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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!

Illustration: 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 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!


More Halloween Fun

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