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A pumpkin wearing a mask with a jack-'o'-lantern face.

Having a Socially Distant HalloweenHalloween is usually a festive time, filled with parties and hordes of costumed children going door to door. This year is a little different with many kids in online schooling and avoiding visiting friends and relatives due to COVID-19. The CDC is recommending extra caution and many states and counties are discouraging trick-or-treating altogether.

 

Big Garbage Bag Hanging Haunted House - finished house complete with picket fence and spider hanging down

Garbage Bag Hanging Haunted HouseHere is a fun and simple way to make a hanging haunted house, using a garbage bag, scissors, and masking tape. This one is about 4x5 ft.!

 

Paper Monster Rings - child's hand with a black cat, Jack 'o Lantern, vampire, and Frankenstein ring their fingers

Paper Monster RingsCreate this cute little rings as an addition to your kid's costume. You can draw or print out patterns found on the internet. Let your kids join in while doing this fun craft.

 

Witch and Warlock Apothecary  -Potion Bottles - witches' brew bottle

Witch and Warlock Apothecary Potion BottlesI use empty glass bottles that we use every day such as olive oil, salad dressing, liquor bottles, etc. I ask friends and family to save theirs as well. I use left over scraps of fabric, ribbon, yarn, acrylic paint, dollar store Halloween decor, and even things found in the yard.

 

Pumpkin Wall Decoration - pumpkins glued to cabinet doors

Pumpkin Wall DecorationHere is another inexpensive/free way of decorating your home for Halloween by cutting out square shaped pumpkins and then adding cut out the faces. They can be taped on the wall, a sliding door, or kitchen cabinets!

 

Halloween Sign - finished sign hanging on an over the door hook

Halloween SignThis year we won't be physically handing out candy to trick or treaters. I bought some small bags of candies (in case there will be trick or treaters). We will leave a bucket outside and I will have this sign hung over our camera (Ring) doorbell.

 

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Glue being applied to the end of a Halloween Yo Yo Tree.

Halloween Yo Yo TreeSmall fabric "yo yos" can be made from any scrap fabric and used for a variety of projects. Here they are combined to create a cute decorative Halloween tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

A black cat made with paper plates.

Paper Plate Black CatHere's a cute kids' craft that uses paper plates and paint to make these spooky cats. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A chocolate pudding cup with bat wings and eyes.

Batty Pudding CupsThese cute Halloween themed bat pudding cups are a great way to make your child's school lunch fun. Learn how we made these in this short video.

 

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An orange cup of Jello with a Jack-o'-Lantern face.

Jello Jack-O'-Lantern CupsTake clear plastic cups and fill them with orange Jello to create these adorable Jack-O'-Lanterns. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A mantle pennant made in Halloween patterned fabric.

Halloween Mantel PennantsDress up a boring fireplace mantle with this decorative pennant made from Halloween themed fabric triangles. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

A skeleton made from white Q-Tips.

Halloween Q-Tip SkeletonUse Q-tips and paper to make these cute skeletons for Halloween. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

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A plate of crispy bat wings with dipping sauce.

Crispy Bat WingsWe call this appetizer Crispy Bat Wings with Blood Dipping Sauce and serve it for Halloween. Don't worry, it's just chicken wings and a lovely chili blackberry dipping sauce made to mimic the gory title. These are actually really easy to make, so kids might enjoy helping you with this in the kitchen.

 

The completed costumes for Dr. Frankenstein and his monster.

Frankenstein's Monster Project CostumesCome enter Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory, if you dare! Phoenix is dressed as Dr. Frankenstein, the mad scientist who has created this green monster. Gryphon is Frankenstein's monster. He is currently in two pieces, and the top half of him is waiting on the slab to be assembled together with his legs. When the monster on the slab is ready to arise, suddenly, to your surprise, he'll do the mash!

 

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Forest Nymph Illusion CostumesWe dressed as Forest Nymphs that had the illusion that their legs were sitting on tree stumps. These were fun magical costumes involving tons of leaves, flowers, and had a big focus on nature.

 

A creepy zombie meatloaf with roasted vegetables around it.

Zombie MeatloafMy friend brought this Zombie Meatloaf to our Halloween party last year. It was delicious despite being frightening. This would be the perfect dinner to make Halloween a little extra festive this year.

 

A plate of creepy Halloween decorated cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcake FunAt Halloween time, it's fun to serve special cupcakes at a party or to give away to your friends! We decided to create cupcakes with four different Halloween designs.

 

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Giant Halloween Chocolate Chip CookiesThis year at Halloween, I won't be seeing my grandchildren due to COVID. They just love Nana's chocolate chip cookies. I made each of the young ones thick chocolate chip cookies (giant 10inches around) and decorated them with candy corn, dark candy corn and candy pumpkins as Jack-o'-Lanterns and carefully mailed them out to them!

 

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Decorations for a College Halloween Party?I need ideas for Halloween decorations, I need to decorate the upcoming college Halloween party. Our decor area consists of several trees and a large yard. What ideas do you have that I can fill them up? Please help me by creating a discussion below, thanks for your interest.

 

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Costume Ideas for Photographers?My photographer husband is going to a Halloween costume party and wants to dress up in some way to include his camera, so he can take pictures there. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

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Halloween Party Ideas?My class is organizing a Spring Break, and we are trying to earn some money for the trip. So, the problem is that, this year, other classes had the idea of planning the traditional Halloween party at the school

 

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Making a Milk Jug Wind Sock?How do I make a ghost wind sock from a milk jug?

 

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Adult Halloween Costume Ideas?I just turned 30, am single, no kids, and need a catchy Halloween costume idea. I am good with DIY too, I just need ideas!

 

Jack o Lantern wearing a mask.

Halloween Ideas in the Time of Covid?Let's brainstorm some ideas on how to celebrate Halloween in a time where we need to practice social distancing. How can we have fun and stay safe?

 

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A creepy old abandoned house.

Classic Horror Movie Trivia GameThis is a page about classic horror movie trivia game. Plan a Halloween party that will keep everyone entertained with fun games.

 

Poke-A-Pumpkin Game

Making a Poke-A-Pumpkin GameThis is a page about making a poke-a-pumpkin game. Make this Halloween or fall festival game for a school or home party.

 

Spider Web Game

Halloween Spider Web Toss GameSpiders and spiderwebs are a classic Halloween theme. These easy to set up kids' party games add fun to any celebration and can have the rules tailored for different age groups.

 

Halloween Windsock Witch

Recycled Witch WindsockThis is a page about recycled Halloween windsock. Here is a fun way to use empty gallon milk jugs to make Halloween decorations.

 

Mini Felt Witch Hat

Making a Mini Felt Witch HatThis is a page about making a mini felt witch hat. This cute little witch hat can be used as part of a variety of Halloween decorations.

 

Finished Halloween Q-Tip Skeleton

Making a Q-Tip SkeletonThis is a simple, fun kids craft to make with your children. This is a page about making a Q-tip skeleton.

 

Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn Wreath

Making a Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn...This is a page about making a Nightmare Before Christmas yarn wreath. For the fans of this popular movie, you can make a Halloween wreath using decorative elements from the film.

 

Mini Pumpkin Candy Bouquet

Making a Mini Pumpkin Candy BouquetThis is a page about making a mini pumpkin candy bouquet. Make this cute candy bouquet to give as a gift or use as a holiday centerpiece.

 

Cartoon M&Ms

Making an M&M CostumeThis is a page about making an M&M costume. Dressing for Halloween as this favorite candy would be fun. The hardest part of making this costume will be deciding which color to be.

 

Spooky Halloween Worm Brownies - 4 worm brownies on a red plate

Making Spooky Halloween Worm BrowniesAdd gummy worms, cut in half, to the frosting on a batch of brownies. These spooky worm brownies are perfect as a Halloween treat or serve anytime.

 

Quick and Easy Halloween CostumesThis is a page about quick and easy Halloween costumes. You don't have to spend lots of time or money to make a unique and fun Halloween costume.

 

Decorations sitting on patio wall.

Making a Milk Jug SkeletonThis is a page about making a milk jug skeleton. Recycled milk jugs are the start to making a Halloween skeleton decoration.

 

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Halloween punch with a hand made of ice in the middle.

Halloween Punch RecipesHalloween punch is perfect for your Halloween party. There are lots of options for making this spooky concoction to serve your guests. This page contains Halloween punch recipes.

 

Three kids wearing cute costumes.

Game Ideas for a Church Halloween Party?Have some spooky fun at your church this Halloween. These game ideas for a church Halloween party are sure to be a hit.

 

Happy Halloween spelled out with cut paper.

35+ Great Halloween CraftsHere are tons of great recycled or easy crafts to get you ready for Halloween. Whether you are making them with your kids or to decorate your adult costume party, there are crafts for every skill level.

 

Halloween Party Games

Halloween Party GamesThis is a page about Halloween party games. Games can be an important part of a successful Halloween party.

 

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Halloween Themed Dance Ideas?Halloween is a fun-filled time of trick-or-treating and costume parties. Decorating for a Halloween party is also fun-filled. This page is about creative Halloween party decorations for a school dance.

 

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Making a Peg Leg for a Pirate Costume?I'm making a pirate movie and I need a realistic non-cheezy peg leg. Can someone help me out?

 

young man in costume

Making a Clark Kent (Superman) CostumeThis is a page about making a Clark Kent (Superman) costume. Ideas for creating an incognito costume for the Man of Steel's secret identity.

 

Spider Web Layered Taco Dip

Spider Web Layered Taco Dip RecipesIt is fun for seasonal and holiday parties to make food that reflects the holiday. This page contains spider web layered taco dip recipes.

 

Bingo cards and a bingo dauber.

How to Make a Bingo CostumeIf you are looking for a creative costume idea for Halloween, how about using old Bingo cards? This page explains how to make a Bingo costume.

 

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Keeping Animals from Eating Pumpkin Decorations?How do I keep squirrels from eating my pumpkins? They are eating my decorative pumpkins.

 

Making Felt Mouse Ears

Making Felt Mouse EarsThis is a page about making felt mouse ears. If you need mouse ears for a costume, making them from felt is a quick and easy way to do it.

 

Monster Doughnuts

Making Monster DoughnutsThis page is about making monster doughnuts. Simple decorations can make food really scary for Halloween holiday fun.

 

Making a Robot Costume

Making a Robot CostumeThis page is about making a robot costume. When making this costume, it's important to make sure the masquerader can see well.

 

Jedi's Walking Outside

Making a Jedi CostumeThis is a page about making a Jedi costume. The Jedi costume is popular for Halloween, cosplay, and theme parties. The costume is very flexible and allows for a lot of personalization.

 

Mummy Juice Boxes

Making Mummy Juice BoxesThis is a page about making mummy juice boxes. Your kids will love having these fun Halloween juice boxes in their lunch bag or for an after school snack.

 

Kids playing a halloween game.

Celebrate Halloween All Month LongWe love Halloween and start celebrating October 1. We do at least one different Halloween activity every day leading up to October 31, and most don't require spending money. We start with unpacking our decorations on the 1st.

 

Halloween Treat Bag Ideas

Halloween Treat Bag IdeasThis is a page about Halloween treat bag ideas. Make some cute Halloween treat bags for your kids to take to school, a party, or for special children on the block.

 

Boy Holding up Peace Sign in Hippie Costume

Making a Hippie CostumeThis is a page about making a hippie costume. The hippie costume is easy to do at home and doesn't require purchasing a lot of extras. Many kids and adults love using this colorful costume idea for Halloween.

 

A couple dressed up as salt and pepper.

Halloween Costume Ideas for CouplesThis is a page about Halloween costume ideas for couples. Trying to come up with a couples Halloween costume can be fun or frustrating. Don't despair, get creative.

 

Carving Foam Pumpkins

Carving Foam PumpkinsThis is a page about carving foam pumpkins. Foam pumpkins are an alternative to real ones for your Halloween carving tradition and can be saved to use next year.

 

Halloween Tongue Sausage

Making Halloween Tongue SausagesIf you are looking for a new Halloween appetizer try making these simple sausage snacks. This is a page about making Halloween "tongue" sausages.

 

Blowing Fire Costume Accessory - finished fire accessories

Making a Fire Breathing Costume AccessoryIf you or your child is dressing as a dragon, you will want to make this accessory to provide the fiery breath. This page contains the instructions and photos needed to make a fire breathing costume accessory.

 

Photo of Christopher Lee as Dracula.

Making a Dracula CostumeThis is a page about making a Dracula costume. One of the most popular Halloween costumes is Count Dracula. It's a relatively easy costume to put together yourself.

 

Jack-o-Lantern Candle Holder

Making Mason Jar Jack-o'-Lantern Candle HoldersThese candle holders are inexpensive to make and will look great at your next Halloween party. This is a page about turning a mason jar into a jack-o'-lantern candle holder.

 

Making a Candy Corn Pot Holder

Making a Candy Corn Pot HolderThis is a page about making a candy corn pot holder. A cute pot holder is a perfect way to get you kitchen in the Halloween spirit.

 

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat Decorating Ideas?This is a page about trunk or treat decorating ideas. Truck or treat is an alternative to neighborhood trick or treating often sponsored by schools and churches.

 

Making Batty Pudding Cups

Making Batty Pudding CupsHalloween is the perfect holiday for making cute party snacks and treats. This is a page about making batty pudding cups.

 

Zombie Boy Climbing Stairs

Making a Plants vs. Zombies CostumeThis is a page about making a Plants Vs. Zombies Costume. With the popularity of the game Plants Vs. Zombies, these costumes are popping up everywhere. Whether you want to be a plant or a zombie there are many characters to choose from on each side.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Snack Bags

School Halloween Party IdeasThis is a page about school Halloween party ideas. There are many fun ways to celebrate Halloween at a school party.

 

A drawing of the biblical figure noah.

Bible Costume Ideas?This page contains bible costume ideas. Biblical character costumes can be simple to put together and warm for trick or treaters.

 

Girl wearing a hermit crab costume.

How to Make a Hermit Crab CostumeIf you are looking for a cute, unique costume this may be just the one. This is a page about how to make a hermit crab costume.

 

Spooky Halloween Ghosts Outside

Outdoor Halloween DecorationsThis is a page about outdoor Halloween decorations. Halloween is a great holiday for outdoor decorating to help create a autumn or ghostly mood.

 

Illustration of two kids in costumes.  A witch and a pirate.

Making a Blues Brothers CostumeThis is a page about making a Blues Brothers costume. The Blues Brothers is a classic movie with iconic costumes that are recognized everywhere. With a few key accessories, your Blue Brothers costume will be ready to go in no time.

 

Photo of Professor Snape from Harry Potter.

Making a Professor Snape CostumeThis is a page about making a Professor Snape costume. One of the most memorable "villains" in the Harry Potter series, Professor Snape is a great Halloween costume. It's also a fairly cheap costume to put together yourself.

 

Jack O' Lantern Basket

Making a Paper Jack O' Lantern BasketYou can make a cute Halloween basket for treats and other things with card stock. This is a page about making a paper jack o' lantern basket.

 

Tomato Cage Ghosts

Making Tomato Cage GhostsThis is a page about making tomato cage ghosts. Tomato cages find an alternative life as Halloween ghosts in this fun decoration craft.

 

Crafts Using Maple Tree Seed Pods

Making Maple Tree Seed Pod BatsThis is a page about making maple tree seed pods bats. Collect maple tree seed pods to make these cute bats.

 

Journalist and Secretary

Journalist Costume for PhotographerThis Halloween, my photographer husband and I attended two costume parties. He wanted to be able to take pictures at both events so we needed to find a costume that allowed him to incorporate his camera.

 

Little Devil Halloween Costume

Halloween Costume Ideas For KidsThis is a page about Halloween costume ideas for kids. Sometimes coming up with a new costume idea every year for your children can be a challenge.

 

Raquel posing in the skin bikini from 1 million BC film.

Pattern for Raquel Welch's One Million BC Bikini?I would love to make this bikini for Halloween. I am planning on either adding to an existing bikini or using fake fur material with an bikini pattern. The one Raquel wore was so unique.

 

Halloween paper wrapped tubes with candy

Trick or Treat TubesThis is a page about trick or treat tubes. Reuse paper towel rolls with scrapbook paper, ribbon and glue to create festive treat containers.

 

Tin Can Lanterns - check hole size by putting a light inside - increase  a hole size as needed

Making Halloween Punched Tin Can LanternsRecycling food cans into decorative lanterns is a fun project that can be tailored to any season or occasion. This is a page about making Halloween punched tin can lanterns.

 

Cute Little Girl in Chicken Costume

Making a Chicken CostumeThis is a page about making a chicken costume. The chicken costume is one that will always be popular with both adults and children. There are lots of chicken suits for sale at costume shops, but a homemade chicken costume can be even better.

 

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Soda Can Costume?I am looking for a pattern or idea to make a group Halloween costume. We want to go as a six pack of soda. We are thinking of using thick foam for the can and lid, but have no idea what to use for the plastic rings.

 

A decorated pumpkin centerpiece.

Halloween Centerpiece IdeasHalloween is a fun time for displaying homemade decorations including a centerpiece for a party or family meal. This is guide contains Halloween centerpiece ideas.

 

Spooky Eyes Nail Art

Spooky Eyes Nail ArtCreate spooky, googly eyes designs with nail polish to show your Halloween spirit. This page shows you how to paint spooky googly eyes on your toes.

 

Halloween Ghost - ghost on top of shelf

Making Cheesecloth GhostsThis is a page about making cheesecloth ghosts. Cheesecloth is the perfect material to make spooky ghosts out of. Here are a few different ways to make cheesecloth ghosts, to add to your Halloween decorations.

 

A box of popcorn Halloween costume.

Halloween: Box O' Popcorn CostumeI took a box, painted it white. Then I painted red stripes, leaving a spot to make the circle (I used a pan lid to make the circle.) I cut holes out for his head and arms (cut the flaps off the open end of the box where the legs come out).

 

Mummy Enchiladas

Mummy Enchilada RecipesThis page contains mummy enchilada recipes. Make these cute Halloween enchiladas for a party or family dinner.

 

candy corn ornament on tree

Making Mini Halloween Tree OrnamentsThis is a page about making mini Halloween tree ornaments. Decorated trees don't have to be just for Christmas. Make some tiny ornaments and decorate a Halloween tree this year.

 

Painted Halloween Gourds

Painted Halloween GourdsThis page is about painted Halloween gourds. Gourds of all shapes and sizes can be painted to create unique decorations.

 

up close spiderweb

Making a Glitter Glue SpiderwebThis is a page about making a glitter glue spiderweb. A bottle of glitter glue and waxed paper are all you need for this simple Halloween craft.

 

Illustration of two kids in costumes.  A witch and a pirate.

Making a Beatles CostumeThis is a page about making a Beatles costume. The Beatles went through a number of style changes over the years. Whether you are doing it as a group costume or dressing up as your favorite Beatle this is a great costume for parties or Trick-or-Treating.

 

Triceratops Costume

Making a Triceratops CostumeThis is a page about making a triceratops costume. Dinosaurs are a favorite kid and adult Halloween costume choice.

 

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