Halloween Archives - The Magic Onions

Two Quick and Easy Pumpkin Crafts

Looking for a couple of quick and easy pumpkin crafts for Halloween? Here are two of our favorites :   1. Melted Wax Decorated Pumpkins : decorate mini pumpkins with melting colored crayons onto them. Full tutorial HERE.     2. No Knit Yarn Pumpkin : make an adorable pumpkin with orange yarn and aIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Spider Web With Wire and Sticks

Here’s one of our favorite spider crafts from the archives… a wire and stick spider web for Halloween…     Here is the full tutorial : how to make this stick and wire spider web.   Happy Halloween crafting, Blessings and magic, Donni    

Eggshell Ghost Mobile

For easy Halloween crafting, save your white eggshells to make a ghost mobile…     Isn’t it CUTE?! The full tutorial on how to make an eggshell mobile is here. Happy Halloween crafting, Blessings and magic, Donni

Halloween Giveaway : Pumpkin Witches!

Look who just flew into the shop! Two of the plumpest Halloween witches. They flew in on their little rustic broomsticks and are giggling naughtily. I’m sure they are up to some mischief in there! So… I’m wanting to test something in my Etsy shop and I’m hoping you’ll help me. To thank you, I’veIf you want to read more…click here

Make Spiders for Halloween

Here are two spider crafts your little ones will enjoy making and playing with…     Tutorial : How to make a Black Widow Spider       Tutorial : How to make a Pine Cone Spider.   Scary stuff!! Blessings and magic, Donni If you haven’t already, please sign up for my newsletter toIf you want to read more…click here

Favorite Halloween Pins

Here are some of my favorite Halloween Pins :   Links to these (and more) cute Halloween ideas can be found on my Pinterest boards. If you have fun Halloween Pinterest board you want to share, add the link to it in the comments so we can all have a look and follow you. BlessingsIf you want to read more…click here

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all. To celebrate, Kitty has drawn us some Halloween pictures. They are THE MEESHES OF HALLOWEEN ~ a fictional set of creatures Kitty and her friends have created. Aren’t they sweet… Fireman Meesh and Angle Meesh. Pumpkin Meesh and Prisoner Meesh. We hope the Pumpkin Fairy comes to your home tonight :-)If you want to read more…click here

The Pumpkin Fairy

The BIG question… What do you do with all that Halloween candy? Do you guys know about the Pumpkin Fairy? If you don’t, and you are not mad about your children eating all that candy from Halloween night, you are going to LOVE this story! Our Halloween night tradition is to go trick-or-treating, dressed inIf you want to read more…click here

Wax Dripped Pumpkins for Halloween

Oooo, this kids LOVED this Halloween craft… what could be better than fire, melted wax and mini pumpkins!   We needed : recycled crayons a long tapered candle mini pumpkins   We took the ‘skins’ off our crayons, being careful not to break them as we needed them to be long for safety.   WeIf you want to read more…click here

13 Best Halloween Crafts

Here is a list of our best 13 Halloween Crafts using natural materials… 1. Make an Eggshell Ghost Mobile 2. Have fun Pumpkin Nailing 3. Make little White Ghosts with wool. 4. Make a Pine Cone Spider 5. Make an easy Yarn Pumpkin 6. Make a (horrid) Spiders Nest 7. Make a fun Pumpkin ToadstoolIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Yarn Pumpkin for Halloween

Some of our favorite crafts are ones that are quick to make and use materials we already have lying around… just like these sweet little yarn pumpkins we made this weekend. I had the orange yarn, Teddy picked the stick we needed and there-you-have- it… quick and easy and totally adorable!     Materials …If you want to read more…click here

Let’s Make a Pine Cone Spider for Halloween

With Halloween coming up and all the scary little things we can make, Teddy has found his crafting mo-jo. He watched as our neighbors decorated their lawn with all sorts of haunted goodies and, at first, he pleaded for us to ‘go to the store and buy decorations’. ‘No,’ I replied… ‘Let’s make our own.’If you want to read more…click here

Let’s Make a Wire Spiderweb for Halloween

In The Sunny House, Halloween decorating has begun. Our first Halloween project of the year is a wire spider web. Teddy enjoyed this task immensely… tools for boys, you see. He cut the sticks using sharp garden sheers, he nipped the wire using pliers and he is now spooking everyone with his wire spiderweb. ToolsIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Ghost Mobile for Halloween.

  We have been saving our white egg shells to make a little ghost mobile for Halloween. Who knew eggshells could make such cute little ghosts? I saved the eggshells from our morning omelettes and washed and dried them. Kitty and Teddy used a black permanent marker to draw little eyes onto the eggshells. Teddy’sIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make Harvest Candle Holders.

Don’t forget to enter our wonderful GIVEAWAY from Meadowsweet Naturals. After yesterday’s horrible spider’s nest pumpkin, we decided to make something sweet and calming for today. We are enjoying the early darkness as, each night, at our evening meal, we light a candle as we sing our blessing. The kids take turns to blow itIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make a Spiders Nest.

Halloween seems to have crept up on us this year… is it really only one week away? We had better hurry up and enjoy some Halloween crafting! Today, we made a horrid pumpkin… a really SCARY pumpkin! Look at it… eeek! It’s not nice at all!! It’s a pumpkin spiders nest and it creeps meIf you want to read more…click here

The Ledgend of the Pumpkin Fairy.

Does the Pumpkin Fairy visit your house on Halloween night? Thankfully, she visits ours and Kitty and Teddy are already wondering what she’ll leave for them this year. Before the Pumpkin Fairy started to visit our house on Halloween, I was faced (as I’m sure many of you are faced) with quite a dilemma… trickIf you want to read more…click here

Silent Sunday.

K’s Happy Jack-o-lantern… Happy Halloween to all!

Halloween Toadstools.

I couldn’t pass Martha’s ‘Living’ magazine without buying it. The cover is just magical… Halloween pumpkin mushrooms!! We just had to have a go. These are the pumpkins we used and my very sharp knife. I cut the butternuts so that they could become the mushroom stalks. And then the rest of the pumpkins wereIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Yarn Pumpkin.

In preparation for Halloween, we made little yarn pumpkins today. This is what we needed to make our yarn pumpkins, Orange yarn green yarn a stick an oblong piece of cardboard scissors (the foot in the photo is just for decoration) Start by cutting a piece of green yarn and then a piece of orangeIf you want to read more…click here

An Autumn Poem.

Leaves How silently they tumble downAnd come to rest upon the groundTo lay a carpet, rich and rare,Beneath the trees without a care,Content to sleep, their work well done,Colors gleaming in the sun. At other times, they wildly flyUntil they nearly reach the sky.Twisting, turning through the airTill all the trees stand stark and bare.Exhausted,If you want to read more…click here

Pumpkin Nailing.

Today we found a Halloween activity that had Mr T quivering with excitement. We called it ‘Pumpkin Nailing’. It’s a fun task for the little ones and a great exercise in hand/eye coordination. It’s an interesting twist on pumpkin decorating… For this activity, we needed; A pumpkin Nails A hammer String, twine or yarn ScissorsIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Little White Halloween Ghost.

Both my children love to play with my wool roving. I think they enjoy the feel of it… it’s smoothness, it’s lightness in their fingers. Wool is so wonderfully tactile and I find it soothes them. So, today, when the tensions from being stuck inside from the rain started to fray our nerves, I decidedIf you want to read more…click here

How to Make a Halloween Birdie Witch.

This is ‘Bad Jelly The Witch!’ To make her we needed these supplies… a little bird (found in craft stores) a little broom (also found in craft stores) Halloween paper glue sticky tape scissors glue gun To make the witches hat, cut a circle (just the right size for your hat’s brim) and a halfIf you want to read more…click here

How to Make a Halloween Pumpkin Wreath.

Today we made a wreath for our door… a pumpkin wreath for Halloween! Don’t you just love the little pumpkins and gourds that are in the shops these days… they are so adorable! We used 8 baby pumpkins for our wreath. We also needed wire, wire cutters, a skewer and a hammer. I cut offIf you want to read more…click here


Halloween is new for me. We didn’t celebrate Halloween in South Africa which is where I grew up… don’t ask me why it was forgotten there. It’s such a fun holiday for a child, dressing up and getting candy… what more could a child ask for? But, for some reason, South African tradition chose notIf you want to read more…click here

Make a cute Halloween Votive.

Finally, Mr T (our Tibetan Wind) was allowed to play in K’s sand painting. He love it, running his finger through the colors and seeing how they mixed together making a new color all together. He twirled the sand, heaped it, flattened it, until it was a rainbow mixture. When he tired of it, IIf you want to read more…click here

Silent Saturday.

My new Hanging Halloween Felted Acorns

Needle Felted Halloween and a chance to vote.

This is what I’ve been working on for a Needle Felted Halloween and below is a link to go and vote in the competition I’ve entered… This is Pumpkin Gnome… she lives in a pumpkin. This is her brother… he lives in his own pumpkin too. These are my Felted Halloween Acorns. We collected theIf you want to read more…click here