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3 Fun and easy Halloween crafts for kids

Nothing says Halloween like skeletons, ghosts and pumpkins. Keep the kids busy before trick-or-treat time with these fun and easy Halloween crafts.

Q-tip skeletons

What you’ll need:

  • black marker
  • white paper
  • black construction paper
  • scissors
  • Q-tips
  • glue

What you’ll do:

  1. Use your black marker to draw a skeleton face on the white paper.
  2. Cut out the skeleton face and glue it to the black construction paper.
  3. Glue the Q-tips to the black construction paper to make the bones. Use your scissors to cut the Q-tips to make shorter segments (like for fingers and toes).

Glass jar jack-o’-lanterns

What you’ll need:

  • an empty glass jar
  • masking tape
  • orange paint
  • paint brush
  • candle

What you’ll do:

  1. Remove the label from your empty jar and thoroughly clean and dry it.
  2. Cut out shapes from your masking tape to make the eyes, nose and mouth.
  3. Stick the masking tape shapes onto the glass.
  4. Paint over the masking tape with the orange paint, then allow the paint to dry.
  5. Remove the masking tape, then light a candle inside the jar.

Paper cup ghosts

What you’ll need:

  • white paper cups
  • white streamers
  • clear tape
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • white string

What you’ll do:

  1. Turn a white cup upside down and draw a face on it.
  2. Cut streamers to 6-inch lengths and tape them to the inside of the cup.
  3. Use your scissors to cut a small slit in the bottom of the cup.
  4. Thread some string through the slit in the cup and tie a knot so that it will stay in place.
  5. Use the string to hang the ghost in a doorway or from the ceiling.
Image credit: Amy Vowles

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