Halloween is a Christian holiday that is celebrated every year on 31st October, primarily in United States and Canada. However, with time, the festival has now spread to South America, Europe, Japan, and other parts of East Asia. A time of ghosts, goblins, gravestones and graveyards, Halloween festivities generally include wearing costumes, attending parties, ghost tours, trick-o-treating, carving jack-o’-lanterns, and so on. Halloween parties bring in a lot of fun, enjoyment and merry making. With numerous spooky crafts and ghostly decorations, you can make your party all the more creepy, scary, daunting and of course, terrifying. Whether sophisticated or macabre, find out ideas for making Halloween crafts at home for a spooky and spirited Halloween. Happy crafting and a ghostly Halloween!
Homemade Homemade Halloween Craft Ideas
To make this spirited specter, you will need lightweight white craft wire, lemon, clear tape, black marker and white tissue paper. Cut two 12-inch long pieces from white craft wire. Tape them onto a 14-inch square double-layered white tissue paper in a criss-cross fashion. Trim the tissue paper through the wire to get a circle. Flip the tissue and set over the lemon. Using firm hands, mold the tissue paper over the lemon to form the head of the ghost. Add facial details using black marker. Place the lemon on the table or floor and push it slightly to set it in motion.
Salt Dough Ghosts
Engage your kids into this fun-filled craft. To make this craft, you need to first collect the essentials, such as 1 cup flour, 1 cup salt, ½ cup water, bowl, wooden spoon, and fine-pointed permanent black marker. Mix together flour, salt and water in a bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon to blend the contents until smooth. Divide the dough into 6 portions and define each portion into the shape of a ghost. Flatten the base to give space for the ghost to stand. Place one or two ghosts on a plate and microwave for 1½ to 2 minutes at intervals of 20-30 seconds till the dough gets firm. Remove and allow the little ghosts to cool. Highlight the eyes and mouth using the marker.
Eye See You
Scare your guests with these ghoulish gazing peepers. Get the materials, like ping-pong ball, permanent markers, paper, scissors, battery-powered tea light, and glue dots. With the help of an adult, cut an ‘X’ in each ping-pong ball. Draw eye details on the balls using permanent markers. Cut embellishments from paper and glue them on the balls along with glue dots. Place the balls on tea lights through the ‘X’ mark created. Switch on the lights and your petrifying peepers are ready to give the passer-bys’ a chilling feeling.
Try out these mini pumpkins giving your kids a chance to enjoy the Halloween mood as well. Get small acorns, orange acrylic paint, brown acrylic paint, and black permanent marker. Remove the caps of the acorns. Cover each acorn in orange paint, adding a drop of brown to the acorn’s point to depict the stem. Keep the acorns aside to let the paint dry. Create different jack-o’-lantern faces on the acorns with a marker.
Treat your guests and kids with drinks in gruesome and horrifying glasses with phantom messages. Get hold of drinking glasses that you would be serving your drinks in, dishwashing liquid and water. Pour a few drops of dishwashing liquid in a small bowl of water. Dip your finger into the mixture and write spooky greetings on the outside of the glasses. Freeze the glasses for 10 minutes. Remove the glasses thereafter and voila, you have chilly and ghastly letters on the glasses.