Halloween is one of the most fun days of the year for many people. Between the candy, costumes, and decorations, the day appeals to a wide range of people. Some people enjoy the most frightening of costumes and decorations, while others prefer the less spooky parts of Halloween. Families tend to want to keep the scary elements to a minimum. One fun but not-so-scary way to get the whole family involved is to create DIY Halloween decorations.
There are many different kid-friendly art projects that families can take on together to decorate for Halloween. You can channel your creepy creativity into decorations that are more charming than chilling. Even the youngest children can create different crafts to include in the decor. Here are five quick and easy projects for your family to make and add to your festive fandangles:
- Googly Eye Candle Holders – Use white glue to adhere craft googly eyes to a clear glass candle holder.
- Milk Jug Ghosts – Wash out milk jugs and glue on cut-out paper facial features.
- Tissue Ghost Garland – Crumble tissue or tissue paper and place in the center of another; tie it off with yarn and string several together.
- Candy Corn Door Hanger – Glue accordion-folded coffee filters (some white, some dyed with food coloring to orange and some to yellow) onto a large triangle cut from poster board; add a wide piece of looped ribbon to the back as the hanger.
- Apple-Stamped Pumpkins – Cut an apple in half, dip into orange craft paint, stamp onto poster board or construction paper, and add a stem using a green marker.
Of course, Halloween decor includes pumpkins, too! For a family-friendly season, head to a Naples pumpkin patch to pick out a few to add to your DIY Halloween decorations. Whether you carve them into jack o’lanterns, paint them, or leave them plain and natural in your displays, pumpkins add a fun and familiar element that will top off your Halloween decor.
The Naples Art District boasts the largest concentration of working artists in Southwest Florida. It is home to over 90 professional artists; they maintain studios and galleries in the District, which is tucked into a unique industrial neighborhood that is also home to home and business interior designers and craftspeople. The District gives professional artists a place to share their artistic talents with each other and with the general public. The Naples Art District became a 501c-3 non-profit organization in 2016; and in 2020, Collier County officially recognized the Naples Art District as a County Cultural Arts District. Do not hesitate to contact the District for more information about its mission and how it serves the community; and be sure to check out the organization’s calendar of events and list of classes, which is available online for anyone who wants to explore the fine arts in greater depth with member artists of the District. The Naples Art District is accessible to the public all year round during a range of events, workshops, and classes.