As the festival of Halloween draws closer, people start getting busier and busier. With so many things to do as preparations for the big day, everyone wants their Halloween celebrations to be terrifying and ghoulish. The most popular and highly celebrated holiday after Christmas, Halloween centers on pumpkins, candies, and costumes. Most of all, parties are common among both adults and children alike. Likewise, decorations and activities play a major role in deeming the parties to be a great hit. To make the festivities spooky and scary, crafts can be used to give a high to festive effects. Especially with big families and large groups, they can be used as activities to keep the holiday spirit and party mood alive. As you glance through the lines below, learn how to make some devilish and grisly Halloween crafts for adults.
Halloween Craft Ideas For Adults
Adults, too, can participate in the fun and merriment of Halloween with spooky crafts. This article illustrates Halloween craft ideas for adults.
Halloween Crafts For Adults
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Ornamental (miniature) Pumpkins
- Black and White Craft Foam
- Wings, Ears & Eyes Template
- Hole Punch
- Glue Dots
- Black Duct Tape
- Wooden Skewers
- Spread out a drop cloth or newspaper on the working surface before you begin with the activity.
- Paint the pumpkins black and allow them to dry completely.
- From the different templates, choose a particular style of wings and eyes for each bat.
- Trace out the eyes template on white craft foam and cut out two identical pieces.
- Punch a hole in each eye to form the pupil.
- Affix the eyes to the pumpkin using glue dots.
- Cut out matching pairs of ears and wings from black craft foam.
- Tape a toothpick at the back of each ear, leaving 1½ inches of toothpick exposed. Now, insert the toothpick into the top of the pumpkin.
- Tape a skewer to the back of each wing, leaving about 2 inches of the skewer exposed. Thereafter, push it gently into the pumpkin.
- Disposable Ballpoint Pen
- White Modeling Material
- Craft Glue
- Plastic Fingernail
- Nail Polish
- Remove the cap of the disposable ballpoint pen and cover it with a thick layer, about ¼ - inch, of white modeling material. Make sure that the tip of the pen is exposed.
- Sculpt the clay into the shape of a finger, keeping lots of thick bumps on one side to form the knuckles.
- Create wrinkles and creases around the knuckles with a toothpick.
- Affix the plastic fingernail near the pen's tip using craft glue, giving enough space for the pen to write.
- For a more jagged and real effect, trim the nail with scissors beforehand.
- Create lines around the cuticle area with a toothpick and paint the nail in a frightful hue using nail polish.
- Keep aside the clay and polish to dry completely before using the pen.
- Clean Plastic Gallon Milk Jugs
- Black Permanent Marker
- Craft Knife
- String of 50 clear low-wattage Holiday Lights
- Sketch out ghost eyes and mouths on the gallon jugs using black permanent marker.
- With the help of a craft knife, cut out a 1.2 inch, in diameter, hole in the back of the gallon jug.
- Place all the ghosts close-by, on a walkway or porch, and arrange the string of lights between them, stuffing plenty of them in each jug.