Halloween has always been my favorite holiday because … candy. It also offers the opportunity to make some playfully macabre creative projects (while you eat the candy)! Today’s blog post outlines my five favorite Halloween paper projects on the TPK site. You can start making them now so the holiday doesn’t sneak up on you!
You needn’t be scared at the time it will take to illustrate this mail art. It’s a free printable! You can find and print out these two creepy spider envelope templates by clicking here.
Every seasoned candy hander-outer knows that little kids sometimes get greedy with the candy bowl. You can limit their portions by making prepackaged trick-or-treat goody bags! Find these free printables by clicking here.
This envelope may be my favorite of the five Halloween paper projects! Dracula quietly observes from his castle on a crumbling cliff as a witch flies and bats roam about. Using iron gall ink for this project will give the illustrations a translucent, spooky quality! You can read about how to make this envelope art in this blog post.
Use the text from your favorite Halloween-esque story or poem to make this verbose skull! I chose Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, but portions of Shakespeare plays or works by Edgar Allen Poe would be great, too. Find instructions for making this little guy here!
This witch is on a mission to make a potion … and to ensure the safe delivery of your holiday greetings! You can print her off for free by clicking here.
I hope that you enjoy creating at least one of these five Halloween paper projects! They offer the opportunity to set aside some time for creativity and make someone’s day with holiday greetings. If none of these projects are quite right for you, wait a week or two, and I’ll have a new Halloween tutorial up and ready to go here on the TPK blog!
Thanks very much for reading, and enjoy the rest of your day!