DIY Halloween Crafts, Made Easy!

Updated: Feb 2

Easy, pumpkin craft with the help of a kit from Michael's
Pumpkin Craft

We spent the weekend getting into the Halloween spirit in our house! When we’re not doing our homeschool curriculum or our favorite STEM subscription boxes (*wink, wink), you’ll find us reading books, doing arts and craft, or watching Disney+!

We kicked off this weekend with painted pumpkins using our Michael’s decorating kits. These only required some cardboard for an easy clean-up painting surface and a hot glue gun! I think the hardest part was the waiting for the paint to dry. We occupied the kids with a classic Halloween cartoon (on Disney+ of course) while the paint dried. We sped up the drying process by placing the pumpkins in front of a fan (this is a pro-mom tip!). Once the pumpkins were dry, we added the "spooky witch" face (as my daughter called it) and the t-rex cutouts.

DIY Pumpkin Craft from Michael's
Painted Pumpkin Faces

The next craft on our list was long legged spiders. I like this craft because the kids got in some fine motor skills practice by cutting out the paper pieces and folding the legs like an accordian. And of course, you can never have too many googly eyes!



- Black construction paper (or color of choice!)

- Stapler or glue

- Googly eyes

Creative Process:

  1. Cut out a 2-3" strip of paper and staple it together in a circular shape to create the "body" of the spider.

  2. Cut out eight 1" strips of paper (long ways).

  3. Fold the leg strips like an accordion.

  4. Glue or staple the legs to the round spider "body".

  5. Add googly eyes to your heart's content!

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