Halloween Crafts For Kids

Pumpkin Artist - Halloween Crafts For Kids
Give each kid their own small pumpkin to paint and cut. Set up folding tables and cover each with plastic table cloth. Give each kid their little artist kit: a spoon, paint, pencils etc, encourage creativity.

Pumpkin Pencil - Halloween Crafts For Kids
You will need black and green felt, one big orange pompom, one brown pipe cleaner, pencils and glue.

Separate the fur of the pompom and glue in one brown pipe cleaner. Almost on the same time, put glue on the top of your pencil. Glue the pencil and the pompom together, where you separated the fur on the pompom. Hold them together for one minute.

From the black felt cut out one triangle for pumpkin nose, two triangles for the eyes, and a black mouth. Glue all this pieces onto the pompom. Cut two small leaves out of the green felt. Glue this leaves on the pipe cleaners and wrap it around the pencil. It looks like the pumpkin is holding the pencil. Also, glue a tiny piece of brown pipe cleaner to the top of the pumpkin as a stem.

Halloween Witch Hands - Halloween Crafts For Kids
You will need green card and black paper, pencils, pens, glitter and white glue. Start by drawing around your hands onto the green card. Then cut the hand shape out.

Next, cut out long pointed oval shapes (long witch finger nails) out of the black paper. Glue the long witch finger nails onto your green fingers. Before gluing the nails you can decorate them with glitter or stickers. Lastly, draw some witch veins onto the hands.

Halloween Ballerinas - Halloween Crafts For Kids
Both girls and boys will enjoy making their scary pumps or ballerinas. Provide the kids with a pair of black ballerinas (girls) or pumps (boys), relief fabric paints: red, orange, yellow and white.

Let the kids be creative, they can either draw a white scull or red & yellow flames. Or make their own design, maybe a Jack o Lantern! When painting it is important to first draw the figure and then fill the figures with colours, it's also good to wait a bit before filling any image, this will make the image look better.

Halloween Play Dough - Halloween Crafts For Kids
Make a batch of dough before the party and have it ready for the guests when it's time to make Halloween Cookies. Set the dough out on a table with Halloween cookie cutters and wooden dowel pieces for rolling. For more fun provide orange and black icing, the kids will love to decorate their Halloween cookies.

Dough recipe to eat and play:

2 cups flour
4 cups oatmeal
1 cup water
1 cup white corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 ¼ cups non fat powdered milk
1 ¼ cups sifted confectioners' sugar
Add some orange food colouring

Combine flour and oatmeal (in a blender, for 30 seconds) add water. After a while, add corn syrup, peanut butter, non fat powdered milk, confectioners' sugar and orange food colouring. Mix again and knead well. Provide the kids with small plastic bags so they can take home some of the cookies they made.

Halloween Apples - Halloween Crafts For Kids
You will need 8 apples, 8 wooden sticks, 1/2 cup light corn syrup, 3 cups white sugar, 1 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon red food colouring (optional).

Start by washing and drying the apples. Insert a wooden stick into the end of each apple. Put all the apples on a tray. Next, heat and stir sugar, corn syrup and water in a pan until all the sugar has dissolved. Boil until a little syrup dropped into cold water separates into breakable threads. Remove from heat and add some food colouring.

Dip one apple at a time completely in the syrup, turn apple around. So there is syrup all over the apple. Hold the apple above the saucepan, so the excess syrup drains off. Put the apple, with the stick facing up, on a (greased) pan. If the syrup cools to much, just reheat it briefly. Let the apples cool completely before serving.

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