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Mandarins decorated as cute Halloween ghosts are a great halloween craft idea for kids

Halloween craft ideas that don’t involve pumpkin carving

It seems that each year, Halloween is getting bigger and bigger in Australia. Decorations seem to be everywhere and shops are full to the brim with spooky decorations that the kids go crazy for. While it may take us a few more years to really covert to the idea that Halloween is becoming a big holiday – we still like to get involved with some fun craft and baking.

If the kids have been spotting things in the shop and asking “patiently” to do something for halloween, then we have the perfect halloween craft ideas for you.

Plus, these halloween craft ideas are sans carving which means no mess – Win! From decorating cookies, to making homemade felt stuffed toys there’s a craft idea for every age.

Halloween cookie decorating

Take a simple shortbread cookie recipe and make up three colours of basic, royal icing (orange, black and green). Then, either using a spoon or piping equiptment, decorate your cookies into halloween inspired ghosts, pumpkins or black cats!

When you don't want to carve a pumpkin, why not try decorating cookies


Ghost pumpkin decorating

This idea is the perfect alternative to pumpkin carving. You can still get creative with drawing fun spooky faces without the mess. Use coloured markers on citrus fruits (oranges, mandarins) or if you desire, you can still try this idea with a pumpkin.

Mandarins decorated as cute Halloween ghosts are a great halloween craft idea for kids


Halloween drawings to be used as decorations or as a hanging mobile

Get the kids to draw halloween themed designs on cardboard. Then, carefully cut them out to use as mobiles, or punch a hole in them and tie them to string as a decoration on glass jars filled with your halloween cookies.

If you are looking for halloween craft ideas that don't involve carving, this stencil drawing activity is a great one for kids


Halloween felt craft

Buy green and orange felt to make mini felt pumpkins this halloween. The kids can make a few for their friends or you can use them as decoration on lolly bags for trick or treaters!

Halloween felt toys are a great decoration for trick of treaters lolly bags

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