Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ghost Lantern


Clean plastic gallon milk jugs
Black permanent marker
Craft knife
String of 50 clear low-wattage holiday lights
Draw ghost eyes and mouths on the jugs (Tip: Leave the caps on while you do this so the jugs don't dent) Use the craft knife to cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug Arrange the ghosts near each other and string the lights between them (stuff several bulbs into each jug) **Craft came from 2008** 
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Shrunken Heads

These decorations need to be made at least 1 week before Halloween in order for them to shrink


1 c. Lemon juice
Apple corer
Firms Apples
1 TBS Salt
Paring Knife
Black Pen 
Cocktail stick and a length of heavy string if you want to make garland
Peal and core your apples. Use the black pen to draw whatever facial expressions and features on one side of the apple. Make the drawings large so when the apple shrinks you can see them. Carve out the facial features with a paring knife. Pour salt into the lemon juice. Dip each apple into the juice solution. This will help eliminate the apple from turning too brown. Leave the apples out somewhere warm such as above a radiator or an airing cupboard. In a few days the apples will shrink and shrivel to look like wrinkled faces. **Craft came from Spooky Fun Book by Marion Haslam 2005**

Invitations for your Halloween Party

Monster Invitation Instructions



Paper, 1 sheet, shirt = 4 invitations
           1 sheet, pants=6 invitations
           1 sheet, head and hands=6 invitation
Index paper-Black base, 1 sheet=2 invitations

In a space of 2 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep. Print your information for your party in a word program.
If you do not want to use a computer, you can skip this step and write on the shirts after they are copied. Print off 4 copies and paste them on the shirt pattern.  If you use white paper on the white shirt pattern it will not show the lines of the paper when copied. Make a copies on your, color paper for shirts. You will make as many sheets as needed for the number of invitations you will be making divided by four.
Now make copies of  the heads and hands pattern using your skin color paper. You will need to make one pair for each invitation. I used a silver pen to whiten the teeth and tape. 
Now make copies of pants pattern using your pants color. Again, you will make one for each invitation. I used a black sharpie to darken the shoes and hair.
Cut the black index board in half lengthwise.  Paste on your pants and shoes in the center bottom of the ½ index sheet, leaving 1/16 from the edge. Next glue on the shirt, put it on top of the pants in the center of the black index sheet. Now glue on the head. Click here for patterns.