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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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A toddler in a fluffy chicken costume for Halloween.

ThriftyFun Halloween Costume IdeasThriftyFun has been publishing homemade Halloween costumes for years. Here are some of our favorite creations for your viewing pleasure. Some have instructions on the site, some are just examples.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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 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.

 

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.

 

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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!

 

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

 

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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Halloween Party Gold Mine Theme?The theme for this year's Halloween party is "The Old West" and we plan to decorate the hallway like an old gold mine. Any ideas on how to create the look of gold on the walls using light? We will have the walls draped in black fabric.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

Cat Food Trick-or-Treat Bag

Making a Cat Food Trick-or-Treat BagThis is a page about making a cat food trick-or-treat bag. If you want to make your trick-or-treat bag to look like a bag of cat food, this craft will do it.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

Making a Pied Piper CostumeThis is a page about making a Pied Piper costume. The Pied Piper of Hamlin is a classic tale that makes a wonderful costume for an individual or a group. You are sure to draw a crowd of followers as you march along playing your tune.

 

Halloween Rice Balls - decorated rice ball shapes

Halloween Rice Balls RecipesDecorated rice balls are very popular in Japan. This Halloween version is as much fun to make as they are to eat. This page contains Halloween rice balls recipes.

 

sew garland to triple yo yos

Making a Halloween Yo Yo GarlandThis is a page about making a Halloween yo yo garland. Yo yos have so many craft uses. Use fall and Halloween fabric to make a decorative yo yo garland.

 

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

 

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.

 

Bowling Ball and Pin Costume

Making a Bowling Ball CostumeThis is a page about making a bowling ball costume. Homemade Halloween costumes are not only fun to make but even more fun to wear.

 

Brown paper bag kit with fun glasses.

Halloween Gift IdeasThis is a page about Halloween gift ideas. If you are looking for a cute Halloween treat for the kids to take to school or for some special children in the neighborhood, consider something homemade.

 

Pill Bottle Pumpkins

Making Pill Bottle PumpkinsThis is a page about making pill bottle pumpkins. Recycle your empty prescription bottles into these cute treat holders.

 

Painted Halloween Jars - scarecrow and pumpkin lights

How to Make Painted Halloween JarsMake your own custom Jack-O-Lantern jars. Here is information about how to make painted Halloween jars.

 

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.

 

Halloween pennant decoration on fireplace mantel.

Making Halloween Mantel PennantsThis is a page about making Halloween mantel pennants. Decorate your fireplace mantel or a wall with a string of Halloween themed fabric pennants.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Halloween Party Games

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

 

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.

 

A close up of the Carmen Miranda costume, with a fancy flowered hat.

Making A Carmen Miranda CostumeThis is a page about making a Carmen Miranda costume. Carmen Miranda was a popular singer, film star, and Broadway actress in the 40s and 50s known for her extravagant hats.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Making a Crayon Costume

Making a Crayon CostumeThis is a page about making a Crayola crayon costume. Dressing as a crayon is a really cute Halloween costume idea.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

painted pumpkins

Decorating Pumpkins Without Carving ThemThis is a page about decorating pumpkins without carving them. While carving pumpkins is the most common way to decorate them for the holidays, you can create funny, scary, and unique pumpkins without carving. A secondary benefit is that they often last longer.

 

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

Making a Playing Cards CostumeThis is a page about making a playing cards costume. The playing card costume is great for wearing as an individual or with a group. This fun inexpensive costume is sure to be a hit at a Halloween party or trick-or-treating.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Highlights in eyes.

Making a Milk Jug GhostThis is a page about making a milk jug ghost. Recycle those empty gallon milk jugs into cute lighted Halloween decorations.

 

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.

 

little boy dressed as Super Grover

Making a Super Grover CostumeThis is a page about making a Super Grover costume. A favorite Sesame Street character can let your youngster have lots of fun in their Halloween costume.

 

Foam Pumpkin

Decorating Foam PumpkinsFoam pumpkins can be purchased inexpensively to use in making your fall and Halloween decorations. They can also be used to make cute faux cactus decor. Decorating the pumpkins themselves is easy and fun. This is a page about decorating foam pumpkins.

 

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.

 

Halloween Witch Hat and Broom Treats

Halloween Witch Hat and Broom TreatsHalloween is the perfect holiday for making fun treats for the family or parties. This is a page about making Halloween witch hat and broom treats.

 

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.

 

Halloween Poems

Halloween PoemsThis is a page about Halloween memories. Halloween is a perfect time for creepy, spooky and even poems. Share your favorites here.

 

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.

 

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.

 

caramel apple dipper

Caramel Apple DippersThis is a page about making caramel apple dippers. A Halloween party dipper station can be a fun way to turn apple slices into delicious treats.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Triceratops Costume

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

 

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.

 

Jello Jack-O-Lantern

Jello Jack-O'-Lantern CupsThis page is about Jello jack-o'-lantern cups. A simple fun way to make food treats special for Halloween.

 

A decorated witch hat on a door.

Decorating a Dollar Tree Witch HatCrafting does not need to be expensive. This project begins with a witch hat frame from the Dollar Store. You can decorate it with things in your stash or get some friends together to share the expense. Read on for instructions for making a witch hat decoration.

 

Section of egg carton and pipe cleaner spider.

Making Egg Carton SpidersThis is a page about making egg carton spiders. Reuse paper egg carton cups for the body of these cute spider decorations for Halloween.

 

Monster Doughnuts

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

 

Halloween Dip Recipes

Halloween Dip RecipesMake a spooky fun dip for the holiday. This page contains Halloween dip recipes.

 

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