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You simply want to fill them with water and add the "specimens". Things like funny eyeballs crazy teeth or other craft supplies make cute and funny specimen jars. If you want to do something more spooky think about using cauliflower for pickled brains! Sock skeleton is one of my favorite craft ideas! You can transform a white sock into a cute and cuddly skeleton with the use of some thread and buttons for eyes. If you are someone who likes to sew this is the perfect Halloween craft! This is also a great craft for kids because they get to keep the soft skeleton all year-long. A very simple Halloween craft that doubles as great Halloween decor is spiderweb clip art. Clip art is wonderful because it is as simple as using a computer program to print whatever art you would like.
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.
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.
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.