Halloween Crafts for Kids
October 24, 2019
Spooky season is upon us! No wonder most kids can’t wait to have a house full of candy on Halloween. In the meantime, here are some new arts and crafts ideas to keep your children’s spooky spirits up all month long.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3-3/4 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup shortening
- 4 to 6 tablespoons water
- Yellow, orange, green, and black paste food coloring (optional)
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and blended
- Beat in egg and vanilla
- In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture
- Shape dough into two portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to ¼-inch thickness
- Cut with floured 2-1/2-inch Halloween-shaped cookie cutters
- Place each cookie 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are light brown
- Remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely
- In a large bowl, beat powdered sugar, shortening, and enough water to reach spreading consistency.
- Tint frosting and decorate as desired. Let cookies stand until the frosting is set
Toilet Paper Roll Bat
- Toilet paper roll
- White paint
- Paint brush
- Black paper
- Black and orange sharpie
- Start by folding the ends in on the empty toilet paper roll
- Paint the roll white
- Draw and cut out a set of bat wings with black paper for each roll
- Once the roll is dry, tape or glue the wings to the toilet paper roll
- Draw on the roll a goofy face with the black sharpie. Add some details with the orange sharpie
Halloween Spooky Eyeball Slime
- 6 oz. glitter green Elmer’s glue (2 bottles)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoons contact lens solution (must have boric acid)
- 2 tablespoons of water
- Googly eyes
- Pour 6 oz of glitter green Elmer’s glue into a large mixing bowl.
- Add ½ teaspoon baking soda and 2 tablespoons water and mix in thoroughly
- Add contact solution; mix in slowly
- Mix until slime forms and begins to harden. Knead with hands
- Once you have the consistency of slime that you want, add googly eyes on top of the slime for a spooky effect
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