I am already working on getting my kids into the Halloween spirit by creating spooky activities they can join in on!
Our latest adventure is creating our very home handmade finger painted monster shirts. This is a great activity for toddlers or older kids as well. I had to add some final touches to each monster tee, but older kids could have a blast adding their own monster face, however my 1-year-old and 2-year-old are not quite ready to paint with such detail.
I love this activity too, because now my boys have a little keepsake from their toddler years that we could dress a stuffed animal in or make small pillow from once they grow out of it. It’s kinda like a never ended craft in that regard…
This is a rather inexpensive craft if you already have the supplies, you’ll just need to pick up some new shirts to paint on! Keep reading for more monster shirt activity inspiration:
I love to fill my pots and planters around the front porch with mums as soon as they are in stock in the fall. Sometimes, this is a little premature because it’s still sweltering in Oklahoma in September and my poor little mums quickly turn into crunchy nuggets instead of feathery, bushy, fall delights.
To help pass the time so that I plant my mums at the right time, I’ve decided to create some cute Frankenstein pots to adorn my spooky porch. Last year my shared creation was my mesh Halloween wreath (I feel like I made three of them…) and this year I’ve decided to make a bunch of these jolly monsters for my mom, Grandma, and friends!
You truly do not need to be an expert painter to create a Frankenstein pot and you can make them however you want – he or she is your monster masterpiece!
If you’d like some inspiration on how to make one, keep on reading!
I have finally got to moving on my first Halloween craft project of the season! I wanted to do this last year but time escaped me and I couldn’t quite find exactly what I wanted at the time.
If you’re into the creepy baby doll theme, this DIY/craft inspiration is for you! I have been captivated by the creepy doll theme and wanted to take it to a whole new level by attaching doll heads to a candelabra to create a decorative art piece to haunt my home.
Who’s feeling crafty this spring?! I like to beat those I-wish-it-were-Halloween-blues by doing some spooky crafts! I myself have been getting into making pins and earrings out of polymer clay. I’ve always wanted to give it try and found it to be a fairly inexpensive and fun way to create all sorts of charms and accessories. I’m still very much in the early stages of perfecting the art of working with polymer clay – but I learn something new and inspiring each time I sit down to mold with it. I want to share how I made this bright and colorful jack-o-lantern pins for spring if you too want to start sculpting with clay – they’re super simple and minimal tools are required!
One of my favorite things about the Halloween season is driving around and seeing everyone’s haunted houses, spooky stoops, and grinning gourds. I decided (despite the unseasonably warm temperature) to haunt the front of my house that last week in September and wanted to share with you how it turned out!
Happy October!!! I have always wanted my own cute front porch sign for Halloween! Being the thrifty-queen I am, I could never cave for one in the store when I knew I had the power to create my own one-of-a-kind sign for much less. That is just what I did – and I do believe it came out just spiffy. Check out how I made mine to inspire your own festive front porch masterpiece. Continue reading “DIY Halloween Front Porch Sign”→
If you get tired of too many orange plastic pumpkin pails in your house or attic – don’t throw them out! Instead, breathe new life into them and make them into a creepy cat (one that is vintage inspired at that!). This idea didn’t just come to me – I actually stumbled on the idea years ago on Pinterest and have been meaning to give it a try myself. I had to buy a pumpkin pail (believe it or not, I did not have an extra one laying around!) to create my cat pail. I snagged one for $1 (which is typically what they cost at the store) at the flea market weeks ago. At one point, I did have lots of pumpkin head pails because I always pot mums in them and set them around the front porch this time of year, however I am a lazy gardener and housekeeper and they got busted and faded by the elements just chilling out in my backyard. I’ve learned my lesson from that – respect your pumpkin pails, and in return they’ll respect you and your creativity.
Keep reading to learn how you can make your Halloween cat pail from a pumpkin: