Kiera Ashford, Associate Editor

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

Mummy Pizza Snacks


Here’s another fun Halloween craft that is easy to make and yummy to eat! What You’ll Need Pizza sauce Block of mozzarella cheese Cheese hand slicer Flatbread Mini pepperonis What You’ll Do Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Take your flatbread (we used Flatout flatbread that you can find in your local grocers deli) and… Read more »

Pumpkin TP Covers


Need to stack a bunch of toilet paper (aka TP) in the bathroom for the party and don’t want it to look bad? Turn those TP rolls into pumpkins with this super easy Halloween craft for kids. What You’ll Need Orange tissue paper Black marker Roll of TP What You’ll Do Set your roll of… Read more »

Fabric Bats


If you have the garden fabric we used in the last Halloween craft (Phantom in the Tree), this is a great and easy craft to use the scraps with. What You’ll Need Black fabric Scissors Black craft paper Markers/paint Glue String What You’ll Do Take a square piece of the fabric and fold it accordion… Read more »

Phantom in the Tree


Create your very own phantom to hang in the tree in your yard to scare your visitors this Halloween. This craft for kids will is great to hang and let the wind move around as it seems more lifelike. What You’ll Need Black garden fabric Paper Plate Glue Scissors Marker String Hole punch What You’ll… Read more »

Mummy Light


Light the path with this fun Halloween craft for kids. Take a look around your house, you may have everything you need already. What You’ll Need Mason jar Battery operated tea light or candle White fabric of any texture (sheer, T-shirt, gauze, etc.) Glue Craft paper Markers Scissors What You’ll Do Take your white fabric… Read more »

Monster in My Window


Here’s a silly Halloween craft for kids that will have the entire neighborhood thinking that all your party guests are monsters! What You’ll Need Black paper — This could be a roll of black paper you get at your local Parent-Teacher Store, black wrapping paper, etc. … as long as it is a roll of… Read more »

Frankenstein Pudding


Here’s a fun Halloween craft for kids that turns into a yummy treat once you’re done. While you’re out grocery shopping at your local Kroger, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, etc. in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Gallatin, etc. … be sure to pick up a few extra things to make this craft with your kids. We were at… Read more »

Pinecone Bats


Another fun Halloween craft for kids is making a bat out of pinecones and leaves. Again, we are using what nature has to offer. What You’ll Need Pinecones Leaves with stems Black spray paint Googly eyes (optional) Ribbon What You’ll Do Grab a pinecone and two leaves of about the same size. Take one leaf… Read more »

Witch’s Broom


If you don’t want to go out to your Nashville, Murfressboro, Smyrna, etc. grocery store to buy a straw broom to decorate for Halloween, here’s a fun and cheap way to make your own witch’s broom. What You’ll Need Paper lunch bags Ribbon Stick Black spray paint (optional) Scissors What You’ll Do Go outside with… Read more »

Not So Scarey Scarecrow


Scarecrows are fun and are great for your front porch during this festive season. So, for the little one’s sake, why not make it not so scarey? The kids can help out with this, too. What You’ll Need Clothes that your child has outgrown Old receiving blanket (or pillowcase) Pillowcase for head (or plastic trick-or-treat… Read more »