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Halloween

Explore 256 recipes, 431 projects, 124 articles, 88 galleries, 402 videos, and more

Pirate Costume Accessories

Steps:11
Materials
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Foil Spray glue
  • Utility knife
  • Bone folder
  • Shoe polish
  • Buckle template
  • Hook template
  • Large plastic cup
  • Black construction paper (22-inch-by-28-inch sheet)
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Black masking tape
  • Black string or twine
  • 2 pieces distressed faux leather, vinyl, or oil cloth measuring 10 inches by 34 inches
  • Can
  • Fabric marker
  • Pirate pouch template
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Rib Cage T-Shirt

Steps:6
A few strategic cuts transform a simple white T-shirt into a skeleton-inspired Halloween costume. Complete the look with spook-tacular Exposed-Bone Jeans.
Materials
  • Front rib cage template
  • Back ribcage template
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Tape
  • White T-shirt
  • Cutting mat
  • Repositionable adhesive spray
  • Small (18 mm) rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Black T-shirt
  • Scissors or craft knife
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Coffin Treat Box

Steps:6
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Surprise your guests with an inventive coffin treat box, a wonderfully ghoulish party favor everyone will want to take home.
Materials
  • Coffin box top template
  • Coffin box bottom template
  • Decorative paper
  • Black cardstock
  • Large glue stick
  • Printer
  • Plain printer paper
  • Stapler
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Paper clips
  • Candy
  • Halloween stickers
  • Rough twine, at hardware or craft stores
  • Full-sheet double-sided adhesive (optional)
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Reflective Trick-or-Treat Bags

Steps:3
Keep kids safe this Halloween by adorning their trick-or-treat bags with creative shapes made of reflective tape.
Materials
  • Circle craft punch
  • Reflective tape
  • Black Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Face templates (Bat, Cat one or two, Jack-o'-Lantern)
  • Pencil
  • Trick-or-treat bag
  • Safety light sticks (optional)
  • String (optional)
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Bird Marionette

Steps:6
Welcome trick-or-treaters with a darkly delightful -- and wonderfully simple to make -- bird marionette craft from puppeteer Basil Twist.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Store-bought artificial black bird or crow
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Scraps of woven black fabric
  • Three screw eyes
  • Bamboo pole
  • Roll of monofilament
  • Long needle, such as an upholstery or doll needle
  • Small black button or snap
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Glittered Skulls, Bones, and Bugs

Steps:4
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Pumpkin Lollipop Holder

Steps:2
Silhouetted in an open door, a pumpkin spiked with orange- and chocolate-flavored lollipops resembles a folk-art Sputnik. A paper bat hovers over the mysterious pod, inviting passersby to enjoy the mischievous illusion -- the pumpkin is carved from synthetic foam -- before helping themselves to a treat.
Materials
  • Foam pumpkin
  • Masking tape
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Glow-in-the-Dark Funkins

Steps:3
This glow-in-the-dark craft is a perfect way to decorate your house, porch, and windows with glowing pumpkins for Halloween.
Materials
  • Funkin (foam pumpkin)
  • 2-inch-wide vinyl tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • Box (large enough to fit funkin)
  • Mask
  • Glow-in-the-dark powder
  • Cookie sheet
  • Krylon
  • Fluorescent black light
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