Family-Friendly Halloween Crafts

October 19, 2023

Fall has officially arrived, and you know what that means…time to get crafting for Halloween! Whether you’re a seasoned DIY-er or this is your first time venturing into the world of crafting with the family, we’ve got some great inspiration for you. Each of the projects below are family-friendly and perfect for proudly displaying in your home or on your porch! Which one are you most excited to make? 

Fabric Ghosts

If you’re looking for a go-to decoration for around the house, yard, or classroom, these fabric ghosts are up to the task. They’re also simple to make and will be a blast to craft with loved ones. You’ll just need a few supplies on hand to make these adorable ghosts, including: 

-White fabric (muslin works well)
-Scissors (and pinking shears to go the extra mile)
-Styrofoam balls, about 1.5” in diameter
-A black marker
-Clear string

Halloween Slime

Kids of all ages love slime! If you want to take the fun to the next level, try making it at home. It also makes for a great treat for the neighborhood kids on Halloween! For this craft, you’ll need: 

-One 6-ounce bottle of Elmer’s glue (or more if making a larger batch)
-Orange food coloring if making pumpkin-themed slime
-Baking soda
-Contact lens solution that contains boric acid
-Mini Mason jars
-Felt and/or googly eyes for decorating the jar

Painted Pumpkin

If you want to keep it simple, you can’t go wrong with pumpkin decorating. There are so many ways to express creativity, from colorful pinwheels to stackable skeletons and beyond! For the littlest participants, a fail-proof pumpkin decorating  idea is to paint the pumpkin the color teal in honor of the Teal Pumpkin Project. If you’re planning to offer non-food treats for Halloween, be sure to place your teal pumpkin on your doorstep to signal that your household has allergen-free options! 

Pumpkin Suncatchers

Looking for a festive way to decorate the windows of your home? These pumpkin suncatchers are a great option! This craft requires just a few supplies, and the finished product is so cute, you’ll definitely want to display them. Here’s what you’ll need to create this delightful project: 

-Wax paper
-Pencil sharpener (a grater will work in a pinch)
-Hair dryer
-Extra-strong glue
-A pumpkin template

Crafting can be fun for the whole family, and Halloween provides a great opportunity to work on creative art projects together! Whether you try one or all of the options mentioned here, we hope you’ll create mementos that you’ll treasure for years to come. If you’re ready to start a new journey and make new  memories in a family-oriented community with acres of open space, we welcome you to Independence! To learn more about available homes, please contact our team.