Happy Halloween Party City
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.
If you are making a collage art with small children it will be a good idea to view the pictures to make sure the images are kid safe. Second buy some card stock with a Halloween autumn or spooky theme. Use it as the background or paint a canvas stretcher board dark or midnight blue. You can also make it more ingenious by having your own or the kids drawing on the collage art. It will convey a touch of your personality. Third is find pictures again you could find several online. Many art collage designers use Victorian photos but you may use family pictures or cutouts from books and magazines. Excellent resources for photos are thrift shops and yard sales. Some graphic designers advertise collage sheets for download and printed or shipped in the mail. Pictures from Halloween greeting cards are also available in this format.
You might want to use pliers. Braid them together and make them into a wreath/circle by twisting the top hooks together. Next tear or cut pieces of paper... about a foot long and wide. Pinch the paper strips in the middle and crunch it up as if you were making a flower. Tuck the "paper flowers" into the little holes in the braided wires and pull tight. Fill up your wreath to fullness! Spray paint it! About three coats of paint is good with about 50 minutes drying time in between. Use the kind of spray paint that holds up outside (in case of rain). Please do the spray painting outside or in a well ventilated room. Cover tables with those inexpensive plastic tablecloths. When the paint is good and dry attach the decorations with the hot (low temp is fine) glue gun. Just be careful not to burn yourself. Adults and older kids should be the glue gunners. You are done! Hang it up on your front door maybe with an orange light aimed at it.
Table sprinkles in the form of ghosts pumpkins witches or bats can be used to give that creepy look. Place these decorated candles around the house and watch them light up the evening! Another art and craft Halloween decoration is the creepy balloon ghost which is very easy to make. All you need is white balloons and plastic grocery bags. The bags should be plain with no writing on them. Here is how to create a spooky ghost: Cut off the handles of the grocery bag. Leaving the bottom of the bag intact with the help of scissors cut the bag into dangling strips up to about an inch from the bottom seam. In the same manner cut up another grocery bag. Fill up the balloon with air and knot it up. Tape the seam of one bag to the front and the other to the back leaving the knot on top.