Crafty Halloween Activities for KidsPosted by Sarah W on October 16, 2012
Looking for something to keep your little one’s hands busy while you’re prepping for Halloween? If you’ve had your fill of candy, pumpkins, and costumes, think outside the box with these hands-on activities to spice up the spooky holiday season.
Turn your little ghoul or goblin into a chef this Halloween with help from the Young Chefs Academy in Stone Oak. They’ve got a series of workshops to keep kids busy and give parents a night out this month. Children 11 and up can learn the ins and outs of royal icing and decorate Halloween Cookies on Friday, October 26 from 6 pm – 8:30 pm. Discover the tricks to a more elaborate decorating experience at a two- part workshop, and build a 3D Haunted Halloween House on Friday, October 19 and 26 from 6pm – 9:30pm. Or create a Haunted Cookie House as a family on Saturday, October 27 from 5pm – 8pm. Space is limited, so be sure to call (210) 402 – 0023 in advance to reserve a seat. Prices for the Halloween workshops range from $25 – $105.
Celebrate the Halloween season with free crafts at Bass Pro Shops on Saturday, October 20 and 27, and Sunday, October 21 and 28 from 1 pm – 4pm. Start with a free photo with Charlie Brown and the gang, get colorful with a Peanuts themed coloring page, and then get hands-on with a free craft. Make a portable popsicle stick Jack-O-Lantern on Saturday, and play pretend after coloring a wooden mask on Sunday. There’s tons of free Halloween fun happening this October at Bass Pro Shops, 17907 IH-10 West.
Each Saturday, enjoy making a different craft for free at the Lakeshore Learning Store from 11 am – 3 pm. Make a spectacular dancing spider or a fun trick-or-treat scarecrow mask the last two Saturdays in October. You’ll be ready for Halloween with these frighteningly fun crafts on your side.
For more fun and festive crafts to do at home with your kids, check out:
Country Living’s comprehensive kid-friendly list of the Best Halloween Crafts Ever
Martha Stewart’s ideas for Kids’ Halloween Crafts (these range in difficulty, so there’s something for everyone)
The Kaboose guide to Halloween Crafts
And find even more ideas for Halloween fun with Spoonful’s Halloween Crafts
Find a new favorite holiday craft, maybe start a new family tradition. What is your child’s favorite thing to make for the Halloween season?