No-Sew Felt Mouse EarsWe were in need of some last minute costumes this year. One of the ones I made were these no-sew mouse ears.
Yarn Ball Spider Egg SacsI have a bowl full of decorative balls on my TV table throughout the year. I decided that this year I wanted to put seasonal items in the bowl. I found this awesome gold spider and instantly knew what to make for my bowl!
Poke-A-Pumpkin GamePoke-a-pumpkin is an easy to play game that is fun for all ages. There are endless possibilities for prizes and treats that could be tucked inside too!
Large Yo Yo Fabric PumpkinsI like working with yo yos so I looked for some ideas for making pumpkins. I found this project on the internet. They were fun to make and look great.
Boo BottlesThese are just old bottles I picked up on the side of the street. They can be used just for decoration or you can put a candle in them. They are especially cute if you let the candle drip down the sides.
Ghost in the Skillet Wall DecorationTransform a $1.00 frying pan from the dollar store into a Halloween decoration.
Frankenstein's Monster Project CostumesCome enter Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory, if you dare! Phoenix is dressed as Dr. Frankenstein, the mad scientist who has created this green monster. Gryphon is Frankenstein's monster. He is currently in two pieces, and the top half of him is waiting on the slab to be assembled together with his legs. When the monster on the slab is ready to arise, suddenly, to your surprise, he'll do the mash!
Forest Nymph Illusion CostumesWe dressed as Forest Nymphs that had the illusion that their legs were sitting on tree stumps. These were fun magical costumes involving tons of leaves, flowers, and had a big focus on nature.
Pumpkin Wall DecorationHere is another inexpensive/free way of decorating your home for Halloween by cutting out square shaped pumpkins and then adding cut out the faces. They can be taped on the wall, a sliding door, or kitchen cabinets!
Halloween SignThis year we won't be physically handing out candy to trick or treaters. I bought some small bags of candies (in case there will be trick or treaters). We will leave a bucket outside and I will have this sign hung over our camera (Ring) doorbell.
Witch and Warlock Apothecary Potion BottlesI use empty glass bottles that we use every day such as olive oil, salad dressing, liquor bottles, etc. I ask friends and family to save theirs as well. I use left over scraps of fabric, ribbon, yarn, acrylic paint, dollar store Halloween decor, and even things found in the yard.
Garbage Bag Hanging Haunted HouseHere is a fun and simple way to make a hanging haunted house, using a garbage bag, scissors, and masking tape. This one is about 4x5 ft.!
Paper Monster RingsCreate this cute little rings as an addition to your kid's costume. You can draw or print out patterns found on the internet. Let your kids join in while doing this fun craft.
Cardboard Window MonsterWe are gathering up more cardboard boxes now during the pandemic with all the home deliveries. I thought it would be great to make my own thrifty window decorations this year for Halloween using those boxes. These little monsters are sure to make your neighbours smile.
Dino Halloween BannerMake this cute dinosaur banner from cupcake liners, construction paper, and googly eyes. If you have Halloween cupcake liners this would be a cute Halloween themed decoration or you can apply the same concept for a birthday party!
"Ghostly" PumpkinA little Dollar Store pumpkin, a little paint, and a mustache is all you need to make this cute pumpkin.
Mary Poppins CostumeMy daughter needed a quick idea for a costume and so we took a look at what we had on hand and came up with this Mary Poppins costume.
Five Minute Felt PumpkinMade this cute little felt pumpkin in five minutes!
Halloween Pumpkin PlanterYou can easily decorate your indoor planters with a Halloween theme using felt or construction paper, scissors, and some tape! Afterwards, save the felt pieces in an envelope or Ziploc bag to reuse next year! Such a simple and easy project, but you can see the difference completely from plain planter to this Halloween themed planter!
Upcycled Halloween BookAltered a book and make a nice box. You can decorate it with broken jewelry or create a Christmas scene in the book. I made a skeleton in it.
Wooden Fall PumpkinsThis is a cute wooden, take apart pumpkin that can be used to decorate for Halloween or during the autumn months.
Non-Traditional Foam Pumpkin HalvesI have done some non-traditional colors this year. I was inspired by those on Pinterest and here, so I gave it a shot. Hope you like them!
Trick or Treat Candy Surprise Paper WrapsHere's a good treat for Halloween Trick or Treat! Surprise your kids with this cute monster paper candy wrap designed covers for your candies and other goodies to share.
Jack O' Lantern Candy DishI found this wonderful little glass dish at my local thrift store for .50. With some candy, ribbon, and paint, it was a fun project!!
PumpkinscapeThis is a fun way to have a cute design on a pumpkin without being an artist.
Ghost Candy & Display StandIf you have lollipop candies this would be even easier to transform into a ghost. We like Lindt chocolates (but with any circular/ball candies you can use this method).
Mummy Decorative PillowOn a budget? Here's how you can transform your existing pillows into this mummy pillow as an accent piece. This will work if you have a lighter set of pillows.
Simple Bat Garland/Bat Wall DecorationsYou can make Halloween decorations without spending money with items you already have at home. I made this simple bat garland and made extra to decorate the walls.
CD Pumpkin Wall DecorationsDo you have old CDs, blank CDs, any kind of CDs you don't need anymore? You can turn them into pumpkin decorations!
Pom Pom SpiderYou can make cute and simple spiders using pom poms, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. This craft can be done with kids and used in the spider hunt game!
Lid Pumpkin Wall HangingI have had this idea in my "to do" file for longer than I care to admit. I have seen these on line. So this week, I decided to just mark it off and share it with all of you. Just 9 components and about an hour of time (not counting paint drying) and it's done. Hope you like it.
Yo Yo Covered Papier-mâché PumpkinsI started this project some time ago when I was completely enamored with making yo yos for all sorts of potential craft projects. I am sharing them now because the yo yos can be a bit time consuming to make, so it is best to begin this project early. Even though the fabric is quite Halloween themed, they can be used as a fall decoration and of course, can be made with any fabric choice.
Enchanting Flower FairiesWe decided to create flower fairy costumes. We decided to do two different flowers, a Purple Daisy Fairy and a Yellow Sunflower Fairy. We wanted to make beautiful enchanted costumes so we would look like we were part of the Enchanted Forest!
Claw Machine with Stuffed Animal CostumesPhoenix and Gryphon are cuddly stuffed animals inside a giant claw machine, like the ones you see at arcades. Phoenix is a stuffed polar bear and Gryphon is a stuffed lion. We're sure anyone would want to win these adorable stuffed animals!
Labyrinth Movie CostumesPhoenix and Gryphon are dressed as characters from the classic Jim Henson movieLabyrinth, in a tribute to the late great David Bowie. Gryphon is dressed as David Bowie's character Jareth, the Goblin King. Phoenix is wearing an illusion costume so that he is taking on the role of two of the characters, both the girl Sarah and the baby Toby.
Colorful Box of Crayons CostumePhoenix and Gryphon are the green and blue crayons in a giant box of Canineyola Crayons, ready to fill your Halloween with color.
Ice Phoenix CostumesWe dressed up as Ice Phoenixes, which are a twist on the traditional phoenix. The mythical phoenix is typically known to have the power of fire, and be a fiery bird in shades of orange, red, and gold. There is, however, a more rare type of phoenix that has the power of ice, known as the Ice Phoenix.
Witch Doctor and Shrunken Head CostumesGryphon, the witch doctor, donned his creepy cloak with bands of leather. Gryphon, the witch doctor, wore a headpiece of bones and feathers. Then, Gryphon, the witch doctor, put Phoenix in a cauldron on the table. He told him, Ooo, ee, oo ah ah. Ting tang, walla walla bing bang!. This is what he said. He put a bone with braids through Phoenix's nose. And then he shrunk his head!
Medusa Turning a Soldier to Stone CostumesPhoenix and Gryphon are dressed up as a classic Greek myth. Phoenix is Medusa, a terrifying Gorgon monster with living venomous snakes in place of hair, known for her power to turn onlookers to stone. Gryphon is the soldier who attempted to defeat Medusa, but despite his best efforts, was turned to stone by Medusa's deathly gaze.
Outer Space Princess Riding Shooting Star Illusion CostumesThese costumes are outer space princesses riding shooting stars into the sky. They are our imaginative take on a starry creature we invented. These are illusion costumes, in that they have fake legs which look like they are riding the shooting stars, which are actually our real legs.
Snow White and the Undead DwarvesI love taking regular Halloween costumes and giving their storyline a bit of a twist. This year, the narrative of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves met a terrifying zombie apocalypse. The dwarves turned first, then got ahold of Snow. Obviously, it's a bit of a cute joke costume as I used little plush dwarf dolls for the planned attack.
DIY Pumpkin and Ghost Halloween Favor TagThere are endless possibilities when decorating tags. Here is another cute Halloween themed tag I made using regular craft supplies you probably already have at home!
Paper Web and Spider Toss GameHere is a a fun kid friendly Halloween game. The object of the game is to try to have the spider land on any color web. You can make fun prizes if you're hosting a party, but the kiddos just had fun if the spider landed on a color. Each time they made it on the spider, they would try to stand further away.
DIY Pumpkin and Bat Halloween Favor TagHaving a tag lever punch is very versatile and could be used year-round. You can find this puncher at your local arts and crafts store. You can save money on this when there is a 50 or 60% off coupon!
Fancy Costume WandNeed a comfortable Halloween costume for your daughter to wear to school? You can make a soft crown paired with this wand and any dress of your choice for a princess/fairy inspired costume.
Gummy Worm Ice CubesInclude this on your Halloween menu. Worm ice cubes for a simple but stylish drink. This can be applied to different drinks whether for kids or adults. And instead of water, I used soda coz it doesn't melt too fast plus adds extra flavor.
Spooky Double Pumpkin EyeballYou can make this creepy eyeball using a small white pumpkin inside of a bigger warty pumpkin. I used a simple pumpkin carving kit and some acrylic paints. This is a great Halloween craft for all!!
Halloween Candy SpidersWill you be hosting a Halloween party this year? You can hand form some spiders made from pipe cleaners. Display these spiders on your table with candy assortments.
DIY Stitches Choker NecklaceThis is a very easy to make choker that looks like stitches. This is perfect for a costume like, The Bride of Frankenstein or Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. All you need is some hot glue and black paint.
Crocheted Pumpkin Candy Jar CoverWith just a little orange yarn, a little less black and green yarn, and a jar you can make this cute little candy holder!
Boy's Dragon Halloween CostumeInspired by my kids' favorite book, they both decided they wanted to be dragons for Halloween. Here is my take and twist on a boy version of a dragon costume.
Cardboard Halloween Napkin RingsUpcycle your cardboard tubes into cute little napkin rings for the Halloween season. You just need a bit of paint, toilet paper, and googly eyes.
Little Shop of Horrors CostumesEverybody better beware! The Little Shop of Horrors is open for business. Gryphon is playing the part of Seymour, the young florist shop clerk who stumbles upon a very unusual plant, which he names Audrey II. Phoenix plays Audrey II, the man eating plant from outer space who is out for blood. Seymour is feeding drops of blood from his finger into Audrey II's gaping toothy mouth.
Witch Pumpkin LampI'm not done yet with this Halloween thing. After weeks of preparation I'm still trying to add up some more around the house decorations for this coming Halloween.
Fortune Teller CostumeI put this fortune teller costume together with things I already had. It's not a store bought costume. It got great reviews! To start, I gathered up all jewelry: rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.
Hot Glue Spiderweb JarWe have a lot of glass jars saved up. With a little hot glue and a dab of paint, they can be transformed into cute spiderweb decorations. You can fill them with candy, drop LED lights inside, or display as is.
Mini Witch Hat HeadbandI love dainty little costume hats. I think it's nice to just have a touch of a costume when you don't want to go all out. This little witch hat is made of craft paper, fruit netting, and ribbon, then taped onto a headband. I painted my craft paper black. Alternatively, you could use black craft paper.
Crochet Thread Spool PumpkinsI got a bag of slightly used crochet thread spools; four for just 1.00! Thinking outside the "bag", I immediately saw 4 pretty pumpkins. I think they turned out very nice.
Spiderweb WreathI am not a fan of spiders, so this was a reach for me. I hope you enjoy it!
Mini Rainbows Decorated PumpkinI save my kids' art scraps because the scraps can be salvaged and used in new projects. I was able to achieve this rainbow pumpkin - made with foam and sticker scraps. I liked how this pumpkin turned out and will be placing this in my daughter's room.
Cardboard Tube Haunted HouseYou can make a cool little haunted house from the cardboard tube centers from your toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Cut out little windows and doors and paint it how you please. You can display this as is or add little LEDs to light it up.
Making a Halloween Fruit DisplayHere is a cute and super simple way to display your fruit for the Halloween season. All you need are some fruits, mini chocolate chips, and black tape. These would be cute for a party or a packed lunch.
Fire Breathing Costume AccessoryAfter completing my kid's dragon costumes, they both mentioned they would like to be able to blow fire!
Toddler Girl's Dragon Halloween CostumeInspired by my kids' favorite book, they both decided they wanted to be dragons for Halloween. Here is my take and twist on a toddler girl version of a dragon.
Haunted Gingerbread HouseThese haunted gingerbread houses are a fun way to enjoy making a gingerbread house in October! You can find readymade kits at stores like Trader Joe's, Costco, and Joann Fabrics or you can make your own with graham crackers.
Hanging Halloween Themed Hoop DecorationDecorate your home with this hanging Halloween themed decoration. You can use this concept and design your own Halloween decoration to display in your home.
Cardboard Tube GhostsThese little ghosts are so adorable. They are made from the centers of toilet paper rolls, so they are super cost effective. I used tubes that were already white. If you have the brown ones, give them a coat of white paint. I love how they look like they're floating. This is a great all-ages craft.
Black and White Fabric Strip Foam PumpkinThe Dollar Tree foam pumpkins are the best things since sliced bread!! I have colored them, covered them with lace and buttons, and so many other things. Today it's a black and white strip with Spanish moss and a cork stem.
Mr & Mrs. Boo Outdoor Lighting DecorI wanted to make some fun outdoor lighting using recycled wine bottles. With a few items, you can make these fun character lights. These are reusable and can be put away for next season. Here's how!
Easy Burglar CostumeMy daughter wanted to be a burglar for Halloween and we were able to put together this costume for under $10.
Gilligan's Island Costume with Wearable SS Minnow BoatMy son wanted to be Gilligan from the TV show Gilligan's Island. I was able to find all of his costume pieces online, but he really wanted to have a Minnow too. I made him a Minnow that he could wear while he trick-or-treated. It was a huge hit and he still enjoys playing with it at home.
Halloween Taco Accessories for AdultsNot quite a fan of wearing a Halloween costume as an adult, but want to somewhat be in the Halloween spirit?
Halloween Craft Stick PuzzlesThese Halloween-inspired puzzles are so easy to make, and so fun to play with. You just need craft sticks and paint. I like to take a photo of the finished product to use as a key for whomever is playing with the puzzles.
Halloween Spiderweb Placemat WreathMy daughter loves spiders and since I had Kohl's Cash from a previous purchase, I bought this placemat for less than $4. Here is my take and twist for this cute spiderweb indoor wreath.
Fabric Covered Foam PumpkinThis foam pumpkin was from Dollar Tree (last year) and should be available again this year. The pumpkin was originally orange, but I painted it white. The hole was for succulents (as a succulent pumpkin center piece). Once Halloween was over, I emptied the succulents back into the soil outside and kept the foam pumpkin.
Halloween Hair AccessoriesHere are two examples of Halloween hair accessories you could make from googly eyes and a spider ring (purchased from the Dollar Tree).
Pumpkin JarsThis was a fun craft, but I learned a valuable lesson. Never load the photos and then delete them before they are loaded. I lost half the photos I needed, but found a tiny jar to "finish out the process". It's been fun and I hope you like them!
Dragon Pumpkin DecorationI was able to create this fun dragon pumpkin using a green plastic pumpkin I bought last year for 90% off after Halloween sale.
Unicorn Halloween CostumeMake this cute and inexpensive unicorn Halloween costume for less than $5. This costume could double as a birthday outfit, to wear to attend any unicorn themed parties, or as your kid's dress up/play pretend outfit.
Paper Coffin Treat BoxesYou can make these cute little coffins out of craft paper and decorate them how you please. I fill them up with candy to hand out to my friends for Halloween. Trick or treat at any age!
Melted Crayons as Halloween FavorsThese melted crayon Halloween favors are perfect to give as Halloween kids' party favors, for school, make for your kids, or to give to trick or treaters!
Halloween Spider DonutsThese creepy spider donuts are simple to make and are really cute.
Halloween Boo! Banner Using Free PrintablesHere's a durable Halloween Boo! banner that you can re-use every year. Plus, it's very inexpensive to make, it only cost me $0.36 cents along with a few simple items I already had at home!
Witch Spider Pumpkin Home DecorMy daughter loves spiders so I thought this would be a cute craft to make together to display in our home. All the items I used were saved from last year's after Halloween 90% off sale. This kept the cost at less than $2.00 to make the decoration, with the addition of items we already had at home!
Pretzel PumpkinsThese bread pretzel pumpkins make a nice snack for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Wire PumpkinDecorate your home with these cute wire pumpkins. You can make all sorts of sizes and shapes. After the holiday is over, you can easily collapse these pumpkins for easy storage and reuse for many years to come!
Boo BannerHere is a simple and cute "Boo" banner my son and I made together. This banner is easily made with items you have at home and will look nice hanging on your mantle.
Pom Pom Bat DecorationThe main concept of this bat is the yarn pom pom body. The pom pom is actually from a pair of my house slippers that I didn't like. I repurposed the pom poms into this cute bat decoration. If you do not have pom poms in your home, you can make a pom pom with yarn, or they sell already made pom poms at your local craft store.
Ghost Night LightAdd some cuteness to your night lights. Since it's Halloween time, I guess this won't be too scary for the kids if displayed at night. Gather some clean white bond paper and create this simple figure to decorate your mini night lights.
Kid's Fall Owl Decor CraftBefore tossing out your raked leaves, you can make this fun owl decor piece. it is very easy and fun to make with simple supplies - construction paper, googly eyes, scissors, and glue!
Floating Fabric GhostThis is a simple way to make a really cool ghost decoration for the Halloween season. When it's all done, it's just the fabric that's standing up on its own; it does not need any support. All you need is thin fabric, starch, and some objects from around the house to build upon. I used a slightly heavy linen-like cheese cloth, but you can use any thin fabric you can find.
Fall/Halloween Candy BouquetI just loved this craft when searching for crafts for the Fall Festival I am working on. This is the easiest craft I have ever made! And it is fun! Kids can certainly do this craft with ease. Watch and see. Everything for this craft was purchased at The Dollar Tree Store. It is my first place to shop.
Halloween Hand PuppetLet's include this project in your Halloween party plans. Make hand puppets to enjoy during your family gathering as you celebrate Spooky night. These are not really that scary, but are fun to play with kids around.
Paper Ghost BannerTime for holloween decorations! Let your kids participate in this super easy craft. Make as many as you can to decorate your homes and yards with ghost banners.
Making a 'You're My Boo' Halloween CardMy friends and I call each other "boo" as terms of endearment. It's said that it's derived from the French word, "beau". I thought it would be cute to make them cards for Halloween featuring loving ghosts saying, "You're my boo!" Get it? Boo! This is easy to make and great for close friends or other halves.
Halloween Toothbrush Spray PaintingSpray paint can be expensive. When you have something simple to do with your kid and you need spray paint but you can't afford one, use a clean old toothbrush. Today, I'm teaching Halloween arts using the effect of stencils and a toothbrush.
Spooky Halloween Worm BrowniesThese Halloween brownies are easy to decorate and are perfect for any Halloween gathering. The cyclops gummy worms look like they are going to slither right on out of the brownie and are sure to excite young and old alike.
Dollar Tree Witch HatMake this cute and easy witch with materials from the Dollar Store. This is a great project to do with a couple of friends to share supply costs.
Fall Illuminated BagsI found this craft on Amazon, but then put my own special fall touches on them. I am on a craft committee for a fall fair at my church and thought these illuminated bags can be used throughout fall, Halloween, and on through Thanksgiving. This is an easy non time consuming craft.
Haunted Tree DecorationThis is a simple Halloween decoration made with cardboard and paint, that will cost almost nothing to create. Stick it up onto a tree in your yard for all the trick or treaters to see.
Pipe Cleaner Pumpkin CraftThis is a sweet little pumpkin you can make with some coloured pipe cleaners. It's soft, fuzzy, and super cute. This is a great all-ages craft.
Hanging BatsThis cute and simple project is adorable for a party or classroom project!