Five Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

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Published Feb 23, 2015

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Five Fun Recycled Art Halloween Crafts

Halloween is an amazing time to decorate your house and get your kids of all ages involved in the process.  We love to spend a Sunday in October decorating the inside and the outside of the house.  Here are some fun and easy recycled Halloween Projects.

Egg Carton Spiders

Have you been saving your egg cartons for that perfect recycled art project?  We have a wonderful Halloween Spider craft for you. Cut up your used egg cartons into segments.  Have the kids color the cartons with markers, paint if you want a mess or glue black or any color paper on the segment.  Take a black pipe cleaner and punch through for legs.  Let the kids be creative and make a spider of any color or as many legs as they want.  Glue googly eyes on your spider or use circle stickers or paper for eyes.

Hanging Ghosts

Do you have a bag or plastic white bags?   We have a great way to get rid of them.  Stuff the bags with recycled paper to form a ball at the top.  Close it off with a white piece of string or yarn.  Have the kids make a face on the ball.  Cut the bottom of the bag to create a floating ghost.  Punch a hole on the top and attach a string to hang your ghosts from the trees.  This is an adorable addition to artdoor art.

Paper Tube Haunted House

If your like me you have a pile of paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls and wrapping paper rolls.  Put out all colors of paper to glue around the rolls.  You can also paint the rolls.  You can make cuts at the top of the castles.  You can make doors and windows.  You can glue or tape the different size tubes together and create a house or castle.

Yard Ghosts

Do you have an old white sheet you can cut up.  Take old sheets and either a dowel or stick you can put in the ground.  Gather the top and create a ghosts head with the body drapping down.  Make a circle of your ghosts representing each member of your family.

Marshmallow Skulls

Put out dark paper and have the kids take those stale mini marshmallows you are ready to throw out and glue them in the shape of a monster, skull, skeleton or wherever their imagination takes them.


Written by Pamela Worth

Pam Worth MA, BCC is the founder of Tiny Treks (www.tinytreks.com), an innovative parent participation outdoor exploration program which has served thousands of families since 1997.  Pam is also a parent educator specializing in workshops on Healthy Lifestyles for Families. Her uniquely effective parenting and teaching strategies were developed through her 30 years of experience in early childhood, elementary and parent education along with teacher mentorship, and family coaching. Currently, Pam is a guest lecturer at parenting workshops throughout the country and is recognized for pioneering outdoor education programing for early childhood.  She also specializes in guiding families to reducing media interference, identifying creative boundaries and alternatives to media usage. Pam focuses on Mindful Parenting through creative ideas and tools.  

Contact her at: pam@tinytreks.com

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