Halloween mixes the scary with the fun and entertaining. Decorating for the holiday can become an elaborate task, but by creating your own decorations, you and your children can have fun together. Take this quiz to see how much you know about DIY decorating for Halloween.
Let's face it: Halloween is a highly commercialized holiday. Make your own decorations to spend less than you would have to at the store.
Tear the gauze and pair it with drawn or constructed spiders for the perfect Halloween effect.
In many areas, Halloween is a holiday with poor weather. Laminating your spiders will help prevent them from being washed down the water spout.
A tissue-sized ghost won't be very scary on its own, but a cluster of them can have an intensified effect.
The glow-in-the-dark paint can be useful for painting eyes and perhaps a mouth on your outdoor ghost.
By stringing lights around them and placing them along a walkway, brooms can be as ghoulishly useful as they are witchingly stylish.
Roll a cardboard rectangle and staple the overlapping edges for the perfect witch hat. Black is the obvious color choice.
Hollow out a gourd or pumpkin as the perfect Halloween storage bowl.
Pumpkins and gourds come in a wide range of colors that can easily catch the eye next to a regular orange jack-o'-lantern. Gourds can be found in a wide range of bright colors, and there are also lighter yellow pumpkins available.
By putting all sorts of strange items, such as these, into mason jars full of colored water (use food coloring) you can create a great mad scientist "specimen jar" effect.