Boo! It’s time for all things creepy and spooky. Are you ready for Halloween? This week’s picks of clever do-it-together craft projects are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.
"These Halloween crafts for kids will appeal to kids of all ages and, as always, we have made every one of them in our own home to ensure that they are child friendly and fun! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!" I liked this craft collection because they all seemed quite doable. For example, the Floating Ghost is made from an old t-shirt and Elmer's Glue, and has just a few steps.
"Easy and inexpensive kids projects to add some 'scary' and 'spooky' to your celebration!" Visit Busy Bee Kids Crafts for two dozen illustrated craft projects (for ages two and up) and last, but not least, a whole slew of Halloween printables including coloring pages, mazes, word search puzzles, mad libs, and dot-to-dots.
I Heart Naptime doesn't host these crafts, but rather offers a photo and a link to "some of the BEST Halloween crafts from around the web." To actually visit the craft site, click on the title below the image. If you're a Pinterest fan, you'll probably try clicking on the image, but that won't work here.
Next up, Pinterest! Pinterest should always be on your go-to list for crafts, because it is a visual medium, it's a natural place for people to curate their favorite craft projects from all over the web. This Halloween craft collection is from Jean Van't Hul, of the Artful Parent, who describes herself as "passionate about children's art and creativity."
Spoonful: Halloween Crafts5 stars
"Trick-or-treaters can get into the spirit with these spooky Halloween crafts, ghostly Halloween decorations, and scary Halloween house decorations." Spoonful has Crafts for Kids (about midway down the page) as well as ideas for Yard Decorations, Pumpkin Carving and Front-Door Decor. The crafts you see listed under each heading are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. For more projects, click on the heading itself.
Feldman, Barbara. "Halloween Crafts." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 8 Oct. 2013. Web. 2 Oct. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/halloween-crafts/ >.
By Barbara J. Feldman. Originally published October 8, 2013. Last modified March 8, 2014.
The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!