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Paper Link Ghost
Oct 29th, 2013 by Craftylocks

Use this friendly ghost to spookify your room for any haunting event.

Draw a ghost shape on a large piece of paper and cut it out.

Cut out some eyes and a mouth from some black paper or card or you could use a black marker to draw and color them.

Cut seven tabs up from the bottom of the ghost. Remove every second one leaving four intact. Glue the ends of the tabs and roll into a loop.

Cut another large sheet of paper in half lengthways and then cut strips across the length. They should be the same width as the tabs on the bottom of the ghost. Thread a strip through one loop on the bottom of the ghost and glue the ends together. Continue until you have
the number of links you want.

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Trick or Treat Pumpkin Basket
Oct 29th, 2013 by Craftylocks

This is a great little basket to carry all your Halloween treats.

You will need;

2 paper bowls

Orange paint

Black card

2 green Chenille Sitcks (Pipecleaners)

Cut a wide circle out of the bottom of one of the bowls.

Paint the bowls orange. Make sure you paint under the rim so you won’t see any white when the
bowls are put together. Leave to dry.

Glue the bowls together and stick the mouth and eyes cut from the black card to them.

Make a small hole either side of the basket with a nail. Thread a chenille stick through and twist to secure. Repeat on the other side. Join the chenille sticks to make a handle, twisting to secure. Wrap the excess around a pencil to make a twirl to represent the leaves of the pumpkin.
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Cut Out Shape Webs
Oct 22nd, 2013 by Craftylocks

It is pretty spooky how a few folds and a few cuts creates an awesome web!!

Start with a square piece of paper and fold it in half across the diagonal so that you have a triangle. Fold the triangle in half again so that you have a smaller triangle, and fold it in half some more times.
Trim off the uneven section at the bottom of the triangle, if you trim it as a curve it is quite effective. Cut into the triangle as pictured.
Open the paper up to reveal your spider web design.

After you have tried your first one, I am sure that like us, you will have lots of fun experimenting to see how effective different patterns are.
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Paper Crafted Homework
Oct 21st, 2013 by Craftylocks

A great result from all the paper crafting the children have done over the years – paper crafted homework ideas are easy to come by and easy to do!

And they have an enthusiastic helper in me – well I was not allowed to help too much, but I happily tore paper up and gathered materials.

Assignment one – communicate your interests visually. Football is one of the interests, so he made a papier mache football with interests drawn and written on it.

Assignment two – display an idiom.
She chose ‘Put Your Foot in Your Mouth’ and also used papier mache in a covered shoe box.

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Spider Hat
Oct 14th, 2013 by Craftylocks

Arrghghg – look out, there is a giant spider on your head!

You need to make a band of black paper for the head – we joined two pieces of black photocopy paper to get it to the right size. Then cut some strips for legs – eight seemed a good number. A few small bits of white and orange paper were used to make the face features.
We ended up with too options, the extremely terrifying ‘real’ spider eyes version …
… and the far more acceptable friendly face one.
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