Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Costumes and candy? Yes, please!
However, my spooky spirit has waned in the decade or so since college. There have been years when I didn’t dress up or decorate — either I didn’t have Halloween plans or wasn’t planning to be home for trick-or-treaters.
Now that I’m a parent, I have a renewed enthusiasm for Halloween. I don’t necessarily feel the need to go all out while my kids are still so little, but as Levi and Asa grow up, I want them to be as excited as I used to be for the day. Each year, I’ll probably conjure up a few more decorations or easy DIY projects.
Here are 12 DIY Halloween crafts I’m bookmarking to remember for later this month. Which are your favorites?
Clockwise (from top left): Halloween Bingo, Halloween Glassware Decals, Halloween Yarn and Stick Spider Webs, Halloween Carved Pineapple
Clockwise (from top left): Printable Halloween Banner, Halloween Spider Garland, Halloween Monster Pencils, Halloween Wall of Bats
Clockwise (from top): Fanged Pumpkins, Pom-Pom Pumpkins, Halloween Candy Corn Wreath, Halloween Shadow Puppets
PS – Need more Halloween inspiration? Check out these interesting (read: non-traditional) Halloween costumes for kids and easy painted pumpkins. Also, Halloween candy safety tips for parents.
I bought some Halloween projects from a card store during their post-Halloween sale last year hoping to do them this year with Max. I think he’s still too young, but can definitely participate next year. I’m looking forward to decorating as he gets older.
The week or so after Halloween is also the best time to find a great deal on costumes. When Levi was one, I found a ridiculously inexpensive costume at Pottery Barn Kids that I saved for him to wear last year.
Want to come to our Halloween party????
Is that an invitation? I’d love to come!