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A creepy old abandoned house.

Classic Horror Movie Trivia GameThis is a page about classic horror movie trivia game. Plan a Halloween party that will keep everyone entertained with fun games.

 

Making Felt Mouse Ears

Making Felt Mouse EarsThis is a page about making felt mouse ears. If you need mouse ears for a costume, making them from felt is a quick and easy way to do it.

 

dryer lint

Making Masks Using Dryer Lint?This is a page about making masks using dryer lint. Halloween is coming; try making your own face masks using a pulp made from dryer lint.

 

A group of men dressed up like fruit.

Group Halloween Costume IdeasIt is fun to get together with your coworkers and come up with group Halloween costume ideas. This is a page about group Halloween costume ideas.

 

Pill Bottle Pumpkins

Making Pill Bottle PumpkinsThis is a page about making pill bottle pumpkins. Recycle your empty prescription bottles into these cute treat holders.

 

Making Felt Kitty Ears

Making Felt Kitty EarsThis is a page about making felt kitty ears. Kitty ears for a cat costume can easily be made from felt.

 

Mini Felt Witch Hat

Making a Mini Felt Witch HatThis is a page about making a mini felt witch hat. This cute little witch hat can be used as part of a variety of Halloween decorations.

 

Chinese Take Out Box

Making a Chinese Take Out Box Costume?This is a page about making a Chinese take out box costume. Original Halloween costumes are fun to make a even more fun to wear.

 

A drawing of the biblical figure noah.

Bible Costume Ideas?This page contains bible costume ideas. Biblical character costumes can be simple to put together and warm for trick or treaters.

 

Mini Pumpkin Candy Bouquet

Making a Mini Pumpkin Candy BouquetThis is a page about making a mini pumpkin candy bouquet. Make this cute candy bouquet to give as a gift or use as a holiday centerpiece.

 

Young Boy Pretending to be a Pilot in Cardboard Plane

Making a Pilot CostumeThis is a page about making pilot costume. Whether vintage or modern, pilots always seem to have that dashing timeless look. This fun costume is always a hit with kids or adults.

 

Making a Crayon Costume

Making a Crayon CostumeThis is a page about making a Crayola crayon costume. Dressing as a crayon is a really cute Halloween costume idea.

 

Bingo cards and a bingo dauber.

How to Make a Bingo CostumeIf you are looking for a creative costume idea for Halloween, how about using old Bingo cards? This page explains how to make a Bingo costume.

 

Illustration of two kids in costumes.  A witch and a pirate.

Making a Beatles CostumeThis is a page about making a Beatles costume. The Beatles went through a number of style changes over the years. Whether you are doing it as a group costume or dressing up as your favorite Beatle this is a great costume for parties or Trick-or-Treating.

 

Zombie Boy Climbing Stairs

Making a Plants vs. Zombies CostumeThis is a page about making a Plants Vs. Zombies Costume. With the popularity of the game Plants Vs. Zombies, these costumes are popping up everywhere. Whether you want to be a plant or a zombie there are many characters to choose from on each side.

 

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Spider Web Game

Halloween Spider Web Toss GameSpiders and spiderwebs are a classic Halloween theme. These easy to set up kids' party games add fun to any celebration and can have the rules tailored for different age groups.

 

A close up of the Carmen Miranda costume, with a fancy flowered hat.

Making A Carmen Miranda CostumeThis is a page about making a Carmen Miranda costume. Carmen Miranda was a popular singer, film star, and Broadway actress in the 40s and 50s known for her extravagant hats.

 

Poke-A-Pumpkin Game

Making a Poke-A-Pumpkin GameThis is a page about making a poke-a-pumpkin game. Make this Halloween or fall festival game for a school or home party.

 

Illustration of two kids in costumes.  A witch and a pirate.

Making a Blues Brothers CostumeThis is a page about making a Blues Brothers costume. The Blues Brothers is a classic movie with iconic costumes that are recognized everywhere. With a few key accessories, your Blue Brothers costume will be ready to go in no time.

 

Finished Halloween Q-Tip Skeleton

Making a Q-Tip SkeletonThis is a simple, fun kids craft to make with your children. This is a page about making a Q-tip skeleton.

 

Boy Holding up Peace Sign in Hippie Costume

Making a Hippie CostumeThis is a page about making a hippie costume. The hippie costume is easy to do at home and doesn't require purchasing a lot of extras. Many kids and adults love using this colorful costume idea for Halloween.

 

Native American War Bonnet

Native American War Bonnet (Headdress)...This is a page about a Native American war bonnet pattern. Whether for a Halloween costume or a historical reenactment, you may need to find a pattern for a Native American headdress.

 

Girl Dressed as a Nurse

Making a Nurse CostumeThis is a page about making a nurse costume. The nurse costume is a classic option for Halloween, costume parties or just plain dress-up. From Florence Nightingale to a modern ER nurse this is very popular costume for children and adults alike.

 

Ghost painted inside of case iron skillet.

Ghost in the Skillet Wall DecorationThis is a page about making a ghost in the skillet wall decoration. Using an inexpensive skillet you can make this fun Halloween wall hanging.

 

Cute girl in dalmation costume

Making a Dalmatian CostumeThis is a page about making a Dalmatian costume. With the popularity of 101 Dalmatians and their distinctive spots it's no wonder dressing up as a Dalmatian is a favorite amongst children.

 

VooDoo Doll Wreath

Making a VooDoo Doll WreathThis is a page about making a voodoo doll wreath. This fun voodoo doll wreath is a great project to make using up scraps of felt and yarn.

 

Making a Robot Costume

Making a Robot CostumeThis page is about making a robot costume. When making this costume, it's important to make sure the masquerader can see well.

 

Cartoon M&Ms

Making an M&M CostumeThis is a page about making an M&M costume. Dressing for Halloween as this favorite candy would be fun. The hardest part of making this costume will be deciding which color to be.

 

Photo of Professor Snape from Harry Potter.

Making a Professor Snape CostumeThis is a page about making a Professor Snape costume. One of the most memorable "villains" in the Harry Potter series, Professor Snape is a great Halloween costume. It's also a fairly cheap costume to put together yourself.

 

Painted Halloween Jars - scarecrow and pumpkin lights

How to Make Painted Halloween JarsMake your own custom Jack-O-Lantern jars. Here is information about how to make painted Halloween jars.

 

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A photo of all the different actor's who played Doctor Who.

Making a Doctor Who CostumeThis is a page about making a Doctor Who costume. Doctor Who is more popular than ever. It's fairly easy costume to put together using clothes you already have or by visiting a thrift store.

 

A plate of crispy bat wings with dipping sauce.

Crispy Bat WingsWe call this appetizer Crispy Bat Wings with Blood Dipping Sauce and serve it for Halloween. Don't worry, it's just chicken wings and a lovely chili blackberry dipping sauce made to mimic the gory title. These are actually really easy to make, so kids might enjoy helping you with this in the kitchen.

 

A child dressed as spaghetti and meatballs.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Halloween CostumeTo make this simple costume, cut a platter from a large circle of cardboard with a hole in the middle for child's legs to fit through. Tie on some off-white yarn strings like suspenders.

 

A collection recycled cans decorated to resemble jack-'o-lanterns.

Pumpkin Can Tea LightsThis is a recycled craft made from empty food cans. The faces are made with an acetylene cutting torch. Finish the project by painting the can orange, adding a wire handle, and a tea light or votive candle inside. A good project for the kids once the cans are prepared.

 

mask design on paper plate

Day of the Dead MasksMaking Day of the Dead masks helps kids have fun and learn about Mexico's traditional celebration!

 

ghosts painted on glass bottles

Making Halloween "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.

 

Pumpkin Wall Decoration - pumpkins glued to cabinet doors

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!

 

Witch and Warlock Apothecary  -Potion Bottles - witches' brew bottle

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.

 

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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.

 

Halloween Sign - finished sign hanging on an over the door hook

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.

 

The completed costumes for Dr. Frankenstein and his monster.

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!

 

Big Garbage Bag Hanging Haunted House - finished house complete with picket fence and spider hanging down

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.!

 

Dino Halloween Banner - finished banner

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!

 

Pom Pom Spider - glue on eyes

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!

 

Halloween Pumpkin Planter - planter decorated and plant placed inside

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!

 

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Wooden Fall Pumpkins - finished pumpkin with twine bow and flowers

Wooden Fall PumpkinsThis is a cute wooden, take apart pumpkin that can be used to decorate for Halloween or during the autumn months.

 

Pumpkinscape - decoupaged pumpkin

PumpkinscapeThis is a fun way to have a cute design on a pumpkin without being an artist.

 

CD Pumpkin Wall Decorations - three finished pumpkins on black background

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!

 

Five Minute Felt Pumpkin - finished purple pumpkin with teal embroidery floss tied to twig stem

Five Minute Felt PumpkinMade this cute little felt pumpkin in five minutes!

 

Upcycled Halloween Book - peek inside the finished book

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.

 

Jack O' Lantern Candy Dish - finished dish

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!!

 

Mummy Decorative Pillow - toilet paper mummy wrapping added

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 Decorations - closeup of the garland on the closet doors

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.

 

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Giant Halloween Chocolate Chip CookiesThis year at Halloween, I won't be seeing my grandchildren due to COVID. They just love Nana's chocolate chip cookies. I made each of the young ones thick chocolate chip cookies (giant 10inches around) and decorated them with candy corn, dark candy corn and candy pumpkins as Jack-o'-Lanterns and carefully mailed them out to them!

 

Paper Monster Rings - child's hand with a black cat, Jack 'o Lantern, vampire, and Frankenstein ring their fingers

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 Monster - closeup of monster

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.

 

A plate of creepy Halloween decorated cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcake FunAt Halloween time, it's fun to serve special cupcakes at a party or to give away to your friends! We decided to create cupcakes with four different Halloween designs.

 

Trick or Treat Candy Surprise Paper Wraps  - 3 wraps, one monster face, a bat, and perhaps a Frankenstein monster

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.

 

Ghost Candy & Display Stand - ghost display part of a Halloween decoration including a sign and pumpkin

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).

 

Halloween Saltine Toffee

Halloween Saltine ToffeeThis saltine toffee is just the sugar bomb you need for Halloween. It is easy to make and is a great gift. This version is made with white chocolate, but you can use any type of chocolate chips you like.

 

Non-Traditional Foam Pumpkin Halves - the finished pumpkins with ribbon hangers attached, ready to hang

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!

 

A creepy zombie meatloaf with roasted vegetables around it.

Zombie MeatloafMy friend brought this Zombie Meatloaf to our Halloween party last year. It was delicious despite being frightening. This would be the perfect dinner to make Halloween a little extra festive this year.

 

A pumpkin wearing a mask with a jack-'o'-lantern face.

Having a Socially Distant HalloweenHalloween is usually a festive time, filled with parties and hordes of costumed children going door to door. This year is a little different with many kids in online schooling and avoiding visiting friends and relatives due to COVID-19. The CDC is recommending extra caution and many states and counties are discouraging trick-or-treating altogether.

 

Mary Poppins Costume - young girl wearing the costume

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.

 

"Ghostly" Pumpkin - cute finished pumpkin

"Ghostly" PumpkinA little Dollar Store pumpkin, a little paint, and a mustache is all you need to make this cute pumpkin.

 

A crocheted pumpkin in a bowl.

Pumpkin Craft IdeasThere are many ways to use the festive pumpkin shape and bright orange color for Halloween and fall themed crafts. Pumpkins can be crafted from fabric, paper or even recycled materials.

 

A child wearing a witch hat next to a yarn spiderweb.

Halloween Spider HuntI have been trying to think of trick-or-treating alternatives that will make the holiday still fun for the kids this year. One of my ideas is to do a spider hunt. For this Halloween game, we have been making different spiders like this Pom Pom Spider in preparation for this game.

 

A bowl of Halloween Chex party mix.

Halloween Chex Party MixHere is an easy way to make Chex party mix into a fun Halloween themed treat. This recipe is for a double batch. I mostly stuck to the original Chex recipe but instead of bagel chips, I added Bugles, which remind me of cornucopias. I also added Halloween peanut butter M&Ms.

 

Jack o Lantern wearing a mask.

Halloween Ideas in the Time of Covid?Let's brainstorm some ideas on how to celebrate Halloween in a time where we need to practice social distancing. How can we have fun and stay safe?

 

Yo Yo Covered Papier-mâché Pumpkins - pumpkins on antique oak cabinet next to potted orchids

Making 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. These two pumpkins were fun to make and would be a nice additional to your seasonal decor. 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.

 

Hanging Bats - bat hanging in the window from a curtain rod

How to Make Hanging BatsThese cute little hanging bats are made using paper towel rolls, black construction paper, and googly eyes. Learn how in the craft project found below.

 

Last Minute Spider Face Mask - all legs in place

Making a Last Minute Spider Face MaskFor a quick Halloween mask give this one a try. It is simple to make and uses items you might already have. The instructions follow.

 

Milk Jug Skulls - two skulls, one with red flowers in the eye sockets

Making Milk Jug SkullsLearn how to mold gallon milk or water jugs to make these amazing decorative skulls for Halloween. The instructions, with accompanying photos, are found below.

 

plate with Squishy Eyeballs

Making Squishy EyeballsTry this tasty Halloween treat. The eyeballs are prepared using a steamed glutinous rice flour and sugar batter. They spooned up and flattened into circles and then filled with a homemade custard. They are then rolled into balls and served. The soft eyeball can be squeezed to release the sweet custard inside. What a fun, creepy Halloween treat.

 

Bloody Choker Necklace - necklace in woman's neck

Making a Bloody Choker NecklaceGet out your hot glue gun, parchment paper, and red paint. This gruesome, creepy, Halloween necklace is fun to make and wear. Learn how here.

 

Halloween Hair Accessories - spider bobby pin and google eye clip

DIY Halloween Hair AccessoriesThese Halloween hair accessories are inexpensive and easy to make. They can be worn as part of your costume or as a small nod to the day.

 

Hot Glue Spiderweb Bowl - let dry for a couple of hours before filling

Making a Hot Glue Spiderweb BowlUse hot glue to make this spooky spiderweb bowl. It makes a wonderful display piece for Halloween.

 

Yarn Ball Spider Egg Sacs - closeup of craft

How to Make Yarn Ball Spider Egg SacsWrap foam balls with white yarn to fill a bowl with spider egg sacs. Add a decorative spider and you have a fun Halloween decoration.

 

Plastic Bottle Tiara - closeup of the tiara

How to Make a Plastic Bottle TiaraThis sparkly tiara began as a lowly 2 liter plastic bottle. Learn how to make the transformation from recycle plastic to amazing costume or playtime tiara.

 

Jack-'o-Lantern Painted Wine Bottles - bottle painted, with raffia around the neck, hair and a bow tie

DIY Jack-'o-Lantern Painted Wine BottlesRecycle empty glass bottles into these cute Jack-'o-Lantern decorations for the season. Get started with the craft project found below.

 

Cardboard Tube Haunted House - drape cotton over or inside for spiderwebs, sitting in the midst of ivy

Making a Cardboard Tube Haunted HouseReach into your stash of TP and paper towel tubes and set to work making this cute cardboard tube haunted house decoration.

 

Haunted tree decoration made from cardboard.

Making a Haunted Tree DecorationHeavy recycled cardboard and some paint transform a plain tree trunk into a fun haunted tree decoration for Halloween. Learn how to make this fun, scary decoration.

 

Bubble Gum Machine Costume - finished costume

Making a Bubble Gum Machine CostumeDecorate a tee shirt with pom poms in a variety of colors and sizes to make this cute bubble gun machine costume. Your children can make this one themselves.

 

Haunted Gingerbread House - final view of finished kit house

Making a Haunted Gingerbread HouseWhy not make a Halloween gingerbread house? You can buy kits at the market or work from the instructions below to create your own haunted gingerbread house.

 

A helium tank that has been painted and decorated as a Jack-'o-lantern.

Repurposed Helium Tank Jack-o-LanternRe-purpose a party balloon helium tank by making this fun Jack-o-Lantern yard decoration for the fall season. Learn how below.

 

Gilligan's Island Costume
with Wearable
SS Minnow Boat

Gilligan's Island Costume with Wearable SS Minnow BoatIf your child is a fan of the vintage TV series Gilligan's Island, why not make this fun costume with a wearable SS Minnow boat? Links to the clothing sources online and instructions for the boat follow.

 

A spooky decorated glass for Halloween.

Spooky Sparkle GlasswareDecorate plain glassware with glitter, glass gems, and more to create a spooky sparkle centerpiece or candle holder.

 

A spooky spider pizza, decorated with spider olives and a ranch web.

Making Spooky Spider PizzaTake any ordinary pizza and add spiderwebs and olive spiders to give it a spooky touch. This is great for Halloween.

 

Easy Burglar Costume  - burglar and her dog

Making an Easy Burglar CostumeThis burglar costume is not only easy to make it is inexpensive as well. Learn how on this page.

 

Foil Spiders - four spiders

Making Foil SpidersUse everyday aluminum foil and pipecleaners to make these creepy spider decorations. They are perfect for kids to make for Halloween.

 

Halloween Spider Donuts

Making Halloween Spider DonutsThese cute chocolate spider donuts are fun to make and are completely edible. Candy eyes and pretzel legs complete this creepy treat.

 

Spiderweb Display Sign - finished sign on a small wooden easel

Making a Spiderweb Display SignThis cute decorative Halloween spiderweb display sign begins with a cardboard pizza circle covered with recycled tissue paper. The list of supplies, instructions and photos can be found on this page so that you can make your own.

 

Tulle Masquerade Mask - place ribbon over ears and fasten behind

How to Make a Tulle Masquerade MaskThis amazingly elegant sheer masquerade mask is made using tulle, puffy paint, and glitter. Learn how on this page.

 

String cheese and bell pepper cheesy zombie fingers

Making Cheesy Zombie FingersThese cheesy zombie fingers are the perfect snack for your Halloween party. All you need is string cheese, bell peppers, and cream cheese to quickly prepare a plate of zombie fingers.

 

Grocery Bag Ghosts

Plastic Bag Ghost DecorationThese grocery bag ghosts can easily be made with items you likely have around the house.

 

Monster Sandwich

Monster Sandwich RecipeThese cute tasty salami, cheese, and veggie sandwiches are not just for Halloween. Make some today to bring a smile to yourself, friends, and family.

 

A dog dressed as Medusa and another dressed as a soldier being turned to stone.

Making Medusa Turning a Soldier to Stone CostumesFor pet lovers who also enjoy Greek mythology, this project might be just what you are looking for. These Halloween pet costumes are amazing. The instructions for making costumes to portray Medusa turning a soldier to stone can be found on this page.

 

Mini Witch Hat Headband - young woman wearing the mini witch hat

Making a Mini Witch Hat HeadbandThis cute little witch hat headband is perfect for a minimalist Halloween costume when you don't want to go all out.

 

Spooky Halloween Worm Brownies - 4 worm brownies on a red plate

Making Spooky Halloween Worm BrowniesAdd gummy worms, cut in half, to the frosting on a batch of brownies. These spooky worm brownies are perfect as a Halloween treat or serve anytime.

 

Little Shop of Horrors Costumes - dog dressed up as plant and one as Seymour

Little Shop of Horrors CostumesCreate a Little Shop of Horrors scene with your dogs dressed for their parts. This project includes step by step instructions and photos.

 

Spooky Double Pumpkin Eyeball - finished craft

Making a Spooky Double Pumpkin EyeballA white pumpkin eyeball inside a larger pumpkin. What a fun and creepy Halloween decoration. The instructions and accompanying photos are available on this page.

 

Making a Halloween Fruit Display - plate of decorated fruit

Making a Halloween Fruit DisplayGhosts, pumpkins, and jack-o-lanterns...oh my! This Halloween fruit display is sure to be a hit at your next party!

 

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