Halloween Crafts

DIY Toilet Paper Pumpkins ~ Frugal Halloween Decor

You will need

  • Roll of toilet paper
  • 12×12 scapbook paper 2-4 sheets (depends on if you want different colors)
  • 4X5 paper for Stem and another for leaf
  • Tape or glue dots

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Cut the 12X12 paper into 2 inch strips

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Give the strips a good crunch, to give them some texture.

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My girls had fun doing this part.  At first they thought I was crazy when I told them to wad the paper up in a ball, but then they could not stop giggling about it.

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Add a glue dot, or a strip of tape to the end ( after I did a few I found tape works a little better)

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Tape it to the inside of the roll, and wrap the paper strip around the TP, tuck into the bottom

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Overlap the strips of paper slightly so the, TP does not show.  Do this till the roll is covered, about 10  strips of paper.

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To make a stem, twist and roll  a 4X5 piece of paper, into the shape of a stem.

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Do the same thing to a 4X5 green paper, fold and twist it into a leaf shape

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On a few of them I took a brown stamp pad, and inked up the edges a little to give it a weathered look

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Add your stem and leaf…and you are done!

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Quick, easy and since we had all the supplies on hand…it was FREE!

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More Halloween ideas:

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Candy Wrapper Gift Card / Money Holder Halloween ~Mummy

Candy wrapper gift card holder mummyHalloween Candy Wrapper and Money Holder~ Mummy

The next in our series of candy boxes for Halloween, the Mummy.  If you missed the box tutorial, click here.

 For the directions for the Pumpkin click here,or the Black Cat click here,

For the mummy you will use white or cream card stock for you box.  Go ahead and make your money/gift card holder and attach it to the back.  Now that you have that part done, it is time to start ripping paper.  You don’t want this to be perfect and clean cut. The strips don’t all have to be the same size, shape or ripped identically.  After I ripped my paper, I wanted to age them.  I got crazy with one of my favorite products for this type of project.

 Candy wrapper money holder mummy

I love this stuff.  It gives a great distressed look and is really easy to use.  If you want to use this you can get it on Amazon here.  There are lots of color choices, but I really love this one the most.  To distress the paper, simply take your strip and rub the edge against the stamp pad like this:

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Do that all the way around, on all four sides.  Continue to do that to all of your strips.  If your fingers aren’t dirty when you are done, you aren’t doing it right. 😉 For the mummy’s eyes I simply cut two 3/4 inch circles and then rubbed them on the distress pad as well to make sure they were the same color as the edging.  After they were dry, I took to black circles that I cut out with a regular hole punch.  Easy enough, right?  Glue the eyes on where you want them first.  You don’t want to forget about them!  Once the eyes are attached to the box, begin gluing your paper strips.  I alternated one on each side of the box.  I also glued them on at a small angle.  I didn’t want them going straight across.

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Close up of the eyes and also how I attached the strips of paper.

Do that until he has the amount of coverage you want.  By using the same color paper for the strips as you used for the box, no one will notice if you have a few blank spots.  All you have left to do is add your box of candy, your money/gift card and you have a great, thrifty gift for anyone!

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Candy Wrapper gift card holder Witch 2

Just in case you missed them, here are the links again for the rest of the series;

Candy Wrapper gift card holder Witch 2

Check out how to make this spunky witch!

the box,

Halloween-pumpkin-candy-and-money-holder1pumpkin,

black cat,

 and mummy.

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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 

  • Glue
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • 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.

More Halloween Ideas…

Juice Box Mummy’s

Quick and easy Toilet Paper Pumpkins

Pretzel Pumpkins

FREE Printable Halloween Owl Cupcake Toppers

FREE Halloween Printable Cupcake Toppers

Hootie Owl Cupcakes

Pumpkins made out of Paperback Books 

Candy Corn Marshmallows  

Finger Print Spider Card

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Easy Halloween Crafts for kids, perfect for schoo art projects or party decorations, Easy DIY Paper Candy Corn

Easy paper Candy Corns

Are you looking for a fun and easy, low cost Halloween craft for kids? Then you are in luck these Easy paper Candy Corns turn out adorable and are budget friendly as well! Perfect for kids of all ages!

What you need to make this project:
Yellow, white, & orange tissue paper
Paper plate
Scissors
Elmer’s glue or glue stick

Start out by cutting your tissue paper into small squares, 1-2 inch squares will do the trick. Spread a thin layer of glue over the plate (make sure it is thin). Start with a circle around the outside of the plate, do 2-3 rows of orange squares.

Check your glue if it has dried add a little more to the middle, start making a yellow circle around the edge. Once again do  a few rows of yellow. In the middle stick down your white squares.

Now you need to let your project dry, if you spread the glue thin enough you should be ready to cut in about 15 minutes.  Cut the plate across as if you were cutting a pizza to make 8 triangles.   You now have 8 candy corn decorations that you can use as table decorations, put on a string for a garland, or add to a wreath. So many fun ways to use them.

These are great for all age levels from pre-school up to middle school. Great low cost craft to do for school parties.

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Switch Witch ~ perfect solution when your kids get TOO much candy on Halloween

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