When you can’t find the perfect finishing touches to your home in stores or Halloween shops, then it’s time to take decorating matters into your own hands with Halloween craft projects. With just a little imagination and the right materials, you can create so many different spooky, cool props and décor that you can use for your haunted home. The following are just some of the many craft project ideas you might want to try out.
Egg Carton Bats and Leaf Ghosts
Decorate your home with swarms of bats, accompanied by small white ghosts. This adorable craft project can make any room of your house Halloween worthy and it only takes a few materials to do so. The adorable flying bats are made from cut up egg cartons painted black while the ghosts are made from fabric leaves dipped in white paint. For the bats’ eyes, you can use adhesive googley eyes and a black marker for the ghosts’ eyes and mouths. String orange yarn or ribbon through the center of each bat and ghost if you plan on suspending them from ceiling, light fixtures or doorways.
Glow-in-the-Dark Eyeball Wreath
All eyes will be on your house this Halloween, literally. With this creepy glow-in-the-dark eyeball wreath, you’ll have visitors gawking at your front door for extended periods of time before they even attempt to knock or ring the doorbell. Yup, this wreath is that awesome which is why it’s a must-try when it comes to your next Halloween project. Head on over to your nearest toy store for the glow-in-the-dark eyeballs, craft store for a Styrofoam ring which you’ll paint black, and the home department for an easy to install door hanger. You can also use a ribbon or a wreath hanger if you’d like. Hot glue all the eyeballs to the Styrofoam ring and wait for it to dry before you set it out on display.
Make mummy heads this year with Styrofoam balls, electrical tape, cheesecloth and googley eyes. What are mummy heads good for aside from scaring away potential trick-or-treaters? Well, you can use them in place of your fruits and display them in a fruit bowl, or attach hooks on them and turn them into ornaments for your Halloween tree. You can even thread a piece of yarn or twine through all the heads to make a mummified garland. The possibilities are endless really and the best part is you don’t have to go to Egypt and dig up old tombs to get them.
There are several reasons why the average person doesn’t use regular sized pumpkins to make a decorative garland. Aside from the fact that they’re too big, they’re also too heavy and not many things can support that much weight. That’s why pumpkin garlands are best made with dainty, crafted paper that you can easily decorate and hang for your Halloween needs. One of the easiest ways to create a spherical form with paper is to cut it into strips, gather all the strips together and tie a string through the ends. Next, fan out the strips until they form a round pumpkin like figure.
Pipe Cleaner Spiders
This is one craft project that’s sure to be mess free and promises awesome results each and every time, and one reason for that is because it’s so easy to do. Pipe cleaner spiders only require two things to make; pipe cleaners and the same beads you’d use to make a bracelet. After a few bending, twisting and bead insertion, you’ll have a beautifully formed pipe cleaner spider that you can use as decorative accents around the home, party giveaways, or a great addition to your Halloween costume.
Which of these Halloween Craft Projects are you going to try and get others involved in?