OPINION: Make these crafts for Halloween

Mollie Moore is the opinion editor for the College Heights Herald during the spring 2016 semester.

Mollie Moore

It’s time to get into the Halloween spirit, and crafting is the perfect way to do it. Not only does it help get you excited for the holiday, but spending time making adorable crafts is also a good way to take your mind off the stress of homework and tests. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing: 

1Ghostly garland: With just white tissue paper and some twine, you can make a cute and scary Halloween decoration. The little ghosts will be so cute just hangin’ around that you won’t ever want to take them down, and you don’t have to. I’ve got ghost decorations on my walls all year round.

2. Tiny gourd friends: Those mini pumpkins and gourds you can find at the grocery store will become your pals once you slap on some googly eyes and paint on a mouth. If you want to add some extra spookiness, you can make vampire friends by cutting out a rectangle and slipping in a pair of plastic vampire fangs. 

3. Skeleton wall-hanging: This doubles as a great Halloween decoration and anatomy lesson. With a packet of white card stock and a skeletal system tip sheet, cut out each bone to construct an example of the inner workings of the human body. Don’t worry too much about getting it perfect; not every bone is necessary. 

4. Batmobile: Not like Batman’s; he’s lame and doesn’t even have superpowers. Your batmobile will be much more cool and made with coat hangers, black yarn and cutouts of bats on black paper. Hanging it in an open doorway or over your desk will provide festive head tickles.

5. Fake-o’-lanterns: It’s okay to be too cheap and lazy to carve a real pumpkin, but that isn’t any excuse to skip out completely on Halloween fun. Grab some paper bags, cut eyes and mouths in them and place tealights or fake candles inside to create the spirit of classic jack-o’-lanterns for a fraction of the price. 

6. Haunted photos: Go thrifting, and find some random old family photos to spruce up and give your house an eerie feel. Give them red eyes or fangs. Find some holographic eyes that follow you as you walk past. Be wild; make them freaky enough to scare you when you walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night.