4 DIY Halloween decorations you can make with your kids

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DIY Halloween decorations
("Scary wreath" by Wlscience, CC by-SA 2.0)

Decorating your house for Halloween is almost as fun as coming up with the best costume. Have even more fun with these DIY Halloween decorations you can make this weekend.

Hallowreath

  • Styrofoam wreath form
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Black feather boa
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Floral pins
  • Lightweight items to put on wreath

Start by painting the wreath black and letting it dry, then wrapping the feather boa around the wreath. Secure the boa with the floral pins.

Gather your array of lightweight items (such as ping pong balls decorated to look like eyeballs, small skulls, fake dismembered body parts, plastic pumpkins or other items). Use hot glue to attach the floral pins to the items, then use the floral pins to stick the items onto the wreath. Make it as cute or scary as you like!

Giant spider in spiderweb

  • 300 feet white polyester clothesline
  • 8 tubes of half-inch pipe insulation
  • 8 half-inch PVC elbow joints
  • 2 small red reflector discs
  • 2 large black trash bags
  • Packages of spider webbing
  • black electrical tape
  • black spray paint
  • filler
  • scissors

This sounds complicated but really isn’t. You use the filler (like newspaper or plastic grocery bags) to stuff the two trash bags to form the head and the body. The body should be bigger than the head. Use the pipe insulation tubes and the PVC elbow joints to create spider legs and attach them to the spider’s body. The red reflector discs will become eyes and the clothesline becomes the spider’s giant web.

Get the full tutorial at MomEndeavors.com.

Glowing, floating ghost

  • 1 large clear plastic Christmas tree ornament
  • 1 short glow stick
  • 2 round black felt stickers
  • 6-8 feet cheesecloth, cut into different lengths

This is a great craft that you can make one or many. Put the glow stick inside the ornament and put the stickers on the ornament to look like ghost eyes. Cover the ornament with the cheesecloth, making sure to poke the metal top on the ornament through the cloth so you can hang it up. Repeat for as many ghosties as you want!

Get the complete instructions from DomesticFits.com.

Creepy glowing eyes

  • Paper towel or toilet paper tubes
  • Glow sticks
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors

This is by far the simplest DIY Halloween decoration ever. Cut creepy-looking eyes into several empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls. Put a couple glow sticks inside and cover the ends with duct tape. Then hide the tubes

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