A Homemade Halloween Crafts For Dracula's Chef

By: Kathy Pratts

If you're thinking about coming up with homemade Halloween crafts, then you need not look farther from your very own kitchen. Cook up some very unique homemade Halloween crafts projects using simple kitchen materials. Learn how to make different varieties of Jack-O-Lanterns, witch kitchen jars, and Halloween treats.

Not Just Another Jack-O-Lantern

People display the same old boring Jack-O-Lanterns year after year. Wouldn't it be nice to create something different from the rest? But first, learn how to make the basic Jack-O-Lantern.

Start by drawing a circular outline around the stem of the pumpkin. Carve out the outline at an angle you have a cone shape under the lid. Twist the lid off the pumpkin. Remove pulp with a knife and scrape insides with a spoon.

Then, simply draw your favorite Jack-O-Lantern face or pattern on the pumpkin using a bold marker and cut through the outline. Place a tea candle or flashlight inside.

Now, that you know how to carve your traditional Jack-O-Lantern, it's time to discover other options and varieties. You can use green peppers for goblins, mandarins for mini Jack-O-Lanterns, red peppers for lil' devils, and melons for pale ghosts.

Witch Kitchen Jars

If you want to add an interesting flavor to your Halloween kitchen with homemade Halloween crafts, the best project would be witch kitchen jars. Your homemade Halloween crafts materials for this project could be endless.

First, paint the lids with spray paint so the old labels will be covered. Popular colors are black, red, silver and green.

Next, fill the jars with virtually anything in it, such as mushrooms, rice, dried fruits, vegetable roots, and spices. Fill with water.

Once you've thought of a name like "Brain Stew" or "Goblin's Eyeballs", play around with your Word Processor's font styles and print your label out on paper.

To create an old-fashioned, yellowed paper labels, simply brew tea bags in just-boiled water, remove, and let the tea cool. Pour tea into a spray bottle and spray on your label. Let your label dry on wax paper. Once dry, stick the label on your jar using glue. Brush on varnish if desired. Finish off by tying old-fashioned twine around the neck of the jar.

Halloween Treats

Now that you have some homemade Halloween crafts, it's time to think about real edible Halloween treats! This homemade Halloween crafts project is especially fun to make for kids. All you need are spoons, candy melt and a few other materials for decoration.

Melt your candy according to instructions and simply dip each spoon into the candy melt, scoop out and lay the melt on parchment paper until the candy is cool enough to take out from the paper. Cover candy with clear cellophane and secure with a ribbon or string.

Cut out an egg carton and paint them on to create fun hats for your candies. Attach yarn to the hats for "hair" and draw on eyes and mouth on the candy plastic with markers. Use green candy melt for witches, white for ghosts, and orange for Jack-O-Lanterns.

Now that you you've learned a few tricks for your homemade Halloween project, think of other things you can find in your kitchen to create something spooky and entertaining!

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Are you running out of ideas for homemade Halloween crafts for this year? Discover out how you can add a fresh twist to your old homemade Halloween projects!

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