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10 Backyard Halloween Activities

Halloween has always been the beginning of the holiday season for me. Well, after my birthday of course, haha. I love seeing all the fall colors, the ghosts, the goblins, and all the Halloween candy of course. But this year is a little different, Halloween shouldn’t suffer though, and neither should you or the kiddos. Below are 10 backyard Halloween activities you can create for your little Trick-or-Treater.

10 Backyard Halloween Activities

Ghoulish Can Toss

Save your cans, I can’t say it enough. You can create so many projects with old soup and bean cans. These ghoulish cans are perfect for one of the 10 backyard Halloween activities, and are so fun to create. The kids will love making them, and then tossing a ball to knock them down.

Items Needed

  • 10 Cans – you can use all the same size or different sizes, as long as they stack correctly
  • Deco Art Paint – Orange, black, white, green, 
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2 Paper towels
  • Sponge brush
  • 1 Sheet of black felt
  • Black pipe cleaners

Directions

  1. Have fun with this. Paint the pumpkin cans orange.
  2. Paint the bats, cats, spiders and Dracula black.
  3. Use the white paint for the mummy and ghost white.
  4. Paint the witch and Frankenstein green.
  5. Add wiggle eyes or paint eyes on the characters.
  6. Use the black felt to cut out cat ears, bat wings and a witch hat.
  7. To create the witch hat, cut a circle, bigger than the can, and take a square of the black felt to roll and create a withes hat. Glue the roll to the circle for the hat.
  8. Using the pipe cleaners, cut whiskers for the cat and legs for the spider.
  9. Paint the head of the witch and Frankenstein with black paint for hair.
  10. Stack the cans and use the whiffle balls to knock them down.

10 Backyard Halloween Activities

Pumpkin Golf

Items Needed

  • 1 Large Styrofoam Pumpkin
  • Steak knife, or something to cut the pumpkin
  • 1 Sheet of red felt
  • Plastic golf balls

Directions

  1. Cut a large hole for the mouth, this is what you will golf into.
  2. Create the eyes and the nose by cutting them out of the pumpkin.
  3. Make a tongue out of the felt.
  4. Place the felt tongue into the mouth of the pumpkin so it is hanging out.
  5. Put the golf ball into the mouth.

10 Backyard Halloween Activities

Candy Glove

Items Needed

  • Clear plastic gloves
  • Candy
  • Halloween ribbon

Directions

  1. Open the glove and fill it with candy. 
  2. Put the thinner candy in the finger spaces.
  3. Tie the top off with the Halloween ribbon.

10 Backyard Halloween Activities

Ghostly Cups

Items Needed

  • Clear plastic cups
  • Deco Art acrylic paint – white and black
  • Battery operated tea light candles
  • Sponge brush
  • Small paint brush

Directions

  1. Cut a hole in the center of the cup, big enough for the light on the candle to come through.
  2. Paint the cups with the white paint.
  3. Paint ghostly eyes and mouth.
  4. Place the candle in the hole, and turn it on.

Drive-Up Trick Or Treat Ideas

Oriental Trading has some amazing ideas for Trick-or-Treating this year. They have Trunk-or-Treat packages, and Trick-or-Treat Drive Up packages.

 

Trunk Or Treating

Items Needed

I got these set ups from Oriental Trading.

Directions

Visit the website at Oriental Trading and purchase one of the amazing kits.

Ghostly Lollipop

Items Needed

  • Lollipops – I like Tootsie pops
  • Kleenex
  • Halloween colored ribbon – thin
  • Black marker

Directions

  1. Wrap a Kleenex around the lollipop.
  2. Tie a ribbon around the neck of the lollipop stick.
  3. Put eyes and mouth on the head of the ghost with the marker.

Witch Ring Toss

Items Needed

  • Witches hat (Amazon)
  • Card board or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Deco Art paint – orange and white
  • Sponge brush

Directions

  1. Cut rings out of the card stock big enough to fit over the witches hat.
  2. Place the hats in a row or scattered out.
  3. Throw the rings and the one who gets the most rings around the hats wins.

Scare The Ghost

Items Needed

  • Large piece of card board or card stock.
  • Deco Art paint – black
  • Sponge brush
  • Whiffle balls
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Cut a shape of the ghost out of the cardboard.
  2. Cut the eyes and mouth out of the card stock ghost.
  3. Paint black paint around the eyes and mouth.
  4. Toss the ball into the eyes or mouth to earn points.

Halloween T-Shirt Costume

Items Needed

  • T-Shirts – orange, white, black, any color you have or want to buy
  • Felt – black for pumpkin or ghost
  • Hot glue or fabric paint

Directions

  1. Cut circles out of the black felt for the eyes and mouth of the pumpkin and the ghost.
  2. Hot glue or use the fabric glue to adhere the eyes and mouth to the T-shirt.

Shop My Favorite Store For All Your Halloween Needs – Jane

I am having so much fun shopping at this new online store I found called Jane. I have bought clothes, shoes, masks, and so much more at this amazing store, and everything looks and feels great. 

10 Backyard Halloween Activities

Halloween Treat Bag

Items Needed

  • Canvas bag
  • Halloween material in 4 to 5 patterns
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Cut strips of the Halloween material 3″ thick and twice as long around the bag.
  2. Create a bottom hem of the material either with hot glue or fabric glue.
  3. Create a top hem only on the piece of material that will be on top.
  4. Moving slowly, hot glue the material to the bag, creating a ruffle as you go by overlapping the material backwards.
  5. You can put ruffles all the way to the top of the bag, but I like showing some of the bag.

Related – DIY Wizard of Oz Halloween Costumes

 

 

 

 

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