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Halloween Crafts

Decorations play a key role in bringing the magic of halloween to life. Here are a few ideas on creating a fun festive atmosphere by making your own halloween decorations.

Paper Halloween Luminaries

Supplies Needed:

  • White Paper
  • Black Sharpie
  • Fake candle
  • Scissors
  • Tape/glue

How to Make:

  • Draw face/ design on white piece of paper
  • Fold the paper into a oval shape and tape/glue the ends together
  • Stand the paper upright and place candle2 into the center of the paper

Felt Pumpkin Decor

Supplies Needed: 

  • Pumpkin
  • Felt Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape
  • Black paint

How To Make: 

  • Paint The pumpkin black
  • Cut two triangles and two ovals out of the felt paper (Eyes and ears)
  • Layer a separate color of felt paper on top of eyes/ears and glue on
  • Cut out more shapes according to which animals you are making: whiskers, a tail, fangs, etc.
  • Assemble together the pieces and use glue/tape to stick them onto the pumpkin. 

[Image credit Savannah Delesalle]


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    Savannah Delesalle is a senior at Santa Barbara High school and this is her first year working as a member of the Forge. She has been a part of the girls varsity golf team since freshman year and co-founded a club, the elephant project. She enjoys getting involved in the community through volunteering and works as a marketing intern at a local non profit.

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