How to make Cat Ears out of lace

Kitty cats can be cute and cuddly….. but on Halloween they can also be pretty spooky.  Either way…. cute and cuddly or spooky…. I have a great costume for you.  Today I will be showing you how to make Cat ears out of lace perfect for Halloween…. or to play dress-up any time of year.  Keep an eye out… later today I will show you how to make a Cat mask to go with your ears.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make Cat Ears, step-by-step.







 

CRAFT MATERIALS NEEDED:

– lace
– pen
– riband
– wire (not too soft)
– needle and thread
– scissors
– round nose pliers (optional)







 

Step 1 – The Armature

Cut the wire in two.







Take one piece of wire and bend it in half. Take care that the two sides should be curved, not straight, to look like cat ears.







Make loops on both ends of the wire – that will help us to fix it on the riband.







Repeat to make the armature for the second ear.







They will stay on the riband like this. Now, is time to verify if the size is OK… and correct it if it is not.







 


Step 2. – Lace the ears

Take the lace and look at it carefully. See how you can use it for best results. I chose to use the swirls to highlight the ears.







Draw the contour of the wire on the lace…







… and cut it out, like this.







You will need 2 lace pieces for every ear so 4 in total.







 

Step 3 – Completing the ears

Start sewing the margins of 2 lace pieces together…







… like this. The lower side will stay un-sewed.

Sew one side and half of the other…







…then put the wire inside. Like this.







Now, finish sewing the second side too.

Do the same for the other ear.







 

Step 4 – Link the ears to the riband

Start to cover the riband with lace, by turning around it…







… like this.







Using the needle and thread… sew and wrap the lace over the riband.







When you arrive at the place where the ear should be, place it like this (with the two sides of the lace around the riband)…







…  and sew through it. Take care at the edges of the ears to sew through the wire loops, for stability.







Do the same with the other ear… that’s  all.







Now, you have funky and awesome lace cat ears.  Any child will look so cute dressed up as a cat with these ears.  Or, for that matter…. any adult.  No reason that an adult can’t dress-up too.  Go for it!!   It will be purrrr-fect.   🙂

Also, check out our Cat Mask craft which will go perfect with these Cat Ears.

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How to make Halloween Glasses

I love making a big deal about Halloween…. dressing up in festive Halloween clothing and wearing funky Halloween jewelry.  But, have you ever thought of doing more?  Something that will undoubtedly get everyone’s attention?  How about wearing blinged out Halloween Glasses?  In this post I will show you how to transform everyday glasses into a fun pair of Halloween Glasses.

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Tutorial (a long one but easy to do) offered by Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade . You will need help from an adult for this tutorial.







 

CRAFT MATERIALS NEEDED:

– night glow polymer clay
– black polymer clay
– cutter
– toothpick
– glasses (they must be made of glass because we will bake them)
– baking tray
– baking paper






 

Step 1 – The Ghosts

Take a piece of night glow polymer clay.







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 clay and make a ball of it and flatten it… then squish an end between two fingers to form a ghost, like that.







Place it on the glasses frame, as if it is staying on the edge. You can see that it is not very firm, so we better add its hands.







Add a small night glow piece on one side…







… and split it in two on the lower part… like in the picture. These are her fingers.







Do the same on the other part. Now, the ghost is firm on her position.







Repeat making another ghost…







… and place it on the other side of the frame…







… like this







Using the toothpick …







Make them some mouths.







 


Step 2 – the Bats

Take the black polymer clay.







Split it in 3 parts. Two smaller and one bigger.







Take one smaller piece and condition it.







Lay a small piece aside… from the remainder make a ball.







Flatten it.







Using your nails mark the middle of it…







… then squish the new formed part like this…







… to form two corners.







Do the same on the lower part and on the side, until it looks like that.







Using your toothpick …







… define the center part.







This will be the body of the bat.







Use your nails to separate the body from the wings a little… in the lower part, like this.







Now, let’s make his wings. Press the toothpick on the sides to form the wing bones.







Like this.







Do the same on the other wing. Now it looks almost like a bat… he’s just missing his head.







Take the small part you left aside and make a little ball of it. Flatten it a little…







… and place it on the upper part.







Almost done. With two even smaller pieces of clay make its ears…







… and put them on their places.







You can make a mouth too.







Let’s put the bat on the frame corner, to mask it.







Repeat this step to make another bat for the other side.







 

Step 3 – The Cat

Take the bigger part of black polymer clay and condition it.







Make it in the form of a bread stick…







… then bend its ends.







Flatten it a little…







… and place it on the middle of the frame, between the ghosts.







Take a smaller part of black clay and make a ball with it.







Squish between two fingers to form a cat ear…







… then the other.







With your toothpick make her mouth and nose.







Make two small balls of white (or night glow) clay…







… to make her eyes.







And two even smaller black ones …







… to complete the eyes.







What do we still need? A tail!

So, let’s make another “bread stick” – a little thinner than the first one.







Curl it to look like a tail and put it on its place.







Then add the head… the black cat is ready.







 

Step 4 – the Baking

Place the glasses 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.







Now, the last thing is to make eyes for the ghosts, so use a paint marker to do that.







There you go…. you have finished your Halloween Glasses.







Now, those are some cool and unique Halloween Glasses.  You are going to look so festive this Halloween with your homemade Halloween Glasses.  Put them on and wear them proudly.

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How to make a Cute Ghost Brooch

My daughter loves breaking out the Halloween jewelry as soon as October hits.  She will wear all of her Halloween jewelry at the same time… she just loves Halloween so much.  One thing she didn’t have…. until now…. is a cute Halloween brooch to wear on her Fall coat.  This cute ghost brooch is perfect and she loves wearing it proudly for all to see.

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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
– blue, red and pink polymer clay
– eyes
– cutter
– toothpick
– 1 brooch base
– baking tray
– baking paper






 

Step 1

Take a piece of night glow polymer clay.







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).

Make a ball of it and flatten it, then squish an end between two fingers…







…like that.







 


Step 2

Turn it on its back… on the middle of it place the brooch base.







Put a small amount of night glow polymer clay on it, like in the picture. It will hold it in its place.







 

Step 3

Using the toothpick or your nails, make the ghost mouth.







 

Step 4

Take a small piece of blue polymer clay…







… and make a “snake” of it, moving your fingers back and forth like that.







When is ready, bend it…







… to make a “b”…







… then place it on the ghost, like this.







Do the same with the red polymer clay…







… and make an “o”







Place it near the “b” on the ghost.







With the pink polymer clay…







… make another “o”…







… and place it near the red “o”.







 

Step 5

We’ll use night glow again to make her hands.







Take a small piece and make it like that.







Place it on one side as it holds the pink “o”







Make another hand …







… and make her hold the “b”.







 

Step 6

Place it on the baking tray, and bake it 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)  ***Have an Adult help for this Step.***







Let it cool down.







 

Step 7

Take an eye and remove the paper on its back.







Place it where the eye belongs and do the same with the second eye.







Isn’t the Ghost Brooch adorable?  It will be so much fun to wear it this Halloween season…. almost as fun as it was to make.  Almost!!

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How to make Fairy Wings

Earlier today I showed you how to make a Fairy Crown.  Well, what fairy could be complete without fairy wings?  Now, I’m going to help your little fairy become a true fairy this Halloween with their very own Fairy Wings.  They will match the Fairy Crown brilliantly and your little girl will be thrilled with how wonderful they look.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make wings to complete your fairy costume for Halloween.







CRAFT MATERIALS NEEDED:

– organza
– 2 pieces of strong wire
– 1 piece of soft wire (about 15 cm)
– scissors
– needles and thread (I use white because my organza is light levander)
– assorted beads, crystals (or paints – the easier alternative)
– craft glue
– lace







 

Step 1

Take a piece of strong wire and bend it to form 2 sides of a wing, like this.







Make a loop on both ends of the wire.

Do the same with the other piece.







Using the soft wire affix the two wings together, like in the picture.







 


Step 2

Cut the organza in half.







Place one under one wing…







… and draw its contour using a pen.







Complete the design.







Place the other half of organza on top of that and copy the drawing (organza is transparent)







 

Step 3

Take the craft glue (I use Tulip glue because is glue for textiles and you can wash the wings if they get dirty).







And place a generous layer on the wire (don’t worry, it is transparent when it is dry).







Press the wire on the organza, following the contour, to glue them together. Let it dry well (until you can’t see the glue anymore).







Cut out the extra organza along the wire.







Like this.







Then cut on the contour on the free side.







Now we have the wings 🙂







 

Step 4

To keep them in place, you must burn the edges. Use a match or a lighter and bring it close to the organza. Don’t keep it long. Just go around it.

***This is a step for an ADULT only***







It will look like that.







You can add some personality and texture by making some small burns from place to place on the wings. I like to use organza because it melts.







 

Step 5

Now let’s start decorating the wings.

The easiest way is to use paints to bring your idea to life.

I will walk the longer way 🙂

Because the organza is light lavender I choose pink and grey seed beads, dark grey tube beads, 3 pearls, transparent crystals and 6 tear crystals.

Start on one edge of the design.

Using a needle for beads (one very thin in order to go through the beads) place 3 seed beads on it then sew.







Repeat that operation following the design lines.







Like this. You will sew a small amount of beads at once (3 beads) because another way it will not look well, and it can break.







Use the other beads, crystals… to complete your design.







 

Step 6

Take the tear crystals…







And sew them on the three corners of every wing…







… to dangle.







Like that.







This is one wing finished.







 

Step 7

Cut 3 little squares (the big one with the side of 10 cm, the second 7 cm and the little one 5 cm)







Burn the edges.







Sew them together…







… and place them on the center, where the wings are linked.







If you want, you can add beads here too… to match the wings.







Also, you can cut the squares on any you want, but take care when you’ll  burn their edges after that.







 

Step 8

Turn the wings.







Cut two pieces of lace long enough to put the wings as a backpack.







Sew them on the back of the wings, letting the upper part longer…







… like this.







Now the wings are ready. You can close them on the front with safety pins, brooches or two buttons.







The finished Fairy Wings are beautiful and will look so adorable on any little fairy.  She will love wearing her fairy costume well after Halloween has finished…. it will be great for dress-up fun any day of the year.  Check out our Fairy Crown craft too.

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How to make a Fairy Crown

When my daughter was little all she could talk about were fairies.  She was fascinated with them and loved to dress up and imitate them.  My daughter would have loved this craft had I known about it then.  Today I will show you how to make a Fairy Crown.  It would be perfect for Halloween or dress-up any other day of the year.

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







 

CRAFT MATERIALS NEEDED:

– black, green, red and white polymer clay (or any other color you want for the flowers)
– cutter
– toothpick
– soft wire
– baking tray
– baking paper







Step 1 – The Armature

Take the wire and measure how much you need for your crown (by putting it over your head). Cut the rest.







Make waves with the wire and make it circle.







On both ends make a small spiral – this will be the closing.







With the wire you cut before… make some new branches for the crown, like this.







Well, the armature is ready.







 


Step 2 – The Branches

Take a piece of black polymer clay and 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)







Flatten it.







Start covering the wire with it…







… by turning it around the wire.







This is the armature completely covered. We will let the ending spirals uncovered because when it is baked the polymer clay is hard and you can’t bend it to close the crown.







 

Step 3- The Leaves

Condition the green clay.







Take a small piece of it and flatten it.







Squish it gently between two fingers on one end…







… then on the other end.







Using the toothpick make a crease on the middle of the leaf.







With the toothpick or with your nails make small creases like in the picture.







You will notice that the leaf had flatten again so squish the endings again to improve its form…







… and place it on the branch.







Add as many leaves you want to make it look good.







 

Step 4 – The Flowers

Condition the red clay.







Take a small piece of it, make a ball and flatten it.







Make a sign with your nail on it …







… then squish it between two fingers around the sign to make a petal. Like this.







Place it on the branch.







Add four more petals and you have a flower 😀







Add as many red flowers as you want.







Then take the white clay …







… and add white flowers.







 

Step 5 – The Baking

When you are satisfied with your crown place it on the baking tray… bake it 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) – this is the part when you could use a little help.







Let it cool down and you have a beautiful fairy crown.







I love this fairy crown…. it turned out so beautiful.  Any girl would love to play dress-up and wear the fairy crown. It would top off any fairy costume perfectly.  Also check out How to Make Fairy Wings craft that would go beautifully with this Fairy Crown.

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How to make a Spider Web Magnet

What item in your kitchen is seen most often by family members and company?  Your refrigerator, of course.  So, why not decorate your refrigerator too for Halloween.  Today I’m going to show you how to make a Spider Web magnet perfect for the Halloween season.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make a funny Halloween magnet, step-by-step.







 

CRAFT MATERIALS NEEDED:

– cardboard
– pen
– magnet
– glass
– black soft wire (0.5 thickness)
– one red crystal and one black crystal (a little bigger)
– black thread
– craft glue
– round nose pliers






 

Step 1 – The Web

Place the magnet on the cardboard …







… and draw its contour.







Inside this contour start drawing the web. The drawing should be waterproof.

Fix a center of the web,…







… draw lines from it to the edge. The lines shouldn’t be perfect.







Then link the lines using horizontal ones. Like this.







Cut out the disc with the web.







Like this.







 


Step 2. Assembling the magnet

Apply a generous layer of glue on one side of the magnet…







… like this.







Then place the web disc on it (with the drawing up)







Apply a layer of glue on the glass too…







… like this…







… and place it over the web.







Take a piece of thread and roll it around the magnet, just under the glass. Don’t pull hard. It just need to be on the glue.







Let it dry well.

 

Step 3. The Spider

Cut a piece of black wire – about 4 cm.







Make a loop on one end.







Add the crystals – first the red one…







…  then the black one.







Make a closed spiral at the other end, letting 0.5 cm of wire to the crystals.







Place the crystals at the ends of this wire. This is the spider body.







Now we’ll make the legs of the spider.

Cut three pieces of wire about 4 cm each.







Take one piece and start turning it around the spider body, between the crystals. Turn it around for 3-4 times.







Take care that the remaining wire is equal on both sides.







Add the second piece of wire the same way.







Then the third.







Is time to bend its legs. At about 0.5 cm of the body, bend the wire like in the picture.







Do the same for all the legs.







To prevent scratches, make a little loop on the end of every leg.







 

Step 4 – Adding the spider

Put the black thread through the loop near the red crystal…







… and make a knot. Like this.







Now the magnet is ready to decorate any metallic surface 😉







Isn’t this Spider Web magnet adorable?  I’m not sure a spider and its web is adorable, but if any should be…. this should be the one.  I love how the spider dangles from the web.  It’s perfect as a magnet this Halloween…. or anytime of the year.

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How to Make Pretend Witch Legs for Halloween

One of my favorite movies as a young child was the Wizard of Oz.  There was one part of the movie that I couldn’t wait for each time I saw it… when Dorothy’s house fell on top of the wicked witch and all that was showing was the witch’s legs.  Well, I’m going to show you how to do that too without actually having to drop your house on a witch.  We are going to make pretend witch legs for Halloween.  Set them outside your home as if your house fell on a witch…. Now, THAT’S an awesome Halloween Decoration.

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How to Make Pretend Witch Legs for Halloween



 

Materials Needed

Knee High Socks

Stuffing

Red Heels or other Cool Looking Shoes

Rubber Band or Yarn

 

Step 1



Go to the Dollar Store to get some cheap knee high socks



Go to the Dollar Store to get some cheap knee high socks.  They don’t have to be striped… but a pattern would be great.  Or, go to a Department Store and get some socks on sale.

 


Step 2



Put stuffing in socks deep enough to reach the tips of the toes



Put stuffing in socks deep enough to reach the tips of the socks.

 

Step 3



Finish adding stuffing to each sock and tie off with rubber band or yarn



Finish adding stuffing to each sock and tie off with rubber band or yarn.

 

Step 4



Add some cool looking shoes



Add some cool looking shoes and then place them in a spot that makes it look like something landed on them… Like your house.

You are going to get some amazing compliments for this Halloween Decoration.  Mostly from kids trick or treating who are just going to be totally creeped out by the legs…. wondering what you did to get them there.  But, isn’t that what Halloween is all about?

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How to Make Standing Ghosts for Halloween

I have a craft that kids will love to make.  It’s a Standing Ghosts craft and it is perfect for Halloween.  The craft is easy enough that in no time you could have several of these ghosts made….. ideal for decorating the House for Halloween.

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How to Make Standing Ghosts for Halloween



 

Materials Needed

Cardboard

Scissors

Clothespin

Tissues

Rubber Band or String

 

Step 1



Cut an oval from cardboard



Cut an oval from cardboard.

 


Step 2



Close the clothespin onto the bottom of the cardboard oval



Close the clothespin onto the bottom of the cardboard oval.

 

Step 3



Place some tissues on top of the clothespin and cardboard you made



Place some tissues on top of the clothespin and cardboard you made.

 

Step 4



Use a rubber band or string to form the head



Use a rubber band or string to form the head.

 



Finished Standing Ghosts



Wasn’t that fun to make?  I told you your kids would love making a standing ghost.  Now, make a few more and use them to decorate your house for Halloween.

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How to Make a Squash Ghost Decoration for Halloween

If you are looking for a Halloween craft that is easy to do, doesn’t need much materials and is a great decoration…. then I have the perfect Halloween craft for you.  In this post I will show you how to make a Squash Ghost Decoration for Halloween.  And, as promised it doesn’t need many materials to make…. just a nice squash and some white and black paint.  That’s it!!

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How to Make a Squash Ghost Decoration for Halloween



 

Materials Needed

Tall Squash

White & Black Paint

 

Step 1



Paint a tall squash white



Paint a tall squash white.

 


Step 2



Now paint the face with black paint.  First, the eyes... Eyes are sideways letter D shapes



Now paint the face with black paint.  First, the eyes… Eyes are sideways letter D shapes.

 

Step 3



The smile can be drawn by drawing a letter U... closed at the top with a 2nd letter U



The smile can be drawn by drawing a letter U… closed at the top with a 2nd letter U.

 

Step 4



Now sit this on your front step as a decoration



Now sit this on your front step as a decoration.

See, that wasn’t difficult to make, was it?!  But yet, look at the finished product… you have an awesome Ghost decoration perfect to put out on Halloween.

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How to Make Q-Tip Skeletons

I have a scary little craft for you today.  I am going to show you how to make a Skeleton out of Q-Tips.  This craft will be an awesome Halloween decoration this season and the kids will love to make it.  It’s not difficult, but comes out looking super creative and it’s a lot of fun.

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How to Make Q-Tip Skeletons



 

Materials Needed

Q-tips

Printer

Black Paper

Glue

Scissors

 

Print the template below to make the skeleton’s head.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO OPEN IT UP BIGGER TO PRINT.



Print the template to make the skeleton's head



 

Step 1



Print skulls template out.  Get a piece of black paper, Q-tips and glue/paste out for next step



Print skulls template out.  Get a piece of black paper, Q-tips and glue/paste out for next step.

 


Step 2



Glue a whole Q-tip with 6 half Q-tips, slanted, on both side of it - for ribs



Glue a whole Q-tip with 6 half Q-tips, slanted, on both side of it – for ribs.

 

Step 3



Get 2 Q-tips for each arm and leg



Get 2 Q-tips for each arm and leg.  Place them however you want to… I placed them in sideways letter ‘V’ forms.

 

Step 4



Now, cut 5 Q-tips in half... each half will be one of the fingers



Now, cut 5 Q-tips in half… each half will be one of the fingers.  Glue them all around the top arm bone.

 

Step 5



Cut 6 Q-tips in half...one half will be the foot bone and the rest will be for the toes



Cut 6 Q-tips in half…one half will be the foot bone and the rest will be for the toes.

 

Step 6



Cut out the size skull you want from the template and glue on to the black paper



Cut out the size skull you want from the template and glue on to the black paper.

 



Finished Q-Tip Skeleton



That is one cool skeleton, huh?!  And, what is even more cool about it is that you could find the materials for this Halloween craft around your house.  There was no need to go out and buy anything.  If you are looking for other Skeleton types of crafts check out our Skull Flashlight Cover and our Skull Trick or Treat Basket.

Here is our video on How to Make a Q-Tip Skeleton for Halloween

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How to Make Standing Witches for Halloween

Today we are going to be making Standing Witches for Halloween.  You can choose to either use the printable template and cardstock to make this item.  Or, if you want the craft to be a little more difficult you can use such items as yarn, sticks, construction paper and straw to make the Standing Witch from scratch.  The choice is your own.

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How to Make Standing Witches for Halloween



 

Materials Needed

Heavy Paper, Cardstock or Construction Paper

Yarn or Thread (optional)

Stick & Straw (optional)

Paste

Scissors

 

If you choose follow the printable template below to make the Standing Witch.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO OPEN IT UP BIGGER TO PRINT.



Printable template for standing witches



 


Directions:

  1. In making this standing Halloween witch, the hat and coat must be drawn on rather heavy paper for it to stand well (with normal paper, if you walk past the witches, they might blow over from the slight breeze otherwise). So you can use normal paper if you want to, but I suggest tracing the patterns onto cardstock or construction paper.
  2. As for the hair, you can either use the template provided or use yarn or thread for the hair. It could even be straw pasted on the other side of the hat to hang down. The back of the witch is shown, so that no face will be needed to be drawn. This was intentional, as younger children might get frustrated with drawing a face. Plus, I think the silhouette of the witch is quite nice to look at. If the hair is made with thread, a vertical strip of paper will be needed to fasten the hat at a proper distance from the body, so it might just be easier to use the drawing of hair or paste the thread / yarn on to the cut-out-drawn hair provided. The lower part of the hair will then be pasted on to the coat.
  3. The broom may be made either of two ways. A stick may serve as the handle with a few real broom straws tied in a bunch at the end, or the broom may merely be cut from the paper template given like the rest of the witch. It is then pasted on the other side (front side, really) so that it would seem as if the witch was carrying it in her hand.

So, as you can see you can make this Standing Witch as easy or as complicated as you would like.  This is great for all different age groups.

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Scariest Halloween Edible Craft Ideas

I was roaming the internet the other day and I came across some of the scariest Halloween treats that I have ever seen…. I just had to share them with you.  I know food is not usually covered in this blog, but I was thinking…… not all crafts have to be made in the craft room.  Today I’m going to bring the crafts into the kitchen.  Check out some of the Scariest Halloween Edible Craft Ideas I have ever seen.

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Scariest Halloween Edible Craft Ideas



Let me know if you make a Scary Halloween Treat or if you came across one on the internet that I haven’t listed here.  I would love to hear about them.

 

(1) Edible Eyeball Recipe



Edible Eyeball Recipe



Sarah Caron at Amazing Moms put together this awesome eyeball recipe.  They look like bloodshot eyes, but I have a feeling it doesn’t taste like that.  Made from donut holes these eyeballs are sure to taste delicious.

 


(2) Witches Fingers



Witches Fingers



Ok, this Halloween treat is totally creepy…. and it looks so real.  Las Vegas Food Adventures knows how to make a scary, but delicious treat.  Made with almonds, cream cheese and red cake decorating gel these witch fingers are sure to be sweet.

 

(3) Mummy Dogs with Green Goo



Mummy Dogs with Green Goo



I found this spooky treat at 365Halloween.com and I love the idea.  They are like “pigs in a blanket”, but changed up a bit.  These Mummy Dogs will actually ooze with edible green goo as you eat them.  YIKES!!

 

(4) Meat Hand



Meat Hand



Made from a Meatloaf with cheese on top this is one disgusting looking hand, but promises to be delicious.  Not Martha shows you how to make this Meat Hand for yourself…. and scare all who comes near.

 

(5) Intestines with Subcutaneous Fat Covered in Arterial Plaque and Bile



Intestines with Subcutaneous Fat Covered in Arterial Plaque and Bile



The name of this item turns my stomach a bit…. and so does the picture.  But, Cooking at Cafe D’ tells us it is perfectly fine to eat…. perhaps even tasty.  This is one icky dish perfect for Halloween.

 

(6) Shrunken Heads in Cider



Shrunken Heads in Cider



I love the way these shrunken heads look…. they would be perfect at a Halloween party.  I found this recipe on the Martha Stewart site…. she has the entire recipe and even a video if you want to put together this Halloween recipe.

 

(7) Halloween Puff Pastry Intestines



Halloween Puff Pastry Intestines



This Halloween recipe is sure to be a big hit at any Halloween get-together.  I found this recipe at The Knead for Speed and it looks perfectly creepy and yet I find myself thinking it looks delicious.  Made from puff pastry and sweet filling what is not to love.

 

(8)  Eye-Popping Soup



Eye-Popping Soup



Check out this soup…. it is totally creepy, right?!  I found this Halloween Recipe on delish and it’s a good one.  Made from tomato soup it is sure to be yummy…. as long as you don’t mind it staring back at you.

 

(9) Witch Finger Poppers and Eye of Newt



Witch Finger Poppers and Eye of Newt



I love the presentation of this Halloween Recipe…. it’s just so colorful and equally creepy.  I found this awesome recipe over at Susi’s Kochen und Backen Adventures and it’s nothing short of awesome.

 

(10) Creepy Peepers Halloween Jell-O



Creepy Peepers Halloween Jell-O



In Katrina’s Kitchen put together this creepy dish and I must say the consistency of this treat looks goopy and gross.  I’m not sure I could swallow it even though I know the green goo and white eyeballs are just jell-o…. it’s the consistency that gets me with this one.

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Mask Making Fun – How to Make 3 Different Style Masks

Everyone knows that Masks are a perfect craft for Halloween.  But, if your kids are anything like my two littlest ones…. Masks are fun ANY time of year.  My children LOVE masks… love them!!  So, today I’m going to show you how to make three different style masks….. make your favorite or make all three.  Plenty of mask making fun.

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How to Make 3 Different Style Masks



 

Mask 1



Mask 1 Directions



 

Materials Needed

Paper Bag

Chalk

Crayons

Scissors

Paint, Construction paper, yarn…. and anything you would like to decorate the mask with.

Directions:

  1. Put a paper bag over your head. Mark with chalk or crayon the places for eyes and mouth.
  2. Remove the bag and carefully cut these openings.
  3. Funny ears, a nose, and hair may be added by painting and pasting. Color with crayons or water colors.

 


Mask 2



Mask 2



 

Materials Needed

Firm Paper (butcher paper would work)

Paint, Construction paper, yarn…. and anything you would like to decorate the mask with.

Pencil

Scissors

Hole Punch

Notebook Reinforcements (makes holes stronger)

String

Rubber Bands

Paper Clips

Directions:

  1. Cut a piece of firm paper large enough to cover your face and reach your ears. Hold the paper to your face and mark places for your eyes and mouth.
  2. Remove the paper and cut the openings.
  3. Punch holes in the sides just above the ears. Put notebook reinforcements or paper rings over the holes.
  4. Decorate the mask however way you would like.
  5. Use string, rubber bands, and paper clips to fasten the mask around your head.

 

Mask 3



Directions for Mask 3



 

Materials Needed

Clay

Cardboard, Slate or Wood

Paper Towels

Bright Colored Paint

Directions:

  1. Model a face of clay on a firm base of heavy cardboard, slate, or wood.
  2. Let the model dry. Cover it with a layer of damp strips of paper toweling.
  3. Paste four more layers over the first layer. Each layer should be at right angles to the one under it. When the paper is dry and rigid, remove the mask from the clay model.
  4. Paint the mask with bright colors.

There you have it…. 3 different style masks.  Your child is sure to find a Mask craft that fits their needs.  Have fun!!

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How to Make a Bats Mobile for Halloween

Bats come out at night….. and Halloween is no exception.  Why not totally spook out your house by adding this creative Bats Mobile decoration inside this Halloween.  Or, better yet…. have your child make a few of these mobile crafts and they can fill their bedroom with these spooky Halloween creatures.

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How to Make a Bats Mobile for Halloween





 

Materials Needed

Sticks of Different Sizes

Thread

Printer

Hole Punch

Scissors

 

CLICK ON IMAGE TO OPEN IT UP BIGGER TO PRINT.



Printable Template for Bats Mobile



You will be printing the above template shortly.

 

Step 1



Fasten a few sticks of different sizes together with thread



Fasten a few sticks of different sizes together with thread.  Tie some pieces of thread from these sticks.

 


Step 2



Print bat templates.  Cut out... Punch a hole in each bat



Print bat templates.  Cut out… Punch a hole in each bat.

 

Step 3



Now just pull thread thru hole and tie a knot



Now just pull thread thru hole and tie a knot.

 



How to Make a Bats Mobile for Halloween





 

Now, THAT’S a fun craft that is pretty easy to make.  Have fun decorating for Halloween and don’t forget to get a little “Batty”.   🙂

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How to Make a Skull Flashlight Cover

Today I’m going to show you how to make a Skull Flashlight Cover.  This Flashlight Cover is very spooky… perfect for carrying around this Halloween season.  It’s a simple craft made from a flashlight and paper bag.  But, don’t let its simplicity fool you…. the outcome is a flashlight cover worthy of being carried around during Trick or Treat for all to see.

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How to Make a Skull Flashlight Cover



 

Materials Needed:

Flashlight

New Lunch Bag

White & Black Paint

Masking Tape

Construction Paper (optional)

Glue (optional)

 

Step 1



Paint the bag white



Obtain a new brown lunch bag (a used lunch bag would probably be too wrinkled and too hard to use).  Paint the bag white.  Let dry.

 


Step 2



Wrap bag with tape like a belt



Bulb end of flashlight is inserted 2 inches in open end of the bag…leaving space between the bag and the light. Draw open end of bag together around flashlight and tape with masking tape or tie with string.  Tape bag with tape like a belt.

***Leave space between the flashlight and the end of the bag so that the paper bag doesn’t sit directly on the light. NEVER LEAVE THE FLASHLIGHT COVERED WHILE UNATTENDED AND TURN OFF WHEN NOT IN USE!!!***

 

Step 3



Now let's start with painting the face



Now let’s start with painting the face.  Bag may be decorated by using tempera or acrylic paints and/or construction paper.  If construction paper is used, the desired portions of the designs are cut out of the paper and glued to one or more faces of the bag.

 

Step 4



Paint an oval for each eye and draw three thick lines for teeth



Paint an oval for each eye and draw three thick lines for teeth.  While the picture on the paper bag is being designed the flashlight can be lit in a darkened area to obtain the desired effect.

 

Step 5



Draw a heart shaped nose... or a triangle shaped nose



Draw a heart shaped nose… or a triangle shaped nose.

 

Step 6



Draw a circle around the eyes and nose... Draw a line around both sides of teeth



Draw a circle around the eyes and nose… Draw a line around both sides of teeth.  Fill in both those areas with black paint.

 



Finished Skull Flashlight Cover



And, there you have it.  You have just finished making a Skull Flashlight Cover perfect for carrying on Halloween.  And, if you are looking for a matching Trick or Treat basket craft check out How to Make a Skull Trick or Treat Basket… these Skull items carried together will be a HUGE hit!!

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How to Make a Scarecrow Flashlight Cover

I have yet another Flashlight Cover craft to show you how to make.   It’s a Scarecrow Flashlight Cover and it is a cute one!!  This Scarecrow Flashlight will be perfect to carry around on Halloween while trick or treating so that cars will know you are there in the dark.  No child should be walking around in the dark without some sort of lit item….. so this flashlight cover craft is perfect.

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How to Make a Scarecrow Flashlight Cover



 

Materials Needed:

Flashlight

New Lunch Bag

Yellow, Red and Orange Paint

Masking Tape

Brown Marker

Red and Orange Construction Paper (only if not painting facial features)

 

Step 1



Paint the bag yellow



Obtain a new brown lunch bag (a used lunch bag would probably be too wrinkled and too hard to use).  Paint the bag yellow.  Let dry.

 


Step 2



Wrap bag with tape like a belt



Bulb end of flashlight is inserted 2 inches in open end of the bag…leaving space between the bag and the light. Draw open end of bag together around flashlight and tape with masking tape or tie with string.  Tape bag with tape like a belt.

***Leave space between the flashlight and the end of the bag so that the paper bag doesn’t sit directly on the light. NEVER LEAVE THE FLASHLIGHT COVERED WHILE UNATTENDED AND TURN OFF WHEN NOT IN USE!!!***

 

Step 3



Now we will start painting the face



Now we will start painting the face.  Bag may be decorated by using tempera or acrylic paints and/or construction paper.   If construction paper is used, the desired portions of the designs are cut out of the paper and glued to one or more faces of the bag.

 

Step 4



Draw a line down center of bag... In the center of face paint a triangle



Draw a line down center of bag… In the center of face paint a triangle.  While the picture on the paper bag is being designed the flashlight can be lit in a darkened area to obtain the desired effect.

 

Step 5



Draw a curved line for each eye.  Draw a circle for each cheek.



Draw a curved line for each eye.  Draw a circle for each cheek.

 

Step 6



Draw curved line that ends under each cheek circle



Draw curved line that ends under each cheek circle.

 

Step 7



 Draw letter X shapes for all stitches... all over mouth and center line



Draw letter X shapes for all stitches… all over mouth and center line.

 



Finished scarecrow flashlight cover



Your finished Scarecrow flashlight cover should look like the image above.   Children will love walking around their community trick or treating with their very own handmade Scarecrow flashlight cover.

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