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Friday, September 19, 2014

Origami Black Cat

Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming!  My favorite holiday is coming!  I love the candy!  I love the costumes!  I love carving pumpkins!  And I especially love the Halloween crafts!  So I'm starting off this year's Halloween crafts with this really cute origami Halloween black cat.

Origami Halloween Black Cat

how to make an origami Halloween black cat
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The directions for this cat came from the book Horrorgami.  I'm definitely an origami newbie, so I wasn't able to do as many of the crafts as I would have liked.  But if you love folding paper, this book has a ton of great Halloween-inspired origami.

Ok.  Onto the cat craft!


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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Monday, September 10, 2018

3D Optical Illusion Halloween Drawings

Have you seen those 3D hand drawings? They're amazing.  Awhile back I became really intrigued with them and made these 3D Optical Illusion Hearts using the same drawing technique.  Now that fall is in the air, I realized that this technique could be applied to Halloween too!  So here's a super easy Halloween activity to try out with your kids after school.  Doodle these 3D optical illusion pumpkins and kitties!

How to Draw 3D Optical Illusion Pumpkins and Cats

How to do 3D Optical Illusion Halloween Drawings- Such a fun and quick art challenge for kids!



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halloween Paper Cut Chains

Here's a really easy, open-ended Halloween Craft to try out with the kids after school-  Try cutting some Halloween paper chains!

 Fun Halloween Paper Cut Chains Kids Craft

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Toilet Roll Pumpkins and Skulls

It's no secret that I LOVE toilet paper roll crafts.  I think I probably have about a dozen toilet roll crafts on the blog.  Yurp.  One of my friends recently commented, "Wow. You go through a lot of toilet paper."  Double yup.  We do.  We do.  (TMI?)  So anyway... eh hem... the toilet roll craft list is about to going to grow again!  Tada!  Here are my Halloween inspired toilet roll crafts!  


Toilet Roll Halloween Crafts

So we have some toilet roll pumpkins.....

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins craft for Halloween #creativepreschoolers #Halloween

and ...


Monday, October 8, 2018

Cute, Marbled Ghost Banner Craft

Looking for an easy and different Halloween craft for preschoolers?  Recently we made these marbled ghosts with friends.  The results were so cute that we turned the ghosts into a banner to hang over our fireplace for a pop of DIY Halloween decor. 

Want to try this boo-tiful craft too?  Read on!


Cute Halloween Ghost Banner Decoration

Marbled Ghost Banner Decoration- Fun craft and wall decorations for Halloween



Monday, September 10, 2018

Haunted House and Ghost Paper Weaving

I love a good paper craft.  They're easy, quick to set up, and typically don't require too many materials.  Today's paper craft is a weaving one.  We're making a  Halloween-themed craft inspired by haunted houses and adorable ghosts.

Haunted House Paper Weaving


Haunted House and Ghost Paper Weaving- Super easy and fun kids craft for Halloween




Thursday, September 17, 2015

Make Monster Sculptures with kids!

Looking for a fun Halloween activity for preschoolers?  

Why not set up a monster-making factory in your dining room?  Yup.  This fun art and craft activity is a great way for kids to be creative and gear up for the upcoming holidays.  (Hooray Halloween!  Woo-hoo!)

let's make monster sculptures with kids- easy and fun Halloween Fall Activity
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Living in Southern California, I have a tough time appreciating seasons.  I mean, we’re still in the 70s-80s here.  The leaves are green…. I'm still wearing shorts and sandals.  It just doesn’t quite feel like fall.  So this monster-making activity really helped us get into the fall spirit.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We just got power back.  Yay!   It feels so good having hot water, a working fridge, lights, and the internet again.  Sadly, some of our family is still left without power.  We're hoping that everything gets fixed soon.  

Even though it doesn't really feel like Halloween, I still wanted to wish you a Happy Halloween! Here's a photo of Baby Chuck in his Mr. Potato head costume.

DIY Mr. Potato Head Baby Halloween Costume




We're just going to have a low-key day today.  With the terrible weather conditions, I'm so thankful that we were able to celebrate Halloween last Friday at our nearby library.  They did such a nice job bringing the Halloween spirit to the kids.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Easy Zentangle Pumpkins for Kids and Adults!

Recently I saw this super gorgeous and easy to draw zentangle spiderweb idea....  and I was so inspired, that we drew our own versions- zentangle pumpkins!   The process was so fun that I thought I'd sharing the idea here.

Easy Zentangle Pumpkins- Great Kids and Adult art activity!


Fun Halloween Drawing Prompt- Pumpkin Zentangles for Kids and Adults

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Stapled Paper Pumpkins

Hi everyone! Sorry for the crickets around here.  We're in the midst of hosting family so things like crafting and blogging have taken a short hiatus.  Today I'm just popping in with this super easy Halloween Craft.  Simply grab staplers, hole punchers, markers, paper, and glue.  Then get to work making some funky paper pumpkins!   

Halloween Paper Pumpkin Open Process Art Craft


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Recycled Pumpkin Sun Catcher Craft

Tis the season for Halloween crafting, fa-la-la-... Oh wait.  Wrong song.  Well, you get the point. The season for Halloween crafting has begun!  Last year we made of ton of Halloween crafts (see bottom of post for links).  This year we've folded an origami black cat and made a cardboard pumpkin with a changeable face.   Today we're going to make another recycled Halloween craft.  This time we made these milk jug pumpkin sun catchers!


DIY Milk Jug Pumpkin Sun Catchers


DIY Milk Jug Pumpkin Sun Catcher Craft!

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I really liked this craft because the pumpkins were SO easy to make with my 3 year old.  And we didn't have to spend a ton of time on prep or a ton of money for materials.  (That's a definite win win in my book.)  Ok!  Let's get making!


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


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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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Super Easy Origami Witch's Claws

Is it too early for Halloween themed crafts?  I don't think so!  These super cool origami witch claws are sure to get you and the kids in the Halloween spirit! 

How to Fold Super Easy Origami Witch Claws


How to Fold Origami Witch's Claws- Fun Kids Origami Project for Halloween


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Friday, November 11, 2016

Colorful and Glittery Skull Craft

In the midst of what is going on in our country, I almost feel hesitant to keep posting this week.  How can I write posts about crafts, Sharpie markers, and glitter when there is so much misunderstanding, hurt, and turmoil going on?

But you know what?  This blog is my happy place. And being creative and making things with my son makes me happy.  So I'm going to keep making and posting... even while we try to wrap my mind around everything that's going on.

That being said- this Halloween/ Dia De Los Muertos Craft is from awhile back.  We're keeping  the skulls up until Thanksgiving... so I figure I could still post about them here too.

Colorful and Glittery Skulls for Halloween or Dia De Los Muertos Craft

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

No-Carve Hardware Pumpkins

If you're not keen on carving a pumpkin this year, dig around the 'ol toolbox and try out this easy no-carve idea instead!

No-Carve Hardware Pumpkins!

Easy, No-Carve Hardware Pumpkins- Perfect Halloween craft for kids of all ages!

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