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11 Kid-Friendly Halloween Ideas

Nest To Impress: {Halloween}

I'm a weakling when it comes to scary stuff and gore.

After watching Signs for the first time (that alien movie with Mel Gibson), I slept with the light and radio on for a week.

 I was 18.

And trying to stomach Pinterest pics of Halloween "treats" like the much-too-real "Witchy Fingers" or Floating Eyeball Punch?

Heck to the no.

Other than that, I love Halloween! I love dressing up, as in present tense, much to my husband's dismay. I've been scouting the local thrift stores for this year's production. Stay tuned. Points for being extremely embarrassing to my husband.

11 Kid Friendly Halloween Ideas
Baby's First Pumpkin
I can't get over how stinking cute this idea is! I will definitely be attempting this with Andrew's little appendages this year. There's no directions with the picture, but it seems pretty straight forward to me. I'll trace Andrew's hands and feet on a piece of paper, then tape the outlines to the pumpkin, and cut out the shapes.

Googly Eyes Halloween Wreath by Melissa at No. 2 Pencil
I love Melissa, she is always sharing fun, beautiful, and easy DIYs. She cracks me up with her ping pong ball wreath :). It's the perfect mix of whimsical and spooky, and it's easy to make. Pop on over to Melissa's blog for the how-to!

Eyes in the Bushes by Thrifty Crafty Girl
What a great idea! I knew there was a good reason for keeping all those toilet paper rolls. These would be fun in the bushes outside or a dark corner inside your house!


Flight of the Bats by Larry on Instructables
Falling under the category of "A Lot of Anything Looks Good" are these bat silhouettes. They look great inside or outside.
Bats on the Porch from Martha Stewart

Paper Plate Skeleton by Chris at Pick Up Some Creativity
This fun and low budget Skeleton is a family tradition of Chris' family. As soon as Andrew's a little older, I will definitely be making one with him :).

Monster Door by Jen at Passion for Parties
The pic speaks for itself. Crepe paper and paper plates make a super sweet door decoration! Jen said she put this together in just a few minutes.

Pop the Pumpkin from Martha Stewart
This would be a great game for a Halloween party or Fall Festival. A bunch of orange balloons, green paper stem, and you've got an instant dart game. You could even stuff some candy inside the balloons for some extra treats.

Pumpkin Bowling from Jeanetics
This is my kind of craft- TP + black paper + pumpkin. So easy to make, and I bet the kids would have fun sticking their fingers into a slimy pumpkin :).

DIY Cornstarch Ghost by Shatzi of Love and Laundry
This was the best tutorial I found for the startched ghost. No hard to find or expensive products to buy, just cornstarch and water! A few of these guys might be fun on a table, or hanging from the trees.

Mummy Juice Boxes by Landee of Landee See Landee Do
Thank you Landee for some fun, non body part Halloween snacks! These juice box mummies are so cute, they'd be great at  a party or to stick in your kid's lunch box!

Jack-O-Lantern Clementines by A Holiday Haven
Proving sometimes simple is best are these fun mini Jack-O-Lanterns. Why have I never thought of this before?? Seriously, sharpie on a tangerine= mind blown.
This would be a good way to sneak some fruit into the diet of candy


I Want to Feature You!
Each season or holiday I'll bring you a showcase of some beautiful DIY projects, party ideas, and recipes that rock my socks. 
I'd luuuurve to feature YOUR project! 

If you have any Thanksgiving or Christmas projects you'd like to share, send me a link up to it in a comment. I'll be picking my faves soon!

<3 Alyssa


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