Are you getting into the Halloween Spirit? At the first site of Halloween costumes (um, I think it may have been in August), my older daughter was overwhelmed with excitement to pull our decorations out of storage. I made her wait until September, which also seemed ridiculously early but at least it wasn’t August! We’ve already tackled at least five Halloween-related projects, so I have plenty to share with you in the next few weeks. If you’re looking for process-based Halloween projects, definitely check back soon!
One of the things I dug out is a glittery, black Halloween tree. We had orange, black, and green paper on the table from a collage project, and N decided it would be fun to make ornaments for the tree. Ha! I never would have thought of this, and adore how inventive children can be. Two of my favorite things about this project: it’s low-cost (assuming you already have the tree) and it’s a great way for little ones to work on cutting, stapling, and decision-making.
- Construction paper: orange, black, green, purple (or Halloween colors of your choice)
- Paper clips or Christmas ornament hooks
- Halloween Tree. It’s not the same as mine, but I found this low-cost Halloween Copper Glitter Bare Branch Tree at Amazon that may be worth checking out.
N had a plan to cut shapes out of the paper, staple small pieces on top of them, and color some of them with markers. I loved it! When her ornaments were ready, she told me where to poke the holes and then I strung them with partially opened paper clips. Do you know this trick? Someone recently told me how you can use paperclips as ornament hangers in a pinch, and I had no idea that this random bit of knowledge would come in handy so soon!
Fantastic! Love it when kids come up with their own ideas.
Thanks, Catherine. I love that too! It’s so meaningful to them, and the feeling of pride is super high!
I love this tree. Awwwww, I love arts & crafts projects at home. Looks like you all had some great creative family fun. Thanks for sharing! Happy Almost Halloween!
Happy Halloween to you too, Monica!
Tell your little one she has done a great job!
The tree is so pretty!
We have been in Halloween Spirit for a couple of weeks now and at the moment we are doing preps for a little Halloween Party this weekend. My daughter has invited some of her classmates to the party. It is so lovely to see how enthusiastic she is about organizing everything!
Thank you, Mermaid, I’ll let her know! Aren’t those Halloween stores so much fun?! When children are motivated, it’s amazing to see what they’re capable of! Have a wonderful party.
I love it 🙂
We love Halloween too and we started decorating in September… near the end of the month. We just couldn’t help ourselves. It’s so much fun to decorate!
I look forward to seeing your upcoming halloween projects 🙂
I agree, Heather, and the excitement builds as we walk around the neighborhood and spot all the ghosts, spiderwebs, etc. that pop up over night.
Love the decorations fully executed by a toddler. I think they look awesome. It’s nice that you have such a great display for them.
Thanks, Natalie! I’m all for supporting my child’s big ideas 😉
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