Paper Witch with Hat to Print Out for Halloween

There are many characters that we associate with celebration Halloween. The witch is one of them. Today we will show you how to make your very own paper witch with hat toy, along with many other Halloween characters. Below you will find the template and instructions for the following paper witch figurine. Have fun.

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Paper Witch Toy for Halloween



Materials Needed

Paper or Card Stock

Scissors

Glue


The Templates to Print Out:

witch-paper-foldable-toy-template

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO OPEN UP TEMPLATE so you can save it to your computer and then print it out.



witch-hat-paper-foldable-templates



CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO OPEN UP HAT TEMPLATE so you can save it to your computer and then print it out.

 How To: Step 1







Cut out the witch template

 Step 2







Optionally, score the template to make it easier to fold. All you have to do is put a ruler along each fold line. Then use the dull side of a butter knife and drag it along the ruler and the line on the paper. Then when you fold it on that line, it will fold beautifully.

 Step 3







Fold on the lines.

 Step 4







Fold the tabs too.

 Step 5







Paste the tabs together.

Step 6







Now it should look like this.

 Step 7 : Witch Hat







Print out the witch’s hat template. Cut out the hat parts…hopefully you are better at cutting than me.

 Step 8







Fold the triangle-ish shape into a cone and glue to keep together.

 Step 9







Now put the cone thru the donut shape. Cut slits all the way up to the donut.

 Step 10







Fold up the slits, like this.

 Step 11







Now glue these slits to the bottom of the hat.

 Step 12







This is the finished hat.

 Step 13







Glue the legs to the bottom of the witch’s body.

 Step 14







Place the hat on the witch. If you want, you can glue in place.

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Paper Vampire Dracula Toy Figure Craft for Halloween

Halloween is coming next month so I put together a collection of Halloween characters that you can cut and fold out of paper. These are Halloween figurines that are very easy to print out, fold, and paste together. This specific character is Dracula, an evil vampire. He is sort of cute and nothing to be scared about. Find out how to make this cute Vampire paper toy below.

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Paper Vampire Dracula Toy Figure for Halloween



Materials Needed

Paper or Card Stock

Scissors

Glue


The Template to Print Out:



Vampire Dracula Paper Toy Template for Halloween



CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO OPEN TEMPLATE. Then Save the Template to Your Computer and Print.

How To: Step 1



Step 1 Print the Template



Print the Vampire / Dracula template.

Step 2



Step 2 Cut Template



Cut out the template now.

Step 3



Step 3 Score the Template



Optionally, score the template to make it easier to fold. All you have to do is put a ruler along each fold line. Then use the dull side of a butter knife and drag it along the ruler and the line on the paper. Then when you fold it on that line, it will fold beautifully.

Step 4



Step 4 Fold on Lines



Fold on the lines.

Step 5



Step 5 Fold Tabs



Fold on the tabs too.

Step 6



Step 6 Glue Dracula Together



Paste tabs together.

Step 7



Step 7



Now Dracula / the vampire looks like this.

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Paper Mummy Toy Figure Craft for Kids on Halloween

There are many characters that we associate with celebration Halloween. The mummy is one of them. Today we will show you how to make your very own paper mummy toy, along with many other Halloween characters. Below you will find the template and instructions for the following paper mummy figurine. Have fun.

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Foldable Paper Mummy Toy Craft for Halloween



Materials Needed

Paper or Card Stock

Scissors

Glue


The Template to Print Out:



Foldable Paper Mummy Toy Craft Template



CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO OPEN TEMPLATE. Then Save the Template to Your Computer and Print.

 

How To: Step 1



Step 1 Cut out Paper Mummy Template



Cut out the template, found above.

 Step 2



Step 2 Score the Template



Optionally, score the template to make it easier to fold. All you have to do is put a ruler along each fold line. Then use the dull side of a butter knife and drag it along the ruler and the line on the paper. Then when you fold it on that line, it will fold beautifully.

 Step 3



Step 3 Fold on the lines



Fold on the lines.

 Step 4



Step 4 Fold the tabs too



Fold the tabs too.

 Step 5



Step 5 Glue the tabs together



Paste the tabs together.

 Step 6



Step 6 The Paper Mummy FIgure



Now your mummy is done and ready to play with or to display as a Halloween decoration.

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Foldable Paper Monster Toy Figures for Kids to Make on Halloween

You don’t need to do very much to make these adorable paper monster figures. All you need is a printer, paper, scissor, and some paste. Find out how to make these paper monster figurines with the following instructions and a handy template.

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monster paper toy craft for halloween



Materials Needed

Paper or Card Stock

Scissors

Glue


The Template to Print Out:



Paper Foldable Monster Templates



CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO OPEN TEMPLATE. Then Save the Template to Your Computer and Print.

How To: Step 1



Step 1 Cut out the template



Cut Out the Template.

Step 2



Step 2 score the template



Optionally, score the template to make it easier to fold. All you have to do is put a ruler along each fold line. Then use the dull side of a butter knife and drag it along the ruler and the line on the paper. Then when you fold it on that line, it will fold beautifully.

Step 3



Step 3 fold on the lines



Fold on the lines.

Step 4



Step 4 now fold on tabs



Now Fold on Tabs.

Step 5



Step 5 glue the tabs together



Glue tabs together.

Step 6



Step 6 monster foldable paper toy for kids



To Look Like This. Argghhh….scary. 🙂

Step 7



Step 7 glue feet on



Now all you have left to do is to glue the monster’s feet on to the bottom of the box. Isn’t he cute?!

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Frankenstein Foldable Paper Toy Craft for Halloween

Halloween is coming next month so I put together a collection of Halloween characters that you can cut and fold out of paper. These are Halloween figurines that are very easy to print out, fold, and paste together. This specific character is Frankenstein. He is sort of cute and nothing to be scared about. Find out how to make this cute Frankenstein paper toy below.

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Frankenstein Paper Toys Craft for Halloween



Materials Needed

Paper or Card Stock

Scissors

Glue


The Template to Print Out:



frankenstein-paper-foldable-toy-templates



CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO OPEN TEMPLATE. Then Save the Template to Your Computer and Print.

How To: Step 1



Step 1 print template



First of all, print out the template above.

Step 2



Step 2 Cut out template



Cut out the Frankenstein template.

Step 3 (Optional)



Step 3



Optionally, score the template to make it easier to fold. All you have to do is put a ruler along each fold line. Then use the dull side of a butter knife and drag it along the ruler and the line on the paper. Then when you fold it on that line, it will fold beautifully.

Step 4



Step 4 Fold along the lines



Fold along the lines.

Step 5



Step 5 - Fold Along the Tabs



Fold the little tabs too.

Step 6



Step 6 - Glue Tabs Together



Now glue the tabs together.

Step 7



Frankenstein Paper Toys Craft for Halloween



Now Frankenstein is all folded and done. He is now ready to play with or to be used as a decoration.

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Black Cat Foldable Paper Toy Craft for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner so I put together a bunch of Halloween characters that you can fold out of paper. These are Halloween figurines that are very easy to print out, fold, and paste together. This specific character is a black cat, however I decided to make the cat cute instead of scary. Find out how to make this cute kitty cat below.

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black-cat-paper-foldable-toy-first-pic





Materials Needed

Paper or Card Stock

Scissors

Glue


The Template to Print Out:



black-cat-paper-foldable-toy-template





CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO OPEN TEMPLATE. Then Save the Template to Your Computer and Print.

How To: Step 1



Cut Out Cat Template





Cut Out the Template.

Step 2



Fold Paper Cat Toy on the Lines





Fold on the lines.

Step 3



Fold Paper Cat Toy on the Tabs





Fold the Tabs too.

Step 4



Now Glue Together





Glue the cat together on the tabs.



Foldable Paper Cat Figurine Pasted Together





To look like the above picture.

Step 5



Glue the Tail and Ears on





Glue the ears on the top of the cat. Glue the tail onto the back of the cat.

Now enjoy your black cat for Halloween. Print out the other foldable paper Halloween toys in this collection too.

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black-cat-paper-foldable-toy-first-pic





Materials Needed

Paper or Card Stock

Scissors

Glue


The Template to Print Out:



black-cat-paper-foldable-toy-template





CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO OPEN TEMPLATE. Then Save the Template to Your Computer and Print.

How To: Step 1



Cut Out Cat Template





Cut Out the Template.

Step 2



Fold Paper Cat Toy on the Lines





Fold on the lines.

Step 3



Fold Paper Cat Toy on the Tabs





Fold the Tabs too.

Step 4



Now Glue Together





Glue the cat together on the tabs.



Foldable Paper Cat Figurine Pasted Together





To look like the above picture.

Step 5



Glue the Tail and Ears on





Glue the ears on the top of the cat. Glue the tail onto the back of the cat.

Now enjoy your black cat for Halloween. Print out the other foldable paper Halloween toys in this collection too.

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How to Make Costume Hats

Costume hats are so much fun to make.  There are so many different hats you can make.  You can make a Medieval Hat or a Nurses Hat…. or maybe even a Pirates Hat.  If you are looking for different costume hats to make then you are going to love today’s post.  Today I have a printable diagram of many, many different Costume Hats you can make.  No matter what mood you are in you are sure to find a hat to fit your taste.  So, print of the printable diagram and get started making your hat today.

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How to Make Costume Hats




 

Click on the image below to make the diagram larger and to print off.



Make costume hat ideas



Leave a comment below and let us know what hats you decided to make.  Better yet, take a picture too and leave that with your comment…. we’d love to see them.

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Clever and Crafty Last Minute Costume Ideas

Halloween is just days away.  Soon all the kids in the neighborhood will be getting dressed up and going door to door trick or treating.  It is such an exciting time.  But, if you are like me and wait till the last minute it is very possible that you have no costumes ready at all.  If so, that exciting time has now shifted to a very stressful time.  Well, stop your worrying.  I have compiled 10 Clever and Crafty Last Minute Costume Ideas.  Surely, you will be able to find one that is perfect in there for you.

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(1) Legos



LEGO Costume



I found these costumes over at Instructables and it’s such a great idea.  Made with some items around the house… like a cardboard box, duct tape and paper bowels… you are sure to have this costume finished in no time.

 


(2) Ghost



Ghost Costume



Whenever I think of a easy, yet spooky, costume for Halloween I think of the standard Ghost costume.  It never gets old…. it’s always good.  SavvySugar shows you how to make this costume on the cheap.

 

(3) Medusa



Medusa Costume



I think this costume is very imaginative and wouldn’t take too much to put together.  DebtFreeByThirty shows us how to put this very cool Medusa costume together with not much time or money.

 

(4) Quarterback



Quarterback Costume



I bet this wasn’t the Quarterback you were thinking of, huh?  But, I bet this one is not only easier to put together, but it is also really, really clever.  Made from cardboard and duct tape this costume is sure to get a lot of people talking.  Check out the details at FamilyFun.

 

(5) Raining Cats and Dogs



Raining Cats and Dogs Costume



Grab an old umbrella, raincoat and a couple of stuffed animals and you have a costume perfect for Halloween.  RealSimple shows us how to put this very cute costume together in no time at all.

 

(6) Bag of Jelly Beans



Bag of Jelly Beans Costume



I thought this costume was adorable.  It really is creative.  Coolest-Homemade-Costumes shows us how to take a simple clear garbage bag and fill it with colorful balloons to make a clever Bag of Jelly Beans.

 

(7) Spiderweb Mother and Sock Spider Baby Costume



Spiderweb Mother and Sock Spider Baby Costume



Talk about an awesome costume for mother and child…. this Halloween costume ROCKS.  I found it over at the Martha Stewart site and I loved it.  Don’t worry, Martha Stewart shows you how to do this creative Halloween costume craft step-by-step, so you will be good to go by Halloween.

 

(8) Robot



Robot Costume



Here is another clever costume you could whip together in no time.  It is a Robot costume and it is something else.  I found this costume at MyAtlantaMoms and she shows you just by using a few boxes, silver paint and aluminum you too can have a robot costume like this one in time for Halloween.

 

(9) Road Trip



Road Trip Costume



This is a crazy costume….. I love it!!  I think any little boy would enjoy it too.  Take an old sweatsuit, Velcro and toy cars and FamilyFun will show you how to turn it into this clever Road Trip costume.  Plus, your child will have no trouble keeping warm in it on Trick-or-Treat.  That’s a plus.

 

(10) Octopus Baby



Octopus Baby Costume



Do you have a baby and a bunch of unmatched socks or tights laying around at home?  If you answered yes, then this could be the Halloween costume for you.  Better Homes and Gardens shows us how to put together this creative costume in very little time.  You will even have some time left over to spare.

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How to Make a Spooky Spider Glove Puppet

Today I have a fun craft for you.  I am going to show you how to make a spooky Spider Glove Puppet.  It’s going to be so much fun.  Plus, this spooky spider is so cute.  I know a spooky spider shouldn’t be cute.  But, it just is.  Something about seeing a spider as a puppet that makes it so cute.  So, find an old pair of gloves and grab your kids because they are going to love this craft…. and for sure playing with the finished puppet.

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How to Make a Spooky Spider Glove Puppet



 

Materials Needed

Pair of Black Gloves (old or new)

Needle

Black Thread

Cotton

Styrofoam Ball (1 1/4″ in diameter)

Scissors

 

Step 1



Buy a pair of black gloves....or even better, find an old pair of black gloves



Buy a pair of black gloves….or even better, find an old pair of black gloves. Decide if you want to wear this puppet on your right hand or left hand. Set one of the gloves in the pair aside…the one that you will not be wearing on your hand. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will assume that you are right handed. You are now going to cut up the glove that is NOT your good hand. If you are right handed, cut up the left glove…and vice versa if you are left handed. Now, cut off the bottom of the left handed glove(the cuff) if you are right handed. And then cut the thumb and first two fingers from the left glove as well… as shown in the picture above.

 


Step 2



Now you will have a piece of the left glove that included 3 fingers without the cuff



Now, you will have a piece of the left glove that included 3 fingers without the cuff. You will slip the middle finger of this left glove over the little finger of the right glove.

 

Step 3



You will now sew the 2 pieces together



You will now sew the 2 pieces together.  Sew the seams together carefully so that a finger still will fit into opening (see sketch above).

 

Step 4



Now, stuff other finger and thumb of left glove with cotton and sew to right glove



Now, stuff other finger and thumb of left glove with cotton and sew to right glove. Cut another finger from left glove and stuff it with cotton. Sew it fast between the thumb and forefinger on the right handed glove (see sketch above).

 

Step 5



Cover a styrofoam ball



Cover a Styrofoam ball ( about 1 1/4″ in diameter) with some of the left-over left glove cuff and sew on to the right hand glove (see x on sketch above).

 

Step 6



Put it on and wear it as a scary black spider



Put it on and wear it as a scary black spider. Creep people out with your scary Halloween spider.  Hey, you can even make a few and put on a Halloween spider puppet show.  How fun would that be?!

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How to Make Mini Pumpkins from Oranges

I have a cute little craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make Mini Pumpkins out of oranges.  They come out looking adorable and they will be a great Halloween decoration. These Mini Pumpkins are a great craft for all ages…. even the youngest of kids.  No knife needed…. just a simple sharpie.  So, make a few and have fun decorating for Halloween.

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How to Make Mini Pumpkins from Oranges



Materials Needed

A Few Oranges

Black Sharpie

 

Step 1



Clean and dry off a few oranges



Clean and dry off a few oranges.

 


Step 2



Draw Lines Down the Orange as in the Picture



Get a black sharpie marker and start drawing.  All the lines start at the top center of the pumpkin…. notice where the center dot is in the picture above.  Now, curve the lines down to hit the dots like above.

 

Step 3



Draw 2 big triangles for the eyes and a smaller triangle for the nose



Draw 2 big triangles for the eyes and a smaller triangle for the nose.

 

Step 4



Draw a Mouth



Draw a Mouth.  Above I have many mouths to choose from.

 



Finished mini pumpkins



There you go…. you just finished your first Mini Pumpkin.  Doesn’t it look great?!  Now, make a few more and put them around the house this Halloween.  Imagine how proud your child will be when they see their work put around the house.  So proud!!

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How to Make Mini Ghosts with Sheets

Halloween is just about here and you know what Halloween brings?  A night filled with tons and tons of ghosts.  But, who says ghosts have to be just on the outside in the dark.  Why couldn’t the inside of your house be filled with ghosts?  Well, you can.  Today I’m going to show you how to make Mini Ghosts with sheets.  Why not make a bunch and fill your house with Ghost decorations perfect for the Halloween season.  SPOOKY!!

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How to Make Mini Ghosts with Sheets



 

Materials Needed

Old White Sheet

Cotton Balls

Ribbon or Rubber Band

Black Marker

 

Step 1



Cut off a rectangle piece from an old sheet



Cut off a rectangle piece from an old sheet.

 


Step 2



Place some cotton in the center of the rectangle



Place some cotton in the center of the rectangle.

 

Step 3



Grip the sheet around the cotton



Grip the sheet around the cotton.

 

Step 4



Either tie a ribbon around the neck or use a rubber band



Either tie a ribbon around the neck or use a rubber band.

 

Step 5



Draw the face on the top part of the ghost



Draw the face on the top part of the ghost.  Draw a letter U shape for the mouth… then close it with a flatter U shape.  Eyes are sideways letter D shapes.



Finished Mini Ghosts with Sheets



Aren’t these Mini Ghosts fun to make?!  And, they aren’t that difficult either…. so kids of all ages can enjoy this Halloween craft.  So, get a little crafty and have fun decorating your house for Halloween.

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How to Make a Mummy Bowling Game for Halloween

Today I’m going to show you How to Make a Mummy Bowling Game for Halloween.  This is an awesome craft if you have a group of kids or better yet…. at a Halloween Party.  Made with water bottles and toilet paper its a fun craft that doesn’t end when the craft is finished.  Once you finished making the Mummies it’s time to play… Roll the ball and knock over those Mummies.

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How to Make a Mummy Bowling Game for Halloween



 

Materials Needed

10 Ball Pit Balls or Cheapo Balls from the Dollar Store

10 Water Bottles

Gravel, Sand or Water

Toilet Paper

Black Marker

Basketball or Kickball

Scissors

 

Step 1



We used ball pit balls for the heads... but you can use other types of cheapo balls from Dollar Store for the heads



We used ball pit balls for the heads… but you can use other types of cheapo balls from the Dollar Store for the heads.  Cut a hole big enough that you will be able to fit it on top of a water bottle.

 


Step 2



We filled the water bottle with just a little bit of gravel, but you could also use some sand or water



We filled the water bottle with just a little bit of gravel, but you could also use some sand or water to make the bottles heavy enough that they won’t tip over on their own… but are easy enough to topple over with a ball.

 

Step 3



Now, place the ball on the water bottle as the new cap



Now, place the ball on the water bottle as the new cap.

 

Step 4



 Now, wrap the bottle with toilet paper



Now, wrap the bottle with toilet paper.  Tape down in a few different spots.

 

Step 5



Draw the face



Draw the face.  The mouth is just a line with lines thru it.  Each eye is a circle, but partly hidden by bandages.

 

Step 6



You need to make 10 mummies... so this is a great project for groups of kids to make



You need to make 10 mummies… so this is a great project for groups of kids to make.  Just use a kickball or a toddler basketball for the bowling ball.

Now, tell me that isn’t a great project for a Halloween party?  I don’t know which will be more fun…. making the craft or playing Mummy Bowling.  Have fun!!

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How to make a Monster Bookmark

Monsters can be scary, but some of them can be quite cute too.  There is nothing to be frightened of with the cute ones…. actually, they are very friendly.  In this post I will show you how to make a Monster Bookmark perfect for protecting over your spot when you are done reading.  And, this monster might look quite cute, but he is plenty tough to make sure your reading spot stays safe.

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CRAFT MATERIALS NEEDED:

– colored cardboard
– white cardboard
– ruler
– paints
– scissors
– paintbrush
– pencil
– pen (optional)
– glue






 

Step 1

Take the colored cardboard. Measure 10 cm on one side of it…







… and 10 cm on the other (near the same corner)







Measure 5 cm on both sides too, than draw two rectangles like in the picture.







 


Step 2

Unite two opposite corners on the exterior small rectangles…







… like this.







Later we will cut off the marked triangles.







 

Step 3

Cut out the drawing…







… and the two triangles.







 

Step 4

Using the paints and paintbrush decorate the central part.







I am making points with red paint…







Then, using a black pen I cover the space between the points…







… like that.







I want to create an illusion of scales, so I add some purple color.

Let it dry.







 

Step 5

Fold one triangle over the painted part…







… like this.







On the other triangle add a layer of glue…







… and bring it over the central part.







 

Step 6

Decorate this triangle too.







 

Step 7

Draw two circles on the white cardboard…







… cut them out…







… and glue them…







… on the new decorated triangle (after its dry, of course).







 

Step 8

Do the same with the colored cardboard (two circles a little smaller).







It will look like that.







 

Step 9

Now, we will make the monster teeth. You can measure with one colored triangle.







We must take care to have an extra place that will go inside. Apply a layer of glue on that extra place and fix it…







… like that.

Now you have a cute little monster who can’t wait to chew your book corners.







Isn’t that a terrific little bookmark?  You can count on the fact that no one will have the exact bookmark as you.  Stop turning down the corners of your books and instead make this Monster Bookmark.

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How to make a Ghost Phone Pouch

Halloween is right around the corner and I bet you have your house decorated, costumes picked out and you have been wearing your Halloween jewelry for weeks… but what about your phone?  Yes, I said your phone.  Is it decorated for Halloween?  How about carrying your phone in a Halloween decorated phone pouch.  Today I will show you how to make an easy and wonderfully cute night glow ghost pouch for your phone.  How cool is that?!

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CRAFT MATERIALS NEEDED:

– a piece of black leather (about 22 cm x 5 cm)
– needle and black thread
– scissors
– paints (matte white and night glow)
– black marker
– phone






 

Step 1

Take the black leather and round its corners using the scissors…







… like this.







Place the phone inside it, the way you want your pouch to be.







 


Step 2

Take out the phone and keeping the leather folded, start sewing.







You should sew around the edge for 3-4 times (do not shrink the leather)…







… then go with the needle under the stitch…







… making a knot, like this.







Space 1 cm then sew again, the same way…







… until you finish the whole side. It should look like this.







Repeat on the other side.







 

Step 3

Using a pen draw the ghost on the front of the pouch.







Like this.







Then, using the white paint, draw the contour of the ghost. (Actually, you can paint all the ghost with white. It will look more uniform)







This is the contour 🙂







 

Step 4

Take the night glow paint and apply a generous layer inside the contour.







Like this.







Let it dry.







 

Step 5

When is completely dry, make the eyes with the black marker. (you can sketch them first with a pencil)







Add the mouth and that’s all! You have a funny phone pouch!







I told you it was easy.  In no time at all you can be carrying around a festive Halloween ghost phone pouch too.  Nothing like having a ghost to protect your phone… so fun.

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How to make Ghost Earrings

Do you love Halloween like I do?  Do you love the dressing up and the scary Halloween characters?  Well good, today I have the craft for you.  Today I will show you how to make Ghost Earrings that you will surely enjoy wearing this Halloween….. and the future ones too.

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Tutorial offered by Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade . You will need help from an adult for this tutorial.







 

CRAFT MATERIALS NEEDED:

– night glow polymer clay
– eyes
– cutter
– toothpick
– jump-rings
– 2 earring hooks
– baking tray
– baking paper







 

Step 1

Take a piece of night glow polymer clay.







Cut it in half.







Condition it .

(Condition polymer clay by hand… simply mix it and squish it with your fingers. You may want to roll it into a log between your palms, fold it in half, and then roll again.)

Take the night glow polymer clay and make a ball of it and flatten it.







Squish an end between two fingers, like that.







Do the same with the other half.







 


Step 2

Using the toothpick or your nails…. make each ghost a mouth.







Make a hole on top of both ghosts…







… like that.







 

Step 3

Place them on the baking tray, and bake them according to the instructions on the polymer clay package (they depend on the brand you use: fimo, cernit, sculpey…, but usually it is one half  hour at 230 F or 110 C) – *Must have adult supervision.*







Let them cool down.







 

Step 4

Take one eye, remove the paper from its back…







And place it on its place.







Do the same with the other eye.







Do the same with the other ghost. Aren’t they cute?!







 

Step 5

Open one jump ring …







… and place it through the hole.







With it, link the ghost of the earring hook.

Do the same for the other and you have a pair of earrings that will glow in the night.







And, there you have it.  Two adorable earrings that will be so fun to wear this Halloween.

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How to make a Cat Mask out of leather

Are you planning on being a cat for Halloween?  Did you want something original that no other person will be wearing?  Why not make it yourself?  I have an awesome Cast Mask craft to show you that turns out outstanding.  In this post I will show you how to make a cat mask out of leather.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make a Cat Mask out of leather, step-by-step.







 

CRAFT MATERIALS NEEDED:

– lace
– pen
– leather (for the best results it must be vegetable tanned leather)
– ribbon
– card stock (or you can use a recycled paper folded in two, to be thicker)
– scissors
– silver paint for textiles
– glue for textiles
– double adhesive tape






Also, you will need a Leather Hole Punch – you can use a thick needle, though, but is easier with this tool.






 

Step 1 – The Template

Take the sheet of card stock (or, in my case the folded paper)…







And fold it in half.







Use a mirror and hold the folded card stock up to your face. Position the fold of the paper on the middle of the nose.







Using your pen… draw a scribble circle in the area of your eye. Also make a mark where the bottom of your nose is…







…like this.







Using the eye area and the nose mark as a guide, draw half of the mask. The eye is important… you must be sure it is big enough.

It’s time for the first check… Go back to the mirror and hold it up to your face again. Look at the eye hole vs. your real eye. The hole must be a bit bigger. Also, if you want to make some changes… now is time to do them.







Cut out the template.







To cut the eye, poke a hole and then use the scissors.







Unfold the template.

Now you must do the second check… If it doesn’t fit well, it’s time to start over. If you are satisfied… let’s make it permanent.







 


Step 2 – Cutting the leather

Take your tape…







And put some small pieces on key spots on the back of the template, to prevent it from shifting around.







Find a good spot on the leather and lay out the template.







Using your pen, trace the contour of your template…







… like that.







Now, cut out the mask. The outside is easy enough to do with scissors alone.







It will look like that.







To cut the eye holes you will use the leather hole punch.








Make a hole on the edge of the eye mark…







… then continue with your scissors.







This is the mask.







 

Step 3 – Forming the mask

This step must be made without any interruption, because otherwise it will ruin your mask.

First, you must soak the mask through. You will see it changing its color a bit (on other colors it is more visible). Make sure you get the back wet as well. Once it is soaked… take it out of the water and pat it dry with a towel.







Put the leather to your face, pressing down on the sides of your nose and the sides of your face (the red marked spots on the image.)

That way the mask will take the form of your face.







Keep the mask like this until it is holding its shape.

It will take some time to do that.







When it is holding its shape you can start adding some personality to it.

Where the mask makes points… pinch into rounded tips.







Also, you can exaggerate the nose fold. This area tends to be the focus of the mask.

Keep placing it onto your face and pushing it into shape.

When you are finished… you can let it somewhere – keeping its form – to completely dry.







 

Step 4 – Decorating the mask

Since it is in the proper shape now, you can use the hole punch… punch a hole in a good spot for the ribbon to go.  To find out where the holes should be placed…  grab the edges of the mask in your hands and hold it up to your face. Ask yourself… where is the most weight being pulled? That is the place where you must make the holes.







Take the lace and observe it carefully. Are there any parts on it that will enhance the mask? I chose to use the spirals to decorate the eyes…







… so I cut out two.







Apply a layer of glue on one piece of lace…







… and place it on its place. Don’t mind the thick part, we will glue it later. Also, don’t mind the glue – it will be transparent when its dry.







Do the same for the other eye.







Until the glue is dry… you can decorate with the paint.







I made some points on the brow.







Now that the glue is dry enough… apply a new layer on the upper edge of the eye and force the thinner part of lace there. If you hold it a little, it will stay.







Let’s apply a bit of glue on the lower edge of the eyes too.







We don’t put anything there, but when it is dry it will look wet.

Also, you can add some silver paint on the top of the nose and draw some whiskers.  And, you could also add a bit on the edges of the mask.







 

Step 5 – Finishing the mask

Take the ribbon and cut it in two.







Put one half through one of the holes made with the hole punch…







… and make a knot on it, so it does not slip away.







Do the same on the other side… the mask is ready to go.







Now, THAT is one Rock’n Cat Mask.  You can almost guarantee that your Cat Mask with be different than any other you are sure to see this Halloween.  And, be sure to wear it along with the Cat Ears craft we made earlier today.  Worn together….. you will be a HUGE hit this Halloween.

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