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Halloween Crafts Ideas For Tweens

Worried about your tweens being too cool to craft with you anymore? We have searched the web and came up with these 3 crafts that every tween will love to complete with you as a family project or at this year?s Halloween party. Tweens still enjoy crafting they are just beyond gluing and paper cutting and want to kick it up a notch. We think these fun kicked up crafts will do the trick.

Ghostly Pumpkin

This craft is all about the disguise. A white ghost is trying to disguise itself as a pumpkin. By using a white pumpkin/squash and painting an orange area for the face to be decorated it appears that the ghost is putting on a pumpkin mask for Halloween.


White pumpkins/squash
Orange and black acrylic paint


Find the part of the pumpkin for the face and paint it orange.
Once dry, paint (in black) a jack o lantern face onto the pumpkin - typical triangle eyes, nose and goofy smile with missing teeth.

The tweens that had fun with this project got creative and painted their pumpkins black, pink or neon colors. They then decorated the pumpkin with different faces. The black was a vampire, the pink was a princess and the neon was an alien. Of course each was pretending to be a pumpkin. This project is great fun and easy to do.

Watching You

Keep the neighborhood safe this Halloween and have your tweens create an army of eyeballs to watch out your window. Anybody starts to toilet paper your house and you are going to know it.

This craft was one of the tweens favorite to make and the most used craft after completed. The tweens were making sure these lights were on so they could creep out their friends in the neighborhood.


Permanent markers
Ping-pong balls
Battery-powered tea lights
Glue, strips or dots work best


Cut an X in each ping-pong ball large enough to fit over the base of the tea light.

Use the permanent markers to draw an eyeball on the ping-pong ball. Place the ping-pong ball over the tea light often while drawing to see the full effect of what you are drawing. You may need to add more red to make it blood shot or more green to make it piercing.

Finally add eyelashes by gluing on fringed paper.

Once the eyeball army is complete set them on a window ledge and let them watch over your home. Tweens have been known to take a few and place them in odd spots to scare their parents. You have been warned.

Moving Ghost

This craft never gets old and is always fun to amaze the first timers. Tweens love to be the first to show others something that amazed them when they were younger. So if your tweens have younger siblings or youngsters in the neighborhood this craft is a must.


Clear Tape
White Tissue Paper
Lightweight white craft wire
Lemon or similar fruit or round object
Black marker


Make a 14 inch square from the tissue paper and cut it into a circle.

Cut 2 12 inch pieces of craft wire and tape them criss-crossed in the center onto the tissue paper.

Place the tissue paper, wire side down, on top of the lemon and mold loosely over the lemon. Pinch a ghost's head on top and draw on facial features.

Now for the fun - Place the ghost on top of the lemon on a flat surface and give it a push. It will appear as the ghost is floating. As long as the lemon stays in motion the ghost will appear to move. Once it stops the ghost appears to be floating in mid air. Be sure to keep the lemon hid under the skirt of the ghost.

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