Halloween

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…

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…

These DIY bendable bat sculptures make a frightfully fun Halloween art project for kids!

Make: DIY 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…

Celebrate Halloween with this fun build-your-own Jack-O-Lantern play dough activity for kids!

Make: A Playdough Jack-O-Lantern with Pop-In Features

Recycle a cereal box and celebrate Halloween with this super cute build-your-own playdough Jack-O-Lantern activity for kids! Mix and match spooky features with your own round little playdough pumpkins for an afternoon of wickedly creative form and design play. And…

Recycle cereal boxes into a build-your-own-jack-o-lantern Halloween game for kids!

Make: Build-A-Jack-O-Lantern Cardboard Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins! With a little October magic (and a few well-placed velcro dots) you can turn simple cardboard pumpkins into an entertaining set of mini no carve jack-o-lanterns that your little ones can design, take apart, then rebuild over…

Use a fun painting technique to create a gorgeous DIY monarch butterfly mask with your kids. Just add wings for the most gorgeous homemade Halloween costume!

Make: A DIY Painted Monarch Butterfly Mask

Did you know that between mid-spring and late fall, Monarchs produce FOUR generations of butterflies? The last group of Monarch butterflies usually emerge in November. Instead of living the same short life cycle of their predecessors, November Monarchs fly south…

DIY Wednesday Addams Softie with template included from barley & birch

Make: A DIY Wednesday Addams Softie

When my friend Trixie asked if I’d like to participate in Sew A Halloween Softie, I knew right away I wanted to try making my own mini Wednesday Addams. With Wednesday’s love of true crime, quick sarcastic wit, and flair for dark fashion,…

Use cereal boxes to create an adorable DIY upcycled cardboard jack-o-lantern shape sorter (template included)

Make: A DIY Cardboard Jack-O-Lantern Shape Sorter

Halloween is HAPPENING in a big way! We’ve been celebrating a very merry, not-so-scary All Hallows Eve with this grinning gourd shape sorter you can make from a couple of cereal boxes! This is so wonderful for shape-learning, DIY fine…