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Halloween bag for treats hunt!

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

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This project involves sewing but still has decoration job too so we believe it’s a very exciting and uniting team-work!

Craft supplies

Felt – 2 orange and 3 black sheets (9×12″)

1 black glimmering felt

Black thread, needle (or sewing machine :) )

Scissors

Pair of huge wiggle eyes for pumpkin and pair of not-so-huge wiggle eyes for cat

1 tiny-tiny pink pom pom for cat’s nose

Fabric paint – orange and black

Directions

Set aside two whole felts – black and orange – for main sheets

Cut one black felt by length in three equal stripes (ours are 3×12″) – for sides and bottom

Cut 2 stripes 1.5×11″out of black felt and 2 out of orange felt (those are for hangers)

Cut 2 orange and 2 black 1.5×2″ pieces (to strengthen hangers, candies are heavy! :) )

Using our templates cut out a CAT (glimmering felt) and PUMPKIN (orange felt)

Now starts sewing work :) We recommend decorate sheets first. Sew a cat on the orange felt and pumpkin on the black felt (don’t forget to stitch the veins)

Hotglue eyes to both personages and nose to cat

Sew two of three stripes to sheets as side parts of your bag (to ’3D’ it, you expect moooore candy, right? :) )

Sew the bottom to sheets and sides using third part of three stripes, cut unnecessary length out (would be 3×3″)

Let’s make hangers: sew black and orange stripes together, there must be 2 hangers out of 2 stripes

Sew the hangers so as felt is between hanger’s end and strengthening pieces. If you sew rectangles by perimeter and then X-es inside, that’d feel firm :)

Now draw pumpkin’s nose and mouth with black fabric paint, add some specific words etc.

Tips: 1) Use glowing in the dark fabric markers to impart your bag more frightening effect (especially if you draw skulls and bones and other scary stuff Halloween dispose to :) )

2) You can make your bag flat to avoid oversewing :)

Note: Description sounds more difficult than project presents itself :)

Halloween styrofoam spider (s)

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

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Create a couple so they could be friends! Because of long legs they are so funny movable!

Craft supplies (for 1)

Styrofoam ball

Acrylic paint, brush

Awl

4 chenilles (pipe cleaners)

8 pony beads to secure ‘feet’

2 googly eyes

Red marker

Loaded glue gun

Directions

Paint styrofoam ball desirable color

Make 4 reach-through holes in the ball by sides

Extend chenilles through the holes so you (well, not you but spider) has 4 pairs = 8 legs

Thread beads on the chenilles and curl the ends so they are secured

Curve the legs so your spider has ‘knees’ and ‘ankles’

Hotglue eyes

Draw smile with red marker

Now try to drop him on the table from about 2 feet height and see how funny he can squat!

Carnival mask

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

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Mardi Gras (French for “Fat Tuesday”) is the day before Ash Wednesday, and is also called “Shrove Tuesday” or “Pancake Day”. Mardi Gras is the final day of Carnival, though the term is often used incorrectly to describe the days and weeks preceding Fat Tuesday. Carnival begins 12 days after Christmas, or Twelfth Night, on January 6 and ends on Mardi Gras, which always falls exactly 47 days before Easter. Perhaps the cities most famous for their Mardi Gras celebrations include New Orleans, Louisiana; Venice, Italy; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Many other places have important Mardi Gras celebrations as well. Carnival is an important celebration in most of Europe, except in the United Kingdom where pancakes are the tradition, and also in many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Craft supplies

Plastic mask from craft store

Feathers – about 20, 4 colors, different length

Glitter – gold and red (you can use any color you wish, or mix colors)

Sequins

White glue, brush

Glue gun, glue stick

Directions

Hotglue first layer of feathers on outer edge of mask, trying to make a ‘fan’ shape (5 red on the picture)

Hotglue next layer lower, following the same shape and positioning feathers between reds (greens on picture)

Follow up with 2 more layers, trying not leaving gaps, stop near eye holes

Hotglue sequins above eye holes, covering quills

‘Paint’ lower part of mask with white glue, sprinkle with glitter, make sure you covered whole surface and no plastic peeped out :)

Now put on your mask an go carnival!!!!!!!! You can also use it for Halloween as part of your costume.

Very friendly and jolly ghosts

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

ghost foam craft

Some ghosts don’t have to be scary, especially if they ‘scare’ very little ones

Craft supplies

White foam sheet(s)

2 googly eyes for one or 4 for couple :)

Scissors

Hole punchers (Halloween-theme shaped, or any you have :) )

Glitter glue (tame one, it’s still sparky)

Ribbon

Markers

Rhinestones (sticky /or regular ones +glue)

Optional: yarn pieces, if you want add some glamour to your female ghost :)

Time needed: 30 minutes, more or less

Directions

Outline your ghost(s) on a foam sheet (you can use own imagination or our pattern here)

Make one hole on the top of the head – for hanger, bow or hair

Make more holes down the skirt(s) – yes, both girls and boys ghosts wear canopies (wait a minute… or they are canopies themselves?)

Glue the eyes

Draw eyelashes, nose, mouth

Stick rhinestones wherever you want – by the dress, or put some in their hands

Put hanger, or ribbon (tie a bow), or yarn pieces (as hair) through a top hole

Decorate with glitter glue to add more shine :) Voila!

Halloween pumpkin-baggy

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

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Craft supplies

2 white paper plates and orange paint/or 2 orange (both sides) plates

Glue gun an glue stick (or loaded stapler)

Craft scissors

2 huge googly eyes

Halloween stickers

Markers or crayons

Ribbon for hangers

Directions

Cut one plate in halves

Place one whole plate and one half face-to-face, edge by edge, so you make ‘pocket’ between them

You can glue them together, staple or tape (hot glue seems more reliable for such ‘heavy’ business as Halloween candy hunt :) )

Glue googly eyes on a bigger part

On a half part draw a mouth

Decorate with drawings (freckles, mustache, eyelashes and so on) and stickers

Hot-glue or staple hanger

Put couple candies inside the baggy to gain more! Now you’re ready for hunt! :)