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Homemade Halloween Decorations


There are tons of easy homemade Halloween decorations that are extremely inexpensive to make. Making homemade Halloween decorations is also a fun activity to do with your children.

1. Spider Webs

Spider webs are a favorite homemade Halloween decoration at our house. To make spider webs, use leftover cotton balls and stretch them apart until they are stringy and fine. Then tape or tack the spider webs wherever you wish.

2. Spiders

Four black pipe cleaners wrapped together in the center and bent at the ends make perfect spiders for your spider webs. Each year we unwrap the spider legs so the kids can make new spiders each Halloween for more fun!

3. Scarecrow

The only items you will need to make a scarecrow are a pair of men's clothing and some stuffing. Stuff a pair of Jeans and a flannel shirt with leaves that you rake up in your yard or crumpled up newspaper. A potato sack makes a great scarecrow head.

4. Large Pumpkins

Stuff a few giant orange trash bags with leaves and you'll have large pumpkins to decorate for Halloween. You can use a black marker or black paint if you want to draw a face on your huge pumpkins and turn them into Jack-o-lanterns.

5. Ghost

Ghosts are one of the easiest homemade Halloween decorations. Place a punch bowl upside down on the top of a broom. Cover with a white sheet and add a face to the ghost. You can stick the broom in the ground outside or lean it against a wall.

6. Critters

If you would like a lot of critters around your home, then it is certainly easy to get some on the cheap. All you will need are cardboard, black construction paper, scissors, and glue. It should be fairly straightforward to cut out shapes of bats, spiders, or cats out of the cardboard. Then cut the construction paper to match and glue them together. You can hang these cardboard cutouts wherever you think it is most appropriate.

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