is some big leaves that look like ghosts, white paint and a black marker pen.
First you will need to paint all of your leaves white. Once the paint has dried just draw on some eyes and a mouth and either stick them to the windows or doors, or attach some ribbon to them and hang them with your bats.
Or, why not try doing something a bit different and decorate your stairs with these brilliant Mice decorations.
These must be one of the easiest decorations to make. All you need is some black card and something to stick them down with, maybe some blue tack or double sided sticky tape.
You can either draw your own mice or find a template to use and draw round. Cut out as many as you need, and possible an archway to use as a hole for them to get in or out of the stairs.
Once you have cut them out all you need to do is stick them down so it looks like they have either just come out of the holes, or are climbing up the stairs.
This will be enough to scare anyone, particularly if they are not fond of these particular little furry creatures!
Are you fed up of throwing away the inner tubes of toilet rolls and kitchen towels?? Ever wondered if there could be another use for them?? Have you ever thought about using them for Halloween decorations?? No, I didn't think so. This year why not get creative and have a go at making these creepy looking eyes.
All you need is the inner tube of a toilet roll or kitchen towel ( or you could also use the tube from wrapping paper) some glow sticks and some duct tape.
Once you have the tubes to your desired length, draw on some scary looking eyes and then cut out any bits that you need to. Once you have done that all you need to do is put in some glow sticks, (but make sure they are all the same colour) and cover then ends with duct tape. Don't forget to snap the glow sticks to make them glow. You would probably be better making these just as it starts to get dark to get the full effect.
Then just hide them in the bushes!
These are just a few examples of easy to make Halloween decorations for kids of all ages and is a great way to keep the kids entertained in the days leading up to Halloween.