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Halloween Craft, Snack, and Game Ideas

Some Halloween themed ideas might help you out at an upcoming Halloween party. Or they might just be a way to add some fun to an upcoming Scout meeting. Maybe you are going camping and you need some ideas to make your campsite “spooky”. Whatever the case, here are some of my favorite ideas for Scouts from other websites. You can also  find my Halloween ideas on my Halloween page.

A lot of these are best for Cub Scouts, but some would be fun for Scouts BSA and Venturers also.

Halloween Crafts

Paper Bag Fall Tree: Make a really great looking tree with falling leaves from a paper lunch back and some colored tissue paper. This would fit especially well with Webelos Artist activity badge. I would consider this a construction for that badge’s requirement 9: “Make an art construction, using your choice of materials.”.

Q-Tip Skeleton: This would make a wonderful gathering activity for this time of year for Cub Scouts. For Tigers and Wolves it might be best to do some of the cutting beforehand.  I’d also recommend you have one made up as an example.

Egg Carton Bats and Leaf Ghosts: I like this craft because the bats are made of egg cartons, which emphasises the Reuse part of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. And the ghosts are made from leaves, which makes them a nature craft.

Halloween Snacks

Halloween Worms: I love these gross looking worms. They are made by making geletin and putting it in straws. Awesome!

Easy Halloween Preztel Rod Ideas: This site has a collection of pretzel rod recipes. These include ghostly pretzel sticks, pretzel stick bones, witches fingers, candy corn pretzel rods, mummy pretzel sticks, and witches’ broomsticks.

Jack O Lantern Oranges:  So easy and a healthy alternative if the kids have already had too much candy! Just take some oranges, tangerines,  or clementines and draw jack-o-lantern faces on them with a marker.

Halloween Games

15 Indoor Halloween Games: Just what it sounds like – 15 games which can be played indoors. These are best for younger kids and would be perfect for your classroom party or den meeting.

Pop Goes the Pumpkin: Popping balloons placed on the wall in a pumpkin formation. Scouts seem to enjoy any game which involves popping balloons.

Pumpkin Bowling (look in the middle of the page): The “ball” is a pumpkin with the stem cut off and some holes bored in it for the fingers. The “pins” are rolls of toilet paper decorated like ghosts. The only thing Cub Scouts probably like more in a game than balloon popping is throwing things. You might want to do this one outside so you don’t have to worry about the mess if the pumpkin breaks.


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One Response to Halloween Craft, Snack, and Game Ideas

  1. Linda October 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM #

    I love the q-tip skeletons! Perfect, especially for younger scouts!

    My Webelos den is working on artist and we are doing skeletons, but using different pasta shapes. They will use craft sticks to make flat surface, paint them black, then glue on the pasta pieces to make a skeleton. I bought some “glow in the dark” paint to paint the pasta if we have time.

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