Crafty Tuesday - Halloween 2

Another two fast and furious Halloween ideas for you, both of which the kids can make on their own :)

GHOST LOLLIES

Good to give out to guisers ('Trick or Treaters') who ring your doorbell. Maybe together with one of the SKELETON HANDS I posted last week?

You'll need:
  • lollipops
  • some scraps of white cloth/paper/tissue paper/kitchen roll/paper towels or even paper tissues
  • sellotape or white thread
  • black pen or paint



Take a square of white cloth or white tissue/paper. We ended up using kitchen roll - it has a really nice drape to it! Just want to say a quick 'thanks' to my running mate, Vibeke, who put the idea of kitchen roll into my head. It all started out with a misunderstanding about the Danish word for 'tissue paper' versus 'tissues' you use to blow your nose... ;)

Wrap it around the top of the lollipop, drape it like a ghost and secure with sellotape or thread. We used thread - looks good but a bit finicky to tie. Draw two black dots for the ghost's eyes. Done! We also used some silver glitterglue on the eyes of one of the ghosts...and I have some fluorescent paint in my craft box that we might use next time.

PUMPKIN STONES

A great little decoration. And a good alternative to carving pumpkins for really small kids (or impatient grown-ups).

You'll need:

  • stones
  • orange paint
  • black felt pen or black paint/small paintbrush
  • varnish (optional)


Paint your stone orange. For extra brownie points, let the kids mix up their own orange colour ;)

Using a pen (or a brush with black paint) draw on a face - scary, happy, goofy or ..? Get some inspiration from the net - just google "jack-o-lantern face" - or click here for ideas from Martha Stewart. Let dry. You can varnish them (the spray type is best) if you want to keep them until next year.




Small stones are great for table decorations and paperweights. Large stones (or several small ones) are good for putting outside your front door. We made some last year - didn't varnish them - and they have survived rain and frost no problem.

More Halloween ideas next Tuesday! :)

1 comment:

Krista said...

Really great ideas! I love the ghost lollies. And I know the kids will like painting the rocks - we may do that this weekend. Will give them something fun to do. :)