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Fun & Frightful Crafts for This Year's Halloween Decor!

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Enjoy these fun, traditional Halloween crafts—from apple heads to cornhusk dolls to pumpkin-seed bracelets. They’re great for the young and the young at heart!

5 Traditional Halloween Crafts

1. Pumpkin-Seed Bracelet or Necklace 

After you carve pumpkins this year, save the seeds and create pumpkin-seed necklaces or bracelets! It’s a fun and unique way to celebrate the season.


2. Luminarias 

Luminarias have been used by cultures around the world to light up the night. Here’s how to make your own luminarias, which can add a spooky glow to Halloween night!


3. Cornhusk Doll 

Cornhusks were traditionally made into children’s dolls in some Native American cultures. They are a fun and easy way to recycle materials that would otherwise just go into the compost pile!

cornhusk-doll.jpgIllustration: Margo Letourneau

4. Apple Heads 

This creepy craft is perfect for the end of apple season—and is sure to turn heads!


5. Pumpkin Spice Mix 

Make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with only five ingredients—it’s a great gift, too!

Pumpkin spice mix

Making Jack-O’-Lanterns

Of course, the classic Halloween craft is creating Jack-o’-lanterns. What will you carve into your pumpkin this year?

Here are a few tips to keep your carved pumpkins lasting until Halloween!


More Halloween Fun

Every made any of these crafts before?  Let us know in the comments! We wish you all a Happy Halloween!

About The Author

Mare-Anne Jarvela

Mare-Anne Jarvela has worked for The Old Farmer’s Almanac as head editor of the Garden Guide, senior research editor, and/or contributor for over 30 years. She is a nature lover who’s happiest in her garden or baking for her family and friends. Read More from Mare-Anne Jarvela

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