What are some good Halloween crafts for children?


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Some Halloween crafts for kids are character-styled treat bags, and a haunted house luminary. Another idea is to purchase masquerade masks from a craft store and modify them to become an animal or monster mask.

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For a simple project, the only thing kids need to create a Halloween treat bag is a paper lunch sack and decorative supplies such as colored construction paper, markers, googly eyes, glitter and other craft supplies. Kids can use these materials to transform their bag into any creature that they can imagine.

To make a haunted house luminary, parents can find an empty juice carton for the structure of the house. The kids can use crafts foam for the exterior walls and scalloped-edge sticker paper to form a tiled roof. An adult can cut the doors and window openings out of the juice carton, and the kids can use cutout designs for window shutters and a door. For the chimney, a foam cutout is glued to the roof. After the house is finished, a battery-operated light can provide an eerie glow emanating from within the luminary.

To create a home-made black cat mask, a parent can purchase a basic masquerade mask from a crafts store and spray paint it black. The kids can finish the cat mask by gluing on paper whiskers, cat ears and a pom-pom for the nose.

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