Key Takeaways:

  • Crafts are a great way to spend time with your grandchildren
  • These 3 crafts are simple enough for even the youngest children but also fun for older kids and adults too!
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alloween is a fun time of year for all ages to get together, and it's a great way to do some bonding with your grandchildren.

Here are 3 Halloween crafts you can do with your grandchildren that will have everyone laughing—and talking about how much fun they had!

1. Halloween Paper Chain Garland

This is an easy craft that can be done with kids of any age. And as an added bonus, a paper-chain garland is both festive and spooky—great for Halloween parties or just keeping around the house all October (and September) long!

All it takes is a few pieces of construction paper and some tape!

  1. Start by choosing a template and printing it onto your choice of paper.
  2. Then cut out the pattern, fold in along the lines indicated on it, and trace with pencil to create your own version.
  3. Leave part of the folded sides intact when you cut out your tracings.
  4. Unfold them into a chain to finish.

Get the Halloween Paper Chain Template here.

Credit: Barbara Donninelli

2. Pasta Skeletons

Children can learn about anatomy and create a fun Halloween decoration at the same time when they make a skeleton out of noodles.

With an illustration of a skeleton as a guide, they just need lots of dried pasta and white glue to assemble the pictures. We snapped some of the noodles in half and used alphabet-soup letters to make labels.

Credit: Martha Stewart

3. Hanging Paper Ghosts

Hanging paper ghosts are a great craft to do with your grandchildren. They're cute, they're easy to make, and they can be put up around the house as a decoration!

Here's how to create them:

  1. Use a fringe cutter to cut down an entire piece of printer paper
  2. Fold the sheet over itself at every four-to-nine-strip interval, depending on the desired width.
  3. Join the two ends of the paper with double-sided tape, and round the corners of the unfringed edge with scissors to create top of the ghost.
  4. Next, draw a face with black marker; open the ghost up to a cylinder with one end fringed.
  5. Then, cut a two-by-one-half inch strip from a new sheet of paper.
  6. Secure the strip across the top of the ghost head with double-sided tape to create a loop.
  7. Thread the string through the loop—and it's ready to hang (Source: Martha Stewart).
Credit: Aaron Dyer

With these 3 crafts, you and your grandchildren can have hours of fun and make some wonderful long-lasting memories.

Crafts are a great way to spend time with your grandchildren. They're fun, creative and will give you something to remember for years to come. These three crafts are simple enough for even the youngest children but also fun for older kids and adults too!

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Sep 13, 2022
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