Halloween is fast approaching, but it’s not too late to make spooky and spellbinding creations with your little ones.

From costumes to crafts, you can use items you already have at home to get you into the Halloween spirit.

Moms With a Mic’s Julia and Marissa Bagg met a crafty mom who’s sure to get your creativity flowing this Halloween season.

Vicky Mir Rodriguez is the face behind Teatime With Aloha and Coco.

A daughter and mother of two, Rodriguez started the social media page in 2015 to create DIY and fashion content for girls around the world. But once she had her daughters, she decided to incorporate them into her DIY passion and they became her inspiration.

“I wanted to do everything with them,” Rodriguez said. “I imagined what my life as a mom would be like and I knew it would be a great tea party for my kids where they would always feel loved, appreciated, and most importantly where they would feel like they were an integral part of everything I did.”

This Halloween, Rodriguez and her daughters shared some of their many unique and affordable craft projects that you too can make at home with your kids.

The bubbling cauldron

What you will need:

  • Cauldron
  • hot glue gun,
  • hot glue sticks
  • Transparent decorative balls
  • Optional: crystal garland


  1. Remove the top of the ornaments and glue them around the edge of the cauldron using hot glue
  2. Hot glue the ornaments on top of each other and side by side to give the “bubbles” a truly realistic look
  3. Optional: wrap a garland of crystals around the ornaments for a little extra sparkle

The spell book

What you will need:

  • Faux leather vinyl
  • Ping Pong Eyeballs
  • Glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • Brown or black paint,
  • Brush
  • hardcover notebook


  1. Take your hardcover notebook and hot glue the leatherette vinyl to the book
  2. Cut two half circles to create eyelids
  3. Once you cut the eyelids, take the ping pong eyeball and cut it in half
  4. Hot glue the eye down and cover with eyelids
  5. Using a glue gun, create dots on the book
  6. Once the glue has dried, dab some paint on to create an antique finish.

Minnie Mouse Bucket Coin Purse

What you will need:

  • Trick or treat bucket
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray paint
  • Adhesive crystals
  • A feather boa


  1. Take your bucket and sand it down until you see a change in the shiny finish of the buckets. Note: Do not sand too much, buff a little with the sandpaper
  2. Remove the handle that comes with the bucket
  3. Give your bucket two to three coats of the desired spray paint
  4. Once dried, embellish the bucket with crystals and accessorize it with the boa

The witch hat

What you will need:

  • flowery cone
  • A flat circular foam disc
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • Tissue
  • crystal stickers
  • Headband
  • Embellishments of your choice (lace, ribbon and glitter adhesive washi tape)


  1. Hot glue the fabric to the cone-shaped piece of foam
  2. Do the same with your flat round foam disc
  3. Hot glue the cone on top of the circle to create a witch hat
  4. Start decorating using embellishments and ribbons.
  5. Hot glue the final product on the headband

This Halloween, you can also participate in countless events happening in South Florida. For a full list of spooky and fall fun, click here.