Halloween is slowly creeping up on us, especially if you’re planning to throw a party – but, dare I say, we can always plan ahead. There, I said it. There’s so much to think about beyond your costumes, like food for guests, decorations, games for adults and children alike, weather conditions and so much more. My family loves Halloween, not even just getting the door-to-door sweets, but also decorating. Here are some easy DIY projects, you and the kids can make to turn your home into a haunted house.
This is a great outdoor prop to set in your garden or bushes! The legs can be designed however you’d like – some great other options are Frankenstein, alien or even a scarecrow. We made a witch for our yard and gave her pointy green shoes, a few years ago, and the kids had a blast following the tutorial.
Easy DIY Projects To Turn Your Home Into a Haunted House
Items you’ll need:
- Chicken Wire
- Scrap cardboard
- Spray paint
- Old pair of shoes
- Scrap wood
- Modpodge glue
- Black and white long socks
For full instructions on how to build these awesome witch legs click here.
Every kid loves to play with slime. This year slime has become one of the most popular toy for kids to make! My kids have made it in every color imaginable and have tons of fun playing with it. Why not combine slime and Halloween, with this Spider Slime.
Items you’ll need:
- 2 (5 oz) bottles of clear school glue
- 10 oz water
- 8 oz liquid starch
- 1/4 cup glitter
- 1/4 cup Halloween confetti
This recipe is enough slime for about 3-4 kids to play with. For a full tutorial on creating the spider slime click here.
Look how cute these little Pumpkin Mason Jars are! Just adorable and easy to make.
What you’ll need:
-Orange tissue paper
-Black construction paper
All you do is cut the tissue paper into squares and glue it on with ModPodge. Add an extra layer of glue on top and then add your eyes and mouth. When it’s dry and the sun goes down, pop in a tea light (or flameless candles) and watch the pumpkin mason jar glow.
Now let’s have a few creative and spooky food ideas. These are always a hit at my house, for kids and adults!
- 4 L bottles cold lemon-lime seltzer
- 3 tubs lime sherbet
Stir 2 liters’ seltzer and half of the sherbet in a punch bowl until blended. Float scoops of the remaining sherbet on top of punch. Pour remaining seltzer over scoops (it will create a foamy top).
This drink is super tasty and looks spooky.
In this recipe everything is made from scratch, I however have adapted it to be much quicker, with store bought guacamole and using sour cream for the top web layer. Equally as good, just saves some time. For full instructions click here.
Everyone loves eating things off sticks, there’s no mess, and no cleanup! These banana pops only have a few ingredients.
- 4 bananas
- 1 lb. white chocolate
- 4 oz. white chocolate
- 16 mini m&m’s
- 4 oz. milk chocolate chips
- 8 Lollipop sticks
-Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Skewer each banana half with a lollipop stick and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
- In a large microwave-safe measuring cup, melt 1-pound white chocolate in the microwave according to package directions. One at a time, dip the bananas into the chocolate to coat, shaking off any excess. Return to the baking sheet and immediately place two M&M candies near the top for eyes.
- Melt the remaining white chocolate in the microwave according to package directions and fill a small piping bag fitted with a small, round nozzle tip. Pipe zigzags over the banana to form bandages. Repeat this step with the milk chocolate, if using. Chill or freeze until ready to serve.
With these great Halloween decorations to make and food to munch on, you’ll have a blast preparing the perfect party.