Design your very own Halloween home with this mix and match haunted house printable kit! | via barley & birch

Make: Mix and Match DIY Haunted Houses

Do you have a favorite Halloween book from your childhood? I was an illustration-obsessed kid, and some of my very favorite books were the ones that included fantastical cutaways. Like opening a doll’s house, cutaways illustrate what’s happening *inside* a…

Your kids can design and color or decorate their very own Halloween home with this mix and match haunted house printable kit! | via barley & birch
A pair of our black cat paper bag luminaries lit with flameless tea lights

Make: Black Cat Paper Bag Luminaries

2 weeks to Halloween and dusk already comes too early. Boo! We needed a little something to light up the nights, and these black cat luminaries are just what the witch doctor ordered. Press play on the video below for…

Use paper bags and simple cut paper shapes (or our template) to make your own Halloween black cat luminaries! | via barley & birch
Design your own pair of witch or warlock boots with this creative mixed media Halloween art project! | via barley & birch

Make: Witch and Warlock Boots on A Broomstick

Witches and warlocks – they’re just like the rest of us. After a long day of casting spells and summoning spirits, they just want to hang up their brooms, peel off their boots, and stretch those warty little tootsies. Invite…

Kids will love designing their own pair of witch or warlock boots for this creative mixed media Halloween art project! | via barley & birch
Kids can explore mark-making, new art mediums and ways to draw with this fun scrap paper ghost art! | via barley & birch

Make: Scrap Paper Ghost Art for Kids

Do you know what a ghost looks like? Well, here’s the secret that makes this naturally-lovely autumn art project eerily successful…NONE of us know for sure…! So the opportunities for imaginative interpretations are literally endless! By beginning with ghost illustrations…

Kids can explore mark-making, new art mediums and ways to draw with this fun scrap paper ghost art! | via barley & birch
This STEAM-powered magic trick is a fun DIY art and science activity for kids - and the perfect Halloween party trick! | via barley & birch

Make: The Possessed Bone (A STEAM Magic Trick!)

While planning out our unique Halloween theme last week, I experienced a very curious occurrence. A peculiar little box appeared on my desk – seemingly out of nowhere. As soon as I slid the box open, I realized this was…

This STEAM-powered magic trick is a fun DIY art and science activity for kids, and the perfect Halloween party trick! | via barley & birch
Kids will love making this spooky set of framed faux bats - a process art activity perfect for Halloween! Templates included. | via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Framed Faux Bat Collection

A few years ago a friend and I stumbled upon the best curiosity shop. It was tucked into a little storefront on a quiet side street in Chicago and filled with jars of vintage oddities, creepy collections and some mildly…

Kids will love making this spooky set of framed faux bats - a process art activity perfect for Halloween! Templates included. | via barley & birch
These DIY bendable bat sculptures make a frightfully fun Halloween art project for kids!

Make: Bendable Bats and Mini Bat Sculptures

October has finally arrived – with its rustling leaves, gleaming gourds, grinning pumpkins. and colorful calico corn. Our nights have suddenly become dark, damp, and chilly, and the “WHO-WHO”-ing of owls, and howling of dogs sends a shiver up the…

These DIY bendable bats are a frightfully fun Halloween mixed media art project for kids! Templates included. | via barley & birch