Crafting isn't just for small children; teens enjoy creating things as well. Halloween is the perfect time for teens to get into some art projects and celebrate the season. Halloween crafts are great for a party, church get-together, or just for a way to liven up a boring afternoon.
Make an easy ghost necklace by opening up bobby pins to create a wide "V" shape for your ghost. Pull some black string or thread through the bottom of the "V," which needs to be long enough to go around your neck. Lay the bobby pin on a flat surface such as a paper plate lined with waxed paper. Squeeze white school glue into the "V" opening of the hairpin, being careful not to use too much glue but filling the opening completely. Cut eyes and a mouth of out of black construction paper and set them on to the ghost to make a face. Allow the necklace to dry overnight and peel it away from the waxed paper, and discard the hairpin. Tie the necklace around your neck.
Use a terra cotta plant pot to make a cute jack-o-lantern. With orange acrylic paint, paint the entire pot and let it dry. Use yellow paint to make a jack-o-lantern face including eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Once the face is dry, trace a line around the eyes, nose and mouth using a permanent black marker. Use the jack-o-lantern pot to store candy indoors, or put a plant in it and put it outside to greet guests.
Spooky Finger Pen
Turn a writing instrument into a creepy Halloween finger using white modeling compound. Remove the cap from a ballpoint pen, and cover the entire pen with white modeling clay. Make sure the tip of the pen is left uncovered so you can still write with the pen. Make the clay look like a finger, using a toothpick to draw on wrinkles. Glue a fake fingernail over the tip of the pen and paint it a Halloween color. Once the clay is dry and hard, you can write with your creepy pen.
Get creative making a Halloween T-shirt. Purchase plain white T-shirts, fabric paint, Halloween sponges, ribbons, lace, buttons, crystals or any other embellishments you'd like to put on a shirt. Don't forget to place a piece of cardboard inside the shirt while you are painting, so the paint won't soak through to the other side. Use letter sponges to write funny Halloween sayings on your shirt, and use Halloween shaped sponges to make designs. A hot glue gun can be used to glue on Halloween colored ribbons, beads or rhinestones to liven up your shirt.
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