Halloween is a fun and spooky time to get together with family and friends. When having people over this holiday, use these crafts to give your home a fun and bewitching feel.
Glowing Mummy Mason Jar- This cute craft will need a mason jar, gauze or cheesecloth, glue, scissors, a candle, and a pair of googly eyes. If the cheesecloth or gauze does not come as strips, cut it into strips about 2 inches wide. Glue a small section of the beginning of a strip to the bottom of the jar. Begin winding the cloth around the jar and add glue every once in awhile to keep it all in place. After wrapping the entire jar, glue the end of the cloth to the top of the jar. Next, glue the goggly eyes to the front of the wrapped jar. Put a lit candle inside for a cute glowing ghoul.
Mini Floating Ghosts- These tiny ghosts require cheesecloth, fabric stiffener, scissors, cups, a sharpie, and a few balloons. Stack the cups face-down on top of each other to create a small tower. Next inflate a small balloon and let it rest on top of the cups. Cut out 8-inch squares of the cheesecloth and dip it into the fabric stiffener. Lay these squares of cloth on top of the balloons and allow it to dry. When ready, draw little eyes or faces with a marker and hang them from the ceiling.
Halloween Punch Hand- To keep punch cool with at a Halloween party, all that is needed is a rubber glove, water, and a pair of scissors. First, clean the glove inside and out to get rid of the powdery residue. Next, fill the glove with water, tie it off at the end, and place in the freezer. When frozen solid, cut of the glove carefully with scissors and place the ice hand in a punch bowl.
Bat Mobile- The supplies for this craft most likely already exist in the backyard and drawers. Take a look around and find a branch, thread, black construction paper, scissors, thumbtacks, and black paint (optional). Cut out bat shapes from the black construction paper and poke small holes in the center with a thumbtack. Work the thread through the hole and tie it off. If there is black paint, now is the time to paint the branch. Then tie the bats onto the branch. Last, hang the branch from two pieces of threads and secure those threads with thumbtacks over a windowsill.
Candle Silhouettes- Get thick, black construction paper, candles, scissors, and some wire. Cut out any desired Halloween designs out of the black paper. Arrange a length of wire so that it is long enough to wrap around the bottom of a candle-holder and rise straight up above the wick of the candle. Bend the wire so the paper cutouts are behind the lip of the candle-holder. Light the candle and adjust so that the paper cutout throws a shadow onto the wall.