Cool Halloween Crafts Made With House Hold Items
- You can make a hanging ghost using a polystyrene cup.Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Cut two squares of white tissue paper about 12-by-12 inches. Lay them cross ways, so the corners do not match up. Push a paper fastener through the center of the two squares, and then through the bottom of a polystyrene cup, before opening up the paper fastener inside the cup to secure it tightly. Allow the tissue paper to hang down over the cup. Next, draw a ghostly face on the paper with a black marker. Tie some thread to the top of the paper fastener, and hang up your ghost.
Light-Up Ghoul Jugs
- Turn your plastic gallon milk jug into some light-up ghouls.Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
Draw some scary ghoul eyes and a mouth on a plastic gallon milk jug with a black marker. Use a craft knife to then cut a half dollar-sized hole in the back of the jug. Repeat on as many milk jugs as you like. Next, arrange the ghouls near each other, and string some low wattage holiday lights between them, stuffing several bulbs into each jug. Wait until it is dark, switch on the holiday lights, and watch your ghoul jugs glow.
- Save some paper plates to make pumpkin masks.Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images
Draw outlines of two circular eyes, an upside down triangular nose and a zigzag-shaped mouth on the back of a paper plate. Cut these outlines out using scissors. Next, paint the paper plate orange. Allow to dry before painting further pumpkin detailing of your choice. Punch a hole in each side of the paper plate. Secure a length of green yarn to the holes to complete your wearable pumpkin mask.
Paper Roll Bat
- Spare toilet paper rolls? Transform them into bats.Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images
Glue a sheet of brown or black construction paper around an empty toilet paper roll, trimming any excess with scissors. Draw a bat's head, a pair of bat wings, and a pair of feet on white construction paper. Color them appropriately and then cut them out. Glue the bat's head to the front of the toilet paper roll. Glue the two wings onto the back of the toilet paper roll, to give the appearance of the bat flying. Finally glue the pair of feet to the bottom of the toilet paper roll to complete your bat. You can now punch a hole into the back of the toilet paper roll and hang up your bat using yarn.