3 DIY Halloween Craft Ideas

With Halloween approaching, we thought it would be an idea to look for some DIY activities to have some fun with the Kids.

I always thought that trick or treating was brought to the UK by our neighbors across the pond, but it seems that immigrants from Ireland took Halloween to North America in the mid-1800s. Anyway, as the intention of this post is along the lines of creative pursuit, I won’t turn it into a history lesson.


Pumpkin Decorating

As a kid, I recall our family used to sit at the table for a pumpkin carving competition, at the time I wondered why Mum & Dad had to be involved but clearly it was for supervision purposes, to make sure they didn’t have to pay a visit to A & E.

Halloween Pumpkins

If the thought of letting your youngsters loose with crafting knives fills you with dread, why not encourage them to create a Jack-O-Lantern using Markers.

As pumpkins are so organic, the first cut starts the clock ticking & they make their way to their very own graveyard as mold & bacteria start to break them down. If you want to transform your pumpkin into a masterpiece in advance or just make your artwork last a bit longer, a cut-free option is the one for you.

We found lots of sites on the web with great ideas & some detailed guides, just try searching painting a pumpkin, hopefully, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Party Invitations

Some of us don’t need much of an excuse to have a party, it seems Halloween has become increasingly popular with adults & children alike. If you need a few pointers to design your own spooky invites from haunted houses to skeletons, there are many templates online, here are 30 suggestions from Shelterness using Pens & paint markers.

Halloween Party Invitations

Treat Bags

Perfect for parties or Trick or Treating, you can stencil witches hats, spooky bats or spiders webs or whatever takes your fancy to jazz up your bags. If you head over to the Darice blog you will find a great guide by Ashley on how to make these Halloween treat bags in simple easy to follow steps.

Halloween Treat Bags

Image Credit Darice Blog

Whatever project you decide to tackle, it’s often said that Sharpies will write on anything, but if you take a look around at the huge range of different markers available you’re sure to find the right one for the task.

You can also easily transfer images using a blender pen to make it more personalized.

Happy Haunting!

If you want to go the extra mile this Halloween here is 8 stationery inspired Halloween costumes that will help you stand out from the crowd this fall.

If you like getting creative with the kids when not try your hand at DIY Pen / Pencil Grips. or how about decorating your own easter eggs.

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Tony Bridges

As a seasoned journalist and freelance writer, I've spent over three decades telling stories and exploring the world through the written word. With a passion for writing instruments, I found my niche at The Pen Vibe, a blog that shares our collective fascination with pens, pencils, and other tools that have shaped the art of writing.

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