Fancy Halloween Cards
Peggy the peg Art Skeleton is made from sprung clothes pegs and a wooden spoon. Peggy s arms and legs all move at their joints because the peg limbs are joined on the inside with wool to make the peg art moveable. Peggy makes a great Halloween toy or a Halloween decoration to make your house look spookier on Halloween. To make Peggy the Peg Art Skeleton you will need... Wooden Sprung Pegs (dismantled and all the springs discarded except for 6. You may wish to use some pegs as clamps whilst the glue dries.) Wood Glue Wool or String Paint Skeletons Ribs The skeleton ribs are two peg halves joined together at the tapered ends and overlapping one another about the same distance as the spoon handle is wide. Make and sick 6 ribs to the wooden spoon handle. The bottom set of ribs should not stick out as far as the ribs above so make the overlap bigger on this rib. Make sure you leave the skeleton a neck and leave some of the bottom of the spoon handle available for the pelvis bone.
A fun activity during Halloween is to decorate your home with hand made art and craft decorations. With a little imagination one can make wonderful decorations to beautify the house and give it that festive look during Halloween. It is not necessary to be an expert at craft making but a little imagination and ingenuity will go a long way to succeed in this project. A quick search on the Internet for ideas on homemade decorations will speed up your imaginative powers. You can come up with some creepy looking decorations by making use of simple household items. One way to decorate your driveway or walkway is to place pumpkin or skeleton luminaries. All you need is brown paper lunch bags orange or red spray paint sand and candles. Take the brown paper bag and cut out a skeleton face or a pumpkin face.
Then use a witch s hat for the covered scarecrow head. Punch a hole in the hat where the hook of the hanger can go through. Hang the body over windows doors or cabinet handles. For cobwebs you can use cottons which you can spread all over the place. Cotton cobwebs is great for any theme you may have in mind. You can also use washable paint on your windows-you can either use spooking green all over or apply splashes of red for "blood". Replace your white bulbs with black orange or red ones bulbs for an eerie lighting effect. You can also cover lamps with colored cloth or netting for eerie shadows. Halloween is a time when one can experiment with creative craft ideas to make wonderful decorations for the house. It is an opportunity to dabble in the wonderful world of art and craft.
Forth attach the background to a support with clear tacky glue or a glue stick. Any flat solid surface that will not warp is acceptable. Use a board a canvas stretcher a paper mache or wooden plaque a playing card or perhaps a tag. It s also possible to produce a shadow box through an empty candy jar or shallow box. Fifth cut out pictures. Cut witch hats from black paper designed paper or newsprint. Paste image to the background and affix the witch hat. Clip words and phrases with a Halloween or spooky theme from old books or newspapers. Stick them to the collage. Sixth put some extra in your collage artwork like cut outs from classic or contemporary Halloween greeting cards worn out jewelry and buttons scrabble tiles container lids with words stamped on them fibers and beads.