Posts Tagged ‘Halloween crafts’

Toddler DIY – Halloween Rolly Monsters

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 by by


Welcome to another week of Toddler DIY! I started these posts two weeks ago and there are more to come! Each Thursday (hopefully) I will share a craft, project, art, recipe that Eliada, my 4 year old practically created herself! We do lots of things together.  We hardly leave each others side, and with this post we will share some of them with ya’ll. Head on over to my Youtube channel, where I will be sharing a few clips of the project and then come back to the blog to see the materials and instructions on how to recreate it yourself!

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Black Glue and Watercolor Pumpkins

Friday, October 18th, 2013 by by

Black Glue and Watercolor Pumpkins - Mix black paint with white glue to make these fun pumpkins.

It’s time for another installment of Paint and Play, a series I am doing with Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose and Tammy from Housing a Forest. In Paint and Play, we share ideas for having fun with paint. The challenge this week was to use glue and paint to create some art. We made Black Glue and Watercolor Pumpkins. In the past we have made Fall Leaves Using Black Glue and a Black Glue and Salt Watercolor Rainbow. Black glue is fun medium to work with that is created by mixing black paint with white glue. (more…)

Halloween Gak – Fall Sensory Play

Monday, October 14th, 2013 by by

Halloween Gak - This gak is super fun and easy to make. Add some googly eyes and pipe cleaners to create pumpkins.

Today is the last day of the Fall into Sensory PLAY series I have been doing with Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose. For the past few weeks we have been sharing fun ideas for Fall themed sensory play. (more…)

Pumpkin Tie Dye Shirt

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 by by

Today, Tracey from We-Made-That is here to share her idea for a cool pumpkin tie dyed shirt that you can make with your kids. There are lot of Halloween shirts in stores right now but I don’t buy any for my kids because I don’t want to spend a lot on a shirt they will only wear a few weeks. What I love about Tracey’s shirts is that you can use a shirt you already have at home and include your kids in the creative process. That’s a win-win in my book!

Pumpkin Tie Dye Shirt

Can you believe that I have never tie dyed a shirt before?  It was always something I wanted to do but just never got around to it.  Then I finally decided to give it a shot and was going to do a heart tie dye pattern, when I thought hey it is Halloween why not try to do a pumpkin.  I mean if you can tie dye a heart shape why not a pumpkin right?  And I have to say I really LOVE how it turned out.  And my daughter is super proud of her creation!

I did learn a few things though; the shirt above is actually (more…)

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DIY Halloween Card Creations

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 by by

Contributing Writer: Kellly Griglione from the Notable Nest
For me, Halloween cards are some of the funnest to make and give. I have more time to craft now compared to the winter holidays, and many of the Halloween stamps are just so darn cute! After playing at my craft table this afternoon I end up with three Halloween cards that are all different, but use the same stamp set. I love getting so much mileage out of my stamp sets!

All three cards start out with a solid color cardstock base. (more…)

8 Frugal and Fun Halloween Activities

Monday, October 15th, 2012 by by


It’s October and the Halloween season is upon us. Our family has been visiting pumpkin patches, picking out Halloween costumes and having fun with some Halloween themed activities. I love kids  activities that don’t cost a lot and I wanted to share my 8 favorite frugal Halloween activities with you all. They are small in price but big in fun!

Paper Plate Pumpkin Patch

Bottle Pumpkins

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12 Halloween Candy Alternatives

Friday, October 12th, 2012 by by

No tricks just Halloween Treats that don’t involve candy.  Don’t worry this article is not a post on sending raisins or bags of carrots with your childs class or passing them out to trick or treaters.

I am the first person to tell you that as a child and even as a grown up I get excited about trick or treating because of all the great candy, I will get, I mean my kids will get.  So even though I write this post for our health conscious readers I personally am all about good chocolate goodness on Halloween.

So your house doesnt’ get egged by trick or treaters because all you’re giving them is raisins I am going to share with you ways to make your non-sugary treats fun for the kiddos.

10 Halloween Candy Alternatives

1. Make your own trail mix- Okay, so I know I said no raisins but it doesn’t count since you can make it fun by sprinkling a few M & M’s! And you can make your trail mix bags fun with these adorable Halloween bags tutorial. You can pretty much stick anything inside these cute bags to give as party favors or class treats!

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Coffee Filter Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 by by


I stumbled upon the idea for these pumpkins on The Happier Homemaker where there were made by an adult using sponge ink. I loved the simplicity of the pumpkins, and decided to modify them so my younger children could make this Halloween craft.

You will need:

  • Large coffee filter
  • Washable orange marker (we used Crayola Washable Markers)
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Green paper
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon, wire or Easter grass
  • Tray or plate
  • Branch
  • Tissues

You will want to start by using a waterproof plastic plate (more…)

Fall Paper Bag Crafts

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 by by

One of my favorite things to do for party favors or class parties is to dress up a plain paper bag and make it look cute.  Here are some fun ideas for Fall paper bag crafts.

If you are a teacher these are inexpensive little treats you can give your students or for parents who want to give Halloween or Fall treats to their child’s class.  Your child or student will love creating these!

I used two methods to color my bags (more…)