Halloween: catrinas, witches, ghosts … Welcome! It is the great festival of the dead, of the catrinas, of the zombies; but in our country, Spain, there is a tradition that is still practiced in some towns and in some families, it consisted of going to clean graves and venerate deceased ancestors (In my house still today we put, as usual on these dates, to watch over us from the “beyond” some candles or oil lamps, the latter are now more difficult to find) we lit them at 24:00 hours of October 31 and we kept them on until 24:00 hours of day 1.
In some sister countries, the great feast of the Day of the Dead is November 2, the Day of the Holy Dead or days of the souls ; the truth is that it is a real shame that these traditions are lost to make way for the Great Halloween party !! That we all celebrate, what do you choose, trick or treat? To do this you will need a Halloween candy box .
Witch with ice cream sticks
Pair of scissors.
Hot glue gun or white glue.
Acrylic paint or green markers.
Black and yellow or gold eva rubber.
Permanent black and white markers.
Step by Step:
We mix the acrylic paint with water to make it more liquid and then we paint the pole sticks on both sides, let it dry very well. But if we choose to paint them with the markers, it will take us more time, but the little ones can do it too.
Next we will cut a cardboard square about half a centimeter smaller than the size of our witch, we will stick the ice cream sticks in it, taking care that they are all together and that there are no gaps between them. We will cut four triangular pieces of black eva rubber and we will glue them to the sides of the square, we already have the witch’s hair.
Now we will take the head to draw the hat, we cut it out and stick it to the face of the witch. We will cut a strip of golden eva rubber as an ornament on the hat. Finally, when we have everything very dry, we draw the face of our terrifying witch with the indelible markers.
Decoration with cardboard plates.
Colored cardboard plates (they are also white but we will have to paint them).
Big eyes of those with movement.
Pair of scissors.
Indelible black marker.
Step by Step:
This craft is ideal to do with the little ones in the house, since we only need to decide the little monster we want to make. Next on the plate we will draw the face and finally the eyes are glued.
To finish making the accessories in the way we want to give them, we will use the eva foam of different colors, gluing it to the plates. Monster ready! Now to decide with the little ones where we can fix them to decorate the walls, doors, etc. from our house, we can use blu-tack .
Dracula’s blood necklace.
Red and black watercolor.
Stick to stir.
Plastic container or bowl.
Adhesive paper or labels.
Small bottle (found anywhere they sell beads).
Step by Step:
We will do the blood of Dracula or vampire Mixing in a bowl the honey, the water and a few drops of red watercolor, as we will have an intense red color, we will darken it with a drop of black watercolor, we will darken it little by little until we find the darkest red tone. similar to blood and we will carefully pour it into the bottle.
On a piece of paper we can write “Vampire blood”, “Vampire blood” or “Dracula’s blood”, we will cut it out giving it shape (adhesive labels can also be used for this step). Finally we stick it on the bottle.
It is covered and we insert the jewelery stick little by little into the cork stopper, we open the jewelery ring and pass the chain inside and it is secured by closing it to the jewelery stick. Halloween pendant ready!
This craft is for the “handymen” of the house, since we have to draw bats, spiders, etc. Let your imagination fly.
We can also empty them and make scary faces, but if we want to make them more terrifying inside of them we will put some lighted tea candles, you will see how they change and give a very Halloween atmosphere to your house .
Bats with egg cartons.
I made this craft on Halloween with my daughters and the truth is that we had a great time, they filled the lamps at home with bats !
Black and white paint (we can use acrylic paint) and brush.
1 white sheet or a piece of white cardboard (it is for the teeth).
Small eyes of those that have movement.
Something with a point like scissors or a needle to make holes.
Wool or black yarn.
Step by Step:
We will cut three holes where the eggs are placed. We will cut in front and behind, we will draw a “U” shape upside down from two of the cups of the piece of the egg carton (the one on the sides). If we do it with small children we will have to help them so that they do not cut themselves.
Something like this will come out
We paint the egg carton, now almost a bat, with black paint; We will paint the dry leaves white and let them dry well.
The moving eyes and teeth that we will have drawn and cut are glued to the cup in the center. If you don’t want to buy the moving eyes, we can draw them and cut them out of the cardboard. We will draw circles on the leaves as eyes and mouths.
To finish, we make a hole in the middle of the upper part of the bats and we pass the piece of wool or thread , in the ghosts we also glue a piece of wool or satin bow, ready to hang them from your lamps.
Recycle Christmas balls for Halloween.
If we want to change the Christmas tree balls we have, now is our chance, we can decorate them for Halloween.
We paint them black, stick some pipe cleaners in the same color and they have turned into spiders; If we paint them orange, we stick a piece of pipe cleaners in the shape of a green leaf and draw mouths and eyes on them, we have some pumpkins; But on the contrary, if we want to make some bats, we will glue them some black cardboard wings and some movable eyes, ready to decorate our lamps.
If we want a more sophisticated decoration, we can draw some faces of the catrinas, some zombies, some ghosts, etc.
I hope you liked these terrifying crafts and gave you some ideas for you to do with the little ones in the house, but we would also like you to make us participate in them and what better way than Send us some photos of everything you have done for this Halloween party and be able to share it with all our followers.
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