Welcome to our second week of Halloween fun, this week I am going to show you some great halloween crafts, make sure you check out our last weeks post filled with Halloween games, I have linked it to the bottom of this post. before we get started I have searched the whole of Wonder Kids for you and found all of our previous Halloween themed crafts below.
These are super cute, I'm using them for Halloween this year for our Trick or Treater's, we have just moved to a new area so Im hoping we get lots of kids in fantastic costumes. At our previous home we got the grand total of ZERO Trick or Treat's. Halloween is still not as popular in the U.K as it is over in the U.S but it is growing and now we live in a very family friendly area so I think we could be in with a real treat this year.
What you'll need:-
Orange tissue Paper
Green Electrical tape
9" Cake tin/plate
Stack 6-8 pieces of tissue paper in a pile and use the cake tin/plate to draw a circle around, using sharp scissors cut around the circle. This will save you time if you are making lots of these. Take one circle at a time and experiment with a few sweets in the middle of the tissue paper, now carefully collect and bunch the tissue paper around the sweets making the folds as neat as possible. This isn't too hard, now take a small strip of green tape to apply to the top of the pumpkin which you pinch and twist into a stem. Super simple and I think it would really impress everyone.
Witch Hat Lights
These are super simple and look great, all you need are some budget Witch Hats which I have linked to below for ease and some led tea lights. this goes without saying but DO NOT use naked flames for this.
Use fishing line, you will need a good 50cm per hat, this can then be adjusted depending on how low you want them to hang. Using a needle pierce the fishing line through the very top cone of the hat. I only pulled through a small amount of thread into the hat and tied that onto a safety pin. You may find it easier to put two lengths of thread into the hat and attach each one to a safety pin. I then used the safety pins to attach the led tea light. Either side of the tea light can be taped to the safety pins. The thread coming out of the top of the witches hat is then used to attach to a ceiling. Now depending on what material you are attaching to you may like these command hooks, for smooth flat surfaces they are brilliant.
Hanging Bat Decoration
Here's what you'll need
Toilet paper roll
black pipe cleaners
single hole punch
bat wing template
Paint the tubes any colour you like, I think browns, blacks and greys look best especially if you are going to hang them on to tress and bits outside. Whilst they dry draw and cut out the wings from construction paper. Use the template below to make it super easy. Glue the wings onto the back of the tube, cut out small triangles for the ears and glue them inside the tube, glue on google eyes and add a smile or fangs with a marker.
Use the single hole punch to punch out two holes in the back of the tubes at the bottom, wrap the pipe cleaners into the hole and make the legs about 1 inch long. Trim off another 1 inch piece of pipe cleaner for the feet. To make the feet, snip off the last inch of each leg. Wrap the one-inch piece of pipe cleaner around the bottom of each leg. Fold the middle part of the foot to make a hook for hanging.
Make your own spell book
Ok now this is a big finish to this blog post, this is something I am going to try and make this year for my halloween Magic shows but Im going to add an extra little magic twist to mine. Follow the steps to make these super cool spell books.
Here is everything you will need
Small plastic spiders, skeleton keys, or other Halloween decor
Paper towel or tissue paper
Foam paint brush
Black acrylic paint
Gold leaf wax metallic finish
Step 1: Arrange Items on the Book
Print out a title and place it where you would like it to go on the front of the book. Add any decorative items, such as a skeleton key and plastic spiders, to the book front as well.
Step 2: Glue Everything in Place
Use the hot glue gun to glue the title and items into place. Then use the glue gun to trace the letters on the title. You can also use the glue gun to create a spiderweb effect around the items.
Step 3: Drape Paper on the Book
Wet a piece of single-ply paper towel and ring it out gently so you don't have a lot of water dripping from it. You only want it damp, not soaking wet. Place the paper towel over the book front and sides. Alternatively, you can use tissue paper instead of paper towel. The tissue paper does not need to be damp.
Step 4: Decoupage Items to the Book
Apply a generous amount of decoupage glue on top of the paper, using the foam paint brush to move the glue around the book front and sides. Don't worry if the paper wrinkles and creases -- it will give the finished spell book an aged leather look. Once the glue is spread out, use the paintbrush to help with the harder to reach places by pushing down the towel around the items that are placed on top. Give the book several hours to dry completely before painting, and make sure to clean off your brushes so the glue doesn't dry on them.
Step 5: Paint the Book
Use black acrylic paint to cover the book. When the paint is dry, use the gold leaf wax metallic finish to highlight the title and parts of the objects that you placed on the cover. Together these paints will create a mesmerizing and unique look to the books. You do not need to apply too much of the wax finish -- a little goes a long way.