Halloween is just around the corner and if you’ve been searching for crafts to do, look no further! From Halloween décor, like making ghosts out of your fall leaves and scary rock monsters, to school or party treats, these fun crafts have got you covered.

Leaf Ghosts

Supplies:

  • Newspaper
  • White Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie
  • Different Shaped Leaves

Instructions:

  • Go out to the yard and find the perfect leaves
  • Lay down newspaper on entire work area
  • Choose leaf and paint one side white, let dry
  • Paint as many “ghosts” as you want to create
  • When dry, paint other side and let dry
  • Use scissors to round out one corner to create the ghost head (not all leaves will require this)
  • Use black sharpie to draw the eyes and mouth
  • Display your new art

Ghost Lollipops

Supplies:

  • Kleenex (or you can use coffee filters)
  • Round Lollipops
  • Black Sharpie
  • Tiny Elastic Bands
  • Thin Orange and Black Ribbon

Instructions:

  • Cut tissue into quarters
  • Lay a full size tissue with an additional quarter of a tissue in the middle, to add support, on table or counter
  • Lay lollipop in the middle of the tissues
  • Bunch up the tissue over the lollipop and place the elastic band over it to hold it in place. Depending on the size, you may need to wrap more than once
  • Use sharpie to make the eyes. Since the tissue is thin, the sharpie will bleed, so press briefly with the tip of the marker for each of the eyes. You can adjust size, as needed
  • Cut the orange and black ribbon (approx 15-18”)
  • Wrap ribbons around the elastic band and tie into a bow
  • Trim the ribbon, as needed

Rock Monsters

Supplies:

  • Newspaper
  • Rocks
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Magnets (optional)

Instructions:

  • Go out to the yard and find different size rocks
  • Lay down newspaper on entire work area
  • Paint entire rock and let dry
  • Decorate each rock with fun faces and expressions
  • Optional: Add a strong magnet to the back of your favorite creations

Broom Pretzels

Supplies:

  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Plastic Sandwich Bags
  • Halloween Pencils or Straws
  • Scissors
  • Transparent Tape
  • Orange or Black Ribbon

Instructions:

  • Place a handful of pretzels, facing up and down, into a plastic sandwich bag
  • Use scissors to cut the top of the bag off
  • Twist plastic bag and then tape the top of the bag around the end of a pencil or straw
  • Finish by typing a colorful ribbon around the top of the bag

Pumpkin Oranges

Supplies:

  • Mandarin Oranges (or any small orange)
  • Black Sharpie

Instructions:

  • Using Black Sharpie, decorate each orange with funny, scary, or classic Halloween expressions
  • Get creative and have fun