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DIY Kids’ Halloween Treats and Crafts

By Melissa Summers

I really like Halloween as a holiday for kids, aside from the overpriced and mostly disposable store-bought costumes. I think Halloween is a lot of fun, particularly the associated treats and crafts. But my preference is always to DIY my own, or at least to plan to make them or dream about someone else making them for me. Here are a few of my favorite treats and crafts, all of which I just might actually make. Or get Logan to make. Same difference.

Simple Crafts for Little Goblins

photo of mini cookie cutters for HalloweenSpooky sugar cookies. I know Halloween is all about the candy, but I’m partial to sugar cookies. You can order them from places like Eleni’s, which has some super cute options, or you can make your own. If you opt to DIY it, start by getting some festive cookie cutters.  Bake up some dough, cut out the shapes and let your kids dump some sprinkles on them — you’ve got cookies and memories, which is better than your basic Halloween stomach ache.

craft of a spider craft treat made with chenile pipe, googly eyes and tootsie popSimple spiders. Even easier than making cookies with your kids? Crafts! Which don’t involve a hot oven or a mixer. Get some pipe cleaners, suckers and googly eyes and make spiders! We made these last year to give to friends at school and they loved them. My kids are also incredibly happy when I do something like this with them because in general I let life get in the way of projects. But this one is quick, easy and cheap. Just like me!

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Shrunken heads. Another good project to do with kids are these shrunken head apples at Kiddley. I know you can’t exactly give your kids a knife to do the carving, although I don’t know, maybe your kids play with knives. Our kids can play with knives but only when they’re drinking vodka and playing with matches. If your kids don’t actually play with knives, you can have them direct your carving, maybe even giving you a rough drawing of what they’d like, and each of the other steps can be all-kid all the time.

photo of sheets to look like figures of ghostsDIY ghosts. I would like to say that I have the desire to make a bunch of fabric stand alone ghosts, but I am wise enough to know that what I really want is for my husband to do it. A lot like mowing the lawn — it would be great to have it done but honestly? It’s just better for everyone’s limbs if Logan does it. Same thing for these witch window silhouettes. I love the idea, but don’t have the patience for them.

Does Anyone else have any little treats or decorations they like to make for Halloween? We would love to hear from you! Please share your ideas with us in the comments!

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About the Author

Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.


Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.

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