How to Make a Halloween Chalkboard Treat Bucket
Create a Halloween treat bucket that can be decorated and customized each year to coordinate with a costume or theme. Kids will love this interactive trick-or-treat accessory that can be topped with a lid to safely store their stash.
- new, clean paint bucket
- spray primer
- chalkboard spray paint
- painter's tape
Clean and Tape Bucket
Wash new paint can with mild soap and water. Dry with towel. Use painter's tape to protect top and bottom edges as well as the handle and lid.
In a well-ventilated area, apply one coat of spray primer to can. Tip: When using spray paint, move paint can in long, even strokes. Apply paint in a thin layer to prevent drips.
Spray Chalkboard Paint
In the same manner as primer, apply two coats of spray chalkboard paint. Allow it to fully dry before removing tape slowly to prevent paint from pulling away.
Rub flat side of a piece of chalk along chalkboard surface to season it. This simple but necessary step will prevent writing from being burned into the surface. Remove chalk with damp paper towel.
Use chalk to decorate paint can to coordinate with child's costume or theme. Remove lid while trick-or-treating and use the lidded bucket afterward to store Halloween treats or for organizing small toys.
How to Make Black Cat Pumpkins
Welcome trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests to your door with a litter of black cat pumpkins. These carve-free kitties are easy to craft, making them a fun project for older children or small kids with a little help from a crafty adult.
Halloween Decorating Idea: Make a Candy Topiary
Cover inexpensive foam topiary forms with fondant and candy to create a sweet Halloween decoration or centerpiece that kids will love helping to craft.
How to Make a Bewitching Halloween Pumpkin
Looking for a pumpkin project that doesn't involve carving? Create this witch pumpkin from start to finish with items from the craft store.
Outdoor Halloween Decoration: Hanging Ghosts
Haunt your front yard with these easy-to-craft floating fabric ghosts. Hang them from a tree or light post to give Halloween guests a fright.
How to Make a Candy Corn Pinata for Halloween
Halloween swings into action with this candy corn piñata. Party guests large and small will enjoy taking a shot at this treat-filled decoration.
Halloween Decorating Idea: Black-Glittered Pumpkins
School glue and black glitter are all you need to give plain pumpkins a chic makeover. Choose an easy pattern for crafting with kids or go with a timeless design, like a monogram or graphic pattern, for a sophisticated look.
Kid's Halloween Costume: Vintage Golfer
Just a few easy do-it-yourself additions will turn clothes they already have into a cute Halloween costume in a jiffy.
No-Sew Halloween Pet Costume: Flower
Easily turn craft foam sheets into an oversized flower costume for your dog or cat. Attaching the foam flower to your pet's harness ensures they'll be comfortable while enjoying the Halloween festivities.
Pet Halloween Costume: Bumblebee
Easily craft a no-sew Halloween costume for your pet using craft store materials and a little creativity.
How to Make a Halloween Applique Pillow
This oh-so-cute felt pillow requires basic sewing skills and will bring a handmade touch to your Halloween decor.
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