Friday, September 10, 2010

Fun Friday - Kids Halloween Craft

The internet has a wealth of info. I was looking for a fun Halloween craft to do with my son when I stumbled across this:


Isn't that cute!? It's a spider candy holder! So I wanted to share it with you and how to make it.

Materials Needed:

9" paper plate
4 black chenille stems
Three 36"-long pieces of green yarn
Black, white and light green acrylic paint
3" x 5" piece of orange construction paper
Black marker
White craft glue
Scissors

Instructions:

1. Fold paper plate in half and make a crease.

2. Cut paper plate in half using crease as a guide.

3. Turn paper plate pieces upside down (rounded side up). Paint both halves of plate with black paint and let dry.

4. When dry, glue along the rounded edges of the two pieces of plate and stick the plates together, unpainted sides should be facing each other. Do not glue the cut sides; this is the opening of your plate pocket.

5. Cut chenille stems in half.

6. Set aside two of the chenille stems. Bend the ends of the remaining chenille stems, about 1" at each end. Bend one to the left and the other to the right.

7. For the remaining two chenille stems, bend one end about 1" and the other end about 2".

8. Place plate pocket in front of you, with the open end at the top. Glue three chenille legs on the left (glue to the under side) and the other three on the right.

9. Take the remaining two stems and glue the 2" bend under the plate about 1/3 of the way down from the left, and 1/3 of the way down on the right. Allow to dry.

10. Make eyes from white construction paper, or paint a section of any color construction paper with white paint. When dry, cut out two circles, about 1.5" in diameter. Use the handle end of a paint brush to add the black pupils. When black is dry, use a toothpick or small paint brush handle to dot a small bit of white onto the black pupil. When eyes are completely dry, glue them to the front of the plate.

11. Paint a wiggly smile on the front of the plate using green paint.

12. Write "Happy Halloween!" on the orange construction paper with black marker. Glue the paper underneath the spider’s "hands" so that it appears that it is holding the sign .

13. To make the handle, line all three pieces of yarn up together and tie one end in a knot. Braid the strands together and knot at the other end.

14. Open the pocket and pipe some glue into the creases then press the ends of the yarn handle inside and let dry.

15. Fill with candy or other treats and hang.

Tips:

1. Instead of making the eyes you can use large wiggle eyes.

2. If you prefer to skip braiding the yarn, you can cut a handle from craft foam.

* you can find more Halloween craft ideas at Kaboose *



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