It’s time to get into the spooky spirit. With costumes to create, pumpkins to carve and spider webs to string as we decorate our homes, the Halloween season is the perfect time to put on our creative hats and use our imaginations with Halloween crafts.
Spanish immersion early-education company Tierra Encantada created some spook-tacular Halloween crafts that are wickedly fun and can be made using supplies that you might already have at home – or can pick up at the grocery store.
- Miniature marshmallows
- Plastic spiders and other decorations (optional)
Allow your little one to create a spider web out of toothpicks and marshmallows. Start at the middle and work your way out!
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup of Borax
- Pipe cleaners
- Clear jars or cups
- A stick to hold up your creation (a pen, popsicle, stick, etc.)
Boil the water in a pot on the stovetop. Add the Borax and stir periodically until it is completely dissolved. Set the mixture aside to cool slightly.
While the water/borax is cooling, make Halloween shapes out of pipe cleaners. You can do this from memory, by outlining cooking cutters, or following the edges of a piece of paper you stenciled.
Tie a piece of string to the top of your creation. Pour the water/borax into your jars. Put a pipe cleaner shape into each filled jar, leaving the string outside of the water. Tie the string to your stick so that your creation dangles in place in the jar.
Keep your jars in a safe location for 1-2 days and watch as your pipe cleaners grow crystals!
Spooky Plate Masks
- Paper plates
- Paint brushes
- Construction paper
- Other craft supplies to decorate (optional)
Cut each plate in half. Use your paint and other supplies to decorate and let dry. Use the construction paper to cut out eyes, teeth, and other appendages. You can also use a large hole punch to cut our eye holes so you can wear your masks!