Halloween Party Ideas -
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Easy, affordable Halloween projects that kids - and adults -
(ARA) - Before the fall wind
blows trick-or-treaters to your front door, make the most of
the season with a few simple projects that your kids will
love and you will too. They're easy, fun and very
affordable. All it takes is a little imagination and a few
things you already have around the house to transform your
home into Halloween central.
"Halloween can be so much fun, especially if you involve the
kids," says Paintideas.com blogger Angie Stinner. "Painting
pumpkins or creating simple crafts to decorate your home
doesn't take much time and can be done on a shoestring
budget. It's a great way to share some quality time before
the busy holiday season."
Here are a few easy,
affordable projects from Angie's Halloween bag of treats:
* Go batty - Create adorable beverage can bats to hang on
your porch or anywhere in your home. Just rinse a few empty
beverage cans with soap and water and allow to fully dry.
Remove the ring that's attached to each can and bend the can
slightly at the middle. Then, in a well-ventilated area like
a garage with an open door, lay out old newspaper or an old
sheet and spray several light coats of Rust-Oleum Universal
Gloss Black spray paint onto each can and allow them to dry
for 24 hours.
Once the can has dried, glue bat wings to the sides of the
can, teeth to the drinking area on the can, eyes to the top
of the can just above the drinking hole and bat ears to the
outer ring of the can (right above the eyes). The wings,
teeth, eyes and ears can be found at your local craft store
or you can make them yourself from foam or construction
paper. Glue a piece of fishing line to the can, allow the
glue to dry and then unwind a paper clip and tie the other
end of the fishing line to the paper clip to hang. Leave
this "welcome bat" plain, or use orange puffy paint to write
a fun Halloween message.
* "Trick" their treats - Don't send your little ghost or
goblin out with an ordinary treat container when it's so
easy to personalize it to reflect their Halloween style.
Recycle the old plastic pumpkin they used the year before
and transform it into something unique and special with
spray paint. Try Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2X.
It is available in a rainbow of colors to coordinate with
any costume. Try a color like Grape or Berry Pink for your
little princess or ballerina. Do you have a Shrek in the
family? Try a color like Key Lime or Green Apple for their
carrier. Once the plastic pumpkins are painted, let the kids
decorate them using markers, puffy paint, stickers or
stick-on jewels and they're ready for a night full of candy
Leave the carving
knife in the kitchen drawer and try a new twist on
pumpkin decorating. Buy a pumpkin or two at the
supermarket or farm stand, clean it well to remove
dirt and debris and paint it with Rust-Oleum
Chalkboard Paint. Spray paint it traditional black -
or brush on one of 14 colors in the chalkboard
palette with a foam brush. Remember to "scuff" up
the pumpkin with the rounded edge of the chalk -
then write messages to your kids throughout the
season. The paint preserves the pumpkin, so you can
have some Halloween fun right through Thanksgiving.
Looking for more inspiration or Halloween ideas? Visit
www.paintideas.com or www.facebook.com/RustOleum.
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