Free Printable Halloween Buntings
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.
You can use a cardboard box in making a scary coffin. Also get a large-size cardboard piece and cut out the shape of a coffin for the opening/cover. Paint a red or white cross over the top of the coffin. You can imitate the sound of stepping over a mass of bones by drying bread in the oven and placing them under an area rug. Cut out stone hedges out of Styrofoam paint them gray and write R.I.P. over them with a marker. You can also write your names or guest s names for that spooky feeling. Make body parts by stuffing rubber/latex gloves with cotton and painting the opening red for that bloody effect. For a realistic touch to your home decor you can fill goblets with blood and display them in hallways and your dining area! This will enhance that vampire-in-coffin feel.
Pumpkins Gone are the days of messy pumpkin carving. You can easily have pumpkin paper lanterns as Halloween arts and crafts for kids projects. If you don t like lanterns you can still make pumpkins out of paper plates milk containers and construction paper. One other great alternative would be pumpkin baskets made of paper mache. Witches Paper plates and cardboard can be used when making a witch Halloween arts and crafts for kids. As an alternative you can create a witch doctor look instead of a western witch by incorporating beaded necklaces and homemade stuffed voodoo dolls. Spiders Spiders are among the most popular Halloween arts and crafts for kids. Spiders can be as simple as construction paper or egg cup carton hangers. They can also be made of pom poms or colored cotton balls.
Skeletons Legs The skeleton legs like the arms have string running through them. As before double the string up and wrap around a peg half so that the string slots into the groove that the spring grabbing bit of metal once was. Make a loop and feed the remaining string through the loop so that the peg half is attached to the end of the string (shaped side up). This is the skeleton s foot. Make the shin like the forearm with two peg halves the tapered end pointing towards the foot. The thigh starts off in the same way as the upper arm with two peg halves sandwiching the string and the rounded part meeting the rounded part of the shin. On top of this two more peg halves are attached. Join these peg halves with their rounded ends glued to the tapering pegs of the upper arm like pegs and stick their tapered tip together with the string sandwiched between.