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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Woodland Kinara

The seven candles in the kinara represent the seven principles of Kwanzaa. By making the kinara, your family will celebrate kuumba (creativity), one of the Kwanzaa principles.

What You Need:

Simple beauty lets holiday meaning shine through.
  • Log of cedar or other soft wood, approximately 18 inches long (can use firewood)
  • Chain or band saw
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Drill and 3/4-inch wood boring bit
  • 7 candles: 3 red, 3 green, 1 black
  • Spray-on wood finish (select color of your choice)
  • High-gloss polyurethane (optional, for topcoat)
  • Pencil or felt-tip marker

Instructions:

1. Cut log to 18 inches in length and then cut in half lengthwise. (Home centers and lumber stores will cut wood.)

2. Place half log on its flat surface. This is the base of the kinara.

3. Mark placement of holes. Using the marker, mark the center of the log's top. Mark off 3 spaces to the left 1-1/2-inches apart and three spaces to the right 1-1/2 inches apart.

4. Drill holes where you've marked. Drill holes deep enough for the candles to fit securely (approximately 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches deep).

5. Finish. Spray kinara with the wood finish to give it a deeper color and a sheen. Allow to dry. If desired, add topcoat of polyurethane. Let dry thoroughly.

6. Insert candles. Place the black candle in the center hole. Place the three red candles to the left of the black candle and the three green candles to the right. For an explanation of the candles' symbolism, read our write-up of "Kwanzaa History and Traditions."

Safety Tips:

  • Never leave lit candles unattended.
  • Do not let candles burn down to the wood.
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