Halloween is prime time for crafts but crafts can be expensive if you anticipate lots of teens. However, if you have a Dollar Tree in your town or the internet, you can do some really cheap crafts. If you don’t have a Dollar Tree in your town, you can order these items online. I will recommend that you order them VERY early, because it can take up to two weeks to get your order.
Budget: $25+/25 teens (Budget depends on the supplies you have on hand)
- Dollar Tree Skulls
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint brushes
- Sharpies Paint Pens
- Pre paint the skulls different colors.
- Sharpie paint pens (water based) work very well because they are pigmented. They are also expensive but worth the investment. Give teens Sharpie pens and a picture and let them create.
Budget: $25+/25 Teens (Depends on the supplies you already have)
- Dollar Tree Pumpkins
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Sharpie Paint Pens
- Puffy Paint (optional)
- Pre-paint your pumpkins white. It took a couple of coats so get some volunteers to do this if you have the luxury.
- Allow teens to paint their pumpkins however they like.
- I usually recommend they find inspo from their phones or I provide iPads for teens who don’t have phones.
I purchased everything from the Dollar Tree
- Dollar Tree Foam wreaths
- Dollar Tree Black roses/varied plastic flowers
- Dollar Tree Ribbon
- Dollar Tree Tulle
- Dollar Tree Plastic spiders, mini skulls, bats, etc.
- Anything else you’d like to purchase
- Hot glue and hot glue guns
- Provide pictures of examples for inspiration.
- Have teens begin by wrapping their wreath in ribbon. They can use one color or various colors.
- Allow teens to design freely.
- It can be overwhelming with all the supplies on the table. Give teens time to design their wreath first before they dive in.
- Dollar Tree headbands
- Dollar Tree flowers
- Dollar Tree mini skulls
- Dollar Tree tulle
- Hot Glue and hot glue guns
- Dollar Tree ribbon
- Give teens a headband, some hot glue, and let them create