Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

15+ Cute and Easy Snowflake Designs

Looking for some sweet and unique snowflake designs to cut out with the kids? 

Over the years I've cut out hundreds of paper snowflakes. And while I enjoy letting my scissors wander, sometimes it's fun cutting out pre-set designs. So if you're looking to try cutting out some unique and kid-friendly paper snowflakes, check out these designs below! 

(We've got Pokemon, Lego, Narwhal and Jelly, and unicorns... just to name a few!)

How to Cut Cute and Unique Paper Snowflakes with Kids

How to cut Super Cute and Fun Paper Snowflakes with Kids


Thursday, November 11, 2021

How to Make a Simple Scarecrow with Kids

Looking for some fall activities and crafts to make with the kids? How about this super simple scarecrow craft? Use items around the house to make this craft that's fun for kids of all ages!

How to Make the Easiest Scarecrow Ever! 

(With kids!)

How to Make a Super Simple Scarecrow for a fun kids fall craft and activity


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Dragon Wing Preschool Craft (And our 10+ Favorite Dragon books!)

Does your child love dragons? Want to make an easy dragon craft with your preschooler? Then today's cardboard dragon wings are the perfect craft for you! I made these with several young kids and they really enjoyed the process of decorating and designing their wings. 


How to Make Artsy Cardboard Dragon Wings with Preschoolers


Make artsy cardboard dragon wings craft with preschoolers


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Friday, October 22, 2021

DIY Cute Sculpey Clay Ghost Plant Decorations

Do I have too many houseplants? Probably.

Can you make too many Halloween-themed crafts? Never! 

:) Last week I made these sweet clay ghosts to decorate my houseplants. Yes. Even the houseplants get decorated around here for Halloween.


How to Make Sculpey Clay Plant Decorations

Easy Sculpey Clay Ghost Halloween Houseplant Decorations Crafts


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

DIY Cute Perler Bead Decorative Plant Markers

Do you love houseplants? 

How do you feel about Perler (Hama) bead crafts

If you adore both, then this is the post for you! My boys LOVE making things with Hama beads and since I enjoy crafting with them too, I made this sweet ghost Perler bead plant marker for my houseplants. Here's how I made it:


How to Make Perler Bead Decorative Plant Markers for Halloween

How to make cute DIY Perler (Hama) Bead Decorative Plant Markers for a fun Halloween Craft For Kids


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Super Cute DIY Moon and Ghost Halloween Wreath Craft

 If you're looking for a super sweet and cute cardboard Halloween craft.... this is it! 

How to Make a Cute Moon and Ghost Halloween Wreath with Kids

super cute DIY moon and ghost halloween wreath kids cardboard craft


Sunday, September 26, 2021

DIY Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Dragon Eye Book

Last week I shared how to transform old books into spellbooks for Halloween. This week, I wanted to share how I made this creepy jeweled dragon eye book! It's the perfect craft for Halloween, fantasy, and dragon lovers.

How to Make a Dragon Eye Book 

How to make Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Dragon Eye Book Craft

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

DIY Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Spell Book Craft

I love Halloween crafts and I especially enjoy making Halloween crafts with kids In today's project, I'll show you how the boys and I transformed old books into spooky spell books using items from around the house. This upcycling process was fun and the results were creepy and perfect for Halloween!


How to Make a DIY Spell Book with Kids

How to Make a DIY Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Spell Book Craft Prop Decor with Kids for Halloween

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Creepy Moving Eye Portrait Craft

We love a good cardboard craft! (In fact, I even wrote a series of cardboard craft books a few years back!) So of course, we had to make a Halloween-themed cardboard craft. :) Have you ever seen those spooky portraits? You know, the ones where the eyes seem to follow you wherever you go? Well, here's an easy way to make some creepy moving eye portraits with the kids. You just need a cereal box and a few other materials to make this cute and easy Halloween craft!


How to Make Creepy Moving Eye Cardboard Portraits with kids!


How to Make DIY Creepy Moving Eye Portraits- A fun recycled cardboard Halloween Kids Craft

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Easy DIY 3D Pop-Up Halloween Cards (Pumpkin, Monsters, and Haunted house!)

Today we're sharing another easy to make Halloween craft! The crafting bug bit me this week and the kids and I have been making tons and tons of pop-up card crafts. These Halloween pop-up cards are the perfect easy craft to do with kids of all ages. Let's get folding and cutting!

How to Make Easy DIY Pop-Up Halloween Cards

How to Fold and Cut Easy DIY 3D Pop-Up Halloween Cards with Kids for crafts


Monday, October 5, 2020

Easy Origami Witch Craft

 It's time for another easy and cute Halloween craft! Today we're folding these adorable origami witches. So grab your origami paper and let's get crafting! This kid-friendly paper craft is just perfect for fall.

How to fold an Easy Origami Witch for Halloween!

How to fold an easy origami witch with kids- best craft for Halloween


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Giant Paper Bag Frankenstein Preschool Craft

Even though it doesn't feel like fall here in California, my preschooler and I are already starting to do our fall crafts. We have a ton of large grocery sized bags and plastic bags lying around, so we made our very own grumpy GIANT paper bag Frankenstein from everyday materials. Isn't he adorable? Keep on reading to see how we did it. 


Let's Make A Giant Paper Bag Frankenstein 

(A Fun Halloween Preschool Craft)

How to make a paper bag Frankenstein Halloween Preschool Craft

Ha! I love his grumpy face. Doesn't that just perfectly describe Halloween 2020?!?


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Halloween Skull and Ghost Soap Carvings

Looking for a super unique Halloween or Dia de los Muertos craft?  A couple of weeks ago, we tried our hand at designing, carving, and floating Ivory Soap Boats. It was so fun and easy. Ivory soap is the perfect medium for beginning carvers because it is airy and soft. (It's also relatively inexpensive! Bonus!)

Today's sugar skulls and ghosts are a bit more detailed than boats, but the results are so cute. I definitely recommend trying out this soap carving activity with kids of all ages. They are sure to have fun.

How to Carve Skulls and Ghosts from soap!


how to carve sugar skulls and ghost out of ivory soap- fun Halloween craft for kids


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Easy Halloween Witch and Pumpkin Paper Chains

It's fall and you know what that means.... copious amounts of adorable Halloween crafts!! Halloween is MY FAVORITE holiday of the year! :) I love the costumes! The candy! The pumpkin carving! The magic! It's THE BEST.

To get fully into the Halloween spirit, I'm starting off with these super cute and easy to make witch and pumpkin paper chains! They're perfect to make at home with the kids, or with a larger group of kids too! Each child can decorate their very own pumpkin and witch to create a lovely paper chain.

Kid-friendly Halloween Paper Chains

how to make easy paper witch and pumpkin chains with kids for DIY Halloween decor


Today's craft was inspired by this adorable Halloween paper chain that I saw on Easy Peasy Fun. It had a black cat, monster, and pumpkin all in one paper chain. Super cute and I fell in love. Definitely check Andreja's site out because she has A ZILLION cute + easy crafts for kids!


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How to do Easy DIY Hair Wraps with Kids

Looking for a fun way to keep the summer vibes going? Have you ever tried hair wrapping? It's a colorful and temporary way to add some pizazz to your hair. Hair wraps are basically like friendship bracelets... for your hair. The wrapping process is so easy and fun that older kids can even do it too. So grab your stash of embroidery floss and let's DIY some hair wraps! Directions below.

How to do DIY Hair Wraps with kids

how to do easy DIY hair wraps with kids  (such a fun playdate or party idea)

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Halloween Changing Paper Cup Faces

It's September! Which means it's time for the start of school, fall crafts... and Halloween crafts! Today's paper cup craft is such a fun one because you can change the faces of a witch, pumpkin, and ghost.... all with the turn of a cup!

(Not-so) Spooky Paper Emotions Cups

Super Cute Halloween Changing Paper Cup Faces- Such a fun craft for kids showcasing the full range of emotions

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Easy Groovy Pumpkin Cheesecake Marbled Brownies

I've realized that I am a lazy baker.  That's the reason that I like kids crafts. They're easy and there's little pressure to make things perfect.  The act of making is the fun!  But baking?  Ugh. Completely other story. Exact measurements.  Specific ingredients.  And gluten-free baking?  (My eldest is allergic to wheat.)  Double ugh.  Forget about it.  It feels like I never have the right ingredients or flours...

So it's the holiday season and recently we were invited to Friendsgiving dinner.  I volunteered to bring a dessert... which seemed like a good idea because I wouldn't have to be in charge of the heavy cooking... But then I realized... eek! I only have 3 desserts in my current potluck repertoire- Rice Krispie treats, some variant of mochi cake, and boxed brownies.  Well, the brownies seemed to be the only viable option for this meal.  But I had just made my brownies a week ago so I figured I should at least jazz up my efforts somehow... and that's when I decided to try making something new:

Groovy Pumpkin Cheesecake Marbled Brownies

(They're so puuuuuurty?)

How to Make Groovy Pumpkin, Cheesecake Marbled Brownies- The Easy way to make a groovy fall dessert (with a boxed mix!)

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls

Do you celebrate the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)?  We don't, but I enjoy introducing bits of different holidays to my kids.  Recently I made some giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls with preschoolers.  They had so much fun with this easy-to-set-up activity,  I thought I'd share it here today.

Giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls

(A perfect preschool art project for fall!)

Giant Dia De Los Muertos Skulls:  A fun Process Art Project to celebrate the Day of the dead with kids

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Last Minute Cardboard Elephant and Piggie Costume

Halloween is only a few days away.  Do you have your costume yet?  If not, I have a super fun (and cheap) cardboard costume that you can whip up to wear this Wednesday.  Today we're making Elephant and Piggie Costumes!

How to Make Easy Elephant and Piggie Costumes

(for practically nothing!)

how to make elephant and piggie costume for Halloween (recycled cardboard + free!)

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

How To Fold Easy Origami Vampires

If you love cute origami projects, you'll love this easy Halloween-themed origami.  We're folding origami vampires!


How To Fold Easy Origami Vampires

(in 7 simple steps)


How to Fold Origami Vampire Faces- Super Easy Halloween Origami for kids!


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