How to Make a Jack-o-Lantern Flashlight Cover

Today I’m going to show you how to make a Jack-o-Lantern flashlight cover to carry on Halloween for trick or treating.  Whether your costume is scary, cute or funny this is the perfect lighted object to carry on Halloween.  And, then you can safely walk around the neighborhood on Halloween no matter how dark it gets.

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How to Make a Pumpkin Flashlight Cover



 

Materials Needed:

Flashlight

New Lunch Bag

Orange Paint

Black Paint or Use Template to Print on Paper

Black Marker

Orange Construction Paper

Masking Tape

Glue

Scissors

 

If not painting the face follow the printable template below to make the Pumpkin’s facial features.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO OPEN IT UP BIGGER TO PRINT.



Printable template for pumpkin's facial features



 

Step 1



Paint the bag orange



Obtain a new brown lunch bag (a used lunch bag would probably be too wrinkled and too hard to use).  Paint the bag orange.  Let dry.

 


Step 2



Tape bag with tape like a belt



Bulb end of flashlight is inserted 2 inches in open end of the bag…leaving space between the bag and the light. Draw open end of bag together around flashlight and tape with masking tape or tie with string.  Tape bag with tape like a belt.

***Leave space between the flashlight and the end of the bag so that the paper bag doesn’t sit directly on the light. NEVER LEAVE THE FLASHLIGHT COVERED WHILE UNATTENDED AND TURN OFF WHEN NOT IN USE!!!***

 

Step 3



 Now we will start painting the face



Now we will start painting the face.  Bag may be decorated by using tempera or acrylic paints and/or construction paper.   If you are using paper follow the printable template above.  If construction paper is used, the desired portions of the designs are cut out of the paper and glued to one or more faces of the bag.

 

Step 4



With a thin  black marker draw a line down the center of the bag



With a thin  black marker draw a line down the center of the bag.  Then draw a line curving inwards towards this line… on both sides… as in mine.  While the picture on the paper bag is being designed the flashlight can be lit in a darkened area to obtain the desired effect.

 

Step 5



Use black marker or paint to draw 2 big triangles for eyes and a smaller one for the nose



Use black marker or paint to draw 2 big triangles for eyes and a smaller one for the nose.  You could also cut out these shapes in black construction paper.

 

 Step 6



To make a mouth draw a letter U shape... closed and filled in with black



To make a mouth draw a letter U shape… closed and filled in with black.  To add teeth just push down 2 rectangles into that space… In other words, draw the same exact mouth shape… but add 2 rectangles.

 



Finished Pumpkin Flashlight Cover



And, now you are all ready to go trick or treating safely with your friends this Halloween.  And, keep an eye out for other Halloween Crafts as I will be adding them several times a day.

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How to Make a “Boo” Ghost Flashlight Cover

It’s important for children to carry some sort of lighted object when trick or treating on Halloween.  But, more often than not all the kids are wearing or carrying the same lighted object as everybody else.  That’s no fun.  How about making one of your very own that no one else will be carrying.  In this post I will show to how to make a “Boo” Ghost Flashlight Cover for an everyday flashlight that you have at home.   Now, THAT’S creative!!

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How to Make a "Boo" Ghost Flashlight Cover



 

Materials Needed:

Flashlight

New Lunch Bag

White & Black Paint

Masking Tape

Construction Paper (optional)

Glue (optional)

 

Step 1



Paint the lunch bag white



Obtain a new brown lunch bag (a used lunch bag would probably be too wrinkled and too hard to use).  Paint the bag white.  Let dry.

 


Step 2



Tape bag with tape like a belt



Bulb end of flashlight is inserted 2 inches in open end of the bag…leaving space between the bag and the light. Draw open end of bag together around flashlight and tape with masking tape or tie with string.  Tape bag with tape like a belt.

***Leave space between the flashlight and the end of the bag so that the paper bag doesn’t sit directly on the light. NEVER LEAVE THE FLASHLIGHT COVERED WHILE UNATTENDED AND TURN OFF WHEN NOT IN USE!!!***

 

Step 3



Now let's start with painting the face



Now let’s start with painting the face.  Bag may be decorated by using tempera or acrylic paints and/or construction paper.  If construction paper is used, the desired portions of the designs are cut out of the paper and glued to one or more faces of the bag.

 

Step 4



Either paint 3 ovals or cut out 3 black construction paper ovals and paste on the bag



This one is really easy.  Either paint 3 ovals or cut out 3 black construction paper ovals and paste on the bag.  While the picture on the paper bag is being designed the flashlight can be lit in a darkened area to obtain the desired effect.

 



Finished "Boo" Ghost Flashlight Cover



Isn’t this Halloween “Boo” Ghost Flashlight Cover clever?  And, it was really easy to make too, huh?  Now you have the perfect item to keep your kids safe on Halloween and it won’t take away from their scary costumes.  They’ll love it.

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How to Make a Frankenstein Flashlight Cover

Trick or Treat is right around the corner.  The kids are super excited about it and just can’t wait to get out at night and celebrate Halloween with tons of Trick or Treating.  But, before the kids step out the door make sure they have a flashlight in hand to help them not only see, but be seen by cars.  Today I will show you how to make your very own Frankenstein Flashlight Cover perfect for this Halloween.

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How to Make a Frankenstein Flashlight Cover



 

Materials Needed:

Flashlight

New Lunch Bag

Green Paint

Black Paint or Use Template to Print on Paper

Masking Tape or String

Grey Paper or Tin Foil

Glue

Scissors

 

If not painting the face follow the printable template below to make Frankenstein’s facial features.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO OPEN IT UP BIGGER TO PRINT.



Printable template to make Frankenstein's facial features.



 

Step 1



Paint a lunch bag green



Obtain a new brown lunch bag (a used lunch bag would probably be too wrinkled and too hard to use).  Paint the bag green.  Let dry.

 


Step 2



Tape bag with tape like a belt



Bulb end of flashlight is inserted 2 inches in open end of the bag…leaving space between the bag and the light. Draw open end of bag together around flashlight and tape with masking tape or tie with string.  Tape bag with tape like a belt.

***Leave space between the flashlight and the end of the bag so that the paper bag doesn’t sit directly on the light. NEVER LEAVE THE FLASHLIGHT COVERED WHILE UNATTENDED AND TURN OFF WHEN NOT IN USE!!!***

 

Step 3



Now start painting the face



Now we will start painting the face.  Bag may be decorated by using tempera or acrylic paints and/or construction paper.   If you are using paper follow the printable template above.  If construction paper is used, the desired portions of the designs are cut out of the paper and glued to one or more faces of the bag.

 

 Step 4



Paint the details of the face on bag



Paint details such as a dot for each eye… for the stitches just draw a long line with short lines covering it.  While the picture on the paper bag is being designed the flashlight can be lit in a darkened area to obtain the desired effect.

 

Step 5



Draw a thick line over his eyes as a brow



Draw a thick line over eyes for his brows.  Draw a letter U shape for the mouth.  Draw sideways letter C for the nose.

 

Step 6



Draw a number 7 for the tooth



Draw a number 7 for the tooth.  Cut out two gray or tin foil circles for bolts and glue on his neck.

 



Frankenstein Flashlight Cover



Now, how cool would this Halloween Flashlight be to carry around?  So cool!!  Do you know what would be even cooler?  How about making the Frankenstein Trick or Treat Basket to carry along with the flashlight on Halloween?  Now, THAT would be fun!!

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How to Make a Brown Bag Scarecrow Decoration

Scarecrows are a great fall character.  You see them in fall all around corn fields to protect the corn from crows.  Well, what fall holiday do the kids love more than any other???  Halloween, of course.  Here I will show you how to make a brown bag Scarecrow decoration perfect to display this Halloween season…. and why not even the entire fall season!!

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How to Make a Brown Bag Scarecrow Decoration

 

Materials Needed:

Brown Grocery Bag

Tissues, Ripped up Newspaper or other Fillers

Stapler

Markers

Red Paint

Yellow Paper

Paste

Cardboard

Paper or Newspaper

Scissors

Tape

 

Step 1



Get a grocery bag and fill it with tissues, ripped up newspaper or another type of filler



Get a grocery bag and fill it with tissues, ripped up newspaper or another type of filler… then fold over and staple shut.

 


Step 2



Draw a line thru the center of the bag... brown markers work well.



Draw a line thru the center of the bag… brown markers work well.

 

Step 3



Draw two circles for the cheeks and a triangle for the nose



Draw two circles for the cheeks and a triangle for the nose.  Use red marker or paint.

 

Step 4



Draw a curved line for each eye



Draw a curved line for each eye.

 

Step 5



Draw a curved line for the mouth



Draw a curved line for the mouth.

 

Step 6



Draw 'X' shapes all over the mouth and center line



Draw ‘X’ shapes all over the mouth and center line.

 

Step 7



Cut strips of yellow paper for the hair



Cut strips of yellow paper for the hair.

 

Step 8



Paste hair all over the top of the bag



Paste hair all over the top of the bag.

 

Step 9



Form a cone with paper or newspaper



Form a cone with paper or newspaper.

 

Step 10



Cut a ring from cardboard and tape it to the bottom of the cone



Cut a ring from cardboard and tape it to the bottom of the cone.

 

Step 11



Now take large paper or newspaper and sloppily wrap it around the cardboard ring



Now take large paper or newspaper and sloppily wrap it around the cardboard ring to make it look like this.  Paint it.

 



Finished brown bag scarecrow decoration



Ok, that’s super cute, right?!  It is the perfect decoration for the fall Holidays… including Halloween.  Your kids will love helping you decorate for the Holidays…. they will feel so proud.

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How to Make a Halloween Skull Mummy Figure

Today I’m going to show you how to make a Halloween Skull Mummy Figure with movable arms and legs.  This Skull Mummy is super creepy and totally perfect for Halloween.  Made with pipe cleaners and bandage tape your child is going to love putting together this creative Halloween Skull Mummy Figure.

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How to Make a Halloween Skull Mummy Figure



 

Materials Needed:

White or Orange Bead

Permanent Marker

2 White Pipe Cleaners

Self Stick Bandage Tape

 

Step 1



Draw ovals for eyes on a white or orange bead



Draw ovals for eyes on a white or orange bead.

 


Step 2



Draw a triangle nose and lines underneath



Draw a triangle nose and lines underneath.

 

Step 3



Draw question mark cheek bones



Draw question mark cheek bones.

 

Step 4



Fold two pipe cleaners in half



Fold two pipe cleaners in half.

 

Step 5



Now twist one of the pipe cleaners... from last step... and wrap it around the 1st pipe cleaners a few times



Now twist one of the pipe cleaners… from last step… and wrap it around the 1st pipe cleaners a few times.

 

Step 6



Use self stick bandage tape and wrap around legs and arms like a mummy



Use self stick bandage tape and wrap around legs and arms like a mummy.

 

Step 7



It should look like this



It should look like this.

 

Step 8



Place bead over top of pipe cleaner and then push back in bead's hole to keep on



Place bead over top of pipe cleaner and then push back in bead’s hole to keep on.

 

Step 9



Wrap around the chest and neck and even the head if you want



Wrap around the chest and neck and even the head if you want.

 



Finished Skull Mummy



Totally creepy, huh?!  I did warn you.  Don’t let the creepiness fool you though….. this Halloween craft is still a ton of fun to make.  Trust me… give it a whirl.

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How to Make a Juice Box Vampire Bat

Vampire Bats are SPOOKY!!  And, this Vampire Bat is no exception.  In this post I’m going to show you how to make a Vampire Bat out of a juice box.  In just a few steps you can make this fun and festive juice box Vampire Bat.

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How to Make a Juice Box Vampire Bat





 

 

Materials Needed:

Juice Box

Black Paper

Printer

Glue

Scissors

 

Follow the template below to make the vampire parts.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO OPEN IT UP BIGGER TO PRINT.



Follow the template below to make the vampire parts



 

Step 1



Cover a juice box with black paper



Cover a juice box with black paper.  Glue it down.

 


Step 2



 Print out template



Print out template… cut out the Vampire parts.

 

Step 3



Glue pieces on to juice box



Glue pieces on to juice box.

 



How to Make a Juice Box Vampire Bat





 

There you go…. you did it.   How did your Halloween juice box Vampire Bat turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  I’d love to hear about it.  And, remember to keep an eye out for more Halloween Crafts as it gets closer to Halloween.

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How to Make Paper Pumpkins for Halloween

It is a simple fact…. Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween without Pumpkins.  In this post I will show you a creative and easy way to make three dimensional paper pumpkins perfect for Halloween.  Why not make a few and let you kids help decorate the house for Halloween.  They will love it!!

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How to Make Paper Pumpkins for Halloween



 

 

Materials Needed:

Orange & Green Construction Paper

Glue

Scissors

Black Permanent Marker (Optional)

 

Step 1



Cut out 6 orange circles



Cut out 6 orange circles.

 


Step 2



Fold each circle in half



Fold each circle in half.

 

Step 3



Glue all 6 half circles together so they are stacked



Glue all 6 half circles together so they are stacked.

 

Step 4



Cut the stem from green paper



Cut the stem from green paper.

 

Step 5



Glue the stem in center



Glue the stem in center.  Glue the top half circle to the bottom circle.  This should create a circle shape by doing this.

 

Step 6



You can draw a face on the pumpkin if you want



You can draw a face on the pumpkin if you want.

 

And, walla…… you have just made an awesome paper pumpkin perfect for this Halloween season.  And, it was fun to make too…. wasn’t it?!  Have fun decorating your house for Halloween.

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How to Make a Skull Trick or Treat Basket

Today I will show you how to make a skull trick or treat basket.  This Halloween basket will be perfect for any child who plans on wearing any scary costume.  Imagine all the cool comments your child will get for this very creative and imaginative Halloween Basket.  Your child will love telling anyone who asks that they made the basket themselves.  How cool is that?!

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How to make a Skull Trick or Treat Basket



 

 

Materials Needed:

White Bucket

Black Paint

White Glue

Potato

Permanent Marker

 

Step 1



Paint two egg-shaped ovals at top of bucket



Keep in mind when painting on plastic… to help the paint stick… add white glue to paint or rub a raw potato over the plastic (starch in potato).  Paint two egg-shaped ovals at top of bucket.

 


Step 2



Paint 5 thick lines at bottom of bucket



Paint 5 thick lines at bottom of bucket… or use a permanent maker to do this.

 

Step 3



Draw an upside down heart shape for nose



Draw an upside down heart shape for nose.

 

Step 4



Draw a bottom part of a question mark for each cheek bone



Draw a bottom part of a question mark for each cheek bone.

 



Finished skull trick or treat basket



And, there you have it… your finished Skull trick or treat basket.  Now, you are all ready for Halloween and all of that trick or treat fun!!  Go get ’em!!

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How to Make a Mummy Trick or Treat Basket

You know how much thought goes into your child’s costume!!  But, sometimes the treat basket is an afterthought.  I know…. I use to carry my Halloween candy in a pillow case.  But, imagine how cute your child will look carrying this Mummy Trick or Treat Basket.  And, chances are no one else will have the exact basket.  Today I will show you how to make your very own Mummy trick or treat basket.

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How to make a Mummy Trick or Treat Basket



 

Materials Needed:

Black Bucket

White & Black Foam or Felt

White Gauze or Old Sheets

White Paint or Yarn

Glue

Scissors

 

Step 1



Start off with a black bucket



Start off with a black bucket.

 


Step 2



Cut and paste a white foam or felt circle for each eye... and a black foam/felt circle inside of it.



Cut and paste a white foam or felt circle for each eye… and a black foam/felt circle inside of it.

 

Step 3



Wrap gauze or white strips of an old sheet... all around the bucket



Wrap gauze or white strips of an old sheet… all around the bucket… and glue down.  Make sure not to cover all of the eyes… and leave a small spot to add the mouth.

 

Step 4



Paint the mouth with white or use stripes of white yarn glued down



Paint the mouth with white or use stripes of white yarn glued down.

 



Finished mummy trick or treat basket



It’s super cute, right?!  And, it’s so festive for Halloween.  If you make this Halloween trick or treat basket craft let me know in the comments how it turned out.  I would love to hear all about it.

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How to Make a Frankenstein Trick or Treat Basket

Halloween is coming up and what do the kids love about Halloween more than anything?! Trick or Treating, of course.  Today we will be making a Frankenstein Trick or Treat Basket perfect for collecting candy.  Made from a simple green bucket this Trick or Treat basket will be a huge hit this Halloween season.

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How to make a Frankenstein Trick or Treat Basket



 

Materials Needed:

Green Bucket

Black & White Paint, Felt or Foam

Grey Paint

Black Permanent Marker

White String (if not using Paint)

Egg Carton

Scissors

Glue

 

Step 1



Buy a green bucket



Buy a green bucket at the Dollar Store.

 


Step 2



Paint triangles for hair



Choose to either Paint or use Felt or Foam.  If painting, add white glue to the paint to help it stick to the plastic.  Paint triangles for hair OR cut felt/foam triangles to top of bucket for the hair.

 

Step 3



Paint two white ovals and two black ovals for eyes.



(PAINT OR) Cut out and glue two different sized white ovals and black ovals for eyes.  Leave a space between the hair and eyes for stitches.

 

Step 4



(PAINT OR) Cut out and glue a sideways letter 'V' shape (filled in with black).



(PAINT OR) Cut out and glue a sideways letter ‘V’ shape (filled in with black).  With a permanent maker, draw a black curved line over the eyes.

 

Step 5



Draw lines over the curved line with a permanent marker.



Draw lines over the curved line with a permanent marker.  (PAINT OR) glue on white string lines for teeth.

 

Step 6



Cut off egg carton cups... One for each bolt.  Paint them grey to look like real bolts.



Cut off egg carton cups… One for each bolt.  Paint them grey to look like real bolts.  Glue bolts on.

 



Finished Frankenstein Trick or Treat Basket



Once finished you should have a very freaky Frankenstein trick or treat basket.  Parade it around the community on Halloween and hear all the wonderful comments you get on it.

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How to Make a Halloween Spider on His Web

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Halloween there are a few spooky characters I think of.  I think of witches, ghosts, skulls and of course the spider.  I just find spiders very scary.  In this post you will learn how to make a Halloween spider on his web perfect for decorating and displaying with your other Halloween paraphernalia.  On lookers will love it!!

Also check out our other Halloween Crafts OR Learn How to Draw a Cartoon Spider Web.



Halloween Spider and his Web Craft.





 

Materials Needed:

Chopsticks (or other type of sticks)

Glue

Yarn

Black Pom Poms (one big and one small)

Googly Eyes

4 Pipe Cleaners

 

Step 1



Place chopsticks on top of each other like above



Place chopsticks on top of each other like above (an x shape with a line through it).

 


Step 2



Glue all the sticks together and then take some yarn and wrap it around the middle



Glue all the sticks together and then take some yarn and wrap it around the middle.  Glue all together in the middle again.

 

Step 3



Start wrapping the string around the chopsticks



Start wrapping the string around the chopsticks.  Make a loop around each stick as you create the web.

Step 4



Keep wrapping yarn or string all around the sticks



Keep wrapping yarn or string all around the sticks like you see above.  Wrap the yarn around each stick as you continue the web pattern.  At the end tie a knot and glue to the end.

 

Step 5



Glue 2 black pom poms together



Glue 2 black pom poms together… one big and one small.  Glue googly eyes on smaller pom pom.

 

Step 6



Cut 4 pipe cleaners in half



Cut 4 pipe cleaners in half.  Each half is a leg.  Bend each half into a letter Z shape and glue onto big pom pom.

 

Step 7



 Glue the spider on the web or tie a piece of yarn



Glue the spider on the web or tie a piece of yarn to it and attach to web.

 



Halloween Spider and his Web Craft.





Isn’t this craft perfect for Halloween?  The kids will love doing this craft, but they will also love the finished product even more.  They will certainly enjoy displaying it proudly this Halloween season.  And, make sure to check out our other Halloween Crafts so you can decorate your entire house this Halloween.

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How to Make Opening and Closing Halloween Skulls

It’s time for a very spooky craft.  We are about to make an opening and closing Halloween skull.  Halloween skulls are scary, but can be a little boring.  These clever Halloween skulls are different because they actually move…. and they are easy to make.

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How to Make Opening and Closing Halloween Skulls





 

Materials Needed:

Card Stock or Cardboard

Scissors

Paper Fasteners



Materials needed



 

Follow the template below to make the two piece skull.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO OPEN IT UP BIGGER TO PRINT.



printable-template-opening-jaw-skull



(or if you want to…learn how to draw the very same skull with my cartoon skull drawing tutorial.)

Step 1



Cut slits in jaw and holes in skull



Cut slits in jaw and holes in skull cheek bones.

 


Step 2



 Put paper fastener in cheek bone hole and then thru slit in jaw slit



Put paper fastener in cheek bone hole and then thru slit in jaw slit.

 

Step 3



 Close fasteners in back of skull



Close fasteners in back of skull.

 

Step 4



This is what the craft looks like with the jaw closed



This is what the craft looks like with the jaw closed.

 

Step 5



This is what the craft looks like with the jaw opened



This is what the craft looks like with the jaw opened…. CREEPY!!

 



How to Make Opening and Closing Halloween Skulls





 

I told you the craft was easy!!  But, the ease of this craft does not take away from the fact that you have one scary and creepy opening and closing Halloween Skull.  Why not make a few and decorate your entire house.  Now THAT would be spooky.

Here is our video on How to Make an Opening & Closing Halloween Skull

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How to Make a Halloween Bean Bag Balloon Pumpkin

If you are looking for new Halloween decorations to put around the house, but are finding the same Halloween decorations at the store as every other year….. I have the perfect Halloween decoration craft for you.  Here I will show you how to make a Halloween bean bag balloon pumpkin perfect for this Halloween season.

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How to Make a Halloween Bean Bag Balloon Pumpkin





Materials Needed:

Water Bottle

3 Balloons

Rice or Split Peas

Scissors

Black Felt or Black Marker

Green Clay or Play Doh

 

Step 1:



Cut water bottle bottom off to make a funnel



Cut water bottle bottom off to make a funnel.

 


Step 2



Fill balloon to half its size



Fill balloon to half its size.  Wait 15 seconds and then you can deflate the balloon.  This stretches the balloon out.

 

Step 3



Deflate balloon



This is what the deflated balloon should look like.

 

Step 4



Stretch the balloon over the top of the bottle.



Stretch the balloon over the top of the bottle.  Place rice or split peas into the cut water bottle…. they will then fill the balloon.

 

Step 5



Fill up the balloon until it is about this full



Fill up the balloon until it is about this full.

 

Step 6



Cut off the top of the balloon



Cut off the top of the balloon.

 

Step 7



Cut bottoms from two more balloons



Cut bottoms from two more balloons.

 

Step 8



Stretch a balloon over the filled balloon



Stretch a balloon over the filled balloon… covering the side with hole.

 

Step 9



Stretch 3rd balloon over the 2nd balloon



Stretch 3rd balloon over the 2nd balloon… Again over the side the hole is showing on.

 

Step 10



This is what your pumpkin bean bag looks like now



This is what your pumpkin bean bag looks like now.

 

Step 11



Add a triangle for each eye and for the nose



Go to Our – How to Draw a Jack-O-Lantern Drawing Tutorial to draw the face…or just add a triangle for each eye and for the nose.  Draw a smile as well.

 

Step 12



 Add green clay or play doh stem and leaf to top



Add green clay or play doh stem and leaf to top.

 



How to Make a Halloween Bean Bag Balloon Pumpkin





 

And there you go.  You have just made an original Halloween decoration for your house…. a Halloween bean bag balloon pumpkin.  Display it proudly.  And, have a very scary Halloween.

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Halloween Spooky Ghostly Rattle Noise Maker House Decoration Craft

This is a fun arts and crafts project to use to scare Trick-or-Treaters when they get to your house. Hide behind a bush or something and pull the string to make a spooky, ghostly chains type of rattle every time a new visitor comes to your house. This can also be used to announce a new guest arrival to a Halloween party or to a Haunted House Party. Have fun.







How to Make a Scary Porch Decoration and Noise Maker for Halloween

CRAFTS MATERIALS THAT YOU WILL NEED:

– At least 3 large tin cans with removable lids

– Something to Punch a Hole in Cans (Parental Supervision and Guidance Recommended)

– Rope or Cord – about 5 inches in length

– Pebbles

– Glue or Tape

– (optional) Paint or Tin Foil

Step 1







Obtain at least 3 large tin cans each having a removable lid. Punch a hole in the center of the bottom of each and in the center of each lid with parental supervision. These holes should be large enough to permit the passage of a rope through them.

Step 2







Grab a rope or cord. The rope should be of clothesline thickness and about 5 feet in length. String the cans and their lids on the rope one at a time.


Step 3

To hold each can in place tie a knot outside the bottom of each one.

Step 4

After the cans have been strung in place put a handful of small pebbles in each can and clamp the covers in place somehow…with glue or another way, such as tape.

Step 5

If you have time, decorate the cans by painting them or wrap tin foil around them.

Step 6







Hang the rattle on a porch beam. Each time a guest arrives, grasp the tail end of the rope and shake the can rattle to annouch his arrival to the other guests .

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Make Witch’s Hat for Your Halloween Witch Costume with This Crafts Idea

Halloween is coming up sooner than you think…before you know it, you will be wondering what you should be making for your Trick-or-Treat Halloween Costume. How about a witch? This witch’s hat will be fun to have for a Halloween party, to play dress-up, or just to go Trick-or-Treating. Add a mask and broomstick and you can scare your friends. Have fun.







Make Witch’s Hat for Your Witch Costume as an Arts and Crafts Activity

CRAFTS MATERIALS THAT YOU WILL NEED:

– Black Paper

– Other Colors Paper … Red, Blue, and (Gold) Yellow all Would be Perfect, but Other Colors Work Well Too

– Tape

– Paste or Glue

– Scissors

– Cardboard

Step 1







To make the hat, from a cone from a piece of black paper.

Step 2



Paste it together tightly.

Step 3

For the brim, cut a ring from cardboard, making the opening large enough to fit your head.

Step 4







Pull the paper cone through the ring as far as it will go.

Step 5







Now tape the top of the cone to the brim.

Step 6

Cut off the part of the cone that extends under the brim.

Step 7

Cut out stars, moons, and other figures from red, blue, and yellow paper.

Step 8







Now paste them on the hat. Now just let the Witch’s hat dry and then have fun wearing it to a costume party or for Halloween when you Trick-or-Treat. Just don’t scare anyone too much. 🙂 Have fun.

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Make a Robot Costume for Halloween with Arts and Crafts Idea

Any boy or girl can become a mechanical robot costume for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating with the aid of two packing cases and a little work. There is only one precaution, do your “scaring of friends and family” in a safe place if you can not see properly out of your mask. If you are going to use this costume for trick-or-treating, MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SEE PROPERLY. Otherwise, Do not attempt to walk off the sidewalk or cross a street while wearing your robot costume unless your Mom / Dad/ Grandparents / etc are with you to hold your hand while crossing the street.







How to Make a Robot Costume with Cardboard Boxes for Halloween Costume

CRAFTS MATERIALS THAT YOU WILL NEED:

To make a robot costume, you will need the following materials.

– Large cardboard carton / box to fit from your shoulders to below your waist line

– Small cardboard carton / box to fit over your head

– Over-sized workman’s gloves

– Paints

– Paint brushes

– Crayons

– Scissors

Step 1

Remove the lids or covers off of both cartons and throw them away as you will not need them.

Step 2


Start with the larger of the two cartons / boxes. Cut a hole in the top large enough to get your head through.

Step 3

Cut 2 arm holes in the sides of the box / carton, near the top for your arms.

Step 4

Now take the smaller box. Cut out a slot, about 8 inches long and 2 inches wide, in the front of the carton at your eye level.

Step 5

Decorate the costume with outer space designs, in paints or crayons.

How to Put Your Robot Costume On

To put on the robot costume, hold the body carton high over your head, and slip your head and arms through the proper holes. The body carton should rest comfortably on your shoulders. Slip the smaller carton over your head. Your eyes should be able to focus through the slot. Pull a pair of workman’s gloves over your hands and you are ready to have a little fun scaring your friends.

PLEASE READ BEFORE WEARING ON TRICK OR TREAT

If you are going to use this costume for trick-or-treating, MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SEE PROPERLY. Otherwise, Do not attempt to walk off the sidewalk or cross a street while wearing your robot costume unless your Mom / Dad/ Grandparents / etc are with you to hold your hand while crossing the street.

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