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Easy And Inexpensive Halloween Activities For Kids
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Easy And Inexpensive Halloween Activities for Kids

Well, it seems that spooky time of the year is rapidly closing in upon us. For most kids, this is a fun and magical time of the year. It's the one time of the year they are encouraged to really let their imaginations run wild and the amount of creativity they have is simply astounding. So while their creative juices are flowing freely, why not give them a few quick and fun activities to express their own imaginations? Here are a few fast ideas that won't break the bank or leave you wanting to pull your hair out.

Tootsie-pop Ghosts

I've been making these fun little guys since I was little myself, it's been a while. (Hey! It hasn't been THAT long, though!) These are simple and cheap to make. You'll need however many lolipops, suckers, tootsi pops, etc, that you are wanting to make, Kleenex or other tissue, string, sissors to cut the string and a sharpie or other permanent marker. What you do is place one or two Kleenex flat on a table unfolded. Put the top of the lolipop in the center of the Kleenex. Lift the Kleenex up and fold around the edible portion of the lolipop. Gather the Kleenex together at the base of the lolipop and slightly twist. Now secure the Kleenex with a piece of string. Lastly, you or you child will use the sharpie or other marker to draw a ghost face. I now present you with a Tootsi-Pop Ghost! Viola!

Paper Plate Masks

These masks are another fun activity that don't cost an arm and a leg. (Now I can't say that about the cost of gas if you need to make a trip to pick up supplies.) These don't take much and chances are, you'll have what you need already at home. What you need is one paper plate for each person, a pair of sissors and assorted markers. Use the sissors to cut out eyes, nose and mouth holes. Now for the fun part....Decorate them! If you are feeling really creative, you can also use glue, glitter, rhinestones, beads, or feathers to really jazz these up, but most kids enjoy them just as they are with markers.

Melted Crayon Jack-o-Lanterns

These are tons of fun, but do take a little bit of time to finish. The results, however, are worth the effort as kids love to display these for everyone to see their "creation". What you will need for EACH jack-o-lantern is about 5 orange crayons, 1 black crayon, and one green crayon. You will also need a muffin pan, tin muffin pan liners, a butter knife and access to an oven. To get started, remove the paper from all crayons and throw away. Now break the crayons into small bits. Place the tin liners into the muffin pan and place orange pieces on the bottom of the liners, making sure to cover the bottom of each liner that you are using to make jack-o-lanterns. One liner equals one jack-o-lantern. Now that you have the orange base for the pumpkin, take 2 black pices and place into the orange pieces for the eyes. Now take two or three more pieces and place in a line where the mouth should be. Lastly, put one small green piece at the top of the pumpkin where the stem will be. Once you are satisfied with the arangement, put the pan into your oven on 350 degrees just until melted, making sure that it is still pliable. Take them out and allow to cool slightly. Carefully remove the liners, they will still be very hot! Place on wax paper and use a butter knife to shape and mold from a round circle to a pumkin shape. When you have got it how you want it, simply allow to cool completely and you will have an adorable jack-o-lantern crayon to display.

I hope these fun and easy Halloween activities have inspired you to create. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!


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