I live in one of those neighborhoods with lots of trick-or-treating traffic and where people go all out when it comes to Halloween decorations. However, I don’t have the time, energy or extra cash to create an elaborate Halloween scene outside my home.
So, I came up with an easy and inexpensive way to decorate my doorstep area that is today’s hint: I used chalk to draw some homemade decorations in front of my house.
Not only is this approach free, assuming you have chalk around your house, creating the chalk Halloween drawings on your driveway, sidewalk or similar area is also a great activity for little ones.
On a recent Sunday, I brought some chalk out front and encouraged my 3-year-old daughter to help me while I drew some pumpkins and Halloween greetings on the sidewalk in front of our home. (Along the same lines, I also brought out markers for us to use to decorate our pumpkins, a safer and easier alternative to pumpkin carving).
To be sure, if it rains before Halloween, you’ll have to redo chalk decorations, and this DIY approach probably won’t work great in areas that tend to get lots of rain or snow around Oct. 31.
Still, if the chalk drawings wash or wear away, redoing them can be another way to engage your children in Halloween-related fun. Plus, chalk is a perfect way to decorate last minute.
Looking for more Halloween hints? Be sure to check out other ways to save on Halloween décor, some ideas for useful Halloween costumes, what to do when your child rejects a Halloween costume, how to curtail your child’s Halloween consumption and what to do if you run out of candy before the doorbell stops ringing.
What are your tips for easy and inexpensive Halloween décor?