Each year around this time when the leaves start to change and I start to feel that crisp little bite in the air on a morning run, I get all tingly with excitement. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fresh air and sticking my toes in the warm sand as much as the next person, but there is something special about cuddling with a snuggly old blanket, sipping on a warm drink, and working on a new craft at the kitchen table.
Many of my favorite crafts are made of things that I already have lying around the house. Here are five projects you can do with your kids that are cheap, eco-friendly, and fun! Click through the images to find instructions.
1. Make a Mouse Motel
Use a pumpkin to make a little decorative “motel” for rubber mice or any other toy that your kids want to put inside.
2. Make Jar-O-Lanterns
Use that old pickle jar to make a nice little lantern to sit on the kitchen table. Just paint the inside of the jar and use a permanent marker on the outside to draw pumpkin faces.
3. Make Shrunken Apple Heads
Have a few bruised-up apples? Turn them into a project!
4. Make Creepy Twizzler Trees with Candy Corn Fences
Your kids will love the Halloween version of a gingerbread house.
5. Make a Toilet Roll Mummy
Collect empty rolls and make a fun mummy decoration.
6. Make a Bat
Use a black egg carton or spray paint another color to make little bats to hang around the house.
7. Carve Creative Pumpkins
Carrot noses aren’t only for snowmen! Use a carrot in your pumpkin to give it a little more personality.
About the Author
Stacie Grissom is a writer for ReadingGlassesShopper.com’s Eye Health Guide where she writes about everything from preparing for an eye exam to reading sunglasses. In her free time, Stacie loves to run, blog about DIY projects, and frequent thrift stores.