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Frugal Halloween Crafts for Kids

Posted by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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Frugal Halloween Crafts for Kids

    • Halloween is a fun time for kids to be creative with all kinds of media. Whether the celebration is silly or spooky, crafts and art projects can be made from a variety of household items, and don't have to cost a lot of money.

    Paper Bag Pumpkins

    • Make a paper bag version of the real thing for Halloween.

      Make cute pumpkins out of a paper lunch bag, some newspaper, and orange and green paint to decorate. Start with the plain paper bag, fill it with shredded newspaper and tie it off about an inch and a half from the top. The tied off bit will be your stem of the pumpkin. Paint the bag orange and the stem green and leave it to dry. Kids can also make silly jack-o-lanterns by gluing black shapes on for eyes, a nose and mouth for the face.

    Tissue Ghosts

    • Tissue ghosts are probably the most classic--and cheapest--Halloween decoration. Each child starts with a plain tissue. Lay it flat and fill the center with another balled-up tissue. Twist the tissue underneath the ball, bringing all four corners together. Tie off tightly with a piece of string and use a black marker to draw a spooky face on the head.

    Witch-in-the-Moon Paper Plates

    • For this activity start with a sheet of black construction paper and use a stencil to trace and cut the silhouette of a witch on her broomstick (see Resources). Paint your paper plate with yellow or a bright light green and leave to dry. Apply glue to the witch and have the children place the witch in the center of the moon. The effect is a traditional spooky window decoration.

    Egg carton Spiders

    • For older children, use part of an egg carton to create the body of a spider and black pipe-cleaners for its legs. Cut a paper egg carton for the children into individual half-spheres, place it round side up and have them paint it black or red. Once dry, hole punch four holes on each side. The children can slide four pipe-cleaners under the round side and bend them down in the middle to make legs. Once the spider is dry, kids can apply googly eyes with glue. String up the spiders, or use as a table top decoration.

Read more: Frugal Halloween Crafts for Kids | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6024953_frugal-halloween-crafts-kids.html#ixzz1Z3zULOXl

by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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by Suzie on Oct. 14, 2012 at 4:17 PM


by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 4:27 PM

thanks !

by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Love the spider idea!

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