CUTE DIY Pumpkin ideas that are safe for any age. Lets face it giving a kid a knife and telling them to carve a pumpkin is not the safest idea in the world. My kids had so much fun making their very own Halloween Peeper Pumpkin!
DIY Halloween Peeper Pumpkin ~ Safe way for kids to decorate a pumpkin
This Halloween season, put a spooky spin on the traditional Halloween Pumpkin. This Halloween Peeper Pumpkin can be made it just minutes, and is the perfect way to get into the season of all things spooky! Take a look below at how we crafted our own, using just a few basic crafting supplies. When you craft this peeper pumpkin, you will get the feeling that someone has their eyes on you! Plus this is safe and fun for kids, giving a kid a sharp knife and asking them to cut up a hard pumpkin is not the safest idea in the world :).
Here is what you will need to make your Halloween Peeper Pumpkin:
Faux or real pumpkin. Any color.
Assorted googly eyes ($1 bag at Dollar Tree)
Craft or hot glue, glue gun
Dollar Tree carries black and white googly eyes as well as multi colored googly eyes. Children may enjoy both varieties! If you want a simple look like us, black and white is perfect. If not, snag a bag of the colored eyes.
1. Begin by deciding how you want to arrange your googly eyes. Do you want a pattern, or would you prefer them to be random? For ours, we opted for a bunch of eyes near the center and the rest randomly scattered.
2. Apply some glue to the back of your googly eyes. Press them one at a time to the pumpkin. Hold them in place for several seconds until the eye is secure.
3. Continue the process until all of the eyes are secured to the pumpkin. Be sure as you glue, you alternate sizes of eyes to offer some real variety.
4. Once your eyes are dry, your peeper pumpkin is ready to be displayed.
Kids will love gluing googly eyes all over their pumpkins to create a spooky look. Give this easy and very inexpensive Halloween Peeper Pumpkin a try. It is a great way to get into the Halloween season without spending a great deal of time or dough!
As you can see from the photos of my kids this post is from a few years ago. This happened to pull up on my facebook timeline as a memory from the past. I had totally forgotten about this adorable Hand Print Spider Card . Pretty sure we will have to make these again. Most of us are not a fan of spiders. Yet I am pretty sure any parent or grandparent will smile when they see this cute lil Hand Print Spider Card in the mail.
These are also low cost, which is nice if you are going to do them for a school craft. Or maybe a girls scout or boy scout Halloween craft project.
We sat down to make some fun Halloween cards with the kids. They are simple but oh so cute and the kids had a blast making them!
You will need for your Hand Print Spider Card
Black Ink (washable) or Black washable marker
Black Sharpie marker
White card stock
Halloween themed scrap book paper
This works best with little hands (or larger kids make Finger Print Spider Card). First cut the white card stock to the size you would like. Next ink your child’s hand with black ink and press it down on the paper towards the bottom of the card. If you do not have stamp pad you can use a black washable marker. Quickly cover their palm with the ink, then press it onto the paper. Use a sharpie marker to draw in the web and lettering. Glue on to pattern paper and glue on wiggly eyes at the end!
On a side note make sure you are using washable ink…. I used permanent ink by mistake and my little guy ran around with a black hand the rest of the week….lol.
Halloween was a day I looked forward to ALL YEAR long as a child…. because it meant FREE candy for me. But now that I am a Mom I dread that sugar turns my kids into grumpy ZOMBIES and cranky little stinkers due to the handfuls of candy they shove into their mouths. That is why I LOVE these fun Juice Box Mummy’s, healthy and fun!
To get started all you need is :
Juice Boxes (or raisin boxes work too)
Tape ~ I used scotch electrical tape found at a Lowe’s or Home depot. Or you can use masking tape
Brown or grey ink (optional)
Glue and scissors
Start by putting tape on the top but make sure you leave the straw hole open so you can drink the juice 🙂 Rub the stamp pad over the juice box then take a tissue to rub off the extra ink. This will help the “mummy layers” show up. Use glue or glue dots to attach the eyes. You can make them up in advance, since they are still sealed.
We make this Finger Print Spider Card year after year, but the kids STILL love it. Super easy to make, low cost and always makes my kids smile. Great craft idea for a school party, boy scout or girls scout troop. Or just to decorate the tables at a Halloween Party!
Finger Print Spider Card
My kids are so excited about Halloween this year! So we made some fun Halloween cards the other night. These are SUPER cute and easy to make as well! Perfect to use as an invite to a Halloween Party or just to send a little Halloween Cheer to a friend (Grandparents always love a little finger print love).
To make this card you need:
white card stock
Halloween scrapbook paper or colored card stock
orange sharpie marker
black sharpie marker
black stamp pad (of you can use a black washable marker)
“wiggly eyes” not sure what they are officially called but you can find them at any craft store
To make your Finger Print Spider Card . Start out by cutting your white card stock to the size you want your card. Use the black sharpie to draw spider webs, use your child’s finger print create the body of the spider. Draw legs on your spider with the black sharpie and place the eyes on with glue. You can then use an orange sharpie market to write a greeting or Halloween message. Back your card with scrapbook paper or colored card stock to create a card. You can even make these into place-mats or name tags. So many fun options.