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Old 09-06-2007, 07:14 PM
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halloween crafts

Anyone know of any fun halloween/fall themed crafts to make?
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:26 PM
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CRAFT MATERIALS:Scissors 4 12-inch-long black bumpy pipe cleaners Tacky glue Disk-shaped magnet, 1 inch in diameter 1 1/2-inch black pom-pom 2 googly eyes
Time needed: About 2 to 3 Hours

1. Cut each pipe cleaner in half to create the spider's 8 legs.

2. Keep the stems straight and use a generous amount of glue to attach the ends of all 8 pieces to the magnet, arranging the pieces in 2 groups of 4.

3. Apply a small amount of glue to the center of the magnet and attach the pom-pom.

4. Glue the googly eyes to the pom-pom.

5. After the glue dries (about 2 hours), bend each pipe cleaner up and back down to create legs. Place in a suitably frightening spot and enjoy.


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CRAFT MATERIALS:Cardboard egg carton Orange paint Glue Paperclip Green pipe cleaners or tissue paper Black marker
Time needed: Under 1 Hour

1. Cut two cups from a cardboard egg carton. Run a bead of glue along the top edge of one cup. Invert the second cup and position it atop the first, making sure the cut edges align.

2. Once the glue dries, coat the little shell with orange acrylic paint. When the paint is dry, use the end of a paper clip to poke a hole in the top of the pumpkin.

3. Make a stem and curly vines out of green pipe cleaners or twisted crepe paper, and push the ends through the hole. Use a black marker to draw on a jack-o'-lantern face
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:30 PM
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Medium pumpkin Permanent markers or acrylic paints Large plastic bags Leaves Overalls or pants Boots Duct tape Spool of fishing line Large sewing needle Safety pins Flannel shirt Straw hat Coat hanger or thick wire

1. Holding the pumpkin upside down, draw or paint a face on it (the bottom of the pumpkin will be the top of the scarecrow's head).

2. Loosely fill two tall plastic bags with leaves and insert them into Bob's pant legs. Slip the bottom of the pant legs into boots. Attach the boots to the pants using duct tape or a needle threaded with fishing line.

3. Stuff Bob's shirt-sleeves and chest with bags of leaves. Attach the shirt to the overalls with safety pins.

4. Unbutton the top few shirt buttons, and insert a long piece of wire that stretches from one sleeve, through Bob's chest and out the other sleeve. Rebutton the shirt.

5. Now, in the spot where you want Bob to be (you'll need an easily reachable tree branch or other overhanging support), place his hat on the ground, then put his head in place. Have a helper raise Bob's legs while you insert the arm wires into the ground and position the neck of his shirt so that it meets his head.

6. Attach fishing line to the boots and then wrap the fishing line around an overhead branch and tie it securely. Finally, make any adjustments to Bob's posture so he appears to be standing on his head.

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Gallon-sized milk jug 2 milk caps Plastic deli container Duct tape Acrylic paints Tinfoil Pushpins Cardboard
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1. Turn over a clean, gallon-sized milk jug and rest it in a plastic deli container (for ease in standing upright, and for making Frankie's thick neck). Attach the jug to the container with duct tape, then coat jug, tape and deli container with tempera paint.

2. When the head's dry, paint bloodshot eyes, cool scars, and a head of greasy black hair.

3. To create bolts in the sides of the monster's neck, cover milk caps with tinfoil and attach them with pushpins.

4. Make a nose out of a thin piece of cardboard and slip it through a slit cut in the monster's face.
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Some of that stuff I really like to bad I'm not crafty.
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Martha Stewart has a lot of Seasonal crafts on their website.

Love the pumpkins Jana!
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Thanks for the crafts Jana...they are great. I will be making them this year with my niece and nephew.
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I really like Bob! Might have to try that one!
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We just made the scarecrow it turned out GREAT!
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Make GHOSTS!

Take a tomato cage. Put the "fat side down", bend the pokey wieres so they don't poke, and cover with white fabric. Draw a face and place in yard. You can also place a battery operated jack-o-lantern light to light it up.

Fun and easy!
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Here is a great website for easy and inexpensive halloween decorations to make at home. http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/halloween/index.html
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