Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Paper Plate Turkeys

Today's Craft : Paper Plate Turkeys
To make this craft project you will need one small brown paper plate, one large brown paper plate, colored construction paper, scissors, glue, tape, and crayons or markers. To begin tape the two paper plates together to create your turkey's body- use the picture as a guide. Next using your scissors, cut out turkey feathers, feet, and facial features from your colored construction paper, using the templates provided below. Now you are ready to assemble your turkey- glue it together and let dry. Decorate further with crayons or markers if you wish. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy Crafting!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Great Pilgrim Figures

Today's Craft: Great Pilgrim Figures
Simple pilgrims that are fun to make!
Create some great pilgrim figures by cutting out the pilgrim hats and collars, using the templates provided below, and attaching them with face shapes to a background piece of paper. Add hair, expressions, and hat decorations! Enjoy Crafting!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Beautiful Blowfish

Today's Craft: Beautiful Blowfish
Have you ever wanted a blowfish? Let's make one! To make this craft project you will need a small balloon, tin foil, pipe cleaners, scissors, tape, glue, and a colored pom-pom. To begin, inflate your small balloon and set it aside. This is your fish. Next create the spectacular skin for this fish with pipe cleaners, tin foil, tape, scissors, and glue. First cut a large piece of tin foil and double it up. Wrap it around your fish and then unwrap it and trim it so the foil fit the balloon fish well. When you have the right size tin foil, unfold it and lay it flap. Now take your colored pipe cleaner and cut them into small pieces. Next take each one of those pipe cleaner pieces and bend them into L shapes. Tape the lower part of the L to the tin foil fish skin until the whole piece is pointed and prickly. Now cut out a large and wide fish tail from a doubled piece of tin foil using the picture as a guide. Tape it to one end of the balloon. Cover the balloon with glue. Now gently re-wrap the tin foil fish skin around the balloon and secure it in place. Add a large colored pom-pom eye and you have a beautiful blow fish! Enjoy Crafting!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Striped Witch's Hat

Today's Craft: Striped Witch's Hat
Decorate a cool witch's hat with orange stripes.
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

Very Cool Bat Puppets

Today's Craft: Very Cool Bat Puppets
Make a cool bat puppet using a paper bag and paper.
To make this craft project yo will need a black paper bag, black and white construction paper, scissors, glue or tape, and crayons or markers. To begin, using the template provided below, cut out wings for your bat. Next cut out two black triangles for ears, two white triangles for fangs, and two white circles for eyes. Take your paper bag and flip it over so the bottom of the bag is facing up. This will be the face of bat. Glue the wings on the back of the bag so they stick out on either side. Add your bat's ears, eyes, teeth, and then decorate further if you wish.
Enjoy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Ghostly Decorations

Today's Craft: Ghostly Decorations
Make a simple swirling ghost from a paper plate and streamers!
To make this craft project you will need a white paper plate, colored construction paper, crayons or markers, scissors, white streamers, a piece of ribbon, and glue. To begin take your white paper plate and create a ghostly face on it with your crayons, markers, or pieces of colored construction paper and glue. Next take your scissors and cut many lengths of white streamers. Attach the streamers to the bottom edges of the paper plate with glue to create a spooky, ghostly decoration. Add a piece of ribbon to the top if you wish to hang it up. Enjoy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Really Cool Robot Masks

Today's Craft: Really Cool Robot Masks
Create a cool robot mask using a paper plate and your imagination.
To make this craft project you will need a paper plate (any color you wish), a hole puncher, string, scissors, markers or crayons, some pipecleaners, tape or glue, and colored construction. To begin take your paper plate and punch two holes on either side through which you can thread a length of string to hold your mask on after you create it. Next take your scissors and cut out two large circular eye holes so you will be able to see through your mask. Now you are ready to decorate. Add pipecleaners, paper shapes, and lots of colors with markers. Enjoy Crafting!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Luminous Lights for Halloween

Today's Craft: Luminous Lights for Halloween
Light up the night or a window sill with this craft!
To make this craft you will need some paper lunch bags, scissors, and a flashlight. To begin take a piece of paper and cut out a shape that you want the light to shine through on your bag. For example, a star, a fish, a pumpkin, a cross, a diamond, etc. Use the shape you cut out as a stencil and trace the shape on each side of the paper bag. Now cut the shape out of each side. Decorate the outside of the bag if you wish. When you are done, open the bag up and place a flashlight inside. See the lights shine through the designs.
Enjoy Crafting!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Spooky Objects : Monster Intestines

Today's Craft: Spooky Objects : Monster Intestines
Halloween fun for your haunted house or Halloween party!
Capture the imagination of your Halloween guests with objects for them to touch and feel. To create monster intestines, cook spaghetti and put it in a bowl for people to blindly touch.
Happy Haunting! Enjoy Crafting!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Magical Spell Books

Today's Craft: Magical Spell Books
Work wonderful magic and cast captivating spells with this spell book!
To make this project you will need white paper, glue, glitter, crayons and markers, a hole puncher, colored construction paper, and brass fasteners or colorful ribbons. First take several pieces of white paper and two pieces of a heavier weight colorful paper. Cut them in the shape of whatever you want leaving one side flat. Maybe the shape of a half moon or a star, etc. Use your imagination. Next take a single hole puncher and punch several holes along the left side through all the papers and secure the pieces of paper together with fasteners or thread through a colorful ribbon to hold your spell book together. Now decorate your spell book! Add glittering shapes, magical words and lightning bolts, and more! Inside write potion recipes and secret spells!
Enjoy Crafting!

Friday, October 20, 2006

One Very Scary Bug!

Today's Craft: One Scary Bug!
To make this craft project you will need two dixie or small bathroom cups (if you want to create a much larger bug, use larger cups), a lot of q-tips (cotton swabs), tape, glue, scissors, colored construction paper, and crayons, and other decorative materials. To begin take your dixie or bathroom cups and tape them together. Tape the tops of the cups together to create a solid cylinder. This will become your scary bug's body. Next take your q-tip and bend them at funny angles and tape them to the sides of the bug body you just created to form beautiful bug legs. Add as many legs to your bug as you want! Next take your colored construction paper and cut out bug eyes and teeth. Select any color you want. Glue or tape them to the fron of your bug. Now decorate your scary bug further. Add wings, stingers, textures, and more! You decide! Enjoy Crafting!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thanksgiving Table Turkey

Today's Craft: Thanksgiving Table Turkey
A three-dimensional turkey for you to make, decorate, and place anywhere!
To make this terrific table turkey, first take a sizable amount of tin foil and mold it into an oval shape to make a body for your turkey. Cover this with brown tissue paper. Next cut out turkey feathers in a variety of different colors and attach them to a small piece of pipe cleaner, leaving the end of the pipe cleaner exposed. Cut out a head and beak for the turkey using the templates provided and attach them to the front of the turkey's body with glue or tape. Decorate the feathers and let them dry. Now stick them into the turkey's body to make a terrific turkey. If you want glue on more feathers to the turkey's body as well. Enjoy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Spooky Shadow Lights

Today's Craft: Spooky Shadow Lights
Halloween is coming soon- create some spooky, flickering lights for this haunting evening!
To make some spooky jars that will light up the night you will need: glass jars of any size and shape and some brightly colored tissue paper. You will also need some small flat candles and an adult to ask to help you light them when it is time. To create your jars, first decide what type of design you would like to make and then select your paper. If you want to make pumpkin faces, first cover your jar with bright yellow tissue paper. Then take orange tissue and cut out a scary face and wrap it around and over the yellow so a face is peering out at you. Or just create a spooky Halloween design on your jar by wrapping it in white tissue paper and adding a variety of pre-cut Halloween shapes to it- add blacks, spiders, stars, and more.
Enjoy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Lollipop Ghosts

Today's Craft: Lollipop Ghosts
An irresistible Halloween treat!
To make these simple ghosts you will need lollipops, white tissue, pipe cleaners, and markers or stickers. Take your pipe cleaners and cut them in half. Now take your lollipop, drape the tissue over it, and fasten the tissue in place by tightening a pipe cleaner around it underneath the candy. Now add a spooky or funny face to your ghost! Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Very Cool Vampire Puppet

Today's Craft:
Very Cool Vampire Puppet
To make this craft project you will need a paper bag, colored construction paper- red, black, and white-, glue, scissors, and crayons or markers. To begin, using the templates and the picture as a guide cut out vampire hair and a frightening mouth and eyes from your colored construction paper. Now you are ready to assemble your Vampire puppet. Take your paper bag and select one side of it to decorate- the entire bag will become the face of your Vampire. Glue on the wild hair and scary teeth and mouth! Let the pieces dry and then decorate your Vampire with crayons and markers. Now you should have a beautiful paper bag puppet! Enjoy Crafting!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Spooky Halloween Hands

Today's Craft:
Spooky Halloween Hands
Take a white latex glove and fill it up with assorted candies. Close the glove by tying it with black and white ribbons. Add funky looking paper fingernails with tape or glue, fake scars, spiders, and more with your markers. Happy Halloween! Enjoy Crafting!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

More Spooky Halloween Sounds

Today's Craft: Thundering Hooves
An eery sound to send shivers down your spine....
The sounds of thundering horses' hooves make a wonderfully frightening sound effects for a spooky Halloween atmosphere. You can just imagine the Headless Horseman on his way... To create this sound, just take two empty plastic cups, flip them over, and tap them in a rhythm on a table top. Enjoy Crafting!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Adorable Halloween Bat

Today's Craft: Adorable Halloween Bat
To make this craft project you will need a black cup, some black construction paper, scissors, and either some colored stickers or pieces of colored construction paper, and glue. To begin, cut out a batwing using the template provided below. Glue it onto the back of the cup- use the picture as a guide. Now add a cute bat face with stickers or glue on pieces of colored paper. Let dry. Enjoy Crafting!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Witch's Broomsticks

Today's Craft:
Witch's Broomsticks
To make this craft project you will need one long wooden stick, a number of wooden twigs, scissors, and a lot of string. Take your twigs, bundle them around one end of the long stick and tie them tightly in place using the string. Happy Halloween. Enjoy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Spooky Halloween Sound Effects

Spooky Halloween Sound Effects:
Ghostly, Shivery Sounds
Create ghostly sound effects for a spooky Halloween atmosphere using crepe paper and a fan. Begin by cutting long crepe paper streamers. Hang them in front of a fan and when people pass by turn the fan on and off. They could imagine ghosts flying by. Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Large Floating Ghost

Today's Craft: Large Floating Ghosts
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.
To begin hold the yardstick up vertically and attach the bowl to the top end of it with glue or a lot of duct tape. Next drape the cloth over the bowl and hold it over yourself so the sheet covers you and the bowl is just above your head.
Now when you want to scare someone, moan and make ghostly noises and raise the yardstick higher up over your head- it will look like a huge floating ghost.
Happy Halloween! Enjoy Crafting!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Spooky Starchy Halloween Ghosts

Today's Craft: Spooky Starchy Halloween Ghosts
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

An Octopus who is a Real Handful

Today's Craft: An Octopus who is a Real Handful
Create a sea creature from your handprints!

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!

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Frightening Frankenstein Puppet

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!

Enjoy Crafting!

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Pumpkin Garland

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!

Enjoy Crafting!

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Fuzzy Felt Blankets

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.

Let dry.

Enjoy Crafting!

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Fire Engine Craft for Fire Prevention Month

Today's Craft: Fire Engines
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.

Enjoy Crafting!

Fire Engine Template
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Scary Spiders Spinning Webs

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.

Enjoy Crafting!

Spider Template
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Monday, October 02, 2006

Cool Cork Pilgrims

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.

Enjoy Crafting!

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Halloween Craft: Wild and Wonderful Witch Hat

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!

Enjoy Crafting!

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