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Halloween Party Games for Kids
Check out these simple yet fun Halloween party game ideas. These are perfect for kids' Halloween parties.
100 Homemade Gift Ideas
Check out these instructions and learn how to make 100 easy gifts for a holiday, birthday, or any occasion. Using these ideas, you can give everyone you know a homemade gift this year.
How to Make Paper Mache Paste
This no-cook paper mache paste recipe is a good one to make with kids because it is easy to make and does not require heat.
Halloween Feel Box Game
Learn how you can use a box and a variety of gross feeling items to make this fun Halloween or classroom party game.
Learn How to Make Paper Mache Paste
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a variety of paper mache pastes and pulps and also how to paper mache.
You've Been BOOED Halloween Letter
Marnie explains how to make a simple Halloween treat for someone special.
Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Here is a collection of free pumpkin carving patterns you can download and use to make your own jack-o-lanterns. If you prefer, you can use them as a pattern to paint a pumpkin instead of carving one.
Homemade Costume Ideas for Halloween
Find instructions for making a large selection of costumes. Some of these costume ideas are fast and simple, some are a little more complex, but all of them are unique and inspiring!
Halloween Bingo Game Cards
Use these free templates to print out and create Halloween bingo game cards.
Candy Corn Relay Race
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions
Follow these simple steps and create wonderful paper mache masterpieces!
Eyeball Hunt Game
This is a gross party game that will have the participants digging in a pan of cold spaghetti noodles.
Last-Minute Costumes to Make for Halloween
Here are some creative, last-minute costumes you can throw together quickly to wear for Halloween trick-or-treating or to a party.
Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers
Browse through this collection of crafts that are perfect for the youngest kids in the family.
Group Costume Ideas
Here are some fun group costume ideas for Halloween or any occasion. Most of these costume ideas can be used by anywhere from 1 to 10+ people.
Pumpkin Passing Game
Give the traditonal game of musical chairs a bit of a Halloween twist and then some!
Learn How To Paper Mache
You can easily learn how to make paper mache with these instructions. You will find some great paste recipes, step-by-step directions, project ideas, and many helpful hints.
Try This Fun Game at Your Next Halloween Party
Lucy in Canada explains how to play this gross game. Perfect for a Halloween party!
Homemade Halloween Costumes
The ideas you find here will inspire you to make your own costumes for Halloween or any occasion you have to dress up. Browse through all of the pictures and then you can submit your own.
How to Make a Paper Mache Mask
This craft tutorial teaches you how to make a paper mache mask using your own face as a mold.
Costumes for Couples
These costume ideas for couples should help spark your creativity whether the costumes is for a romantic couple, a parent and child, or siblings.
Funny Epitaphs for Your Tombstone Crafts
If you are making your own Tombstones, you will surely want to include a funny epitaph.
Wiggle Worm Race
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Try This Fun Candy Wrapper Race
This fun and easy game can be played at Halloween, Christmas, birthday, and other parties.
Learn How to Make Your Own Pinata
You will be surprised to learn how easy it is to make a pinata using items you probably already have around your house.
Zombie Game
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Fleece Tied Blanket
Find out how to make a nice, no-sew blanket using two pieces of fleece.
Pin the Spider on the Web Printable Halloween...
Print out this spider on the web game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
Simple Happy Face Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this simple happy face pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 8.
Printable Paper Doll Body
Print out and color or decorate this paper doll body cutout. A personalized paper doll is sure to make any kid happy.
9 Step-by-Step Instructions to Basic Tie-Dye
Learn how to tie-dye! Here are basic tie-dye techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.
Cowboy Hat
Print out and color or decorate this cowboy hat for your paper doll. Page 2.
Easy Fundraiser and Bazaar Crafts
If you are looking for ideas for crafts to make to sell at fundraisers and bazaars, check out all of these easy projects.
How to Make Paper Mache Base Forms and Molds
You can use many items you have laying around your house for paper mache. Check out this list and start creating!
Try This Fun and Easy Game at Your Next...
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Pin the Nose on the Jack-O-Lantern Printable...
Print out this pin the nose on the Jack-O-Lantern game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
Jagged Face Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful jagged face pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 9.
Pin the Mouth on the Bat Printable Halloween...
Print out this pin the mouth on the bat game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
Learn How to Decoupage
You can learn how to decoupage. Here are basic decoupage techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.
Pin the Tail on the Cat Printable Halloween...
Print out this pin the tail on the cat game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
What Exactly Is Paper Mache Paste, and What Is...
Definition of the crafting term 'Paper Mache Paste' - a liquid adhesive usually made using flour and water...
Halloween Party Ideas and Help
Check out all of these resources to help you plan a Halloween party. Learn how to make Halloween party decorations, find spooky recipes, fun party games, and much more.
Make Your Own Halloween Decoration Tombstones
Learn several different ways for making tombstones to help you decorate for Halloween.
Create Petrifying Props
Check out these creative ideas. Get free directions for many of the haunted house props we have made over the years.
How to Make a Paper Mache Pinata
Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache' techniques.
How Many Halloween Candies Guessing Game
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Skull Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful skull pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 12.
DIY FALL CRAFT: Recycled Twig Centerpiece
Recycle your old magazine pages and twigs into a fun fall craft. This DIY centerpiece is easy on time and budget.
Clown Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful clown pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 2.
Make Your Own Haunted House with This Guide
Find out how you can make your own haunted house for Halloween. Find free directions for easy props and haunting tricks the whole family can help with!
Cat Face Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful cat face pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry.
Skeleton Scavenger Hunt
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
How to Make a Stuffed Dummy
Make your own scarecrows and dummy to use as Halloween Decorations and Haunted House Props.
Make a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...
Follow these instructions and you can create your own personalized wreath using ribbon.
Pig Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful pig pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 11.
Pumpkin Coloring Book Page
You can print out and color this picture of a pumpkin.
Easy DIY Gift: Cookie Mix in a Jar
These cookie mixes in mason jars complete with recipes were big hits with everyone on our gift giving list!
Halloween Word Scramble Game
Try this Halloween Word Scramble Game. Fun and simple party or class game!
15 Crafts Kids Can Do in 10-Minutes
If you are looking for a fast and easy craft for kids, browse through this collection of projects.
Pass It One Ghost Story
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
DIY: Apple Shaped Pipe Cleaners
We're making some simple apples shaped out of pipe cleaners, crafting a few pipe cleaners into some cute apple shapes!
50 Cute Craft Ideas Girls will Love
If you are looking for some craft projects girls will enjoy, check out this list.
Printable Paper Dolls
You can download, print out, and color all of these paper dolls and then have some fun coloring them in and cutting them out.
Male Face Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful male face pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 10.
Halloween Crafts
Find instructions for making a variety of Halloween crafts. You can create everything from haunted houses to homemade costumes. There are free Halloween crafts that all ages will enjoy.
Make Your Own Paper Lantern with This Easy...
This paper lantern is easy to make and can be embellished to match any decor or to suit any occassion.
How to Press and Dry Your Flowers
Learn how to save your colorful flowers by drying or pressing them. Great for crafts, decorations, and gifts!
Movie Star Costume Ideas for Couples
Check out all of these great costume ideas for couples to dress up as their favorite movie characters. These will work for a romantic couple, a parent and child, or siblings.
Dragon Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful dragon pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 5.
Frankenstien Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful Frankenstien pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 7.
Fun and Easy Gift Ideas: How to Make Your Own...
Follow this recipe and you can make your own colorful bath salts.
Famous Characters Costumes for Couples
Check out all of these great famous character costume ideas for couples. Check out all of these creative ideas for dressing up as your favorite movie stars, T.V. actors, cartoon characters, and more.
Halloween Pumpkin Patch Hunting Game
Try this Halloween pumpkin hunt game. This is a fun and easy party or class game!
Halloween Memory Game
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
30+ Crafts Your Teen is Gonna Love!
Some teens may claim they don't like crafting, but I bet some of these projects will motive them to get creative.
Cool Guy Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful cool guy pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 3.
Female Face Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful female face pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 6.
Try This Easy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe
Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture to make fine details on paper mache projects.
Homemade Halloween Yard Decorations
Find directions to make your own Halloween decorations for your yard and house.
Murder Wink Game
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Printable Birthday Party Invitations
Browse through this collection of free birthday party invitations that you can download and print out.
How to Make Your Own Paint For Crafts
Learn how you can make your own paint for your next painting project.
Pin the Candy Corn on the Bucket Printable...
Print out this candy corn on the trick-or-treat bucket game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
Creative Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone...
Find out how you can make fun and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.
Dead Face Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful dead face pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 4.
Try This Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe for...
Learn how to make a paper mache recipe using to stove top.
50 Fun Craft Ideas Boys Will Love
This is the perfect place to start looking for craft projects that are especially appealing to boys.
How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano
Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.
Printable Halloween Party Invitations
use the templates here to create your own Halloween party invitations. You can even make your own envelope and other matching Halloween supplies.
Make This Easy Bakeable Clay Recipe
Instructions for making clay using flour, salt, and water.
Square Face Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Check out this wonderful square face pumpkin carving pattern submitted by Tony Henry. Page 13.
Fake Skin Recipe
Claudia Sandoval shares this recipe for fake skin you can use next time you dress up.
Make Your Own Bean Bag with This Easy Guide
Follow these instructions to learn how to make bean bags. This is a great, simple sewing project!
Free Printable Calendars
Use these free, printable calendar templates and you can make your own calendars for this year and many others. You can also find creative ways to decorate those calendars.
Pin the Nose on the Skull Printable Halloween...
Print out this pin the nose on the skull game. Use it during your next Halloween party.
Googly Eye Kids Craft Ideas
Googly eyes are such a fun material to use and create with! Since they come in several different sizes, there are many crafty possibilities using googly eyes!
Christmas Craft Ideas and Activities
Find many fun Christmas decorations craft ideas, games, gift ideas, recipes, and other activities to help you celebrate the holiday season.
Phantom Ghost Letter Surprise
Tina explains how to make a simple Halloween treat for someone special.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costumes
See a photo of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Halloween costumes made by Vicky. Page 13.
Baseball Cap
Print out and color or decorate this baseball cap for your paper doll. Page 3.
Try This Cute Candy Flower Project
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a rose bud using two candy Kisses and a few other supplies.
Recycled Christmas Tree Ornaments
Find directions that will help you make ornaments out of light bulbs, toilet paper rolls, CDs, and other items.
9 Steps to Making a Baby Shower Diaper Cake
To make a diaper cake, you need to roll several diapers! Page 4.
Tons of Free Crafts for Elementary School-Aged...
Browse through this collection of craft projects selected especially for school-aged children.
Halloween Cut Outs
Print out these pages and use the as patterns for other projects or as coloring page
This Fun Shoe Box Craft Is the Perfect Gift for...
Instructions to make a special, boxed gift for someone using a mirror and a shoe box.
How to Make Stepping Stones For Your Garden
Follow these instructions and learn how to make step stones. Here are basic techniques, a supply list, and even great pictures to help you make your own personalized garden stepping stones.
Make This Easy Hugs Box Craft for Any Special...
A visitor nicknamed Pathfinder gives instructions for making a fun gift, complete with a printable poem.
Make Any Collage in 4 Easy Steps
Learn how easy it is to make a collage and explore several inspirational collage projects you can create yourself.
Artist - Painter Costume
Find out how to make this simple yet creative Halloween costume. Follow these directions and you can dress up as an artist or painter.
Celebrate Special Days With These Calendars
Use this holiday calendar to find creative ideas to help you celebrate many usual and unusual holidays for every month of the year.
Make Your Own Coloring Book with These Free,...
Figure out the easiest way to print out coloring book pages. Page 2.
How to Make a Scarecrow Costume
Dress up as a screcrow for your next Halloween or harvest party!
Printable Coupons Make a Special Gift for Loved...
Follow these instructions and use these printable templates to create fun coupon books you can give to everyone you know.
How to Make Cardboard Tombstones
Cardboard is a simple and cheap material to use to make tombstones.
Pine Cone Crafts
If you are looking for crafts made using pine cones, check out this collection of online tutorials.
How to Make Garden Stepping Stones in 9 Simple...
Follow these step-by-step directions and learn how to make your own garden stepping stones.
Christmas Baby Mistletoe and Holly Craft
Angeliina Lawson created this Christmas decoration or tree ornament for her 10-month-old son David's 1st Christmas present for his relatives; and, she was nice enough to share the directions so you can make one too.
Sun Bonnet/Straw Hat
Print out and color or decorate this sun bonnet or straw hat for your paper doll. Page 4.
Corny Candy Folks Garland Craft
This is a fun kids' Halloween Craft that everyone in the family can join in with. Have each member of the family create a Corny Candy Folk and make one for each of your pets. Then create the Corny Candy Folks Garland. Hang it on your wall for all to see!
Cartoon Character Costumes for Two People
Browse through this collection of costume ideas for couples that are all related to cartoons.
For the Cure: M&Ms Think Pink Too Decorated...
Check out this photo of a pumpkin decorated to look like a pink M&M, submitted by Kellie Walenciak. Page 31.
Printable Box Template
Here is a box for you to print and assemble! Makes a great gift box or even a block for kids.
Fun Crafts Toddlers and Preschoolers Will Love
If you are looking for craft projects that work well for toddlers and preschoolers, check out all of these tutorials.
Ghost Projects
You can use a variety of craft supplies and techniques to make an assortment of crafts all related to ghosts.
Make Your Own Pinata with This Step-by-Step...
These free directions will show you how to make a pinata using a paper bag.
Animal and Creature Costumes Photo Gallery
Check out all these creative animal, bug, and creature costumes for Halloween and other occasions.
Download and Print Dr. Seuss Activities
Check out this long list of worksheets and coloring pages you can print out and enjoy.
Print Your Own Envelope with This Free Template
Download and print out this free envelope template.
Bed Bug Costume
Find out how to make this simple yet creative Halloween costume. Follow these directions submitted by Jane M. and you can dress up as a bed bug.
Famous Character Costumes Photo Gallery
If you have a favorite famous character, perhaps you will find a related costume here.
Kids Will Love This Free, Printable Eye Mask...
Print out this simple mask and color or decorate it for any occassion.
Hamburger Pumpkin
Check out this photo of a pumpkin decorated to look like a hamburger, submitted by Sherry Balogh. Page 80.
Check Out These Fun Recycled Crafts
Find many free craft tutorials that will help you make crafts out of trash.
Pirate Hat Craft
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a fun and easy pirate hat.
Cindy Lou Who Costume
See a photo of a Cindy Lou Who Halloween costume made by Neva Clark. Page 14.
Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc Pumpkin Photo
Check out this photo of a pumpkin decorated to look like Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc that was submitted by Lori Soderberg. Page 33.
Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...
Print out this free template and design your own personalized greeting cards.
Famous Characters Costumes for Groups
Check out all of these great famous character costume ideas for groups of people. Check out all of these creative ideas for dressing up as your favorite movie stars, T.V. actors, cartoon characters, and more. Most of these costume ideas can be used by anywhere from 1 to 10+ people!
How to Plan a Dr. Seuss-Themed Baby Shower
Find some fun baby shower games. Some are related to Dr. Seuss and some aren't!
Paper Mache Pictures
Check out all of these pictures of amazing paper mache crafts and submit your own photos.
Mirror Chalkboard Craft
Follow these instructions and you can easily transform an old mirror, or even an old picture frame, into a functional chalkboard.
Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint with This Easy...
Follow this recipe and learn how to make your own chalkboard paint.
Rain Hat
Print out and color or decorate this rain hat for your paper doll. Page 5.
Halloween Pumpkin Ideas
Browse through pictures of wonderful decorated pumpkins and carved jack-o-lanterns.
What is Paper Mache Pulp?
Definition of the crafting term 'Paper Mache Pulp' - a thick mixture used for adding details and dimension to paper mache project...
Save Time and Money with These Creative...
If you are planning a birthday party, make this idea page your first stop.
Craft Idea: Turn CDs into Cute Animals
Find out how to make a variety of animals, bugs, and even birds using unwanted CDs and some basic craft supplies.
Garbage Bag Spider Craft
Instructions for making a large spider using a garbage bag and a few other supplies.
Fleece Hat Pattern
This easy fleece hat can be made by kids or they make great gifts for your favorite kids.
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