Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ghosts and Witches and Crafts, Oh My!

Halloween is upon us again and what better way to have fun with your kids than to spend time making fun Halloween crafts? Below are a few craft ideas you might find enjoyable to do with your kids. ENJOY!!

Handprint And Footprint Ghosts

You will need:

Black paper
White paint
Black pen

  • Print a white handprint onto the black paper, keeping your fingers together. Leave some space and print a white footprint.
  • When the paint is dry, draw on some ghostly faces. The fingers/toes form the bottom of your ghost.
  • Cut out the ghosts, leaving a thin rim of black paper around the edge.
  • Why not punch a hole through the top, tie through some string and hang them as decorations this Halloween??

Paper Cup Witch
You will need:

A paper cup
A polystyrene ball
Black paint
Green paint
PVA glue
Black wool
Black paper or card
Wiggle eyes
Green craft foam
Star stickers

  • Paint the paper cup black and paint the ball green. Leave them to dry.
  • Glue the ball to the cup.
  • Cut some lengths of black wool for your witch's hair, and glue them to the top of the ball.
  • Draw around a small plate on to black paper or card. Cut out 1/3 of the circle. Roll into a cone and glue the edges. Put a bit of glue around the inside of the cone and stick onto the ball.
  • Cut a rectangle of black paper or card about 10cm by 3 cm to form your witch's arms. Cut two ‘hands’ from green craft foam and glue them to either end of the rectangle. Glue the paper around the back of the cup, so the ends reach around the front,
  • Stick on the wiggle eyes and add a green foam nose. Decorate with star stickers. Put your witch on display!

Halloween Moon Mobile

You will need:

Black card
Black yarn or thread
Silver paint
Black paint
Small paper plate
Large paper plate
Our Halloween templates
Scrap paper
Laminating sheet

  • Paint the large plate black and the small plate silver and leave to dry.
  • Use our Halloween templates printed on to scrap paper to help you cut out three bats and a flying witch from black card.
  • Make a hole in the center of the black plate.
  • Punch a hole in the edge of the small silver plate and tie a length of yarn through. Push the other end through the hole in the black plate and tie or use sticky tape to secure.
  • Make six holes around the edge of the black plate. Punch a hole in each of the black card shapes and, with a piece of yarn, tie each to a hole in the black plate.
  • Make 2 more holes on opposite sides of the black plate and tie a length of yarn to form a loop to hang the mobile.
  • If needed you can stick a lump of sticky tack on the top of the mobile so it hangs even.

(All of these crafts are from the Activity Village website. Click here for more fun Halloween craft ideas.)

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