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If your hosting a party or fun Halloween event with several children then having lots of fun Halloween party craft ideas for kids is essential. The children will have just as much fun and keep the chaos down to a minimum. These simple crafts are fun for all ages 2 and up and are a great way to keep kids entertained and engaged rather then eating candy.
Use paper plates, a hole punch, and scissors to make mask.
Use hole punch on sides of mask and cut out eye holes to fit child’s face. Let them decorate the plate with glitter glue, gel pens, markers, glue, odds and ends of fabric, feathers etc. to create a cool, creepy, or fun mask. Once mask is dry, attach string to sides using the holes and tie on child’s face.
Pick up old hats from a thrift store or purchase some witches hats from a craft store such as Oriental Trading company or the likes. Decorate with glue, ribbon, feathers, glitter etc.
Make a batch of orange, black, and green play dough (or additional colors). Set it out on a table with Halloween cookie cutters and wooden dowel pieces for rolling and let kids play away.
Play Dough Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
Few drops of food coloring
Mix flour, salt and oil, and slowly add the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until dough becomes stiff. Turn out onto wax paper and let cool. Knead the play dough with your hands until of proper consistency. Use as is, or divide into balls and add a few drops of the food coloring to make green, black, and orange.
Paper Pumpkin Ornaments
1-2 pieces of orange construction paper
1 piece of green construction paper
1 piece of brown construction paper
paper cutter (optional)
paper clips and/or stapler
Cut the orange pieces of construction paper into 1″ wide strips (each strip will be 1″ x 11″). Then, shorten some of the strips so that you have (1) 6″, (2) 7″, (2) 9″, and (2) 11″ long pieces.
Gather the strips of paper together (with the ends flush) and place the smallest one in the middle. Order them by size so that the largest strip is on the outside. Secure with a paper clip or staple (I prefer the paper clip so that I can keep adding more elements). Line up the opposite ends so that they are together like the top.
Cut a brown strip of paper 1/4″ by 3″ long for the stem. To make it curl, wrap the paper around a pencil and hold it in place while you count to 20 (or sing the ABC song).
Cut out two leaf shapes from the green paper (ours were sort of like pairs of bunny ears).
Add the stem, leaves, and a piece of string to the paper clip at the top.
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