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5 Traditional Halloween Crafts

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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.

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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!

Luminarias

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!

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Illustration: Margo Letourneau

4. Apple Heads 

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

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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 an expert pumpkin carvers tips on how to carve a pumpkin.

Plus, here is a video demonstration on very easy pumpkin-carving tips and tricks, especially for beginners!

Jack-o-lanterns

More Halloween Fun

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

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