Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

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Halloween is a family holiday for the majority of its fans. And it`s a wonderful tradition to create varied homemade crafts to decorate the house or to give them as gifts to friends and acquaintances. We`ve collected a number of marvelous children craft ideas for you to choose from, bring them to life and get fun — Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils. The crafts are perfect to make not only in elementary schools but also in kindergartens and at home.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids



The main symbols of Halloween are a pumpkin, ghosts, bats, spiders, mummies and other representatives of the dark world.

A PUMPKIN can be made of different materials: a real vegetable, paper, threads, tissue, plasticine.

Halloween Paper Pumpkin

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

You`ll Need:

— black, green and orange cardboard,
— buttons,
— scissors,
— threads,
— needle

1. Cut a sheet of cardboard into strips 1,5-2 cm broad.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

2. Put the cut cardboard into a pile and pierce on both sides so as to pull them together. In order that the thread couldn`t tear the paper and come out, it`s necessary to put on a button in the places of its inlet and outlet.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

3. Expand the made workpiece by circle.

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4. From green cardboard cut «a cap» and make «a tail».

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

5. Glue the black eyes, mouth and our Pumpkin is ready.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

Halloween Thread Pumpkin

You`ll Need:

— orange knitting threads,
— green inkle pieces,
— scissors

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

1. Wind the threads on your hand 100-120 times.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

2. Wind the loose end around all threads, make a knot and cut off.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

3. Tie a green inkle piece to the knot, twist it around itself and give it a shape of a pumpkin tail.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

Voila — your Thread Pumpkin is made.

Halloween Tissue Pumpkin

1. Cut a rectangle 25x50 cm from colored tissue. Tie it with thread on one side and turn out.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

2. Sew along the upper edge and put some sintepon inside of the made pouch.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

3. Close the upper hole by pulling the thread ends.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

4. Tie the pumpkin with brown floss threads. Divide the whole circle into 6 parts.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

5. On the top attach the leaves and a small stick with hot glue. To hide the glue leftovers tie a piece of brown scotch.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School PupilsHalloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

Pumpkin is ready.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

Paper Pumpkin for Window and Mirror Decoration on Halloween

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

You`ll Need:

— orange paper,
— pencil,
— scissors

Making:

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

1. Fold in half a square sheet of orange paper and draw the template on it as shown.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

2. Cut out the Pumpkin fully with the mouth and nose.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

3. Bend the paper once more over the cut mouth. Draw the half of a triangle, then cut it out — these are eyes.

4. Unfold the sheet and a pumpkin turns out.

It`ll be a cute mirror and window decoration on the holiday.

Halloween Pumpkin from Artificial Fur.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

These beautiful Pumpkins can be made not only from artificial fur, but also from fleece and other fluffy cloth.

1. Cut a circle from the fur or cloth. Make the stitches along the whole circle with the thread tying it in one place.

2. Crumple a plastic bag well and fill the circle middle with it.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

3. Insert a small stick in the circle center, then tighten the thread making a knot.

On making several Pumpkins you`ll be able to decorate the whole home for the holiday.

Here are some more interesting ideas of decorating a festive Pumpkin.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

1. Using a black marker draw cobweb and spiders on a white pumpkin. If your pumpkin isn`t white, paint it into a desired color.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

2. Wind a pumpkin with a rope spirally and you`ll have a spectacular festive Pumpkin.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

3. From black wavy ribbon cut small pieces and place them like a star around the pumpkin tail.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

We`ve got used to celebrating Halloween with making a scarecrow from pumpkin. And we offer you a spectacular option of this craft — A SPIDER from PUMPKINS.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

You`ll Need:

— 3 pumpkins of different size,
— dry twigs,
— cardboard,
— 2 buttons

1. Connect 3 pumpkins with the twigs. The smallest one will be the spider`s head, the medium and large — a body.

2. Insert 4 legs from twigs on both sides of the medium pumpkin.

3. Glue the white cardboard circles to the spider`s head. Decorate them with buttons.

MUMMIES

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

To make such a Halloween craft you`ll need aluminum wire about 1 mm. in diameter and ordinary medical bandage (or you may use white thin cloth which is torn into long narrow strips beforehand). Make a framework of a human figure from the wire: the arms, legs, body and the head. Then wind it round with medical bandage in some layers. Make more coils on the mummy`s head giving it a round shape. Draw the eyes with acrylic paint or nail polish.

SPIDERS

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

Halloween Spiders are made like the mummies — their base is a wire frame. The frame is wound round with thick textured yarn. The wire legs are bent in some places.

Halloween GHOST from Paper plate

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

From black paper cut out 2 bigger ovals and from white paper 2 smaller ones — they are the eyes. Glue the white ovals to the black ones and with a black marker draw the pupils. Cut out the arms from white paper and the mouth from black as shown in the picture. Glue the eyes and mouth to the front plate side. With a pink marker draw the cheeks, with a black one — the eyebrows. Cut out 5 long strips from crepe paper and glue them to the back plate side. At the top of the plate fasten the thread for hanging.

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

Halloween GHOSTS from White Cloth

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids. Handmade Decorations and Gifts for Elementary School Pupils

Dear friends, all the given here crafts can make wonderful home decorations to create a holiday atmosphere or be spectacular gift souvenirs for your dears. So, don`t waste time and start preparing for this fabulous holiday. Good luck! And have a good Halloween!

easy origami for kids

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This spiderweb from wire can nicely decorate your room on Halloween; and if you place a handmade spider inside, it'll be even more fabulous. Spiderweb
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