3 Easy Halloween Decors Your Kids can Help You With

3 Easy Halloween Decors Your Kids can Help You With

Halloween here in the Philippines may be different from that in Western countries, but it’s one of those occasions that we Filipinos look forward to. What with the festive mood, the colourful decorations, the costumes and the opportunity to dress up as whoever you want to be. A plus point, and perhaps most important, is that it’s another great time to bond and be creative with the kids!

Make your next Halloween more cute than spooky. Here are some sweet Halloween decorations to dress your home up, and for your kids to help you with.

CEREAL BOX MUMMIES

What You Need:

– Empty cereal boxes

– White fabric or white scratch paper

– Glue gun

– Scissors

– Googly eyes

How to:

  1. Tear white fabric or scratch paper into strips.
  2. Start wrapping the box.  Add a dot of glue before applying your fabric or paper strips. Add each fabric or paper strip to the end of the previous. Make sure the box is completely wrapped.
  3. Once the box is wrapped, add the pair of googly eyes. Let it dry for a while and you’re good!

 

GARBAGE BAG SPIDERWEBS

What You Need:

– Plastic trash bags

– Scissors

– Tape

 

How to:

  1. Lay a trash bag out flat.
  2. Trim off the sides and bottom to get two big rectangles of plastic. Trim further into two big squares.
  3. Fold one of the squares in half diagonally to form a triangle. Fold triangle in half two more times.
  4. Fasten the layers together on the loose side with tape, before cutting the squares or holes of the web.
  5. When done, unfold and do the same to the other square.

 

STAINED GLASS PUMPKIN

What You Need:

– Cellophane sheets in different colors

– Orange card stock paper

– Black card stock paper

– Sticky back plastic or contact paper

– Scissors

– Needle and thread

 

How to:

  1. Cut out a pumpkin outline from orange card.
  2. Stick the shape on the sticky back plastic. *Alternative: you may adhere rows and rows of clear tape for the sticky back plastic
  3. From black card stock paper, cut out the pumpkin’s eyes and mouth and position in the center of your pumpkin shape.
  4. Cut the cellophace sheets into squares, strips and different shapes. Lay out these colorful shapes unto the sticky back plastic within the pumpkin shape. Make sure that the sticky surface is completely covered.
  5. Clean up the edges of your pumpkin outline.
  6. Use the needle and thread for hanging your pumpkin stained glass by  window or a doorway.

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