Here are some easy Halloween toys to make for your kids.
Jack-o-lantern – Cut the shape of a pumpkin out of an old 100% cotton men’s shirt. (I never use men’s clothes that are wrinkle free because they are coated in PFOAs and I don’t want my children touching that). Stuff the pumpkin with old fabric scraps and sew it shut, adding black wool felt eyes and a mouth and a brown stem.
For year-round fun, you can leave the backside of the pumpkin as is so it can be used in the play kitchen.
Witch – This one was the most time consuming of the bunch. Cut the witch’s body out of an old cotton men’s shirt.
I really don’t know much about sewing so I just estimated the black wool felt for her clothes, hair and hat without tracing a pattern and sewed them on. I used the navy blue and green collar of the shirt for the broom, cutting a one inch wide strip out for the broom handle and a little square for the bristles. I folded the strip in half and sewed it together. Then I folded the two top corners of the square down to form a triangle at the top and sewed that to the broom handle. I cut slits into the square to make my bristles and then sewed the whole thing to the witch.