Halloween-Inspired Crafts for the Year’s Spookiest Holiday

October 8, 2019
OakwoodLife Halloween Tips and Activities

Halloween will be here sooner than you think! Whether you relish getting down with the spookiest of projects or just love the occasional pumpkin, we have rounded up the best crafts and recipes to help you fully embrace the holiday. Squeeze these fun and seasonal DIY activities into your October schedule and you’ll be sure to commune with the true spirit of autumn.

A Twist on Caramel Apples

Combine the best flavors of the season by baking a creamy cheesecake — these caramel-apple cheesecake bites are perfect for any fall festivities you might find yourself attending. From start to finish, this delectable dessert only takes three hours — but they might all be gone in three minutes!

Classic Cat Crafts

Sometimes the best crafts are the ones that have been with us the longest. A spooky black cat paper plate may seem old fashioned, but trust us — it’s timeless. One way to change this up is by painting a version of your household pet instead of the classic Halloween cat. After an afternoon of crafting with the grandkids, this will be the jewel on your refrigerator well into next year!

Boo-tiful Centerpieces

Stringing together a grand time with the grandkids is easy with this string art project, a craft that combines our love of Halloween with our love of glitter. You will only need black and white paint, a wood block, nails, a hammer, and string to create this stunning centerpiece for your mantel or dining room table.

Perfectly Painted Pumpkins

Keep your gourds in pristine condition for longer than usual by painting them instead of cutting them into jack-o’-lanterns — one of our favorites is a gingham-inspired design. If you are feeling slightly more crafty, try applying gold paint and etching spooky phrases or designs: These painted pumpkins will simply *glow* on your porch.

At all of our OakwoodLife communities we have curated a lifestyle that encourages exploration and growth. We encourage our residents to craft in our community spaces and share their passion with their neighbors!