Friday, October 15, 2010

FREE Stuff: 2010's Best of Family Halloween Crafts, Party & Celebration Ideas

Bookmark this Page NOW -- as this post will be constantly updated through October 31, 2010 with the most creative Halloween  ideas to be found anywhere

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Historically Halloween in the U.S. has always been a favorite holiday that is celebrated by both kids and adults.  Despite the current state of the American economy -- Yes, I do think we are still in the midst of the Great Recession -- based on all the great FREE ideas for crafts, food, and parties I've discovered to share with you, I'm betting that this season will be just as fun.
For starters, Evite is overflowing with lots of choices for Halloween party invitations to suit everyone's tastes.  Available at the click of your mouse here

Perfect for creating the right front doorstep ambiance this Fright Night is this cluster of ideas from HomemadeSimple that will provide lots of visual, sensory, and audio thrills as party guests or trick-or-treaters arrive at your house. See the ideas here

Next, how about a clever Candy Corn popcorn holder idea from  This would be great as a party favor for Halloween parties at school, home, office, or anywhere else, as well as to give out to trick or treaters who stop by your house this season.  Could be used for popcorn, candy corn, dried fruit, nuts, or any other treat that fits inside.  Best of all, this is a craft that's easy enough for young kids to do.  Directions here

The Goth-est inspired Halloween Raven Wreath I've seen so far this year!  It's an easy and inexpensive craft to make either for your own door or as a gift for a friend.  This uses Glue Dots which are a real miracle craft material in my book.  Thanks to the fall post on Katydid and Kid's Blog, you can get directions to make this here

These kid-friendly Halloween Punch Tips for Kids' Parties from the site are eerily wild.  One idea: put wiggly gummy worms in a blood-red glass of Kool Aid served in a clear glass and sit back and watch the party guests scream with fright.

Clever Salt Dough Halloween Shapes from made from cookie cutters.  Directions for this kid craft and lots more for this holiday here

FREE Halloween Downloadables & Printables, Too
Family Fun has come through once again with an excellent selection of fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving-theme coloring page printables that are yours simply by downloading them here

Create and download your own customized coloring pages, too!  Also from Family Fun.  Access this great, free tool here

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  1. Fun projects! I found you on TwitterMoms (I'm also a BloggyMom too and new to both groups). Looking forward to getting to know you :)

  2. Danielle,
    So wonderful to connect with you on all three fronts. I hope you'll come back and visit this post again and leave another comment with the link and basic info on your Halloween Glue Dots creations. Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my wreath with your readers! I'm following your blog now so I can keep up with your fun posts.

  4. Kathleen, Glad you are pleased. I'm following your blog and on Twitter too as I can't wait to see what else you come up with. Happy Crafting!