Handmade Halloween Match Game

3 years ago by in DIY, holiday, sponsored, sponsored2

This post is sponsored by DecoArt.


My kids absolutely love making decorations for holidays. We are at the point where our house is officially FULL. I do not need one more Halloween decor item to stick on the wall, fireplace, mantle… even the front porch has been proclaimed stuffed to the brim! The problem is, my two youngest want to keep creating. (Yup, they get it from their momma.) So instead of showing you another home decor idea for fall, here’s a fun and fast halloween craft that my kids adore. It’s spooktacular! It’s bootiful! It’s… all right I will stop.

To make this I took tree branches right from own yard that needed to be cut back. It’s about a 1/4 inch in circumference. I cut it several weeks ago, so the wood was nice and dry and ready for crafting.


After cutting the wood, I lightly sanded the edges. Then I compiled my favorite DecoArt craft paint colors for Halloween: Tangerine, Warm White, Sour Apple, and Lamp Black. Next, I cut four different halloween shapes with my Cricut and white cardstock. These are very easy shapes you could easily draw by hand.


Next, add paint by hand or with your stencil. Dry wood really absorbs paint, so you may need more than one coat.


Make sure to create at least two of each design, and allow 2-3 hours to completely dry. When finished you can add a coat of  Decoupage to protect your game pieces.


My two youngest have been playing Halloween match with these again and again. I love affordable craft projects that occupy my kids for hours! Well, except for that last round of match when Lily threw half the pieces at Evey. Hmmm. Maybe I should reconsider their requests for making more holiday home decor.  :)

To learn more about DecoArt acrylic paints, and other craft paint supplies, visit them online HERE.

7 Responses to “Handmade Halloween Match Game”

October 23, 2013 Reply

This is so cute, I love how you used the wood chips :)

Natalie Wright
October 24, 2013 Reply

Me too Jessica! They were really easy to cut. Thanks for stopping by!

Amber Price
October 24, 2013 Reply

Super cute idea!

Natalie Wright
October 24, 2013 Reply

Thanks so much Amber!

October 25, 2013 Reply

This is a really cute idea 😉 I featured it yesterday on Fun Family Crafts, thanks! http://funfamilycrafts.com/handmade-halloween-match-game/
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October 21, 2014 Reply

Nice idea. I may use it in my Kindergarten Enrichment classroom. A craft, fine motor skills, focus and concentration, and creating your own game to play. Great stuff!

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