Halloween Mask Templates
Is it that life imitates art? Or that art imitates art? It seems that whichever is the case licensed costumes for Halloween follow blockbuster movies. Like many toys books and other consumer goods Halloween costumes often style themselves after movie characters. Some manufacturers choose to carry licensed Halloween costumes; others choose to create "knockoffs" that closely resemble the licensed products without paying the licensing fees... but they are not allowed to use the characters names on their costumes. For the past few years Pirates of the Caribbean (POTC) costumes have been a huge success. With three big pirate movies there have been six major characters to create: Captain Jack Sparrow costumes Elizabeth Swann costumes William Turner costumes Hector Barbossa costumes Davy Jones costumes and Tia Dalma costumes. With everything from Elizabeth Swann s Aztec gold necklace to Jack Sparrow s rings and Barbossa s sword pirate costumes offer many styles sizes and choices for Halloween parties and contests. In addition to licensed Pirates costumes there are numerous unlicensed pirate costumes for women and men and even kid s pirate costumes. These are likely to cost a little less that an official Jack Sparrow Halloween costume but may be just as attractive and well-built. Another perennial favorite: Spiderman costumes. Again with three hit movies the webslinger is available as adult Spiderman costumes kids Spiderman costumes and even a Spidergirl costume. "Spiderman costumes have been one of our best sellers for four years in a row " said James Burke co-owner of SpookShop.com. "My sons both have Spiderman costumes and wear them as pajamas and even during the day. They have each gone through two sizes already." Other hits such as The Simpsons movie are likely to bring more interest to Simpsons costumes. "We carry Simpsons masks and costumes but expect manufacturers to add more Simpsons Halloween costumes to what they currently offer " Burke said.
This is a great idea to decorate the nooks and crannies of fireplaces and mantles. Another great craft idea we used last year was spider eggs! All you need to make these is some eggs some paint and those little black spiders you can find at the dollar store craft store or even the toy section of Walmart or Target. You simply want to paint a portion of the egg to make it looked cracked where the spider has emerged. Then you simply want to glue the spider to the egg and you have a scary and cute hatchling! Finally the craft I am so excited to make this year is floating papier-mache ghosts! These glowing ghosts are perfect for hanging in doorways and trees. You can light these adorable ghosts with the use of battery-powered light or glow sticks! Peg art is a craft where clothes pegs are used as the building material.
Skeletons Arms The skeleton arms have string or wool running through them. With a length of string doubled in half thread the loop through 6 of the discarded peg springs and then thread the rest of the string through the loop and pull tight to that the springs are firmly connected to the end of the string. This is the skeleton s hand. Stick two peg halves back to back with the string sandwiched between. The tapered end of the pegs should point to the hand. This is the forearm. In a similar fashion glue two more peg halves so that the rounded end meets the rounded ends of the forearm. This is the skeleton s upper arm. Finally make the skeletons shoulder with two more pegs the rounded ends meeting the tapered ends of the upper arm. Cut the remaining string at the tapered ends of the skeleton s shoulder. Make two arms in this way. Use some pegs as clamps to hold the pegs until the glue has started to fix the pegs. Leave to one side to dry.
Cover the pelvis area in glue and stick the length of string from the leg to the pelvis so that the leg will hang from the middle of the pelvis bone. Then stick three peg halves on top of the pelvis. Tapered ends to meet the spoon handle and with the central peg sticking out a little further than the other pegs to give a more rounded look to the pelvis bone. Arts and crafts have always been popular activities with kids and when you take into consideration how popular Halloween is with kids. (well the cool kids anyway!) As such it is no surprise that activities that combine arts and crafts with the season of Halloween are greatly enjoyed and appreciated by kids of all ages. This is why making printable Halloween bingo cards is a lot of fun for children and it also has the ancillary effect of providing a unique learning experience as well. While may of these printable Halloween bingo cards come already made some of the bingo card sets on the market work is that kids create their own bingo cards either affixing ready made pictures to cards that are made up of either construction paper or even regular paper.