Fun Ways to Decorate your Pumpkin, Cool Pumpkin Crafts for Kids, Crayon Melt Pumpkin Craft

Want to try a new way to decorate your pumpkins?  Try decorating your pumpkins with melted crayons!  This is a fun and easy way to make your pumpkins stand out.  It’s a great family activity.  It doesn’t take that much time you don’t need a lot of materials.  Follow the directions below to make your own crayon melt pumpkin.
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Materials:  pumpkin, crayons, newspaper and or paper plate, hair dryer
Step 1:  Place your pumpkin on a piece of newspaper and paper plate.

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Step 2:  Pick a couple of crayons (4-5) and peel off the paper. Break the crayons so they can fit on top of your pumpkin. A pumpkin that is wide and flat towards the top works best. If you need to, you can glue the crayons around the pumpkin

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Step 3: Using a hairdryer melt the crayons.  The crayons will begin to melt in 1-2 minutes.  Continue melting the crayons with the hair dryer until you get the look you want.

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Halloween Mystery Box Ideas, What’s in that Box?, Halloween Guessing Game

Halloween mystery boxes are always a great hit at Halloween parties.  These ideas are fun and easy and are sure to add some excitement to your party.  Try some ideas below:

 

Mystery Box – To make your mystery box you can use any small box with lid, such as a shoe box, hat box, cardboard box taped shut.
Cut a small hole in the top of the box or the front of the box only big enough to stick in a hand

 

Decorating the box:
Wrap It: you can wrap the box in Halloween wrapping paper, or Halloween tablecloth.
Paint It: You can paint the box in dark Halloween colors or even glow in the dark paint. You can use poster board paint, tempera paint or even spray paint.
Decorate You can add black glitter or stickers.  You can even make it look like a monster by drawing teeth around the opening of the box and putting eyes on top.  Be creative!
Signs You can make a sign to say what’s in each box or you can just let the kids stick their hand in and guess

 

What’s in the Box Ideas:  Fun ideas on what to put in your mystery box.  Use ordinary food products to put a little bit of fright in your box.

 

Brains:  Cooked Spaghetti (after cooking drain it, pour it in a bowl then refrigerate it so it will stick together), Boiled cauliflower head, cold oatmeal
Dead Hand: Rubber glove filled with flour
Dead  Skin: Banana peel, smashed up boiled egg whites
Ears (witches, werewolf): Dried apricots
Eyeballs: Peeled grapes, olives
Fingers: Microwaved hotdogs cut in half, small whole pickles, thin carrots
Fingernails: Almonds, sunflower seed shells, pumpkin seeds
Guts: Canned spinach
Heart: Peeled can tomato
Nose: mushrooms
Skeleton Pieces: Cleaned chicken bones
Teeth (dead man’s, witches): popcorn kernels, uncooked elbow macaroni, candy corn
Witch Hair: Corn husks, steel wool
Worms: Cooked spaghetti with a little oil
Spiders: Chenille stems (pipe cleaners) twisted together in the shape of a spider

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Cellophane Tissue Paper Halloween Ghost Craft Halloween Crafts for Kids

This Cellophane Tissue Paper Halloween Ghost Craft is fun to make!  It is easy enough for children of all ages.  The cute ghost is a great Halloween decoration.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very on ghost.
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Materials: cellophane, tissue paper (3 sheets per craft), ribbon, take, styrofoam ball or aluminum foil, googey eyes, sharpie, tape optional: pom pom ball (for nose)

 

 

Step 1: Cut a piece of cellophane the same size at the tissue paper. Give each child 1 piece of cellophane and 3 pieces of tissue paper.
Step 2: Give each child a styrofoam ball or crumple up a piece of aluminum foil into a ball.  The bigger the ball the bigger the ghost.
Step 3: Have the children wrap the tissue paper, then the cellophane around the styrofoam or aluminum foil ball.
Step 4: Cut one piece of decorative ribbon for each child.  Have the children tie a ribbon around the bottom of the ball to secure the cellophane and tissue paper.
Step 5:  Have children glue on googey eyes (or get the peel and stick eyes, they work well), draw a nose (or glue on a pom pom ball) and mouth using sharpie.
Step 6: Tape a piece of ribbon to the top of the ghosts head to hang as a decoration.
Enjoy your Cellophane Tissue Paper Ghost!

 

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Halloween Nursery Rhymes and Songs for Kids

Ring Around the Pumpkin (Like Ring Around the Rosie)
Ring around the rosie,
Pocket full of spiders,
Boo! Boo!
We all fall down
The Ghosts are in the meadow,
Drinking witches brew,
Boo! Boo!
We all stand up
Mean Old Witch
I’m a mean old witch with a hat!
And I ride on a broom with my cat!
And my shoes are pointed,
And my chin is too,
And you better watch out,
Cause I might Scare you!
I’m a mean old witch with a hat!
Owl
An owl set watching in a tree,
Just as wise as he could be,
Watching tricksters from door to door run,
Trick or treating and having fun,
After he had watched the whole scene,
He said whoo whoo, it’s Owl-o-ween!
12 Days of Halloween
On the fist day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
An owl in a old oak tree.
On the second day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
On the third day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Three pumpkins glowing, two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
On the fourth day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Four witches brewing, three pumpkins glowing, two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
On the fifth day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Five scary spooks, four witches brewing, three pumpkins glowing, two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
On the six day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Six goblins gobbling, five scary spooks, four witches brewing, three pumpkins glowing, two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
On the seventh day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Seven treaters treating, six goblins gobbling, five scary spooks, four witches brewing, three pumpkins glowing, two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
On the eight day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Eight spiders webbing, seven treaters treating, six goblins gobbling, five scary spooks, four witches brewing, three pumpkins glowing, two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
On the ninth day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Nine ghosts a’booing, eight spiders webbing, seven treaters treating, six goblins gobbling, five scary spooks, four witches brewing, three pumpkins glowing, two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
On the tenth day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Ten scarecrows scaring, nine ghosts a’booing, eight spiders webbing, seven treaters treating, six goblins gobbling, five scary spooks, four witches brewing, three pumpkins glowing, two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
One the eleventh day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Eleven werewolves howling, ten scarecrows scaring, nine ghosts a’booing, eight spiders webbing, seven treaters treating, six goblins gobbling, five scary spooks, four witches brewing, three pumpkins glowing,  two black cats and an owl in an old oak tree.
On the twelfth day of Halloween my true love gave to me,
Twelve bats a flying, eleven werewolves howling, ten scarecrows scaring, nine ghosts a’booing, eight spiders webbing, seven treaters treating, six goblins gobbling, five scary spooks, four witches brewing, three pumpkins glowing, two black cats an an owl in an old oak tree.
Halloween
Halloween, Halloween
Strangest sights I’ve ever seen,
Witches hat, coal black cats,
Ghosts and Goblins,
Mice and Rats,
Halloween, Halloween,
Strangest sights I’ve ever seen!
 Ten Little Witches
One little, two little, three little witches,
Four little, five little, six little witches,
Seven little, eight little, nine little witches,
Ten little wicked witches!
Three Little Witches
One little, two little, three little witches,
Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches,
Fly over moonbeams without any hitches,
Hey! Hey! Hey! It’s Halloween Night!
Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said, “Oh, my it’s getting late!”
The second one said, “There are witches in the air!”
The third one said, “Well, I don’t care!”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”
OOH went the wind, and out went the lights,
and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight! 
Ghost and Goblins
When ghost and goblins come to town,
and the skeletons all dance around,
Just pull these covers over your head,
and then…
Watch Out!
Skeleton Parade
The skeletons are out tonight.
They march about the street this night,
With bony bodies, bony  heads and hands and feet
Bony, bony, bony bones,
With nothing in between,
up, down and all around,
They march on Halloween,
All throughout the town!
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater
Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn’t keep her,
He put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her very well.
Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had another and didn’t love her,
Peter learned to read and spell,
And then he loved her very well.


Ghost and Skull Marshmallow Halloween Craft Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

This Ghost and Skull Halloween craft is fun and easy enough for children of all ages.  It requires only a couple of materials and requires a minimal amount of adult assistance.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own Ghost, Skull or both Halloween Craft!

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Materials: Construction paper, Glue, Mini Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips, Pencil

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Step 1: Give each child a piece of construction paper and a pencil.  Have each child draw an outline of their ghost or skull on the paper.

Step 2:  Give each child glue.  They can either outline their pencil drawing in glue then fill in the middle of the picture with glue or put a little dap of glue on each marshmallow as they place it on their drawing.  Whichever works best with your group of children.
Step 3: Start placing the marshmallows to make the shape of the ghost or skull.

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Step 4: If you a making the ghost keep placing marshmallows until the entire middle of the outline is filled in with marshmallows.  If you are making the ghost fill in the middle according to how you want to design the face.  You can make the face by glueing the marshmallows in a circle to make the eyes and use marshmallows to make nose and mouth or you can use chocolate chips to make the eyes, nose and mouth.  Be creative.

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Optional Steps
Step 5: Skull Teeth- To make the skull I took a mini marshmallow and squeezed the sides together to make them skinny.  Then I glued each one closely together to make them look like teeth.

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Step 6: Skull Accessories- To make a bow for your skull, draw and a bow on top of the skull and fill it in with chocolate chips.  If you need help drawing a bow have an adult help you or look for one to trace on-line.

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