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Owl Dress Up
Aug 14th, 2014 by Craftylocks

Who who who needs a great dress-up for book week at school? Two parts here to make a hootrific costume.

To make the vest and the mask you need lots of black, brown and white crepe paper. You also need some card and paper and all those things for joining them together like glue and staples.

Fold the crepe paper up, cut a strip from each color and set it aside for the mask. Then cut feather shapes from them. You will then need a piece of paper big enough to cover the wearers front.
Glue the brown and white feathers alternately round an oval shape in the middle of the paper. Put glue at the top of the feather so they will be able to flutter.
Cover the rest of the paper with black and brown feathers. You could also make this as a cape and not have the tummy section – just all brown and black feathers. Use safety pins to attach it to whatever the owl to be is wearing.
From the rolls of crepe paper cut off earlier, snip a fringe 3/4 the way into each roll.
Unroll the black crepe fringe and glue in a circle around each side of the mask to create an eye. You will need to gather the crepe paper a little for it to go round in a curve so use lots of glue so you can slide it around to the shape you want.

Glue the brown crepe fringe in the same way just slightly in from the line of the black crepe. Repeat with the white crepe fringe.
We added a circle of plain paper to tidy up the edge of the eyes before cutting the eyeholes. Staple on some elastic to fit.
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Halloween Paper Crafts for Children
Oct 31st, 2013 by Craftylocks

Lots of Halloween paper crafts for children that are quick and easy and turn out spooktastic!

Finger Finger in a Matchbox Trick
Everyone smiles at the ‘cut off’ finger in a match box.
Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern
This Jack O Lantern craft for children is very cute. With such a happy face it is quite friendly too.
Bat with peg Peg and Paper Bat
This bat is perfect for halloween and has a variety of uses.
Spider with paper plate web Paper Plate Spider Web
See how long it takes for this spider to catch a fly.
Paper Strip Pumpkins
Any excuse to make this cute decoration
Paper Plate Spotty Spiders
Not so scary, but lots of fun for little Halloween helpers
Halloween Paper Garland
A spooky twist on this classic paper craft.
Halloween Hanging Garland
Use your paper garlands to make this hanging version.
Cardboard Roll and Hand Shape Paper Spiders
Bat Mask
Only have minutes to make a Halloween costume? Craft this one up super fast.
Ball Rolling Spider Webs
Making this decorated paper for Halloween is lots of fun.
Paper Spider Wrist Wear
Cut Out Shapes Pumpkin Pictures
A great Halloween activity to set up for a group of children.
Paper Towel Ghosts
Another super quick Halloween craft.
Hand Print Ghosts
Print up a haunted house full of ghosts with these hand print spooks.
Rattle the chains with Paper Link Ghost; such an easy Halloween craft.
A trick or treat pumpkin basket is a perfect pumpkin craft.
A paper web can add to your Halloween decorations.
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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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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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