Allergic Living’s Halloween Crafts & Costumes Guide

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Published: October 13, 2020

For Halloween, let’s get out the craft materials and get little hands busy! For crafts, Allergic Living brings you easy instructions for 3D pumpkins, teal spiders, mummy jars and sweetly spooky bats.

Looking for costume inspiration for your kiddo? Read on to learn how create an amazing Teal Witch hat and broom – or a Teal Wizard and wand.

Allergic Living wishes everyone a happy and inventive Halloween!

3D Paper Pumpkins

Supplies

  • 3 sheets orange or teal construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • 24-inch piece of string, folded in half
  • Tape or glue stick
  • 1 sheet black construction paper
  • 1 sheet green construction paper
  • Pencil

Instructions

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  1. Cut 20 1-inch-wide strips from orange or teal construction paper, lengthwise.
  2. Using the hole punch, punch a hole on both ends of each strip of construction paper.Image #1
  3. Stack your strips together, lining up the holes. Take the folded piece of string and thread it through holes at one end of the stacked paper strips. Tape in place.
  4. Thread the string through the holes at the other end of the stack of strips. Pull tight to create a U-shape with the paper. Tape string in place. (See image 1)
  5. Gently spread open the strips around the string to create a full 3D pumpkin shape.
  6. Cut out eyes, nose and mouth out of black construction paper. Secure these to your pumpkin with glue stick or tape.
  7. Cut a thin strip of green construction paper, roll it around a pencil twice and tape it to the top of your pumpkin as a stem.

Light-Up Mummy Mason Jars

Supplies:

  • 3 clean Mason jars (any size)
  • 1-inch gauze bandage tape
  • Glue or tape
  • Large googly eyes
  • Flameless votive candles

Instructions:

  1. Remove lid from Mason jar.
  2. Wrap gauze bandage tape around a Mason jar, leaving small gaps throughout (to help the candle shine through). Tape loose ends to jar.
  3. Glue or tape on googly eyes to the top of the jar.
  4. Turn on flameless votive candle and place inside jar. Find a safe place to display jars on a counter, a bookcase or in a window for spooky good time.

Felt Jack-o-Lanterns

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Supplies

  • 1 sheet of orange felt
  • 1 sheet of green felt
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • 1-2 sheets of black felt

Method

  1. Draw a pumpkin shape on the piece of orange felt and cut it out.
  2. Draw a stem shape on the green felt and cut it out.
  3. Apply a small dab of craft glue to bottom side of stem and attach to top of pumpkin. Set aside to dry for about 5 minutes.
  4. Cut various eye, nose and mouth shapes out of black felt.
  5. Have fun mixing and matching shapes to create a felt jack-o-lantern of your own – without any of the mess.

Black and Teal Spiders

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Supplies

  • Toothpicks
  • Empty tissue box
  • Large foam balls
  • Black and teal non-toxic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Black pipe cleaners

Method

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Photo: Airryn Dupuis
  1. With a parent’s help, punch 4 toothpicks through top of the empty tissue box on all 4 corners, and place 1 Styrofoam ball on each toothpick.
  2. Alternating colors, paint each styrofoam ball either teal or black. Set aside until styrofoam balls are dry. These will be the bodies of your spiders.
  3. When balls are dry, apply a small dab of craft glue to the googly eyes and attach eyes to front of the painted ball.
  4. Bend 4 pipe cleaners in half and cut on the fold. These will be your spider’s legs.
  5. Poke 4 of the cut pipe cleaners into one side of the styrofoam ball and repeat on the other side with 4 more. Bend your spider’s legs however you wish to give them a creepy-crawly look.

Hanging Bats

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Photo: Airryn Dupuis

Supplies

Method

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Photo: Airryn Dupuis
  1. Print off a copy of the template (download here), and fold it in half. Then cut out the bat outline.
  2. Fold piece of black craft foam and place the bat template on top. Using a white crayon, trace around the template.
  3. With the craft foam still folded in half, cut along bat outline using safety scissors.
  4. Open up bat. Attach googly eyes to its head with a small dab of craft glue.
  5. Using a hole punch, create a hole at the bottom of the bat’s body for hanging. Slide 6-12 inches of fishing line or string through the hole and knot it.
  6. Hang your finished bats from low tree limbs or around the house as spooky decor.

Teal Witch / Wizard Hat

Photo: Airryn Dupuis

Supplies

  • Basic black witch / wizard style hat (party supply store / dollar store)
  • Teal tulle
  • Sparkly black tulle
  • Scissors

Method

  1. Cut a long strip of teal and glittery black tulle.
  2. Wrap pieces of tulle around the base of the hat, and tie into a bow.

Wizard’s Wand

Photo: Airryn Dupuis

Wand Supplies

  • Piece of dowel
  • Black duct tape
  • Teal duct tape

Wand Method

  1. Cut black and teal duct tape into ¼-inch wide strips.
  2. Start with the black duct tape and wrap your piece of dowel with the tape in a spiral design, leaving room between each row for the teal duct tape.
  3. Repeat step 2 with teal duct tape until you get to the bottom of the dowel.
  4. Cover ends of dowel with a small piece of black duct tape.

Witch’s Broom

Photo: Airryn Dupuis

Broom Supplies

  • Longer piece of dowel
  • Black duct tape
  • Teal duct tape
  • 1/2 yard black tulle
  • 1/2 yard teal tulle
  • Black ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

Broom Method

Photo: Airryn Dupuis
  1. Cut black and teal duct tape into ¼-inch wide strips.
  2. Start with the black duct tape and wrap your piece of dowel with the tape in a spiral design, leaving room between each row for the teal duct tape.
  3. Repeat step 2 with teal duct tape until you get to the bottom of the dowel.
  4. Cover ends of dowel with a small piece of black duct tape.
  5. Cut black and teal tulle into 1/2-inch wide by 12-inch long strips. You’ll need 10 strips of each color.
  6. Fold a piece of tulle in half and tie a piece of black ribbon around the top leaving about 1 inch of folded tulle above the knot. Tie ribbon into a bow.
  7. Repeat step 6 until all pieces of black and teal tulle are tied with black ribbon.
  8. Apply a small dab of craft glue to back side of knotted tulle and attach to end of tapped dowel.
  9. Repeat step 8, circling around the bottom end of dowel, until all pieces of tied tulle are attached.

Extra Magic

You can also roll your wand or broom handle in craft glue then roll the handle in a tray of glitter, then leave to dry. Or you can add a piece of gold- or silver-colored ribbon around your wand for a bit of extra magic.

No-Sew Cape with Hood

Every wizard or witch needs an easy no-sew hooded cape!

Supplies

  • Black or teal fabric
  • Scissors

Method
See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3TDlp_E1Us

Allergy-Friendly Halloween Resources:
Mom’s Ultimate Harry Potter-themed Halloween Party
Food-Free Halloween Party Ideas
Year the Great Pumpkin Blew It