Not everyone has time for complicated craft projects during the month of October. So don’t feel bad if you only have a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon to make Halloween decorations. So get moving, you’ve only got a little bit of time, make it count.
Here are four of my favorite quick crafts:
1. Spider Web pictures frames. Like the picture above, you can make a quick spider web out of any string or twine you have on hand. Simply take an empty picture frame and begin weaving a spider web pattern across. You can start from the edges and work your way in, or start with a center knot and make loops clockwise from the center. There are several variations I’ve found through Pinterest if you’re looking for a pattern. If you crochet or knit you can make a wool version that is fuzzy. They’re super cute.
2. Window silhouettes are a great addition and hardly take any time at all. I like to use images of frightened black cats or witches stirring cauldrons or carrying their brooms. Simply take a pattern you print out online and blow it up 200% using a commercial printer. Then trace onto black construction or butcher paper and cut it out. Tape to your windows or mirror, or the inside of lampshades for a spooky effect.
3. Mummy vases are incredibly simple. Just use linen strips to wrap old mason jars filled with flowers. Add googly eyes and loosely pin the ends at the top of the vase. You can also wrap regular vases if you want to create different mummy shapes, especially if your little one is going in mummy costume.
4. Shadow puppets can be made the same way that window silhouettes are. Only you don’t have to enlarge the pattern. Wolves, rats, goblins, ghosts, witches, snakes, pumpkins and other Halloween related animals like owls are perfect characters.
Emma Rae Curtis is a costume/dressing up/makeup & accessories expert. She mainly writes about Halloween but also about all things costume and dress-up related.