Spooktacular Halloween arts and crafts

With Halloween only two days away, there is still time to make some spooky decorations following our super easy art and craft guide

Paper Plate Spider

You will need:
  • A paper plate,
  • 8 pipe cleaners
  • Acrylic paint,
  • PVA glue,
  • Sellotape,
  • Googly eyes.
  1. Paint your paper plate with whatever colour acrylic paint you like. We went for black
  2. Once the paint is dry, use some PVA glue to stick lots of googly eyes onto the plate
  3. Bend pipe cleaners in half to create the spider’s legs. You can trim them if they are a bit long.
  4. Use Sellotape to stick the pipe cleaners to the back of the paper plate to make 8 spidery legs.
  5. Why not attach a bit of string to the back of the plate and hang your finished spider up!

Paper Plate Bat

You will need:
  • A paper plate,
  • Black card,
  • White paper,
  • Googly eyes,
  • Sellotape,
  • Acrylic paint.
  1. Paint your plate with black acrylic paint
  2. Cut your bat’s face out of black card, give him some ears too (an adult might have to do this bit as it is fiddly, and scissors are sharp!)
  3. Using PVA glue, stick two googly eyes onto the bat and then cut two fangs out of white paper and stick on also.
  4. Once the plate is dry, cut out either end to make a pair of wings. Stick the wings to the back of the bat’s body face using Sellotape.
  5. Why not attach a piece of string so you can hang your bat up!

Paper Plate Ghost

You will need:
  • A paper plate,
  • Felt tip pens,
  • White paper,
  • Toilet roll,
  • Sellotape.
  1. Draw your ghost’s face onto the paper plate using felt tip, colour in his eyes and mouth. Make him as spooky as you like
  2. Cut arms out of a sheet of white paper and stick to the side of the plate using Sellotape (an adult may have to do this bit because it’s a bit fiddly and uses scissors)
  3. Tear or cut toilet roll into long strips to create the ghost’s body. Stick to the back of the plate using Sellotape
  4. Why not attach a piece of string to the back so you can hang your ghost up!
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Black Cats

You will need:
  • A sheet of black card,
  • Googly eyes,
  • PVA glue,
  • A pencil.
  1. Use a pencil to draw around your hand onto a piece of black card
  2. Cut out the hand shape using a pair of scissors (an adult may have to do this bit as it is fiddly, and scissors are sharp!)
  3. Cut out your cat’s head from the black card as well.
  4. Using PVA, stick two googly eyes onto your cat’s head. Then stick the head to the handprint with the thumb facing up (the tail) and the rest of the fingers pointing down (the legs).
  5. Then you can decorate the cat however you want, perhaps draw on its face with gel pens, or paint a pattern on it, get creative!
If you had fun creating these deathly decorations, why not share them with us, we would love to see!      

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