Creative crafts to get you in the mood for the spooky season
The ghouls and ghosts are coming out, bats are taking flight and the wolves are howling… not really, but the spooky season is upon us once more! With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d share some fun activities and creative crafts to get you and your family in the mood for the upcoming All Hallows Eve.
Reminiscing about those childhood memories, we discovered an all-time favorite of the eatsleepdoodle team is stick puppets! So we found some paper, craft sticks and glue and set to work! Our Halloween-themed stick puppets are easy to make and a fun activity for the whole family. Take a look at our video below and learn how to make your own or you can follow our easy step-by-step guide.
You’ll need colored paper/card, craft sticks, scissors, a glue stick and craft glue, fun spooky shapes.
👻 Step 1 - find some colored card or paper (plain white paper will work, too) and choose your favorite Halloween characters.
👻 Step 2 – cut out those spooky shapes! As you can see in the video above, we stuck our chosen images onto the colored paper and cut around the shape. We found this was a quick and easy way to make our characters.
👻 Step 3 – once all your shapes have been cut out, you can use the leftover paper to add additional details, or you can draw on them using markers or crayons to make features for those spooky puppets! If using leftover paper, you can use the glue stick to attach these features to your shapes!
👻 Step 4 – use craft glue to attach the characters to your craft sticks. Make sure they are secure and then let them dry completely.
👻 Step 5 – put on a spooky puppet show for friends and family!
Crafting activities wouldn’t be complete without some sewing! We found this cute sew-your-own felt spider kit – perfect for Halloween decorations! The kit contains colored wool blend felt shapes, step-by-step instructions, embroidery thread, polyester toy filling, glue, a needle and woven hanging thread – you’ll only need to supply the scissors.
If you fancy a fun, fall day out for the whole family you can’t go wrong with a pumpkin patch! You can pick your own pumpkins, ready for decorating and carving (and great for some cute pictures, too!). Fox News has put together a list of the best pumpkin patches for fall fun in America – take a look and see if there’s one close by!
Thinking of having a Halloween party this year, but can’t find the right table decorations? We’ve got it covered! Using a tablecloth and our artist set of 20 wash-out markers we created an exciting, spooky tablecloth perfect for any party – and you can do the same! You could also use it as a party activity – use a blank tablecloth and partygoers can draw their own spooky monsters, jack-o’-lantern, spiders and more. This makes a fun and sustainable party decoration – that can be used again and again (you could even change the drawings each year)!
If you’re heading out Trick-or-Treating this year and need something to carry all your candy home in – our doodle backpack is the perfect thing! With the included set of 10 wash-out markers, you can color and doodle whatever you’d like before you head out on a spooky adventure. They even make a great party bag, for kids to decorate and take home!
As you can probably tell, we love everything creative and crafty and hope we’ve given you some Halloween inspiration for this year!
As a spooky Halloween treat, we’re offering 15% off our NEW special box of 20 wash-out markers – perfect for all craft and coloring activities. Use the code SPOOKYDOODLE15 at checkout.
And don’t forget you can share any of your colorings or crafting creations with us on social media by using #eatsleepdoodle – we always love to see what you’re up to! You can also tag us on Instagram (@eatsleepdoodle_us) and Facebook (@eatsleepdoodle.us).