Tuesday, October 31, 2006
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To make this craft project you will need black and orange construction paper, scissors, glue, and crayons or markers. To begin, using the template provided below, cut out a large witch's hat from the black construction paper and a long straight black strip for a brim. Glue the brim onto the hat. Next cut another hat out of your orange paper. Now cut the orange hat into wavy or angular strips and glue these strips onto your black hat to make it striped. Let dry. Decorate further with your markers and crayons if you wish. Enjoy Crafting!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
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Halloween fun for your haunted house or Halloween party!
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006
For a fun and slightly scary Halloween prank, you can create a large floating ghost. To make this craft project you will need a small bowl, a yardstick, and a large white sheet.
Monday, October 09, 2006
To create these great ghosts you will need cheesecloth, liquid starch, heavier weight paper, aluminum foil, pipe cleaners, and tape.
First create a mold to create your ghosts on- take the heavier weight paper and roll it into a cylinder. Trim the length according to how large you want your ghost to be and cut three vertical slits equal distance apart at one end. Fold out the flaps you cut and stand up your cylinder. Tape the flaps to the surface you are working on so your ghost won't topple over. Make two holes opposite each other just below the top of the cylinder and poke a pipe cleaner through. Bend the ends to create outstreched arms. Next crumble a piece of aluminum foil into a ball (this will form the ghost's head) and place it on top of the cylinder and secure it in place with tape. Next take the cheesecloth and cut it into 6 to 8 sheets for each ghost. Fill a bowl with liquid starch and dip the strips into the starch until they are fully saturated. Next drape them over the ghost mold you created until it is completely covered. Let your ghost dry. When it is completely dry, remove it from the mold and place in a spooky setting!
Sunday, October 08, 2006
To make this craft project you will need colored construction paper, a piece of blue paper, glue, crayons, scissors, and your hands to trace.
To begin, first trace each one of your hands on a colorful piece of construction paper.
Cut out those colorful hand prints and round out the top of the prints to create a nice even curve.
Next select a nice blue piece of paper for an ocean backdrop for your octopus. Decorate the paper with all sorts of colors and sea designs. You could add seaweed, little fish, bubbles, and more.
Let your background dry. Now add your octopus to your ocean backdrop. Place one handprint on top of the other with the fingers pointing down. Overlay the handprints so the fingers create eight octopus legs.
Glue or tape your octopus in place and decorate the octopus. Add a cute octpus face, suction cups, and more! Hang your sea creature someplace special when you are finished! Enjoy Crafting!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Today's Craft: Frightening Frankenstein Puppet
Create a Frankenstein which will give you a fright!
To make this craft project you will need a paper bag, colored construction paper- any colors you want-, glue, scissors, and crayons or markers.
To begin, using the templates and the picture as a guide cut out scary hair, bolts for his head, and a frightening mouth and eyes from your colored construction paper.
Now you are ready to assemble your Frankenstein puppet.
Take your paper bag and select one side of it to decorate- the entire bag will become the face of your Frankenstein.
Glue on the wild hair and ears, and more!
Let the pieces dry and then decorate your Frankenstein with crayons and markers.
Now you should have a beautiful paper bag puppet!
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Friday, October 06, 2006
Today's Craft: Pumpkin Garland
To make this craft, you will need orange construction paper, scissors, and markers or crayons.
To begin, take a piece of orange construction paper and cut a 3 inch by 12 strip.
Next fold up the piece of paper accordian style 6 times.
Now on the top piece of paper draw a pumpkin- any shape you want, with or without a stem. Just make sure the widest parts of the pumpkin go beyond the folded edges of the paper.
Next cut out your pumpkin, through all the folded layers of paper, except for the parts that touch the fold.
Open up your pumpkin garland and add all sorts of pumpkin faces!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Today's Craft: Fuzzy Felt Blankets
Create a fuzzy felt blanket using glue, felt, and felt scraps.
To make this craft project you will need a large piece of colorful felt, scissors, craft glue, and felt scraps.
To begin, take your scissors and cut your felt scraps into all sorts of cool shapes and objects.
Next glue them onto your large piece of felt to create a cool felt blanket with neat patterns and designs.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Race to the nearest fire in one of these great fire trucks!
To make this craft, you will need red, black, and white paper, glue, a brass fastener, a hole puncher, and crayons or markers.
Cut out a fire engine, wheels, and a fire ladder using the templates provided.
Attach the wheels to the truck.
Next attach the ladder with a brass fastener so that you can move it up and down and then decorate your fast flashing fire engine with your crayons or markers.
Add some fire fighters if you wish.
Fire Engine Template
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Today's Craft: Scary Spiders Spinning Webs
Take a white paper plate and set it aside.
Next take a piece of black construction paper and cut thin black lines from it. Lay the lines over the paper plate crisscrossing them to create a scary spider web.
Trim off the paper strips that hang over the edges of the plate.
Next create a spider following the directions below and attach him with a ribbon or string to your web.
For your spider, take four black pipe cleaners and attach them at the center, bend each to make 4 scary looking spider legs, and bend the ends to create spider feet. Take a piece of black tissue paper and fill it with cotton balls and tape it shut to create a black spider body. Rest and tape the body onto the legs and then add eyeballs, fangs, and other scary spider attributes. Attach paper clip and tie on a string or secure a pipe cleaner and you have got a dangling spider.
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Monday, October 02, 2006
Today's Craft: Cool Cork Pilgrims
Make a cool looking pilgrim out of corks and construction paper.
To make this craft project you will need two corks, black construction paper, glue, scissors, and some markers or paints.
To begin wash, clean, and dry your corks.
Next take your scissors and cut out a small black circle- this will be the brim of your pilgrim's hat.
Now take your corks and glue them together with the black construction paper hat brim in the middle- use the picture as a guide.
Let dry until sturdy.
Now you are ready to give your pilgrim some character.
The bottom cork is your pilgrim's face- add facial features with your markers or paint.
The top cork is the top of your pilgrim's hat- add a buckle and some color.
Let dry and enjoy.
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Sunday, October 01, 2006
Today's Craft: Wild and Wonderful Witch Hat for Halloween
To make this craft project you will need black construction paper, newspaper or paper scraps, glue, tape, scissors, ribbon, and materials with which to decorate your cackling wild witch hat.
To begin, take a large piece of black construction paper and bend it into a large pointed cone. Tape it in place and trim the bottom of the cone with your scissors so it is level.
Next stuff this cone with newspaper or paper scraps. Leave about two inches un-stuffed.
The stuffing will keep your witch's hat from denting in.
Next take another piece of black construction paper (or a heavier weight piece of paper if you want your hat to be more sturdy) and cut it into a circle.
Then cut another circle inside this circle that is slightly smaller than your head and the base of the cone you made.
This hole will allow you to wear your hat.
Next take the cone and cut flaps into the bottom.
You do this by making several about one inch vertical cuts around the bottom edge of the cone.
Fold out these flaps.
Place the cone on top of the circle and tape the flaps down.
You now have a basic Witch's hat!
Now tie black and orange ribbon around the base of the witches hat.
This will cover the flaps and add a decorative flair.Now let's decorate!
Add spider webs by stretching out cotton, spiders with fangs, stars, magical shapes, snakes, and anything else you can imagine!
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