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Halloween might be a little different this year. There will be no apple bobbing, no trick or treating, no fright nights and definitely no big Halloween parties! Luckily, it isn’t all doom and gloom as you can still celebrate the spooky season with some Halloween art projects. Crafty Products has compiled a variety of Halloween craft ideas for every capability level, ranging from simple Halloween crafts to Halloween crafts for adults.

In this article, we will show you three different Halloween arts and crafts projects, designed to keep you busy and entertained whilst you are stuck at home! Not only is this fun, but it is a cost-effective way of decorating your home. Why not have a scary movie sleepover with friends and family within your bubble?

Spider Web Hanging Decoration

Difficulty Level: Easy

If you’re looking for easy Halloween craft projects for kids, then the hanging spider web is a great choice! This spooky Halloween decoration is great for hanging in the window, from the ceiling or over a door handle. You can even make several of these and drape them over the doorway to create a Halloween themed entrance to your room!


spider web crafts

What you will need

  • A sheet of black paper cut into a square.
  • Gyro-cut JUNIOR crafts cutting tool. This is a child-safe craft tool that prevents damage to skin in normal use. You can buy this directly from Crafty Products, just click here.
  • A craft cutting mat to protect surfaces whilst using the Gyro-Cut! We also recommend using our Sticky Mat Adhesive to help hold the paper in place whilst cutting!
  • Craft adhesive for paper/card. 
  • Googly eyes.
  • White paper.
  • String or ribbon (for hanging the decoration up). 



Instructions

  1. Start with your square sheet of black paper. If needed, trim this down from an A4 sheet with your Gyro-Cut tool. Fold the paper diagonally and then in half again to create a four fold triangle.
  2. Use your child-friendly Gyro-Cut tool to cut three rectangle shapes going into the middle of the triangle, from either side (see the picture beside for guidance). Do not cut through the middle of the triangle!
  3. Create a spider shape using white paper, add googly eyes and attach this to your unfolded 'web' with glue. Now simply hang the decoration up with string or ribbon!



spider web halloween craft project

Toilet Roll Tube Monsters

Difficulty Level: Easy - Medium

The toilet roll tube Halloween crafts for kids is one to really let their imagination run wild! There are 3 ideas to choose from, including a Mummy, a Pumpkin, and a Vampire. This is great fun and also a really smart idea to encourage recycling. 


toilet roll craft ideas

What you will need

  • Empty toilet roll tubes.
  • White, green, orange, red and black paper or card (tissue paper can also be used to decorate).
  • A sheet of kitchen roll or toilet paper. 
  • A pack of googly eyes.
  • Craft adhesive.
  • Gyro-Cut Junior tool (for children) or the Gyro-Cut Pro tool (for adults).
  • A self-healing cutting mat to protect surfaces when using the Gyro-Cut 
  • Black marker pen or felt tip.



Instructions: The Mummy

The mummy is the easiest Halloween craft project for kids, as it requires very little patience or skill.

  1. Start by using your Gyro-Cut tool to cut a large square of black paper. This will be used to wrap around the toilet roll tube, so make sure that it is the same length as the toilet roll tube. Use a suitable craft glue to stick the black paper to the tube.
  2. Now that your tube is wrapped in the black paper, use your Gyro-Cut tool to cut thin strips of toilet paper or kitchen roll to wrap around the tube to look like bandages. Once you have cut these out, stick them around the roll so that it looks similar to the image below.
  3. Finally, finish off your mummy with a pair of googly eyes stuck on with craft adhesive! 






mummy halloween crafts


Instructions: The Pumpkin

The pumpkin is a little more delicate than the mummy as it requires some trickier cutting skills. Make sure you practice using the Gyro-Cut tool so that you know how to use it when cutting the shapes required.

  1. Start by using your Gyro-Cut tool to cut the orange paper to wrap around the toilet roll tube. Make sure that it is the same length as the toilet roll tube. Use craft adhesive to stick the paper to the tube.
  2. Use your Gyro-Cut tool to cut 3 thin leaf shapes from the green paper. Attach these to the inside of the roll with craft adhesive, to form the top of the pumpkin.
  3. Take your black paper and use your Gyro-Cut tool to cut out facial features! You can be as wacky as you like. Make sure you cut these pieces out on the cutting mat, to avoid damaging your work surface. Stick these to the roll with a tacky glue.






pumpkin halloween crafts


Instructions: The Vampire

This is the hardest of the designs, as it requires a little more patience and attention to detail. Nonetheless, it is still an easy DIY Halloween crafts to do with the kids!

  1. Start by cutting out the hairline from a sheet of black paper, using your Gyro-Cut tool. Once this is done,  glue in place with craft adhesive.
  2. Cut out one large red triangle with your Gyro-Cut tool. You then want to cut out a smaller black triangle. Glue the black triangle to the red triangle to make the 'cape', then stick this to the back of the tube.
  3. Using the red paper and your skin-friendly Gyro-Cut tool, cut a bow tie shape from the paper. Stick this at the bottom end of the toilet roll tube.
  4. Use a black pen to draw a mouth and cut two small white triangles as fangs, gluing these onto the roll. 
  5. Finish off the vampire with a pair of googly eyes! 






vampire halloween crafts

Haunted House Tealight Lantern

Difficulty Level: Medium to Hard

The haunted house lanterns look incredible on your windowsills, around the home and on your doorstep in the dark! This is a great Halloween craft project for adults, as it is a little too difficult for the younger ones. Our haunted house lanterns require some fiddly cutting skills, so you need to have a bit of patience with this one. Making your cutting mat sticky with our Sticky Mat Adhesive product helps enormously as the paper will not move or ruck up whilst cutting!


halloween tealight

What you will need

  • A flameless tealight (Paper and flames do not mix well, the picture beside uses a flame for display purposes only).
  • A sheet of A4 black card or our template.
  • Gyro-cut pro craft cutting knife.
  • Crafts glue.
  • Pencil (to draw outlines).
  • Clear tape.





Instructions

  1. Find our printable template underneath these instructions, or take inspiration from this and cut these shapes directly from your sheet of paper. 
  2. Whichever you decide, fold the paper into four equal parts (to form a cube like shape) or if you are using the printed version, fold along the white lines.
  3. Cut out the shapes (white areas) using one of our Gyro-Cut JUNIOR or PRO tools.
  4. Once you have cut out the shapes, seal the ends with clear tape. Simply pop this over the top of an electric tea light and you’re ready to go! Do not use with a naked flame!!




gyro cut halloween crafts
halloween lantern template



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