Home Spooky Home: Easy Halloween Crafts

Create a spooky look for your home -- inside and out -- with our easy Halloween crafts. You'll find plenty of creative crafts ideas for a fun Halloween. Including spooky ghosts, smiling pumpkins, and a few other eerie friends, our Halloween crafts will help you set the scene for a frightful evening.

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How to Make a Spooky Bat Wreath for Halloween

Watch our nifty orgami-folding technique to turn cardstock sheets into flying bats (free template included). Attach a colony of bats to a wreath and your Halloween door is all set for trick-or-treaters.

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Haunted Owl Pretzels

A soft pretzel plus some creative toppings equals an adorable owl-shape treat that will be the hit of any fall get-together. Here's how to make them.

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Halloween Drink & Punch Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

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Luscious Pumpkin Desserts

There's no doubt about it: Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor, and we especially love it in desserts. With classic pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie and new favorites like pumpkin bread pudding and pumpkin cupcakes, our collection of pumpkin dessert recipes will have you prepared for any fall gathering.

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Easy Wreath with a Message

A word spelled with pipe cleaners hangs from the inside of this incredibly easy wreath. Here's how to customize the look.

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Latkes Ladino

Say "Hola!" to Hanukkah and the Sephardic culture.

For over a thousand years, Sepharad, the Hebrew word for Spain, was home to a thriving Jewish community. Formal, with a Spanish influence, this fiesta will make an unforgettable fete.

Tasty Potato Latkes: try dipping these traditional Hanukkah pancakes in salsa. Consider doubling this recipe to ensure you will have enough for your guests.

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Sopaipilla Chips: This sweet treat also makes a fun appetizer

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Gazpacho: Begin the meal with this chilled soup abundant in vegetables. Consider doubling this recipe to ensure you will have enough for your guests.

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Braised Chicken Thighs with Peppers and Olives: Boneless chicken served over saffron-flavored rice. Consider doubling this recipe to ensure you have enough for your guests.

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Purchased bakery bread

Matzo Brownies: Chocolate Brownies topped with matzo cake meal.

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Fruity Sangria: any kosher white wine can say ole.

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  • Historic and thematic, the illustration on the Temple Candelabrum note card ($1.95 each) from Pomegranate.com is taken from a 1384 Spanish Bible.
  • Address your invitations to Senora, Senor, and Senorita.


Decorating Tips

  • Illuminate your heritage with the shiny brass Sephardic Branch Menorah ($46) from EverythingJewish.com or the cast brass Moroccan Hanukkah Lamp ($85) from The Jewish Museum.


The Jewish Museum

  • Latkes will feel right at home on red square plates ($22.95, set of 2). Mix and match with black square plates ($29.95, set of 2) for a dramatic setting. Both sets are made in Spain, from Sur La Table.
  • Filled with gelt or dreidels for a festive centerpiece or presented as dramatic serveware, the large red bowl ($26.95) from Sur La Table brings a dash of panache to your table.

Sur La Table

Light up your holiday with this ornament decoration from E-judaica.com.
  • Add a touch of Ladino to your lighting with the breathtaking Jewish star lighted holiday ornament decoration ($65) from E-judaica.com, reminiscent of punched-tin luminarias.


  • A swath of antique gold Barcelona lace ($8.49 a yard, 60" width) from FabricGallery.com would look stunning over an ivory tablecloth.
  • A swath of antique gold Barcelona lace ($8.49 a yard, 60" width) from FabricGallery.com would look stunning over an ivory tablecloth.


  • Be bold -- use red candles in your menorah. The Chanukah candles ($1.30) come 44 to a box from JudaicaStore.com so one box should have enough red candles to fill your menorah, but order two just to be sure.


  • Authentic semiprofessional imitation ebony castanets ($9 for 2) from Flamenco-world.com make great place card holders and lovely party favors.


  • Serve a late dinner as they do in sophisticated Spain.

  • Give great gelt -- try the red foil-covered chocolate coins with embossed Hanukkah designs ($.25 per coin) from The Chocolate Bear.

The Chocolate Bear

  • Turn off the lights and let the romantic glow of red and gold mosaic votive holders ($34.95 for 4) from Sur La Table illuminate your holiday feast.

Sur La Table


  • Delight your guests with passionate Sephardic music from Los Pasharos Sefardis and Hatikvah Music International.

Los Pasharos Sefardis

Hatikvah Music International

Delight and amuse guests with some trivia.
  • With 800 questions to answer with a question, "The All New Jewish Quiz Book" by Barbara Spector ($11.96) from Amazon.com will amuse you and your guests.


  • Children and teens will love the Draydel Pinata ($18) especially if you fill it with milk chocolate gelt coins ($16.95 for 24 sacks) and Elite Bazooka bubble gum ($10.95 for 100) from Jewishsource.com.



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