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About the projects
This series features projects to do for Halloween, but don't limit
your use of these projects to Halloween. The
are suitable in any season, make the
Halloween Suncatchers in different shapes for other
holidays, follow the directions in
Halloween Mobile to make mobiles for any season, and Dracula's Blood can be used anytime fake
blood is needed.
The projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to EASY.
Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have
some crafting fun!
Kids' Halloween Spook House Dangler Cards
Friday Fun - In this project,
kids make a house spook from black construction paper with an
opening to peer inside at the ghostly residents. This craft project
is a kid version of the grown-up
Dangler Cards with jack-o'-lantern danglers for
Halloween Dangler Cards - These free-standing Halloween
cards with ghost or jack-o'-lantern danglers serve double-duty as a
greeting card and a fun decoration for Halloween. Make several for
your friends and family and some for yourself.
Colorful Tissue Ghosts
Friday Fun - What could
be cuter than little ghosts in a bowl? Tissue ghosts are an easy,
inexpensive way to decorate for Halloween. In this project you'll
see how to make a colorful version of the traditional tissue ghost
by adding fading color accents.
Halloween Cone Hats - Make simple, cone-shaped hats for
Halloween. Instructions are given for a clown's hat, a wizard's hat,
and a witch's hat.
The hats can be the basis for a Halloween costume. 0.Make a hat, add
some make-up and old clothes to complete the costume.
Dracula's Blood Recipe
Friday Fun - Here's a recipe to make fake blood for Halloween. Drip some from the
corners of your mouth, and in your best imitation of Dracula say, "I
want your blood."
Ghost Garland - This colorful garland of ghosts is a
quick and easy way to decorate for Halloween. The project includes
printable patterns for ghosts and illustrated instructions for
making the garland based on a paper chain in Halloween colors.
Sew-a-Pumpkin Halloween Favor
Friday Fun - Create these
truly unique pumpkin-shaped Halloween party favors filled with candy
corn. This is an easy craft that's a twist on the traditional
craft. Great for group, family and classroom crafting!
Halloween Suncatchers - Make Halloween suncatchers shaped like bats, ghosts and
jack-o'-lanterns. Hang the suncatchers in your windows and give
some as gifts. Suncatchers are easy to make and are a great vehicle
for creativity—make them in a variety of colors and add your own
Friday Fun -
Mobiles of ghosts, jack-o'-lanterns, witches, bats and black cats make
great decorations for Halloween. Follow the instructions in this project
to make a quick and easy mobile using simple materials. After
completing this project you will be able to make mobiles for any holiday
Halloween Trick or Treat Bags
Friday Fun -
It's quick and easy to make trick or treat bags in any size you like
to collect treats as you go from door to
door. All it takes is a stack of books and a sheet of paper to make the
basic bag. You can also create smaller bags for Halloween party
goodies or to hand out to the trick-or-treaters who come to your
Halloween Pop-Up Cards - Give your friends or family
members a little fright with these easy to make Halloween pop-up
cards! In practically no time you can make a special Halloween card
with a jack-o'-lantern pop-up inside.
Halloween Treat Bags
Friday Fun -
Give your Halloween trick-or-treaters a colorful
handmade bag filled with treats! Each bag holds several
pieces of candy, two cookies, some caramel corn or a small toy. They are
great for Halloween party favors, too!
Cutouts for Halloween -
Make super easy indoor and outdoor decorations for Halloween with Aunt
Annie's patterns for Halloween cutouts. The ghoulish shapes include
jack-o'-lanterns, bats, spiders, cats, and ghosts that can be used to decorate
windows, doors, bulletin boards, party rooms, porches, and more. The
jack-o'-lantern cutout can even be used as a mask!
Creepy-Crawly Spider Bracelet
Friday Fun - Make a creepy, crawly
spider that can wiggle and twist about with a few movements of the
wrist. Traced fingers are the basis for this animated spider toy, and
a paper fastener allows it to swivel around. This is a fun and easy
Halloween project that is especially good for mixed-age groups of