Things are starting to look spooky around Mud Mates headquarters, and it’s all due to the Halloween crafts for kids we’ve been making! Once again, we’ve been gallantly testing all the fun crafts and have decided to share these four with you.
4 Freaky Halloween Crafts for Kids
Boo! Did we scare you? Probably not, and that’s great because Halloween doesn’t need to be scary, especially for children. So, we’re erring on the side of caution with our Halloween crafts for kids this year, making them great for all ages. Don’t forget to pop on one of our Fitted Tablecloths before you get started to keep the table clean!
- Ghost and Bat noughts and crosses – we loved making and playing with this neat game. Draw yourself a pumpkin and then add a 9 square grid to it. Draw and then cut out five bats and five ghosts out of thin cardboard. Two players can then try to get three of their shape in a row to be the winner.
- Tissue paper ghosts – remember when you visited the dental nurse and were given a ghost made with dental supplies? It’s time to teach your kids all about it but substituting with a cotton ball tied in the centre of a piece of tissue paper. Draw on some eyes, add thread to the top and hang it on your finger to make it fly! Or why not make a cluster of ghosts and hang them around the room?
- Halloween bunting – a great cutting activity, draw and then cut out a variety of similar sized shapes. They could be ghosts, lollies, pumpkins, bats, witches or goblins. Use a peg to attach them to a long piece of string and hang up to enjoy. Doorways, windows and even between pins on a wall are suitable hanging areas.
If your drawing skills aren’t up to scratch, we love the printable templates from Tinker Cara.
- Halloween lanterns – you’ve made them for Christmas, Chinese New Year, and lantern festivals. Now it’s time to make them for Halloween. Draw a jack-o-lantern face with black marker in the centre of a piece of paper. Fold the piece of paper in half lengthways and cut 1cm slits along the fold, two thirds of the way up. Open it out and roll it up into a lantern shape. Staple or sellotape it together, make a little handle with card or attach to some string.
Whether you’re wanting to decorate your house for trick or treaters or stay in and have a party yourselves, then we’re certain you’ll love making these clever Halloween crafts for kids!
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