Family Night: Homemade Halloween Decorations

Every October we spend an evening as a family gathered around our dining room table to make fun Halloween decorations out of construction paper for our kitchen door.  It makes for a fun family night, and has become a tradition we all love.  We start by gathering construction paper, scissors, glue, tape, markers, colored chalk (looks awesome on dark construction paper) and any other random art supplies we have lying around.  Wiggly eyes are fun if we have them that year.  Once everything is out, we get crafting!


We make pumpkins, ghosts, witches, bats, spiders, gravestones, and all kinds of Halloweeny things.  Anything goes.  Mom, Dad, and all the kids draw, cut,  paste, and create.  No one’s decorations are turned away, even the little ones.  The more inventive, the better.  We have a rule that we don’t put anyone else’s ideas or creations down.  Halloween is a perfect time for all kinds of crazy made-up creatures to grace our walls anyway.


When we’ve created to our hearts’ content, then we hang it all up.


By the end of the evening when we hang our artwork up, our kitchen door looks like this –



Pretty fantastic, eh?  And it’s really fun too.  Hope you make a great family night activity out of this too, and have fun making Halloween decorations with your family.

Do you have any fun Halloween plans this year?

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Come check out our Halloween Pinterest Board and our Holidayopedia for more holiday fun.  Here are some things we think you might enjoy:

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