There’s only a month left to Halloween, and it’s high time to organize some activities for the kids, make fun decorations, and craft spooky treats. Today’s round-up is devoted to various Halloween DIYs – to do for kids, with kids, and fun on that special day. The roundup includes spooky and tasty treats to keep your kids excited, party favors like pinatas, bunting, and treats, and some other handicrafts to keep your kids busy and happy!
Take simple popcorn to the next level with some cute and creepy add-ins that go with Halloween. This quick and addicting popcorn mix with dark chocolate chips, salty pumpkin seeds, and spooky mini marshmallows only takes a moment. The marshmallows are super cute and take seconds to decorate with an edible food stick.
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a simple treat idea, these dipped pretzels might be just the thing! Perfect for classroom gifts or Halloween parties. Pretzel sticks are dipped in candy melts and decorated with candy eyes. So easy, scary and fun! These dipped pretzels take a while to make, but are very simple.
Halloween doesn’t have to be about chocolate and sweets. Sweet, sweet, tasty chocolate and candy. Fruit can also transform into those boneless, fearsome mummies that come straight from the grave. Really very scary. Those fucking googly eyes are way too cute to be scary. And so be careful, attack of the mummy fruit! Here’s a great idea for healthy Halloween party goodies.
Celebrate the season of the creepy monsters with these Frankenstein Rice Krispies® Treats. This simple recipe is great for Halloween parties and for the family to watch your favorite Halloween movies.
These Monster Jolly Rancher lollipops serve as a double duty for both Halloween parties and monster parties. Oh, and of course they’re super easy to do. All you need is some Jolly Rancher candy, some candy eyes, and lollipop sticks. Choose any three colors of candy for each monster and arrange them as you like, horizontally, vertically or in a combination of both directions.
Are you having a Halloween party this year or do you need a cute and simple idea? These cauldron cupcakes are perfect for parties and easy to make with kids.
These handmade candy corn popcorn paper cone holders just scream Halloween! This is a pretty easy craft and a great touch for a night of scary movies. And because it’s so simple, you can make them in any quantity. Read the tutorial to make them!
Creepy crawling DIY Halloween spider cups are perfect for a Halloween party or for fun Halloween crafts with the kids! They will have a great time together and have fun with these spider mugs. Plus, they don’t look too scary – great for young kids too.
Are you planning your own Monster Mash Bash? These printable toppers with monster mouth treats are the perfect way to hand out some cute snacks! When assembled, the treats are revealed through the cut-out mouth, making it look like every monster is eating them, and there are four designs to choose from!
I am sure you will love these cute Halloween bags! These come together pretty quickly and are just so super cute! They’re perfect for gifts for teachers, friends, or family members, or even as trick-or-treat bags for Halloween!
You can find more candy boxes here that you can use to make children happy during the party or give them gifts for that party. These creepy spider candy boxes are really easy to make – invite your kids to do this together and have fun getting ready for the party!
Do you have any cool home decorations for the party? Speaking of the last minute, there is a wonderfully easy craft for you to use to prepare your house for little tricks or treats, or just to add some Halloween whimsy to your home in case you haven’t already. This quick and easy DIY Halloween flag will add a festive flair to a pumpkin-free porch.
The recycled pop-up Halloween shoebox theater is a breeze and looks amazing as a kitchen table centerpiece when the kids aren’t making up fantastic stories. Use a shoebox for the stage and cola glass bottles for the main characters. The bottles are of course party favors on ice and moonlight as the stars of the stage.
Activities and decor
Get your kids in the Halloween mood by making these fun felt can monsters. A great way to recycle old cans and celebrate that spooky holiday in a cute (not scary) way! Your kids love the open process of making their own monsters. All you need is scraps of felt and cute googly eyes to get to work creating lots of whimsical monster personalities.
This is a fun craft that will help you get into the spirit of the vacation with the kids. Felt finger puppets in Halloween characters! They are easy to make and fun to decorate. Your kids can use it to host a Halloween themed puppet show or just carry around some creepy friends. You can have fun making them but also have fun playing with them afterwards which is why we love this craft. It keeps our little fingers busy!
This fun bat craft has a bat doll that kids love to play with and fly around in their own little paper plate theater! Such a great bat craft that inspires imaginative gaming and storytelling. To make it easy to create, there are two printable templates to choose from so that your flying bat pupae can soar between the hills and rooftops. When you make a Halloween bat craft there is a scary graveyard scene! Of course, if you want a different night scene for your bat doll craft, creating your own is easy too.
I think Dracula needs a haircut! Vampire haircut is a fun Halloween craft that will turn a creepy vampire into a silly looking one. It’s also a simple, hands-on activity for toddlers and preschoolers. An activity to help little ones work on their fine motor skills as they thread yarn through holes and develop scissor cutting skills.
For young children, pumpkins may not be on the cards until they are older. This no-carve squash-paint pumpkin art is an easy setup that results in beautiful and colorful pumpkins. Kids will love the process of creating it as much as the end result!
Monsters and Halloween go hand in hand. They don’t always have to be scary like my monster bookmarks that are darn cute! All these plastic spoon monsters want to do is do trick or treating! So what do you say Do you want to make some cute monsters yourself?
If you’re looking for easy Halloween crafts for kids, your trash can is your place! With a little help from Mod Podge and tissue paper (or napkins), you can turn empty glasses into adorable pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns. Made from recycled glass, these lights are easy to make and a perfect first mod podge project.
The shabby chic style is soft, cozy, and just a little rough around the edges. It is great for any room from the kitchen to the nursery as it is nifty and does not require a lot of money as there are many reclaimed materials and fleas in the market. Do you want this style for your nursery? Here are some ideas for creating a proper shabby chic style ambience.
Go neutrals and pastels
Creamy white and soft pastel colors make for a nice shabby chic nursery palette. However, if you're craving a little more color, muted floral tones will look rustic and look great with cream, white, or even pastel shades of a similar shade. The shabby chic decor can be easily adapted to girls and boys with pink or blue accents. Yellow, green, beige, brown and gray are great for a gender-neutral decor.
Play with patterns
When choosing textiles for your kid's room, make sure that you use patterned pieces. Patterned accessories keep things interesting, add color, and mostly disassemble white furniture. Look for floral designs and French country prints and don't be afraid to confuse them a little. Playing mix and match with your textiles is a great way to achieve that eclectic, jumbled look. Various accented pattern walls are just the thing for you.
Mix & Match furniture
Shabby-chic decor is about creating cohesion out of chaos. Mismatched furniture is a must. The trick is to find a way to tie it all together. You can always take a few flea market finds and renovate them for your kindergarten. Just select them so that they look in harmony with the others.
Create texture layers
Texture is perhaps the most important element in shabby chic decor. To get the look, layer weathered furniture and rustic materials with ornate accents and rich, delicate fabrics. When you have decided on a simple iron crib frame, dress it up with soft and luxurious bedding. Just focus on incorporating rich and varied layers and you will find the perfect balance.
Decorating a shabby chic nursery is about using old things in new ways. When looking for furniture and accessories, think outside the box. An elaborate old kitchen stall could be a great chest of drawers! Broken mirror? This beautiful brass frame would still look fabulous on the wall! See what you can save and put to good use. An old dresser can easily become a beautiful dressing table.
Create an ambience
Pastel-colored pictures of nursery rhymes and soft toys on the wall and furniture complement and add to the atmosphere and beauty of the room.