Can you believe that we are almost half way through August? it feels like only a blink ago that we were celebrating Christmas and now we have our sights set on one of our favourite times of year; Halloween! Halloween is always so much fun and we just love to decorate the house ready for trick or treaters to pay a visit. We had a great time making these little paper plate Halloween ghosts and cant wait to hang them up in our conservatory when October hits!
Here’s what we used
White crepe paper
How to make our paper plate Halloween ghosts
Take the paper plate and cut a wavy line around 2cm from the bottom.
Cut out two mitten shaped hands from the card and glue one on either side of the ghost’s paper plate body.
Cut out two large eyes and a mouth then glue it onto the ghost.
Cut out several long strands of white crepe paper and glue them onto the back of the paper plate along the wavy edge. Optionally add some string for hanging and the paper plate ghost is finished!
It’s been a quiet couple of weeks on the crafting front. Like many others we’ve slowly been trying to adjust to the new school routine with the new covid regulations that are in place. Whilst we still find time for crafting its obviously not as much as it was before and when we do the quality time is so nice that i often forget to take pictures of our craft ideas! Don’t worry though, going forwards I’ll still be sharing plenty of craft ideas, just sometimes without the help of my little sidekick! I’m still missing him massively during the days but it’s so fab to see him playing with the other children and learning new things every day! Right now he’s been getting really excited about Halloween. He’s already picked out his scooby doo costume and can’t wait until we can go get his pumpkin to carve. Hence today’s craft, these cute and easy cupcake liner Halloween pumpkins!
Here’s what we used
Orange cupcake liner
Black, brown and green markers
Position the cupcake liners flat on a piece of paper and then secure them down with glue.
Draw faces on to each cupcake case using a black pen. This is a great time to talk about different emotions with your little ones. Is their pumpkin happy or sad or angry etc?
Finish off the pumpkins by adding a stalk, leaf and tendril. Arent they just the cutest? Such a fun and easy way to keep little ones entertained. These little cupcake liner Halloween pumpkins look fab on handmade Halloween cards too!
Its never too early for a Halloween craft. It’s always so much fun every year crafting decorations and making costumes (or buying them from the supermarket when we leave it too Late!). We don’t know what Halloween will be like with the current covid situation but we do know it probably won’t be the same this year. However that doesn’t mean we can’t eat some treats and dress the house from head to toe with cute handmade Halloween décor. This year we’re preparing early with this awesome toilet roll pumpkin family craft!
Here’s what we used
Orange paint and paintbrush
Black, brown and green paper
How to make our toilet roll pumpkin family craft
Take your toilet rolls and cut them down in to various lengths. Paint each toilet roll using your orange paint and then put them aside to dry.
Now its time for the fun part! Use your black paper to cut out and stick on a face for each of your pumpkins.
Cut out a brown stalk and then take a thin piece of green paper and curl it around either itself or a toothpick to make a tendril. Glue your tendril onto your stalk and then glue the stalk on the inside of your toilet roll. Your super cute toilet roll pumpkin family craft is finished. Don’t they look spooktacular?
How cute are these little key rings? We bought a huge ball of white wool a little while ago and I’ve been trying to figure out something to use it on for a while now. Then, the other day I made some tassels to go on a cushion and my son was instantly obsessed with them. He used them as ghosts to play with alongside his scooby doo toys and that’s how we ended up inspired to make these cute little yarn tassel ghost key rings. They might look a bit tricky at first but once you have them figured out, it takes less than five minutes to make each key ring. Although, we only use one as a key ring at the moment as the others are tucked safely away inside my son’s favorite mystery machine toy!
Heres what we used
How to make our tassel ghost key ring
First you’ll need to take your cardboard box and cut out a rectangular shape. You’ll want the height of your piece to be the same length as you want your tassel to be.
Take your yarn and starting at the bottom, begin wrapping it around the center of your card. You’ll want to make sure that your yarn is secure but not so tight that it bends your card. Continue doing this until you reach your desired thickness and then cut off the yarn at the bottom – the same side as which you started.
Cut off another length of yarn and fold it in half. Tie the center point into a loop as you can see above.
Use the two loose ends of your loop to tightly tie it around and double knot at the center of your wrapped yarn.
Slide your yarn sideways off of your piece of card and then turn it inside out so that your loop is outside and at the top as you can above.
Place your scissors through the inside of your loop and then snip the loops open. I find the best way to get even lengths is to pull the scissors and loops downwards as I snip to ensure I’m at the center of each loop.
Take another length of yarn. Tie it just below the top of your tassel to make the head of your ghost.
Finish off by decorating your ghost with some eyes, a mouth and any cute little decorations that you want to add! Aren’t they just the cutest?