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‘How to’ Halloween

If you’ve ever visited a serious Halloween fan’s home decorations and props, you may have asked yourself How did they do that? Well, be envious no more, for we have step-by-step Halloween crafts, projects, inspirational ideas and cool games to entertain those trick or treaters. Enjoy these articles, and be ready to have passersby asking How’d you do that?

The Haunted Merry-Go-Round

Want to make a Halloween decoration that will make your neighbors double take every time? How ‘bout one that even creeps you out from time to time?… I thought you might say that… Let’s get started on the haunted merry-go-round, with ghosts! What you’ll need: Scissors White garbage bags Hanger …

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The Halloween Advent Calendar

For younger children in particular, the long wait until October 31 can be relentless. Try a Halloween Advent calendar to increase the anticipation of the Big Day! As the mother of two children, I am a firm believer in the idea that going with the kids’ excitement, rather than against …

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Halloween Clock – Reincarnated Home Decor

Giving new “life” to tired decor What a better way to create Halloween décor than through REINCARNATION! (Dr. Frankenstein would be proud!) Take some of your old discarded items and bring them “back to life.” This old plastic barometer is about to become a Vintage Style Halloween Clock: After finding …

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The Body Part Toss Game

Why do most haunters haunt? Because we have tons of fun doing it! From building spooky props to putting together creepy Halloween costumes. From scaring the pants off trick-or-treaters to rewarding them with handfuls of bravely won candy. Most Halloween haunters find all aspects of home haunting fun!! Why else …

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Haunted House Mini Room Box

Doubles as a Year Around Halloween CD Storage Rack Ok groovy gang, you’re going to love this! It is our dream as Halloweeners to increase storage no matter how we decorate or celebrate our holiday, and my storage got a boost on my latest trip to Michaels. I spotted an …

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Scaring Up Supplies on the Cheap

13 tips to take some of the bite out of the cost of home haunting from the lurking lunatics at ScreamingScarecrowStudios You know you are in danger of being labeled a Halloween fiend when you find yourself daydreaming about spending any lottery winnings on a Hollywood-grade, year round haunted attraction! …

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Halloween Shadow boxes

A Fun Way For Your Jewelry to Make New Shadows this Halloween Season, or Year Round Every Halloween I can’t wait to get out my massive Halloween jewelery pile and sit on the bed to marvel at some of my better pieces. Each piece is a work of art in …

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We’re Building a Monster For Halloween!

A Detailed, Visual Guide to Creating a 7 foot Monster Prop as Part of Your Halloween Haunt Written by Halloween Alliance and Screaming Scarecrow Studios Anyone in love with Halloween knows that a must-have member in the home haunter’s repertoire is at least one good and scary monster to greet …

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Halloween Money Club: Greenbacks for Ghouls

Ah, another glorious Halloween season has come and gone. I’ve wiped the drool off my after-Halloween sale items, packed away my tattered ghosts, vultures and other props back into their yearlong resting places, sadly making my house and driveway look like everyone else’s on my street – sickeningly normal. I …

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Trick or Treat Mummy Candy Bone

What kid doesn’t love getting treats at Halloween time? For most kids, the creepiest treats are always the best. These look like mummy bones, but are actually candy bars. Make a whole batch of these and give them out to your trick or treaters or to your child’s class at …

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Egg Carton Bats

Ever wonder what to do with old egg cartons? Make these adorable bats to decorate your house for Halloween! Simple and easy to do, you can hang these lightweight bats anywhere. First, gather all of the materials you need: Egg cartons (paper works better than styrofoam) Scissors Black paint and …

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Jeweled Jack-o-Lantern

Most people enjoy setting out jack-o-lanterns during Halloween, but carving a pumpkin takes time, skill and lots of patience. Kids enjoy getting the pumpkins ready, too, but they are rarely able to carve them. Put away those knives and forget about the pumpkin goo with this Halloween craft. Decorate your …

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GHOSTS! Easy crafts for Halloween

Something ghostly this way comes. These versatile Halloween ghosts can be made in any size. Even the big ones are so lightweight they will easily stay hung on your walls and ceilings as great decorations all through Halloween night. Boo! Materials Needed: Old white sheet Scissors Lots of lightweight, white …

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