What would Halloween be without party decorations? And not just for the kids – adults love to celebrate Halloween too! You might even find there's a bit of competition in your neighbourhood when it comes to decorations for Halloween – have you noticed any spooky window displays appearing along your street? Well, if you're looking for fun Halloween crafts for kids that can double up as decorations – whether you're having a party or not – you've come to the right place! These Halloween decoration ideas are a perfect way for the whole family to get in to the festive spirit. Just follow our simple instructions below.
Toilet Roll Witch's Cat
You’ll need very few craft materials to put together these fun Halloween decorations, yet they’re still bound to scare any trick-or-treater or party invitee you plan to welcome to your home! With a black cat in your house, there's sure to be a witch hiding somewhere – right?! This easy craft activity is sure to enchant your kids. All you need is:
- An empty toilet roll
- Black paint
- Black craft paper
- Green craft paper
- A black pen
To make your witch's cat:
- Cut a semi-circular shape out of the 'front' of your toilet roll, to give the impression it has legs.
- Paint the toilet roll black and allow it to dry.
- Cut a long tail out of the black paper and glue it to the back of the toilet roll (directly behind the semi-circular area you cut out to form legs).
- Cut a head shape from the black paper (complete with ears).
- Cut out two almond shaped eyes from the green paper and use the black pen to draw in the pupils.
- Glue the eyes to the head and then stick the head to the front of the body.
- Your black cat is now complete!
This is one of the fastest and easiest of our Halloween decorating ideas to complete. All you need is A4 black craft paper, a pencil, and scissors:
- Fold the craft paper into quarters.
- Along the short centre-fold of the paper draw half of a bat and cut it out.
- Open out the pages to form two bats.
- Now you’re ready to decorate your walls and ceilings with the bats. Choose an appropriate adhesive that won’t damage your walls; or pin them to a notice board; or punch holes in your bats and hang them up with string.
Monster Door Decor
With craft or crepe paper, scissors, double-sided sticky tape, and felt tip pens you can transform your front door into a terrifying monster. Simply:
- Cut large evil facial features from the paper and stick them to your door.
- For the best results, integrate the door's features – a post box, knocker, or door handle – into your design.
- If you're throwing a Halloween party, a great alternative to the front door, would be the entrance to your bathroom – decorate with the message: "visitors beware!"