Halloween Crafts and Decor

We’ve been having some fun preparing for Halloween by making crafts and decorating the living room.  I love that Jack is now old enough to enjoy the fun that Halloween brings.

We started by making some paper bats which was super simple.  I drew a bat outline onto some black card and cut the bats out with scissors.

Jack helped me to stick the googly eyes to the bats and help stick the bats to the stairs.


We then went on to make a cotton wool ghost which Jack loved.  Again, I used some black card to draw the outline of a ghost and Jack had lots of fun getting messy and sticking the wool balls to the ghost with PVA glue.

We gave Jack the option of a sad or happy ghost and thankfully, he opted for a smile.  Nanny suggested a great idea, to cut off the ‘tail’ and to turn the ghost into a snowman for Christmas 🙂


Whilst Jack and Nanny created the ghost above, I got a little creative and made a giant spider for the wall.  I used black balloons, a bin liner and plenty of sellotape.  Anyone got a spider catcher?


When Daddy got home, he carved a pumpkin for us which we added to some props that we had already bought for the sideboard.

We think Daddy did a good job!


I love that Jack enjoys crafting and I plan to do plenty more with him now that the colder days and nights are drawing in.

Do you love Halloween and crafting too?

Lisa x

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  • Reply
    November 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Very cute, really great work, everyone! And some very good ideas for general crafting out of Halloween season, too, thank you.

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    William Gould
    November 21, 2016 at 8:05 am

    You’ve done a great job there – the giant spider is brilliant! I dare not make one though as my wife is REALLY scared of spiders…. *evil laugh*…. 🙂

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 23, 2016 at 9:01 am

      That would be pretty evil. Do it! Haha 🙂

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    Kim Neville
    November 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

    They look really cool. You are certainly very crafty 🙂

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    October 30, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    oh I love the bats!!!

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    Samantha O'D
    October 30, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Fab! We haven’t done any crafts this year but we did bake some Halloween treats

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    Pam Francis Gregory
    October 30, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Great decorations – They look fantastic!

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    Susan B
    October 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Some good ideas there. Thank you. We enjoy making things for special occasions. Whether it’s crafting, I’m not sure!

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    October 27, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Aww, they look brilliant! I love your hallway with all the crafts! Xx

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