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Of course kids can also draw or design their own pictures as well and this can greatly help them explore their own creativity. One of the problems with a number of games and activities designed for kids is the fact that they are seemingly lacking in creativity and that does not provide much for the kids in terms of helping them to think analytically and creatively. Whoa! That statement seems like a huge stretch in terms of describing the value of printable Halloween bingo cards. Well if you look at the cards as mere paper cut outs then yes it is somewhat understandable how you could arrive at such a conclusion. However if you look at the underlying creativity beneath the design of the cards then the value of the cards becomes obvious. By exploring creativity in the arts and crafts realm youngsters get a break from "button pushing" electronic games and instead explore talents that they may not knew they had. Of course this can be the start of something much more expansive down the road.
Leave the string thread long on the legs. Make two legs alike and leave to one side to dry. Skeletons Shoulder Blade Take the main skeleton part with the spoon and ribs and place it face down on the table. Just above the ribs and still leaving the skeleton a neck glue the skeleton s shoulders to the spoon handle. (Tapered ends to the spoon) To support the shoulders make some shoulder blades in the same way as you made the ribs and glue them to the shoulder pieces and over the spoon. Leave to dry. Skeletons Pelvis To make the skeleton s pelvis bone you firstly need to make three ribs. Glue the ribs to the back of the main part just above the end of the spoon handle. Don t leave any gaps between the rib like parts of the pelvis. Leave these parts to dry before continuing. Turn the skeleton over.
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.
Make a number of such luminaries and line your walkway with them for the trick or treat night. Another arts and craft idea for Halloween is to drape your home with fun ghost or pumpkin garlands. These garlands are really easy to make. You require some white construction paper if you are making ghosts or orange construction paper if you are making pumpkins. Draw your ghost or pumpkin on the paper using a pencil or pen. Ensure that while drawing the figures you leave a tab on the top to fold while stringing the garland. Draw funny or scary faces on the figure using a black marker and then cut out the figures. To make your garland really long cut out many such figures. Place the string on the fold of the tab. Use staples glue or tape to secure the figures.