Even though many polls rank Halloween as the third favorite American holiday, we all know that fans of this spooky day love it. Yes, they love it with all of their heart and will go all out whenever possible. If you're looking for ways to celebrate this super fun holiday with your family throughout the month of October, Halloween-themed crafts and games can be a great way to get them into the spooky spirit. That's why we’ve rounded up 8 fun Halloween crafts and activities for you and the whole family to do together this year.
What kid doesn’t like slime? If you’ve been watching youth craft trends over the last few years, then you know that the answer is not many. Good Housekeeping provides a fun twist on traditional slime to dress up this fan favorite for the Halloween season! And, if you're pressed for time, or don’t want to run to the store, Pinwheel Crafts offers an all in one slime kit with everything your children need to make their very own glitter slime.
Next time you make a trip to the grocery store, keep your eye peeled for those bags of mini-pumpkins. With a little paint and tape, these make a super cute Halloween-themed game of tic-tac-toe! Head on over to the Project Kid blog to get all the diy game details.
Felt Finger Puppets
If you fancy yourself a bit of a seamstress or tailor, some adorable little felt finger puppets might be a great way to get crafting with your kids. One Creative Mommy shares this great project idea to get you and your children crafting together and making their very own felt toys.
Roll a Frankenstein
If you’re looking for a more unique way to incorporate crafting into your family’s schedule this month, why not try turning it into a game? Housing a Forest shares this great idea for combining basic paper craft and bingo to get your kids extra-involved in crafting with each other this October.
Pom Pom Garland
It’s easy to go and just buy Halloween decor, but if you’d like to instill an additional bit of pride in your children this year, consider having them make some of their own decorations! If you have yarn laying around, Growing Up Gabel has a great walkthrough for how you and your family can make your very own Halloween pom pom garland to hang up around the house (no special tools needed!).
Tissue Box Monster
If your kids love working with paper, and you have empty tissue boxes available, this is the project for you. The Best Ideas for Kids has a great guide to turning the empty boxes into adorable (and unique) little monsters. The great thing about this project is that it is very open ended. Because of this, your children can really flex their creative muscles and make their own custom monster designs.
Tin Can Monster Bowling
Another great way to up-cycle materials from around the house is this adorable monster bowling game. The walkthrough for painting and prepping these tin pins can be found over on Party Delights. In addition to being a great craft project for the family, it’s also a super fun game everyone can continue to enjoy throughout the rest of the month.
For parents of younger children looking for a crafty activity with next to no clean up, these spooky sensory bags are the way to go. A Night Owl blog provides a simple guide to creating a variety of different sensory toys using sandwich bags, common household products, and glue. So simple, and yet, so fun for their little hands.