Cute and spooky -- it's the perfect combo for a kid-themed Halloween. Get busy with these DIY ideas to make your Halloween fun-tastic for kids.
Turn a bunch of ordinary plastic cups into eerie glowing lanterns with a black marker and LED lights.
Draw spooky faces on white and orange balloons using a black marker. Tie them to your garden fence or tether them to weights if you want to display the balloons outdoors. You can also let them float free in your hallway, or tape them to the wall.
Dress up your door into a googly-eyed monster. Use paper plates and black art paper for the eyes. Use streamers or craft paper for hair, scars, warts, and fake blood.
Arm yourself with a trusty pair of scissors and churn out a set of Halloween-themed banners featuring the usual suspects: Frankenstein, black cats, bats, pumpkins, cartoon candy corn, ghosts, and spooky creatures of all sorts. Use art paper or scrapbook paper for the banners.
Draw and then cut out spooky silhouettes from black cardboard. Stick them to your window and hang a white sheet to serve as its background. Use yellow lighting indoors to create this stunning effect at night.