Trick-or-treating may last only a few hours, but there are things you can do extend the Halloween fun for days to come! At-home holiday crafts are always a safe and exciting way to interact as a family, especially this year. Nothing can entirely take the place of costumes and candy, but here are a few crafts to keep your spirits high through the remainder of fall!
Fruit & Veggie Monsters
You’re not supposed to play with your food, but this is an exception. Take the fruit and vegetables lying around in your kitchen and use them for fun! All you need is a pack of googly eyes and some frosting to turn your food into your newest Halloween friends. Use the frosting to affix the eyes to the fruit and vegetables to bring them to life. This is a simple craft you can do any time to get your kids excited to eat their veggies!
Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe
Yep, you heard that right! If you’re looking for some fun games to play this fall, try out pumpkin tic tac toe! Pick up ten small pumpkins and some paint from your local store. Paint the tops of half of them with Xs and the remaining half with Os. Then lay down some tape on the floor or chalk on the driveway and you’re all set! This makes for great Halloween night fun and a game your family will want to play through to Thanksgiving!
Ok, it wouldn’t be Halloween without a little bit of candy! Lollipop ghosts are a cute way to turn that bag of lollipops into a cute little character. All you need is a box of tissues, a black marker and some black or orange string. Grab a tissue and drape it over a lollipop. Then, tie a bow from the string around the stick just below the lollipop. Finally, grab the marker and draw two eyes on for the final touch. These little lollipop ghosts make great gifts to pass out on Halloween night or to add a bit of fun to your kitchen candy jar!
There are plenty of crafts perfect for the whole family to do this Halloween. Many even make great activities for the rest of the fall too. If you’re looking for something unique to get the whole family involved this Halloween, these crafts are sure to do the trick! Happy Halloween!