Here are some fun and easy Halloween decorations that you can even get the kids to help you with!
Floating Eyes See YOU By Family Fun
Battery Tea lights
*Cut an X in the ping-pong ball and place securely over the battery operated tea light flame.
*Draw eye details with permanent markers.
*Embellish eyes with construction paper details secured with glue dots.
Owl a Glow Paper Lantern By Family Fun
Materials you will need:
Paper Lantern Globe from craft or party store for the body
Scrapbooking Paper for eyes, facial features and wings. Secure with glue dots.
Jute Twine and orange construction paper for talons. Insert twine through bottom center bar of globe. Attach paper talons to each side.
8.5 by 6 fan-folded construction paper inserted under to center bar for head feathers.
Hang from an appropriate light fixture with a low-wattage bulb for an “Owl A Glow” craft or simply from a clear fishing line for an “Owl In Flight”.
Pull together a grouping of small, inexpensive bowls or lidded dishes. Tip: Search flea markets and thrift stores for super cheap options with character. The idea is to paint all the dishes black or white, so use spray primer to coat any of the dishes that aren’t either of those colors. Once the spray primer is completely dry, use black and/or white spray paint to coat all of the primed surfaces. Apply craft glue to the back of a pair of googly eyes (Image 1), then attach one set of googly eyes to each pumpkin (Image 2). Tip: Place the pumpkins in the dishes before you attach the eyes so you can make sure they’re positioned correctly.
Black pipe cleaners
White Tea light candles
Scoop out top of pumpkin just enough to fit the candle in it. Use a hand drill and drill 8 holes (4 on each side) for the legs. Add the pipe cleaners and bend to make them look like legs.