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Come October 31st and everyone will be decked up to celebrate the Halloween! What's Halloween without spooky pumpkins, skeletons, and ghosts?

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Halloween, also known as All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve, is an annual celebration observed to remember the deceased saints, martyrs and believers. Halloween is also the time to enjoy and indulge in various festive activities. From trick-or-treating to creating jack-o'-lanterns by carving pumpkins, from lighting bonfires to playing pranks, from playing the game of apple bobbing to participating in costume themed parties, Halloween brings out the creative spirit in you!

Halloween is a great occasion for engaging your kids in new craft ideas, and encouraging them to use their creativity to make Halloween decorations for home. Especially for kids, Halloween craft-making is a learning opportunity for trying out new and interesting crafting ideas and tools.

There is a wide variety of craft supplies and tools available to keep the kids occupied before trick-or-treat time. Let's have a look at some of the arts and craft ideas and easy-to-use crafting tools for kids:

1. Spooky bottles

Look for the empty bottles in your home and remove labels. You can spray-paint bottles in white shade and the kids can draw spooky faces with a black marker.

2. Making a skeleton with cotton swabs

Do you know you can make a skeleton with cotton swabs that are used to clean ears? All you need is a marker, glue, white paper, coarse construction paper, scissors and the cotton swabs.

Draw a skeleton face on a white paper and paste it on a construction paper. Later on, use cotton swabs to form skeleton bones and paste them on the construction paper.

3. Hanging puffy spooky ghosts

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Children can have lots of fun by decorating windows and doors with hanging puffy ghosts. All you need is some white card paper, glue, cotton balls, black paper and scissors. These are some of the basic items that you easily find at home or a craft store and kids can have a gala time making unique things with these craft tools.

Cut out the cardboard as in the shape of a ghost's face. It doesn't need to be a perfect shape because the cotton balls will cover it up. Your kids will love covering it up with glue and sticking on the cotton balls. Cut out a smile and two round eyes from the black paper and stick them on and then hang these puffy spooky ghosts from the window with some black string. Its spooky and its easy!

4. Decorate pumpkin with bows

You can create a stylish pumpkin by decorating it with ribbons and bows. Get together some black and white satin ribbon, polka dot ribbon, pumpkin (real or fake, your choice), hot glue, scissors and a mini bowdabra bow making tool and bow wire to create bows. Create a bow with the help of bow making tool. Once done, you can glue strands of satin ribbon on pumpkin and paste the bow on top of it.

Not just that, you can even create beautiful hair bows for your daughter on Halloween by using easy-to-create bow makers and make her look even more stylish and cuter.

5. Where to get tips and ideas for art and crafts

Pinterest is a great source where you can find unlimited interesting and innovative craft ideas for Halloween. As for supplies, there are many Online Craft Stores that provide easy-to-use crafting tools and bow-making tools to make crafting and creating things with kids easier and enjoyable. You can also check out websites that offer craft tutorials for holiday decorating, Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving craft ideas and gift wrapping and so on.

Unleash creativity in kids

The idea behind involving kids in Halloween craft ideas is to encourage them to unleash their creativity and use their imagination.

Even if you or your kids are not into crafts as a hobby, you can encourage children to use their creativity as much as they can with simple, easy-to-use crafting tools and supplies available at online art and craft stores.

Moreover kids feel happy and confident when their artwork is appreciated by parents, friends and other members of the family. You can use your kids' artwork in home decor too.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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