- Use the items you have around the house to make Halloween extra spooky this year
- Spiders, monsters and pumpkins are easily made with glue, paper and buttons
- Paper towel tubes transform into scary monsters or a Halloween gourd garland
2. Create faces by adding buttons.
3. Glue straws topped with pom-poms to create the monsters' antennae.
4. Decorate with stickers, feathers, golf tees, rickrack, and construction paper. Make it easy by pre-cutting construction paper eyes, mustaches and mouths, and let your tot glue them herself!
2. Glue two pom-poms to each plastic spider, and attach them to the web.
3. Add a string to the hoop and hang.
2. Cut 16 strips of crepe paper, each 20 inches long.
3. Sandwich an 18-inch piece of floral wire in between two strips of crepe paper, and glue together. Cut eight circles out of the remaining crepe paper.
4. Glue each crepe circle to an end of each strip to make "legs." Next, glue each leg to the spider body.
5. Cut two large circles out of white card stock, then two smaller circles out of orange card stock. Glue white and orange circles together, then add a black button to each "eye."
6. Attach eyes to spider, add a cord, and hang. For tiny crafters under the age of 3, replace buttons with black pom-poms to create eyes and avoid potential choking hazards.
2. Fold a 3-inch strip of paper into a 3-D rectangle to create the chimney. Cut a slit in the center of two opposite chimney sides, then attach to the peak of the roof.
3. Cut small rectangles out of black paper to make the door and windows. Add smaller yellow rectangles to each window, then add desired colorful accents to the windows and door.
4. Cut ghost shapes out of white paper, and attach to a pipe cleaner. Place the pipe cleaner in the chimney.
2. Cut two identical scalloped wings and two small triangles, or "bat ears," out of black paper.
3. Cover the edge of the wings and triangles with glue, then sprinkle with purple glitter.
4. Glue two buttons to the front for eyes, wings to the back of the jar, and ears to front of the lid.
2. Glue on two buttons to create eyes.
3. Fill can with gummy worms.
2. Paint the can with a thin layer of Mod Podge, and cover the outside of the can with the paper rectangle.
3. Cut spooky shapes out of black construction paper and glue to front of can, then finish with a coat of Mod Podge.
2. Cut pipe cleaners in half, and fold each. Push ends in one hole, leaving a loop at the top.
3. Once through the second hole, bend open to secure. You'll have a 1-inch looped "stem."
4. Cut a leaf out of green paper; glue to the top of each pumpkin.
5. String rickrack through the pumpkin "stems" and hang.
2. Cut a semicircle out of a piece of 8 by 10-inch black paper, form into a cone, and secure with glue. (It should be 3 to 4 inches in diameter.)
3. Place the cone in the center of the larger circle and trace. Then cut "tabs" in traced circle.
4. Glue cone over traced circle, and bend "tabs" inward. Decorate with colored paper. Attach a 12-inch piece of ribbon to each side.
2. Draw a spooky face with black paint or black marker.
3. Add a safe LED light to create the spooky glow.