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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 Ten Minute Tombstone

Welcome one and all to the Screaming Scarecrow Studios internet debut. Part of our mission is to share some of the insights that we have gained from our experiences in the world of home haunting. The other part of our mission is to continue to create cool and useful content related …

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Paper Mache Spiders

This project will take a few days to complete (mainly due to drying), but the results are well worth the time and planning. This project also lends itself to artistic interpretation and variation; a group of people can work on this project together, and each spider will turn out unique. …

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Tabletop Halloween Tree

This is a fun Halloween crafts project you can use to decorate any corner or table in your home. You can adjust the size of the branch to make a bigger tree to keep on your front porch, too. If you opt for the bigger tree, use a painted clay …

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Make a Gorilla Mask With Your Preschooler

This is a fun and relatively simple craft project to do with preschool age children. After the adult cuts the cardboard, the children can do much of the rest. Materials needed: Sturdy cardboard, at least 8 ½ x 11 inches Yarn, black or dark brown Felt, yellow, red, gray, brown …

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Haunted Duck Pond

How to Create a Haunted Duck Pond Game Supplies needed: Floating ducks or other Halloween items that can float Black sharpie marker Snow saucer or other wide, shallow container that holds water Black plastic or black garbage bags Hot glue gun Outdoor table Water Two prize containers (#1 toys and …

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Demented Dime Toss

How to Make a Demented Dime Toss Game Supplies Needed: White foam core, about 18 inches by 18 inches – available at any craft or art store (or snag a foam board used as packing if a friend bought a new appliance!) Sharpie markers (several different colors) Pencil Colored Duct …

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Not-So-Spooky Hand Print Bat

This is a simple craft for even the youngest member of your clan — plus, you can use materials your probably already have around your home. Get creative and make several in different sizes or decorate the wings with glitter, sequins or even store-bought cobwebs. Young children can participate in …

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Halloween Books that Are Long on Ideas

We all have a few favorite Halloween books, the ones we keep out all year on our coffee table or next to our easy chair, and would grab if the house caught on fire. These books, for whatever reason, fuel our imaginations and get us motivated to dream our next …

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Scary Stump Lizard Toss

How to Create a Scary Stump Lizard Toss Game Supplies needed: White bucket or popcorn tin A stack of paper double thickness freezer bags you get from the frozen food aisle at grocery store or several packages of small brown lunch bags) 2 cans of spay paint (one brown and …

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Witch Hat Ring Toss

How to Make a Witch Hat Ring Toss Game Supplies needed: Three or six tall black witch hats Three or six 2 liter bottles, full of your favorite beverage Decorations for the hats (ribbon, sequins or yarn) Sacks or felt to temporarily cover the bottles Jumbo pipe cleaners (several packs) …

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Snake Toss

How to Make a Snake Toss Game Supplies needed: Three to five rubber snakes Three to five interesting containers (Open top skulls, goblets or any Halloween container – the spookier the better). Soda flat (cardboard box) to set the game in and decorate if you want to. Get a handful …

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Coffin Toss

How to Make an Easy Coffin Toss Game Supply list: 1/4 inch sheet of plywood to cut into coffin pieces – top and sides Piece of plywood or Masonite for the bottom bunch of nails, or wood screws Cheap, blow-molded bones – available at party stores A can of black …

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Haunted Tree Bat Toss

How to Make a Haunted Tree Bat Toss Game Supplies needed: Tall, round, sturdy patio table (about 24” or slightly larger) 2 large cardboard boxes with flaps A large stack of paper, double thickness freezer bags you get from the frozen food aisle at the grocery store or several packages …

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Quick Halloween Decorations

by Sarah Briggs Cheap Halloween Decorations I couldn’t believe it! I had nearly worked myself into an early grave trying to make my Halloween party decorations, and yet the room looked so bare after I put all that stuff up! I’m talking costumed dummies, cob webs, skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, black lights …

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Dummies For All Occasions

Dummies are as much a Halloween staple as candy is to trick or treaters. Dummies cost nothing to make if you use an old mask and old clothes you have laying around your garage. Make one dummy for each area of your house you’ll be using for your party and …

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Black Kettle Treat Buckets

Need to add some lights to your steps or room? Grab one of the black plastic kettle treat buckets and cut an ‘X’ in the bottom. Grab a string of colored outdoor mini lights and lay them in the bottom of the kettle. Pull the cord through the bottom of …

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Lighted Tombstones

How would you like to have eerie lights coming out of your tombstone? This is easy as pie. Just follow the directions from this article until you get to the part of the gray lettering. You will have to do somethings differently for the lighted tombstones. To make the lighted …

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Using Old Halloween Masks

Most of us have a ton of old Halloween masks around the house that have seen better days and look like they had a great time at it. You know the ones that no one wants to wear, but you just can’t bear to part with them? Well, give them …

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Totally Quick Tombstones

There are as many ways to make a tombstone as there is ways to make Jack-O-Lanterns. You can spend days creating one tombstone or make several in just minutes. Here is the typical quick tombstone with a twist. Here is what you will need: Thin, long cardboard boxes Gray and …

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