I have Halloween on my mind! 🙂
Doesn’t Mason make the cutest little pumpkin EVER? 🙂
Anyway, last October, I made it a goal to do a Halloween craft or activity every day with Lizzie and she LOVED it. She still remembers every craft and she is so excited to do it all over again this year!
I have compiled a list of 31 crafts and activities that you can do with your kids during the month of October. I’m planning on using it as a Halloween Countdown and I’m going to do one each day with my kids, however, you don’t have to do it that way if you choose not to! 🙂
1. Halloween Countdown Craft (we have made this cute little pumpkin for the past few years and we have hung him on our front door. This year, however, I think that I’m going to have Lizzie and Bryce each make their own and hang it on their bedroom door).
2. Make caramel apples (or a dip)
3. Make and play with Pumpkin Pie Play dough (I’m giving my kids Halloween shaped cookie cutters and googly eyes to go along with the play dough)
5. Carve or paint real pumpkins (or decorate with sticky-back foam pieces)
7. Make mini pumpkin pies
8. Pumpkin Paint Stamping (cut a mini pumpkin in half and have the kids dip it in paint and then stamp it on construction paper)
9. Q-tip skeleton craft (I think that this was Lizzie’s favorite from last year!)
10. Make Halloween necklaces or bracelets using Halloween colored pony beads. Or, for boys, you can have them string the beads on pipe cleaners and make Halloween magic wands.
12. Make paper plate Jack-o-Lanterns
13. Make and decorate Halloween-shaped sugar cookies (we are going to try out this recipe)
14. Make pumpkin candy bracelets or necklaces
18. Make mini jack-o-lantern pizzas for dinner and watch”The Nightmare Before Christmas” as a family
21. Make marshmallow pumpkin pops
22. Visit a pumpkin patch and make a toilet paper roll pumpkin patch craft
24. Make spider webs (use a white crayon to draw a spider web on a piece of white paper. Have your kids paint the paper with black water color and the spider web will magically appear).
28. Make a “Changing Jack-o-lantern“
29. Make and eat “Witch Hats“
30. Make Pumpkin Buddies
31. Make paper plate ghosts
There are so many great ideas out there…it can be so hard to pick and choose sometimes!
I hope that I gave you a few ideas! 🙂
I know that I’m sure excited for all of these! In fact, I may be more excited than my kids. 🙂