Friday, October 26, 2012

Last Minute Crafts for Halloween!

Boo Rocks

Do you need some last minute simple and easy Halloween crafts and activities to get you through the last few days of October? Visit our Halloween List for tons of spooky fun ideas that won't break your budget and will keep the kiddos entertained!

Halloween Placemats
With a few coloring pages and construction paper your kids can make homemade place-mats just for Halloween!

Halloween Wind Sock
Create a simple wind sock to display near your front door to welcome trick-or-treaters or show your love for the autumn season.

Pin the Crow on the Scarecrow
A new spin on "pin the tail on the donkey" - This is such a cute game to put together and is relatively inexpensive entertainment!

Pumpkin Rice Krispies
Turn the traditional Rice Krispies recipe into adorable pumpkins to decorate and then share or eat as a class treats - yummy!

Spider Hats
A very simple craft, this spider hat can be created in minutes with minimal cost or supplies. The little ones will love wearing their sweet spooky spider hats!

Have a safe and happy Halloween! And don't forget to find us on Facebook to share your favorite Halloween craft...or head over to The Idea Box for more great kids craft and project ideas, for free!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Crafty Treats for Halloween!

Halloween is almost here and if your little spooks are getting restless like mine'll need some crafts and projects to entertain and keep them busy! Here's a few of my favorite crafts for Halloween that can easily be adapted for other seasons or as props for lessons. Enjoy creating some scary fun stuff with out free ideas!

Handprint Spider
Handprint crafts are fun and easy and always turn out so cute! With paper, paint and your little one's hands create a cute spider to decorate any room for Halloween.

Paper Plate Cat
Using a paper plate, black paint, some craft paper and pipe cleaners your cool cats can create a spooky black cat of their own, just in time for Halloween!

Paper Bag Pumpkin
This two day craft is a fun way to create a painted paper bag pumpkin to hang around the classroom or a front porch. There's a lot of painting so this might be perfect for bigger kids.

Mr. Pumpkin Head
Grab a pumpkin, washable markers and embellishments and let your kiddos color and decorate their very own Mr. Pumpkin Head. Erase with a damp sponge and do it all again!

Handprint Pumpkin Patch
With paper, some paint and a few little hands you can help your little ones create an adorable pumpkin patch to display or share with a friend or grandparent!

Enjoy your fall season, have a safe and fun Halloween and keep crafting with your little ghouls and goblins! Connect with us on Facebook and share your favorite Halloween craft or visit The Idea Box's Halloween page for tons of other activities and projects.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Crafts and Spooky Treats!

Paper Cup Spiders
Hey there happy Halloween crafters! How will you be celebrating this year? We have lots of kid-friendly crafts and activities that will entertain and delight your little ghouls and goblins all month. There is even a category for all things Halloween at our site to make browsing for the perfect spooky or silly game, snack or project to create with kids at home or in a classroom.

I've included a craft from our sister site Craftown, that is super easy to make and super cute to display - Paper Cup Spiders! They were too cute not to share with you. Here are a few more of my favorites...

Bat Bells
This is a simple and easy craft to make with little hands; and very inexpensive. I have seen most of the supplies for this project at the dollar stores.

Cool Spider Treats
A very yummy spin on cupcakes - you provide the cupcakes, your kids will provide the inspiration for creating spooky little spider treats!

Finger Ghosts
A funky way to create fun little finger ghosts. All it takes is some paper, glue, tissue and little hands to create cute ghostly hand puppets.

Footprint Bat
I love a good handprint or footprint craft because I love preserving my kids' little hands and feet into an artful holiday painting - or just a zany Halloween decoration!

Ghost Footprints
Another silly way to create painted ghosts. Get those feet out and some white paint. Your little ones' feet will make the cutest ghosts ever.

Enjoy creating fun and silly Halloween crafts with your kids or class. Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite Halloween craft, snack or game. Or visit The Idea Box for more great seasonal ideas!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Well Hello There October!

Finger Print Indian Corn
When I think of October I always think of pumpkins, scarecrows and Indian corn. I remember making all sorts of fun art projects with Indian corn, acorns and straw. (We lived on a farm, so we used what we had!)

Here are corny-fun crafts and activities for you to do with your kids or class, perfect for October and the fall season. Enjoy!

Finger Print Indian Corn
Gather some paint in fall colors, paper and your little fingers to create this fun paper Indian corn project to decorate any class or refrigerator for fall.

Flower Pumpkins
Styrofoam, silk flowers and glue come together to create a unique fall decoration that you could display as a centerpiece, ceiling or wall hanging or in a pretty vase.

Fun Pumpkin Bowl
A delicious treat and cute to boot - hollow out a pumpkin and fill it with fresh cut fruits or veggies for a unique pumpkin bowl for your harvest or Halloween party.

Giant Acorns
This is a great activity to get kids thinking about nature. Paper, crayons and a nearby tree create a lovely textured acorn for craft embellishments or to display on it's own.

Handprint Pumpkin Patch
With some orange paint and a few little hands, you can create an adorable pumpkin patch to enjoy or display throughout Autumn.

Celebrate the season with some fun and funky fall crafts and activities. Share your favorites with us on Facebook or visit The Idea Box for more Autumn ideas.
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