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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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Paper Plate Spider Web
Oct 10th, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

Paper plates are so versatile and make the perfect base for the web in this craft.

You will need;
A Paper plate
Silver curling ribbon
Large and small pom pom
Black card

Cut eight slits around the edge of the plate.
Slide the ribbon into one of the slits on the rim of the plate. Anchor the cut end at the back of the plate with glue or sticky tape. Take the long length of ribbon across the plate sliding it into another slit and taking it through to the back. Continue until you have a design you like and is looking like a spider’s web. Stick the loose end at the back of the plate.
Cut some legs from the black card leaving a space in the middle to glue the pom poms. Glue on the pom poms and just like that you have a spider.
Glue the finished spider to the centre of the plate and watch and see how long it takes to catch a fly – we are still waiting for ours too!
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Simple Card Masks
Oct 2nd, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

Another one of the classic, simple paper crafts. Although not new, still a great one to do!

The basic mask shape can be quickly and simply decorated as we did here when we remembered we needed this type of mask for school at the last minute! Or they can be ornately decorated with all manner or beautiful things. We will get around to one of those ornate ones another day.

We made some small changes to the basic masquerade mask shape. I drew the basic shape with rounded ends, onto the black card and then gave it to the children to add shape to the sides.

Then they drew shapes for the glittery bits. We glued and sprinkled glitter just into those shapes. We liked the restraint of the plain black between the glitter – or perhaps we would have been late if we added more glitter!

Once your mask is ready, just add a piece of card for a handle – then you are done and can dash out the door to school or your party!

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Peg and Paper Bat
Sep 28th, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

This is a lovely little craft for the Halloween season. Stick them to the wall, hang them as a garland or garnish the front of a greeting card.

You will need;
1 plain wooden spring peg – any size
Black card
2 googly eyes
Black paint
Paint brush
Scissors
Glue

Paint the peg black. Remember to open the peg and paint inside as you don’t want to see any
unpainted wood. Leave to dry.

Cut the wing shape from the black card – these should be in proportion to the size of your peg.

Glue the peg to the wings. Stick the googly eyes in place.

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