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With fall in full swing, and Halloween right around the corner, Motherly is sharing a few ideas that are sure to get you excited about it!


These projects are inexpensive, fun and easy to make- even for the most non-creative and anti-DIYers among us. So order some mini plastic spiders, get out that gauze and create some wonderful halloween memories.

1. Forget the carving kits and let your kids help with the pumpkin decorating this year. These creepy crawly spider pumpkins are fun for the whole family to make. P.S—Don’t be afraid to make these with any other spooky little things you might find at the halloween store.

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2. You probably have everything you need for these witch brooms in your pantry. They’re the ultimate easy peasy lunch box or after school snack.

3. These low maintenance costumes are original and effortless with just the right amount of spook.

Mice in your hair (yikes!)

Leg crawlers (creepy!)

4. These super creepy, gooey monster cookies are sure to be a hit at any Halloween party.

5. Who doesn’t want a spider in their drink?

6. Recycle a soup can by making these mummy containers! Fill them with candy or little Halloween toys and stickers from Oriental Trading and they make an excellent school or party favor.

7. These mummy marshmallow pops are a foolproof activity to do with kids. A major plus is that there is no baking involved!

8. You only need 3 things to make these glowing ghost balloons. They’re a great idea for an after dark party or to attract trick or treaters.

9. Halloween isn’t just for kids! These monster doughnuts are the perfect treat to bring to the break room at work.

10. If you’re looking for a straightforward Halloween craft to make with kids, these spider lollipops are it. They’re the perfect eight-legged treat.

11. These donut hole ghosts are ideal for the non-baker. They make an impressive topper for a standard store bought cupcake or cake, or alone in a cake pop stand. It looks like you put in a lot of effort when you really didn’t (shhhhh.. we wont tell).

12. Fill these halloween treat bags with homemade popcorn, fun size candy bars, or anything you have on hand (no pun intended) and you’ll have the spookiest goodie bags on the block.

13. These juice box mummies are a totally neat way to spruce up a late October lunch box, adorn the beverage table at a party, or give out to trick or treaters.

14. And don’t forget a treat for the adults;recreate this by using any permanent paint marker for a “boozy” grown-up Halloween party.

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