Halloween Alternative Crafts and
Activities for Kids

Crafts and Learning Activities Relating to
Halloween and Fall

 

Paper Bag Pumpkins Craft for Kids

Paper Bag Pumpkins Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Paper Lunch Bags

Water Color Paint

Paint Brushes

Chenille Stems (Cut in half) or Twisty Ties

Twig or Brown Construction Paper

Glue

Googly Eyes

 

Paper Bag Pumpkin Diagram

 

How to Make the Paper Bag Pumpkin Craft:

1. If you aren't using real twigs for the stem, cut a piece of construction paper in half and roll the halves into tubes about one half inch thick.

2. Stuff two or three plastic grocery bags into the bottom of the paper lunch bag.

3. Stick the twig or construction paper tube down into the bag so the tube is vertical.

4. Stuff more bags around the twig or tube rounding out the bottom of the bag.

5. Scrunch up the bag just above the stuffed grocery bag and secure it with a Chenille stem or Twisty tie.

6. Carefully roll down the top of the bag trying not to rip it. Place your fingers under the folded down top part to smooth it out and make it easier to fold down.

7.Once you have the top of the bag folded down as much as it will go start stuffing the bottom of the bag up into the folded down part glueing the top edge of the bag to the bottom of the bag.

8. Paint the bag with orange water color paint.

9. To finish draw on eyes or glue on googly eyes.

Make a whole bunch of paper bag pumpkins, set up a pumpkin patch, and pretend to go shopping for the best Hallowen pumpkin.

 

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Candy Corn Book

Candy Corn Book Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.comCandy Corn Stars
Written by Nancy Foss

"One candy corn just for me.
Two candy corns make me smile with glee.
Three candy corns of yellow, orange, and white.
What a colorful sight.
Four candy corns I hold in my hand to share.
Five candy corns I place on my plate with care.
A star, a star of candy corns so sweet.
Thank you, God, for this special treat.

Directions and patterns for this craft are available to members only.

You will also find other crafts and activities to go along with this theme on the members only section: a candy corn rhyme, math, and baking.

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Candy Corn Sweet Treat for the Soul Craft

Candy Corn Sweet Treat for the Soul Craft from www.daniellesplace.comThese little candy corns can be tied to candy treats and given out to trick-or-treaters as a witnessing tool. Children color the front and write a Bible verse on the back. Adults can help them pick out verses that are "sweet treats" for the soul. The front of the candy corn says, "You picked a sweet treat from my bowl and here is a sweet treat for your soul."

What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Hole punch

Ribbon

Yellow and an Orange Highlighter Marker

 

Halloween TractsHow to Make the Sweet Treat for the Soul Candy Corn Craft:

1. Print out the pattern or draw your own candy corn treats. (Pattern available to members only. Go to the Candy Corn Page for a pattern.)

2. Decide which Bible verses you would like to use and then write them on the back of the candy corn.

3. Color the front of the candy corn with orange and yellow Highlighter Markers and write at the bottom, "You picked a sweet treat from my bowl and here is a sweet treat for your soul." and then cut them out.

4. Punch a hole at the top and tie them to a candy treat so they are ready to give out on Halloween night.

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Halloween Candy Bible Verse Matchup Game

Halloween Candy Bible Verse Matchup GameBefore your children eat their candy save some to play this fun Bible Verse Matchup Game.

After your children have matched up all the candy to the verses, you can make a "How Sweet are Your Words" poster with the candy wrappers.

For more information see the Printable Bible Verse Games Page.

Printable Bible verses in both KJV and NIV are available to members.

 

 

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Candy Corn Crafts and Learning Activities

Candy Corn Men Printable Bulletin Board Display www.daniellesplace.com

See even more Candy Corn Crafts and Learning Activities on the Candy Corn Craft Page.

Candy Corn Men from www.daniellesplace.com Candy Corn Frame from www.daniellesplace.com Candy Corn Match Game
Candy Corn Men Craft Candy Corn Frame Craft Candy Corn Match Game

 

Give your Trick or Treaters Sweet Treats for Their Souls

Memory Crosses are a great way to share the gospel this Halloween. Children enjoy folding and unfolding them while more of God's sweet words are revealed with each fold. They're hard to put down because they are so intriguing.

Go to Memory Cross to order yours today!

Sweet Treat Interactive Halloween Tracts

This is a fun and interactive way to share the sweet story of Jesus on Halloween with your trick-or-treaters!

Children will enjoy reading their origami-style Memory Crosses over and over again.

These are not available on Danielle's Place, but you can go to the Memory Cross web site to order yours today!

 

Shine for Jesus! Mini Craft Booklet

This craft goes along with the book "The Pumpkin Patch Parable" by Liz Curtis Higgs.

This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. Liz Curtis Higgs weaves a beautiful parable as the farmer picks out a special pumpkin from his garden, and scoops out all the messy "goo" to make room for his light to shine from inside. In the same way, God's transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Cutis Higgs originally created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season. After 10 years, she has touched children everywhere! Recommended for ages 3 to 7.

Shine for Jesus Craft from www.daniellesplace.comMake this "Shine for Jesus!" Card to go along with the story. The inside of the card says, "Jesus takes the yucky stuff away so our light shines all night and day!" When you open the poem page and close the cover, the yucky stuff disappears and the pumpkin shines!

What you will need: Legal-size paper (8 1/2" x 14"), dried pumpkin seeds, orange and yellow yarn, glue, green and yellow construction paper, and crayons or colored pencils.

How to make the pumpkin booklet:

1. Print out the booklet pattern (PDF Pattern) onto legal-size paper. (Printing Problems?)

This pattern is also available in Hungarian.

 

(If you would like this pattern translated into your language, email us the translation and we will put it up.)

pumpkin booklet2. Cut along the outside edge of the booklet. Then cut out the pumpkin's eyes, nose, and mouth .

3. Color the picture of the pumpkin.

4. Cut a stem from green construction paper and glue it to the back of the pumpkin (to the inside of the card).

5. Cut a piece of yellow construction paper 4" x 3.5" and glue it to the inside of the card in the middle panel so that when you fold the pumpkin picture over the yellow paper shows through the eyes, nose, and mouth.

pumpkin poem craft4. Glue pumpkin seeds and yarn pieces where it says, "Glue yucky stuff here".

5. Fold the poem and yucky stuff page in (to the left) to cover the yellow middle page. Fold the pumpkin picture (cover) over the yucky stuff page so that the yucky stuff shows through the pumpkin.

Children open up the card and read the poem, then fold the pumpkin picture back over the yellow square leaving the right side of the card open so that the yellow shows through the pumpkin face.

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Comments and Ideas from Subscribers:

I bought some "mini pumpkin" gourds at the grocery store for the kids to decorate with happy faces (permanent markers work best, but I watched that they don't mark each other). I printed small versions of the "pumpkin" story. I punched holes in the stories to slip a ribbon through. I hot-glued the ribbon to the tops of the pumpkins. The kids loved doing this. Then, the kids gave these pumpkins to their favorite "pumpkins" to share the love, Sandy

I did this lesson in my Wednesday night class, it was preschoolers. I printed the material, but before we did the craft I brought in a real pumpkin and just cut the top off so they could reach their hands inside to see what the real yucky stuff was like, as I told the story. They thought it was great. Then I read the story from the book, The Parable of the Pumpkin, that I bought at the Christian Book store, and then made the craft. I bought real pumpkin seeds at the grocery store. I really like all the holiday lessons and crafts you always have, I hope you have some Thanksgiving and Christmas ones for the coming months! Thank you, Barbara from Ohio

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8766744: Pumpkin Prayer, Roll of 36 Stickers Pumpkin Prayer, Roll of 36 Stickers
By Christian Tools Affirmation

Adorable stickers with hearts, ichthus and cross jack o' lantern and Scripture from Psalm 27:1, a Christian alternative and giveaway for Halloween. Give children a meaningful message at Halloween, parties and fall events: The Lord is my light and my salvation. 1.5" diameter stickers; 36 per roll; recommended ages 3 and up.

 

"Shine for Jesus" Foil Tape Pumpkin Craft

Pumpkin Craft - Foil Tape Pumpkin Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Craft Foamitem1 or Color Splash! Bright Value Foam (pack of 12)item4

foil tape

 

 

 

 

4" Aluminum Foil Tapeitem2

Utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, straws, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork

Paper

Scissors

Thin wire or string

Sharpie Fine-Tip Permanent Marker

 

How to Make the Shining Pumpkin Craft:

1. Print out the pumpkin patterns (PDF Pattern) onto card stock and cut them out. Use the patterns as template to cut pumpkin shapes from the craft foam.

2. Cut a piece of foil tape so that it is a little bit larger than the craft foam pumpkin shape.

3. Peel the back off the foil tape and stick the pumpkin craft foam shape to the tape.

4. Cut the tape around the edge of the pumpkin shape about 1/4" from the shape.

5. Fold back the edge of the tape around the craft foam.

6. To make the "Shine for Jesus!" sign cut a piece of craft foam 4 1/4" x 1" and cover it with foil tape.

7. Use a ball point pen to write the words and draw in the face features pressing the pen down on the tape into the foam. Add other details.

8. When you are done with your design color the foil with Sharpie markers a little at a time. Wipe off the excess marker before it dries completely with a paper towel. This will allow the foil to shine through giving the pumpkin a glowing affect.

9. Punch holes in the pumpkin and sign and wire them together. Tie a string to the top of the pumpkin to hang.

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Milk Jug Monster Treat Container Craft for Kids

Place treats in this whimsical milk jug monster and your visitors will have a fun time snatching them from its mouth!Milk Jug Monster Treat Container Craft Kids Can Make www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Empty Plastic Milk Mug

Craft Foam Sheets

Large Wiggle Eyes

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Sharp Scissors

Valspar Plastic Primer Spray Paint or Krylon Clear Plastic Primer Paint - If you are using the Acrylic Patio Paint

Krylon Fusion for Plastic Plum Plastic Paint - Or other Spray Paint made for plastic

Lime Green Feather Boa

 

How to Make the Milk Jug Monster Craft:

1. To remove the label fill the jug up with hot water and let it sit for a minute. This will loosen the glue. Carefully pull off the label. Do not get the label wet before trying to remove it or it will just disintegrate and you will have a hard time getting it off. Once the label is removed you can wash and dry the plastic milk jug.

2. Cut a mouth shape on the opposite side of the handle as shown in the picture.

3. Spray the jug with plastic primer paint and then paint it with the acrylic patio paint or spray paint it with spray paint made for plastic. Spray paint works best because the craft foam sticks better to the spray paint than the acrylic paint.

3. Cut hands, feet, teeth, wings, and whatever else you would like on your monster from craft foam and glue them to the jug. The teeth were glued to the inside of the jug.

4. To finish glue on large googly eyes and drip red acrylic paint inside the mouth, on the top teeth, and down in between the front lower teeth. Let the paint dry and then fill the mouth with candy.

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Here is Marissa Proctor's version of the Monster Milk Jug Craft, the Bat Milk Jug Craft and the Milk Jug Pumpkin Craft on this page. I love the ears on the pumpkin.

 

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Milk Jug Pumpkin Treat Container Craft for Kids

Place treats in this crazy milk jug pumpkin and your visitors will have a fun time collecting their treats!

Milk jug pumpkin recycle Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Empty Plastic Milk Mug

White Craft Foam or White Card Stock

Large Wiggle Eyes

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Sharp Scissors

Valspar Plastic Primer Spray Paint or Krylon Clear Plastic Primer Paint - If you are using the Acrylic Patio Paint

Krylon Fusion for Plastic Pumpkin Orange Plastic Paint

Green and Brown Tissue Paper

 

How to Make the Milk Jug Pumpkin Treat Container:

1. To remove the label fill the jug up with hot water and let it sit for a minute. This will loosen the glue. Carefully pull off the label. Do not get the label wet before trying to remove it or it will just disintegrate and you will have a hard time getting it off. Once the label is remove you can wash and dry the plastic milk jug.

Pumpkin Craft - Milk Jug Pumpkin Treat Container Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com2. Cut a mouth shape on the opposite sides of the handle as shown in the picture.

3. Spray the jug with plastic primer paint and then paint it with the acrylic patio paint or spray paint it with spray paint made for plastic. Spray paint works best because the craft foam sticks better to the spray paint than the acrylic paint.

4. Cut teeth shapes from craft foam or card stock and glue them to the inside of the jug.

5. Cut a 12" x 4" length of brown tissue paper and twist it around the milk jug top. Glue it to the top when it looks the way you would like. Cut leaves from green tissue paper and glue them to the stem.

6. To finish glue on large googly eyes and fill the mouth with candy.

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Milk Jug Spider Treat Container Craft for Kids

Place treats in this scary milk jug spider and your visitors will have a fun time trying to retrieve them.

Milk Jug Spider Craft for Halloween - Recycle Craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Empty Plastic Milk Mug

White Craft Foam or White Card Stock

Large Wiggle Eyes

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Sharp Scissors

Valspar Plastic Primer Spray Paint or Krylon Clear Plastic Primer Paint - If you are using the Acrylic Patio Paint

Krylon Fusion For Plastic Flat Black Spray Paint

Green and Brown Tissue Paper

Newspaper

Black Duct Tape

Wire or Pipe Cleaners

 

How to Make the Spider Milk Jug Craft:

Milk Jug Spider Craft from www.daniellesplace.com1. To remove the label fill the jug up with hot water and let it sit for a minute. This will loosen the glue. Carefully pull off the label. Do not get the label wet before trying to remove it or it will just disintegrate and you will have a hard time getting it off. Once the label is remove you can wash and dry the plastic milk jug.

2. Cut a mouth shape on the opposite sides of the handle as shown in the picture.

3. Spray the jug with plastic primer paint and then paint it with the acrylic patio paint or spray paint it with spray paint made for plastic. Spray paint works best because the craft foam sticks better to the spray paint than the acrylic paint.

4. Cut a one-inch section from the handle so that the top of the jug can be bent back and the mouth opened. Tape the remaining handle together so that the mouth stays open.

5. To make the legs place two pieces of newspaper together and line them up. Roll the two pieces into a tube starting from one corner and go to the corner diagonally from the one you start with. Tape the roll in the center and then fold it in half and cut it. Make eight legs altogether. Glue the legs to the milk jug. If you are using acrylic paint, you must glue the legs to the jug before you paint it. If you glue them to the paint they will just pull the paint off the jug and fall off. If you use spray paint, you can paint the jug first.

5. Spray the jug with primer paint and then paint it with acrylic paint or spray paint it.

6. Cut fangs from craft foam and glue them to the top of the mouth. To finish glue on googly eyes. Place treats in the spider's mouth.

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"I Vant to Give You a Treat!" Milk Jug Bat Treat Container Craft for Kids

Milk Jug Bat Recycle Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Empty Plastic Milk Mug

Black, Red, Brown, and White Craft Foam or White Card Stock

Large Wiggle Eyes

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Sharp Scissors

Valspar Plastic Primer Spray Paint or Krylon Clear Plastic Primer Paint - If you are using the Acrylic Patio Paint

Krylon Fusion For Plastic Flat Black Spray Paint

Green and Brown Tissue Paper

Black Duct Tape

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How to Make the Bat Milk Jug Container Craft:

1. To remove the label fill the jug up with hot water and let it sit for a minute. This will loosen the glue. Carefully pull off the label. Do not get the label wet before trying to remove it or it will just disintegrate and you will have a hard time getting it off. Once the label is remove you can wash and dry the plastic milk jug.

2. Cut a mouth shape on the opposite sides of the handle as shown in the picture.

3. Spray the jug with plastic primer paint and then paint it with the acrylic patio paint or spray paint it with spray paint made for plastic. Spray paint works best because the craft foam sticks better to the spray paint than the acrylic paint.

4. Cut a line from side to side at the top of the jug about one inch below where the jug starts to form the top of the jug as shown in the picture.

5. Cut a one-inch section from the handle so that the top of the jug can be bent back and the mouth opened. Tape the remaining handle together with duck tape so that the mouth stays open.

6. Spray the jug with primer paint and then paint it with acrylic paint or spray paint it.

7. Cut bat wing shapes from craft foam and glue them to the sides of the jug. Cut fangs, a tongue, and feet from fun foam and glue them to the jug. To finish glue on googly eyes. Place treats in the bat's mouth.

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Halloween Tracts

 

A Pumpkin Prayer (Time to Pray)

A Pumpkin Prayer (Time to Pray)

 

From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-
and-Find-Out Science 1)

 

My Happy Pumpkin: God's Love Shining through Me

My Happy Pumpkin: God's
Love Shining through Me

 

P Is for Pumpkin: God's Harvest Alphabet

P Is for Pumpkin: God's Harvest Alphabet

 

The Runaway Pumpkin

The Runaway Pumpkin

 

Too Many Pumpkins

Too Many Pumpkins

 

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever

 

50 Candy Corn Orange and Yellow Dual Mini Lights

50 Candy Corn Orange and
Yellow Dual Mini Lights

 

Candy Corn Pencils

Candy Corn Pencils

 

Candy Corn Stickers

Candy Corn Stickers

 

Bling Dimensional Candy Corn Stickers

Bling Dimensional Candy
Corn Stickers

 

Candy Corn Shapes

Candy Corn Shapes

 

Smiling Candy Corn Balloon

Smiling Candy Corn Balloon

 

Dress It Up Candy Corn Embellishments

Dress It Up Candy
Corn Embellishments

 

 

Halloween Tracts

 

Scholastic Teacher's Friend Pumpkin Puzzle Bulletin Board

Scholastic Teacher's Friend
Pumpkin Puzzle Bulletin Board

 

Pumpkin Patch Bulletin Board Set

Pumpkin Patch Bulletin Board Set

 

Bulletin Board Set Pumpkin Pals

Bulletin Board Set Pumpkin Pals

 

Scarecrow and Pumpkins Bulletin Board

Scarecrow and Pumpkins
Bulletin Board

 

Candy Corn and Pumpkin Lights

Candy Corn and Pumpkin Lights

 

Bulletin Board Set Pumpkin Pals

Pumpkin Pals Bulletin Board Set

 

Scholastic Pumpkin Patch Accent Punch-Outs

Scholastic Pumpkin Patch
Accent Punch-Outs

 

Pumpkins Mini Cutouts

Pumpkins Mini Cutouts

 

Eureka Peanuts Fall Pumpkins Paper 5" Tall Cut Out

Eureka Peanuts Fall Pumpkins
Paper 5" Tall Cut Out

 

 

Halloween Tracts

 

Bible Crafts
For Sunday School
and Home School

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