3 Easy Halloween Crafts

I was not always a huge fan of Halloween. Honestly, it wasn’t until having kids that my love for Halloween grew. Now my house takes on a fun and spooky appearance starting early October with fake spider webs and those carved pumpkins that hopefully make it to Halloween night. Thank you Louisiana weather for those molded-to-soon crooked smiled pumpkins.Halloween

Crafting on the other hand has always been on my list of favorites. I LOVE TO CRAFT. So when my love for Halloween grew, so did those fun Halloween craft ideas! I have 3 super easy and fun Halloween crafts that you can actually do without going to the store. Say what?! Yep, these 3 craft projects can literally been done with items found in your home, minus the plastic pumpkins. I mean, I guess you could have those in stock already? 😉

Toilet Paper Roll Mummy

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These are super easy to make. You can even use a paper towel roll for this craft. Just as it looks in the picture, all you need is a cardboard roll, toilet paper / mesh fabric, and a marker. Wrap the roll with either toilet paper or some mesh fabric to give it the appearance of a mummy. Make sure to leave a space at the top for its eyes and mouth! If you have googly eyes, these could be glued on instead of drawing on the eyes.

Gallon Jug Ghost Lights

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This was probably one of the first Halloween crafts I did. All you need is an empty gallon jug, black sharpie, and scissors. Cut an opening out of the back of the jug. This is to make it easier for putting a tea light in the jug. Lastly, draw a ghost face onto the front of the jug. I place these cute ghosts on the front porch and turn on fake tea light candles in them. Hello Casper!

 Paint & Stickers Pumpkins

So this may not be a ‘new’ craft idea, but it is my go-to every Halloween. We pick up plastic pumpkins at the store as well as small real pumpkins and deck them out in stickers and paint! So easy for little hands, and these pumpkins, especially the plastic, are guaranteed to last you past the last day of October.

Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!

Clair is a former science teacher turned stay at home mommy to 3 kids, Ryleigh (6), Brady (5) and Chloe (1). She is originally from Mississippi and moved to Louisiana after meeting her husband at Mississippi College. She can’t imagine living anywhere else now. The culture here in Louisiana is the best: from the great food to cheering on the LSU Tigers. Her background in science has her loving to incorporate all things science while at home with her kids. This has led her to the world of blogging! Her blog, The Sprouting Minds, includes all things ‘mommy’ as well as those engaging kid activities. She hopes she can spread the love of science to other families as well as encourage mothers along the way.

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