Spooky Halloween Crafts

October 2018

Halloween is just around the corner—so let’s get crafty with some frightfully fun family projects!

Upcycled Door Monster

Upcycled Door Monster

Greet trick or treaters with this ghastly ghoul. It’s the perfect way to add festive flair to your door while acting as a treat holder. The best part? It uses repurposed household items and everyday art supplies.

What You Need:

  • An empty oatmeal canister or cardboard carton
  • Spray paint
  • Inexpensive chalkboard or dry erase board
  • X-ACTO knife or box cutter
  • Glue gun
  • Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks and other treats
  • Additional materials: Googly eyes, tissue paper, twine, markers, pipe cleaners


What You Do:

 

  • Paint the canister using spray paint and let dry. Draw on features such as a nose and eyebrows with a marker. Or get creative by adding construction paper googly eyes, tissue paper hair and pipe cleaner arms.

  • Using an X-ACTO knife or box cutter, cut your canister/carton lengthwise from top to bottom so that it has an open back. Cut out a large mouth hole, which will serve as your opening for treats. Mom or dad should handle this step!

  • Add a twine cord to hang the monster to your door. Or attach the monster to your chalkboard or dry erase board using a glue gun. Once it’s dry and set, fill it with Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks and other fun treats.

 


Hang the board on your door and write a message on the board to welcome visitors. BOO will do!

 

Spooky Spider Cups

 


Spooky Spider Cups
Give an old paper cup new life by turning it into a creepy-crawly decoration.

What You Need:


  • Paper or Styrofoam cup
  • Black spray paint
  • 8 pipe cleaners
  • Additional materials: Googly eyes, markers, glue gun

What You Do:

 

  • Turn cup upside down and paint it black. Let dry.


  • Add stick-on googly eyes, or apply with a glue gun if needed. Draw on other features with a marker and get ready to bug out!


  • Poke one end of a pipe cleaner through the rim of the cup on the bottom and bend to look like legs. Repeat so that there are four legs on one side and four on the other.

 

Pumpkin Treat Holders

 


Pumpkin Treat Holders

These easy-to-make tissue paper pumpkin favors are ideal for Halloween parties and classroom celebrations. Kids will love to rip them open!

What You Need:

What You Do:

 

  • Layer two pieces of orange tissue paper on top of each other and use a plate and pencil to outline a 9” circle.


  • Using scissors, cut out your circle. You will now have two 9” round circles on top of each other.
  • Place a pouch of Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks in the center of the circle, along with a couple other small treats. You may need to experiment to find just the right amount of goodies.
  • Gather up the sides of the tissue paper and curve them around the treats to form a pumpkin.

  • You should have some excess tissue paper at the top. Pinch and twist into a “stem”
  • Cut a thin strip of green tissue paper and line it with double-sided tape. Wrap around the existing orange stem and cut out leaves if desired.


Happy Halloween from all of us at Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks. Made with real fruit and colors from natural sources, our gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free kids snacks are the perfect choice for classroom parties and trick-or-treating. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more kid-friendly ideas and inspiration!