With Halloween approaching fast, there is still time decorate your house for trick-or-treaters. And where does one go for any idea? Pinterest, of course! We have done some of the research for you, and below are some great crafting idea results to “Try”. These craft ideas are for crafters at any skill level and require simple and accessible materials, so no Pinterest fails here.
- Spider Webs. A more spooky craft idea comes from the Pinterest user Parents. Here are the necessities for one spider web:
- 3 popsicle sticks
- White/Silver paint (a metallic gel pen may do the trick also)
- White yarn (approximately 2 yards)
- Plastic spiders
First, you should paint the three popsicle sticks. Once dry, glue them together to form an asterisk shape. For the yarn, tie one end to the center of the sticks. Then, wrap it around the popsicle sticks, tying them behind and around each one to secure them. (If this does not work, try hot gluing the yarn to the popsicle sticks.) Lastly, decorate your handmade craft with plastic spiders to give the full effect; You can find plastic spiders at either a dollar store or a grocery store around this time of year.
- Mummy Glows. Another great craft idea for Halloween comes from the Pinterest user A Little CLAIREification. This is perfect for craft for lining your driveway on trick-or-treat night to give the spooky holiday feeling for all your visitors and passerbys. Or a bonus, as suggested by this Pinterest user, this craft could also be used as a candy corn jar (or leftover halloween candy). Below are the materials needed to pull it off:
- Mason jars
- 1″ gauze bandage
- Googly eyes
- Flameless votive candles or tea light candles (if not a windy night)
This is a simple craft to put together. First, wrap the gauze bandage around the mason jar, in a way of a mummy costume/loosely. Next, attach two googly eyes to the gauzed jar (most of them have adhesive on the back of them). And finally, place the candle inside the jar when it’s showtime and enjoy!
- The Dark Knight. This next idea is perfect for kids to craft, and comes from the Pinterest user Michelle from CraftyMorning.com. This simple craft idea goes a long way to creating the Halloween feel throughout your house. Below are what you’ll need:
- Toilet paper roll
- Black paint
- Black paper
- Glue or tape
- 2 googly eyes
First, fold the ends of the toilet paper roll. Then, paint the roll black. While this dries, draw and cut out bat wings from the black paper (it’s easiest to make one large wing to glue the back). Once the roll is dry, glue the wings to the back of the toilet paper roll and add the googly eyes and enjoy!
- Bad Kitty. This cute idea comes from the Pinterest user Amanda’s Creative Life (Crafts by Amanda). Below are the household items you need to put it all together:
- 1 paper plate
- Black acrylic paint
- Tape or white glue
- 2 googly eyes
- 1 small pink pom-pom
First, paint the backside of the paper plate with black acrylic paint and let dry. Second, cut out the body of the cat to make it look like a crescent moon. From the leftover plate scraps, cut out the head, ears, tail and thin whiskers of the cat. Glue or tape these separate pieces to form the cat. Lastly, add the googly eyes and pink pom-pom nose. Display your new kitty as you please.
- Yarn Pumpkins. This idea comes from the Pinterest user OneLittleProject. A cute decoration for inside and outside your house, pumpkins are the symbol of the Halloween and autumn season. Below are the inexpensive materials you will need (you may even have them laying around your house):
- Orange yarn
- 2 ounces of white glue
- 1 balloon (12”)
- 1 brown pipe cleaner
- 1 green pipe cleaner
Begin by blowing up the balloon halfway full (the bigger you blow it up, the more yarn you will need and it will be egg shaped). Next, cut the yarn to create approximately 21 individual strings, each measuring 36”. Tie one of the yarn strings to the end of the balloon. After that, pour the glue into bowl and dunk one of the yarn strings gently. (To make certain the string is covered in glue and does not get tangled, using a plastic fork is recommended.) Then, press the string onto the balloon, securing its place. (Again, running the string through the slot of the tine will help take off the excess glue.) Repeat this step until the pumpkin is up to your satisfaction. When finished, it is best to hang the balloon until it is dry, such as off the knob of a cabinet or laundry rack (this may take up to 24 hours). Once dried, detach the string from the balloon by gently pressing your finger on the balloon to separate the balloon and string. The fun part comes by popping the balloon, preferably a small hole near the knot, and once deflated remove the balloon. Lastly, twists the two pipe cleaners to make a stem and leaves, tucking them in place.