Here is my final Halloween craft round-up, in case you have any time to fit in any more craft projects before Sunday. These are all projects that you can make with or for your kids.
My all time favorite Halloween craft project this year is this glowing Trick-Or-Treat bag from Holidash. Not only does it look cool and glow sticks light up the inside of the bag for your kids, plus it provides a wonderful safety feature in that the glowing bag will make your kids that much more visible to motorists.
Meanwhile, Pink and Green Mama made this cute and simple Halloween game that everyone can play. It is kind of like Cooties, but the better older version of Cooties. The game is not only simple to play, but simple to make also.
This year, I have personally enjoyed a lot of the jack-o-lantern alternatives that I have seen, such as painting pumpkins black or silver, making silhouettes with pumpkins, etc. This alternative is my favorite for the season. Painted gourds! They look like ghosts and there is no carving involved!
Here is a simple project that kids and adults can enjoy – ghost finger puppets that are made from simple molds of your fingers. What better way to personalize a decoration! You can make new ones each year to document how your kids hands grow over the years.
Counting Coconuts has directions to make these adorable little yarn pumpkins. She put them in her October sensory tub. Since I am new to the whole Montessori thing, I’ve never done a sensory tub before, but am planning to start with a Thanksgiving sensory tub and hope to make some of these for it.
This project is a big one, but can be a work in progress that happens over multiple years. Melissa at Veranda Interiors converted a doll house into a haunted house! Is that a cool idea or what?!?! It’s a bit late for us to tackle this one this year, but hopefully next year we can try it. It seems like it would make a wonderful family keepsake to pass down through the generations.
Finally, Martha Stewart has directions for making a bat piñata. Really, what better time to have a decoration full of candy than Halloween, when kids are already getting loaded up on lots of sugar? (okay, that was sarcasm) Seriously, though, this piñata is pretty darn cool looking and making piñatas is lots of fun for kids, as is breaking piñatas. So maybe fill it with sugar-free gum, stickers, and toys instead?