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Friday, October 12, 2018

Easy Recycled Halloween Crafts for Kids

Fun and Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

I was a licensed daycare provider for 26 years. We always had craft time....the children always had such a fun time. To keep expenses down and promote recycling, I always tried to "use what we had". Here are some examples =)

Egg Carton Spiders

Empty Egg Carton..Black Paint...Black Pipe Cleaners...Googly Eyes...Glue...Push pin
1. Cut the cups off the empty egg carton and lay on newspaper. Paint inside and outside with black paint.
2. Use the push pin to poke 4  holes along the bottom edge of the cup. Poke matching holes on the opposite side of the cup.

3. To make the legs cut the pipe cleaners into 7" lengths. Thread the pipe cleaner into one of the holes and out to the corresponding hole on the other side. Make sure the legs protrude an equal length on each side of the cup and bend them upward at the spider's body. Fold in opposite direction midway down to create knees and bend tips to make feet.
4. Glue on eyes and mouth.

 Witch's Hands

Clear Plastic Gloves... Candy Corn...Popcorn...Yarn
1. Place a candy corn at the tip of each finger inside gloves, pointy tip up for fingernails.
2. Fill with popcorn and tie a bow at the wrist with yarn.


Ghost Leaves

Hole Punch...Fallen Leaves
1. With a hole punch, make 2 eyes and a mouth in an assortment of fallen leaves.

If you don't have a hole punch you can always use a magic marker for the eyes and mouth.

The leaves can also be painted.

2. Place around the house for decoration.
Have fun!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Decorate Your Car for Halloween

Halloween Lights

Some car owners decorate their cars with lights or/and wreaths for Christmas. Why not decorate your car for Halloween?

Find a battery operated pumpkin, witch or ghost. Anchor it to the grill of your car with a strong wire so it won't come off while driving.



Instead of fuzzy dice, why not hang a braid of garlic around your mirror?
 You can use plastic garlic if you don't like the smell.

Car Fire

 Make your car look like it's on fire! Park it in your driveway, add red, yellow and red crepe paper streamers with a fan blowing them to simulate flames. Add red and orange lights to accentuate the "flames". You could even add spider webs, a skeleton, some rats to create a really scary scene.

Crime Scene

Use white chalk to draw outlines of bodies on your driveway to look like chalk figures detectives do in crime scene investigations on TV.

These are just a few ideas to get your imagination flowing =)  Just be sure to be safe and have FUN!


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