I'm not exactly crafty, but I love the idea of making Halloween decorations alongside my son, Javier, because it gives us a chance to show off his artwork and spend time together. Here are three easy DIY Halloween decor favorites straight from our house to yours:
1. Frame your little one’s Halloween art. The easiest thing to do here is give them a piece of construction or other drawing paper the size of a frame you already have, and just switch out the picture. Voila! I placed this Halloween bat from kindergarten in our dining room.
2. Make edible mummies. Wrap candy bars with drugstore gauze and attach wiggle eyes ($5.25 for 100 pieces at Oriental Trading). Fill a bowl or platter for decoration, then hand them out to trick-or-treaters on the 31st. Just for fun I opted for asymmetrical and a third eye on one of my DIY mummies. Anything goes!
3. Spook up a room. Drape furniture with white sheets and use black taper candles in candelabras. I haven’t gotten around to bringing this idea to life this year (hey, I’ve got some time), but it’s one of the ones I’m most psyched about.
What are your easy DIY Halloween tricks?
The Mama’s Guide to Halloween
Halloween can be busy. Halloween can be fun. Halloween can be extremely stressful. The costumes, the decorations, crafts, activities, school parties, trick or treating, kids safety, food, recipes,...we get it. You’re most likely feeling overwhelmed with this spooky holiday. We’ve been there before too. Halloween is meant to be fun for everyone, not wear you down with all the minutiae of the holiday festivities! We’re here to help! Here’s what every Mama needs to know about Halloween. The Mama’s Guide to Halloween provides Halloween tips, tricks, resources, recipes, activities, costume ideas, and more!