4 Spookily Spectacular DIY Halloween Decorations to Make With Your Kids!

October 11, 2017

Halloween is almost here, and your house definitely needs to be the source of all screams in the neighborhood on the 31st! From eerie mason jars lights to blood-spattered creepy candles, we've got a list of great crafts to make sure your home is totally GHOUL for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and costume parties alike!

 

1. Halloween Mummy Lights 
What you'll need...
  • Glass mason jars, vases
  • Gauze
  • Googly eyes
Instructions
  1. Tape an end-piece of gauze to the top of your jar (so you can re-use the jar later if you would like).
  2. Wrap and twist the gauze all the way down the mason jar, secure with tape at the bottom.
  3. Glue googly eyes on to the front side of the jar. 
Taken and modified from: Hi Sugarplum! 

 

2. Balloon Spiderwebs
What You'll Need...
  • Newspaper
  • 9-inch balloon
  • Thin black yarn
  • Paper crafts glue (make sure the glue dries clear)
  • Water
  • String
  • Tweezers
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Orange plastic spiders
Instructions
  1. Cover work surface with newspaper. Blow up 9-inch balloon and tie off in a knot.
  2. Cut twenty 6-foot pieces of black yarn.
  3. Mix together equal portions of glue and water; mix well.
  4. Dip a piece of yarn into mixture and soak thoroughly, making sure not to tangle the yarn. Pull out and gently squeeze off excess glue by running yarn between index finger and thumb.
  5. Wrap the yarn around the balloon in an irregular pattern.
  6. Continue with remaining yarn pieces, tucking in the end of each piece beneath the yarn layers.
  7. Tie a length of string around the balloon knot. Hang up balloon and let dry completely. (Put newspaper under the balloon to catch any drips.)
  8. Once the glue is completely dry, pop the balloon and use tweezers to pull out the deflated balloon and any glue residue between yarn pieces.
  9. Hot-glue plastic spiders to the web, and tie a piece of string to the top to use as a hanger.
Taken and modified from: Better Homes and Gardens

 

3. Tortured Candles
What You'll Need...
  • White Candles
  • Red Candles
  • Black carpet tacks
Instructions
  1. Take your black carpet tacks and stick them halfway into your white candles.
  2. Light a red candle and let the wax well around the wick.
  3. Drip red wax onto the sides of your white candles.
  4. Light your white candles and enjoy the spookiness!
Taken and Modified from: Family Chic From Camilla Fabbri

 

4. Black and White Halloween Pumpkin Topiary 
What You'll Need...
  • Five medium-sized pumpkins
  • Black and White Spray paint
  • Small drill
  • Dowel
  • Flower Pot
  • String lights
Instructions
  1. Prime the 5 pumpkins
  2. Spray paint 3 pumpkins white and 2 pumpkins black.
  3. Drill 1" holes into the bottom of each pumpkin.
  4. Alternating colours, place each pumpkin onto a dowel that stands in the middle of the flower pot.
  5. Thread string lights through the pumpkins to bring them to life!
Taken and Modified from: Country Living
Enjoy!
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