2 Spooky Halloween Crafts for Kids

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Bat” by Schmidsi is licensed under CC by 2.0

Hanging Bats: Though bats are quite spooky in real life, the handmade crafty ones that hang upside down can look quite cool too. There are many different and simple ways to make them. For instance, you could ask your little one to paint the outside of an old toilet paper roll black (the body of the bat), stick two pieces of black elastic onto one end (for the legs), add webbed cardboard wings to the sides of the black-painted roll (just glue or staple them on), stick on google eyes on the end opposite to where you’ve tied up the black elastic and simply tie it up using the two elastic pieces to resemble an upside-down bat on your tree in the backyard.

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Cute” by OpenClipart-Vectors is licensed under CC by 2.0

Mummies: The same toilet paper rolls or old discarded cans can be used to make mummies. Get hold of either one of them and use cheap toilet paper or tissue paper or even white stick-on tape to wrap around it round and round in a haphazard manner, such that the entire roll or can is covered on its curved surface. Stick on google eyes and add a lopsided evil grin with a black marker and your mummies are ready to occupy pride of place on the mantelpiece, on your front porch or even as accompaniments to each plate on the Halloween dinner table.




The Jack-O'-Lantern Grin

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Jack-O-Lantern” by BarbaraALane is licensed under CC by 2.0

The best marker which indicates Halloween is just around the corner? Spooky jack-o’-lanterns burning bright on neighborhood porches, with their evil and crooked grins getting all the more sinister as day turns into night.

It is fun creating your own personalized pumpkin carving design – it could be a really petrifying grin with sharp and pointed teeth, or a friendly old welcoming grin of sorts. Talking about grins on jack-o’-lanterns, here is a fun game for kids to play this Halloween.

All of us have time and again played the ubiquitous ‘pin the tail on the donkey’. Well, why not try something like ‘pin the grin on the jack-o’-lantern’ this spooky season? Simply get hold of a large piece of paper and draw a big circular jack-o’-lantern on it, replete with eyes and nose but minus the mouth. Now blindfold the kids and ask them to stick a piece of black re-stickable tape where they assume the mouth of the jack-o’-lantern to be.

Simple, spooky and fun!
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