Easy Last Minute Halloween/Day of the Dead Craft

It’s 5pm Halloween and we’re about to head out for our trick or treating. Every year, we say the same thing… we’ll get home early and get Sofia to bed at a good hour. Yeah right! Even when we get home on time, she is bouncing off the walls with energy. This year, I thought ahead (well, kinda) and made some Play Clay that I found on the Arm & Hammer site. So easy to make- just baking soda, corn starch and water and voila. When we get back tonight, to let her unwind, we’ll be creating some fun last minute Halloween decor and also prepping for Dia de los Muertos, which is on Saturday! Here is what I did:

  • Easy Last Minute Halloween or Day of the Dead Craft 1 of 5
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    Making these last minute Halloween and Day of the Dead crafts is super easy. Click through to see!

  • Just Three Ingredients 2 of 5
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    Using a recipe from Arm & Hammer, I prepped this clay beforehand to be ready when we got home. It only took minutes to do!

  • Make Shapes and Bake 3 of 5
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    When you get back, grab the clay and give to your kids. They can make fun shapes by hand or use cookie cutters. I did these with my hands... not too shabby, eh? Have your oven preheated to 300 degrees and  then bake on low for about 10 minutes. Or, if your kids will be up late, just let them air dry for a couple hours. 

  • Design and Decorate 4 of 5
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    You can use sharpies, glitter glue, paint... anything you have! Let your kids creativity go wild!

  • Ta-da! 5 of 5
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    All finished! You can glue some magnets and add to your refrigerator or just leave as is. My daighter had a blast creating these! I even used one in a Day of the Dead posable Calavera!

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