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5 Halloween Craft Ideas

What’s more fun than making things with your kids? Well, okay, there’s that. But, trust, me, this will be fun! We’ve all seen those craft websites and magazines with those amazingly good looking crafts that look oh so easy to make. Have you eve tried to make those? Yeah, they never turn out the way you though, right? Well, here are five crafts that are guaranteed to turn out great because they are simple in construction and explanation.
Add a little homemade decor to your home or front yard with these five easy craft ideas.

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Halloween Ghost Jugs. Everyone has milk cartons, right? This has to be one of the easiest and effective crafts I have seen. All you need to do is cut the bottom out of the jug, use a sharpie to draw a face and stick them on top of a strand of lights for an eerie ghost-like effect.

 

 

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Spider Pops. go to any craft store, like Micheal’s, pick up some little eyeballs, black fuzzy ropes, glue and Tootsie Pops. Spend some time with your kids and get them away from the TV for a bit.

 

 
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Halloween Family Foot-Ghost Portrait. Another easy craft and family bonding time! (Thanks, kidsactivitiesblog.com)

 

 

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Q-Tip Skeleton.
This one is pretty straightforward. Q-Tips, black construction paper and glue! Best of all, your kids can use their imaginations and get creative with designing the skeletons’ faces!

 

 

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Egg Carton Bat. Simply cut portions of an egg carton in threes. Cut the end pieces to resemble wings. Paint it black. Stick on some of those small eyes you have leftover from your spiders! Add a string or ribbon to the top for hanging.

Junior Pirates: Make yer own pirate hat!

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Ahoy, junior pirates! Dead Skin Dave has just set me an urgent request.  He seems to have lost his crew, and he needs replacements as quickly as possible! All you need to do is make this official pirate hat to join Dave’s crew! Hurry he needs your help!

What You’ll Need:

Paper

Grocery bag (child hat) or newspaper (adult hat)

Scissors

Marker

Step 1:
Cut open the bag so that you are left with a large front panel.

Step 2:
Carefully remove the handles.

Step 3:
Fold the panel in half along the width of the paper.

Step 4:
Fold the two corners to the center. Because your started with a rectanglular panel, the folded corners should leave you with some excess space at the bottom.

Step 5:
Fold the bottom excess up and over the corners as shown.

Step 6:
Repeat Step 5 for the reverse side of the hat.

Step 7:
Use your marker or other embellishments to decorate the face of your pirate hat. Start with skull and cross bone and see what else you can add.

Step 8:
Put on your pirate hat and say “ARRRGH!”