5 EASY Halloween Crafts

Wanted to do some Halloween festivities but haven't time to throw something together or get to the store?  These five crafts are just for you.  I can't pick a favorite.  The Googly Eyed Ghosts are definitely the easiest, the Natural Facepaint would be very fun for a Halloween party day and the Halloween Ghost Lantern is just perfection.

  1. Googly Eyed Ghosts - White Cupcake Liners and different googly eyes to attach.
  2. Dangling Eyeballs - Red Yarn, Free Printable Eyeball Iris Template, 3 Paper Plates, Glue, Tape 
  3. Facepaint - Natural! - Toothpaste without fluoride (Tom's is a good brand), Fruits and vegetables you want to use for color, Blender, water, saucepan, muffin tin
  4. Halloween Ghost Lantern -  24 googly yes, 12 mini paper cups, awl (or something to punch holes in the cups, string of holiday lights.  (this is too cute!)
  5. Scary-fun Halloween Doors - What fun for the kids to come by while they trick or treat and show off how they helped decorate the door!  Paper plates, green or purple crepe paper, A glass, black marker, duct tape, scissors, giant black chenille stems, glue, googly eyes, duct tape.

What is your favorite easy Halloween craft or decoration?  Share please!

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