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Make a Dollar Store Halloween Wreath

At my house with small children, we appreciate the whimsical as much as the creepy. It’s always a challenge to find Halloween decorations that fit both these criteria. Here’s one we came up with that was so simple – and so cheap! Using only dollar store items, you can make …

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6 Creative Uses for Halloween Coloring Pages

Halloween Pumpkin Cartoon Character coloring page

Halloween coloring pages offer a fun, simple and inexpensive way to keep children entertained for a few hours. Whimsical ghosts, goblins, and jack-o’-lantern grins can be fun to color or paint, and kids always love coloring activities and craft projects.  It’s possible to find free Halloween-themed coloring pages online, which …

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Halloween Mobiles

Constructing Halloween Mobiles are a fun way to spend an afternoon. There are so many different ways to be creative and make fun mobiles for the season. Let’s get started! Halloween clip art images are an easy way to get a lot of pictures for coloring. Cookie cutters are also …

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Spooky Chalk Rubbings for Halloween

Sidewalk chalk takes on a whole new look this time of year. Making chalk rubbings on black construction paper gives it a ghostly appearance and can make for some spooky monster shapes! Check out how to create your own as part of your Halloween decor! Materials Needed Sidewalk or other …

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Transform Candles into Cool Halloween Candles

I’ve done many sorts of decorated candles for other seasons of the year; I just hadn’t ever considered a Halloween candle before. Your imagination can go crazy with this project because there are so many varieties of decorative items to choose from! Materials List Candle(s) Glue Wax Paper Tooth Picks …

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Not Just a Gingerbread House… It’s HAUNTED!!

Decorating gingerbread houses is fun anytime of the year, but at Halloween it’s even better – the more mistakes the better…. er, spookier it is! Here’s my way to make a haunted gingerbread house. We’re going to make this one from scratch. The good thing about making a gingerbread house …

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Mesmerizing Spider Webs for Your Haunted House

Sure, anybody can make paper snowflakes – but how about paper cobwebs for your Halloween decor? Ba ha ha, don’t stare too long at your creations, you may find yourself hypnotized and giving out too much trick or treat candy. Or worse yet- the chocolate trick or treat candy! Here’s …

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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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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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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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