Halloween Activities for the Whole Family, Even Your Furry Family Members!

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

Fall Crafts That Turn Into Treasures and Keepsakes

Are you a parent, scout leader, or teacher? Here are a few fun Halloween craft ideas that are not only fun for the kids, but are great keepsakes for the family for many years to come. For more Halloween fun, join us for Howl-O-Ween Harvest Tours, an exclusive animal education program only offered during the month of October. Kids will get to walk through our ‘Mansion of Mystery’, meet and pet ‘spooky’ but lovable animals, and even get a pumpkin to take home!

Howl-O-Ween Harvest Tours

Footprint Ghosts

Materials needed:

Directions:

  1. Paint the canvas completely black and let it dry for several hours.
  2. Pout a light layer of white paint into a flat container. (Heather from the Education Department suggests a paper plate is great for easy clean up)
  3. Slowly place the foot into the white paint (make sure it is not dripping) and lightly place it on the black canvas.
  4. Repeat step three for as many feet ghosts you wish to have.
  5. Once your Footprint Ghosts are dry, personalize however you desire!

‘Spooky’ Dog Bowl Mat

Materials needed:

  • Construction paper
  • Clear packing tape
  • Any materials to decorate: crayons, paint, stickers, glitter, etc.

Directions:

  1. Tape together construction paper to create your desired shape and size for your dog bowl mat.
  2. Let the kids get creative! Heather splatter-painted and added a bit of glitter. (She suggests splatter paint outside in a grassy area!)
  3. Carefully cover the entire mat with clear packing tape to prevent damage from doggie dribbles.
  4. Place under your furry family member’s food bowl for some ‘spooky’ spirit!

Handprint Spider

Materials needed:

  • A small canvas frame (to make your own click here)
  • Orange and Black Acrylic Paint
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • 2 to 3 feet of decorative ribbon for hanging

Directions:

  1. Paint the canvas completely orange and let it dry for several hours.
  2. Pour a light layer of black paint into a flat container. (Again, use a paper plate for easy clean up)
  3. Slowly place the hand into the black paint (make sure it is not dripping) and lightly place it on the orange canvas.
  4. Repeat step three for as many feet spiders you wish to have.
  5. Once your Handprint Spiders are dry, personalize however you desire!

We hope you enjoy these fun keepsake fall crafts! For more fall fun, visit Education Central at Helen Woodward Animal Center.

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