25 Oct DIY Decorations For Halloween
Did you know that Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival, Samhain?
Whilst the festival was held on November 1st, it was believed that on this day, the souls of the dead returned to their homes, so people dressed in costumes to ward off the spirits on October 31st.
With the spooky day fast approaching we’re here to help you decorate your homes and classrooms with some DIY decorations for Halloween.
Vampire Bat Leaves
Let the bats swarm your room. It’s completely safe, they’re fake after all.
From the title you may have already guessed some of the tools you’ll need but just in case there’s any confusion you’ll need the following:
- Black Spray Paint
- White Marker (for the eyes, your bats need to see!)
Take your children and pupils on an adventure in the garden or woods with this craft to find the perfect leaves for your vampire bats.
No pumpkin picking in the rain is needed for this one. You can make your pumpkin garland within the comfort of your own room.
For you’re garland you’ll need the following:
- Orange Balloons (for your new and improved pumpkins)
- Black Marker
Hang your pumpkins high! And what’s great is that there’s less mess and less fuss than using real pumpkins.
You can have your very own Casper. Not all ghosts have to be scary, create your friendly ghosts with just 4 tools:
Who knew creating a friendly ghost was so easy! And this is a great craft to help recycle any of those unwanted plastic water bottles you have lying around.
Spooky Character Cups
You might not want to drink from these cups…
Rather than drinking pumpkin punch from these cups, you can create spooky characters and make them glow.
You’ll just need the following:
- Plastic Cups (green, orange, or white ones will work best)
- Black Marker
- LED Candles (to place under your cups)
Create your ghosts, Frankenstein’s, pumpkins and Illuminate your rooms for Halloween.
Don’t panic… these doors are still safe to enter.
You may scare a parent or the postman in the process but it’s all worth it, especially when you only need 1 piece of equipment to create your monster doors.
All you need is the following:
It’s that easy, you’ll want to decorate your doors for every occasion after this.
If you’re able to create any of the DIY crafts we’ve shared with you, please post a picture to Instagram/Facebook/Twitter and tag us @ForwardTeaching or @ForwardTeachin.
We’d love to see your creations.