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    Halloween Crafts
    10 Halloween Crafts for Kids
    These Halloween crafts will get you and your child into the spooky spirit of the holiday! And here's a fun bonus craft that's super easy to make: garbage bag ghosts! ...
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    Cornhusk Doll
    This medium-level project is great for creating a cornhusk doll for Halloween. ...
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    Bat Puppet
    Gather the children and create a fun and spooky bat puppet for Halloween. ...
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    Halloween Pumpkin Stationery
    Kids can drop a note to friends and family on this Halloween stationery! ...
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    Molded Masks
    Molded Masks Papier-mâché is a perfect molding medium (although a bit messy) for making a handmade Halloween mask. You'll need to get started on your mask making early, as it requires overnight to dry. If you don't have time for papier-mâché...
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    Halloween Arts and Crafts Activity: Wicked Welcome
    Halloween Arts and Crafts Activity: Wicked WelcomeA welcoming witch for your door. Scare away the goblins on trick-or-treat night by hanging this bewitching Halloween decoration on your front door. Level: Moderately difficult Time involved: Two ...
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    Ghastly Ghost Halloween Decoration
    Ghastly Ghost Halloween Decoration Holiday Hints You can make a ghost stuffed with candy to serve at a Halloween party. Place wrapped candies in the ghost along with light newspaper stuffing. Substitute the white tissue paper glued onto the out...
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    Paper Bag Pumpkin
    Paper Bag PumpkinMaterials Paper lunch bag Newspaper or other paper for crumpling Twist tie, rubber band, or string Orange and green tempera paint Paintbrush Black marker Directions Crumple up newspaper or other scraps of paper and stuff the lunc...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Painted Spiderweb
    Painted SpiderwebMaterials White tempera paint Black construction paper Drinking straw Directions Drop a bit of thin white tempera paint onto the center of a piece of black construction paper. Give your child a straw and show him how to blow the ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Jack-o'-Orange
    Jack-o'-OrangeMaterials Orange Whole cloves Black marker Directions Use a black marker to draw a simple face on an orange. Show your child how to poke the cloves into the orange to make a Halloween face. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Pom-Pom Spider
    Pom-Pom SpiderMaterials Black yarn Small square of cardboard Scissors Black pipe cleaners Googly eyes (optional) Red construction paper (optional) Glue (optional) Directions Wind black yarn around a small square of cardboard, top to bottom, until...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
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    Egg Carton Spider
    Egg Carton SpiderMaterials Black tempera paint, markers, or crayons Cardboard egg carton Scissors Black pipe cleaners Red construction paper Glue Thread or yarn Directions Using paint, markers, or crayons, color the cup sections of an egg carton....
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
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    Pumpkin Prints
    Pumpkin PrintsMaterials Very small pumpkin Knife Orange and black tempera paint Paper Directions Cut a small pumpkin in half and dip it into orange and black paint. Press it onto paper to make a pumpkin print. When the paint dries, cover with cle...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Paper Plate Spiderweb
    Paper Plate SpiderwebEven if you're not into spiders at Halloween, this is a neat idea for any time of the year. Materials Paper plate Pie plate or round cake pan Black paint Marble Directions Place a paper plate inside a metal or aluminum pie p...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book