Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween decorations for kids to make

This is a quick post of some decoration for kids to make.


Materials:  Pipe cleaners (black and orange)  and Small pony beads


For each spider, gather 8 pipe cleaners in a bunch. Bend the bunch in half and then tightly twist the section near the fold several times to shape a slender spider body.
Separate the pipe cleaner ends to create the spider's legs.
Slide a couple of beads onto each leg and push them up close to the body. Then bend each leg an inch from the body and slide a couple more beads up to the joint. Bend the legs again to create a second set of joints about 1 1/2 inches from first and slide on the final pairs of beads.

Rosetta's Frosty Leaf Ghosts

Materials:  Silk maple leaves, or other similarly shaped leaves (sold in craft and department stores), Scissors, Waxed paper, White fabric paint, Paintbrush or foam brush, White or silver glitter and Black permanent marker
1.    Turn each leaf so the points face up and use the scissors to round the top to resemble a ghost's head.  
2.   Working on a waxed paper-covered surface, paint the leaves white (front and back). If needed, give them a second coat.  
3.   While the paint is still tacky, sprinkle the surfaces with glitter.
4.   Once the paint dries, use the marker to draw on ghostly facial features.  

Share your ideas on this or anything here on the blog either here or e-mail me at stipple@verizon.net.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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