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Thursday, October 10, 2013



FREE HALLOWEEN PRINTABLES 2013!
Creepy Crawlies Edition


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PLACEMATS
A black design for printing on any paper color of your choice- kraft always look good or try neons- hot orange, neon green, bright pink are all perfect for Halloween!! This design looks great on white paper, too for a bold graphic look!


CREEPY LABELS
print on stickie paper or cardstock
for goody bags + treats! 
2 versions- military green or white:

Some fun Halloween craft ideas:
YARN SPIDER WEB
"GOD'S EYE" STYLE


I remember making these when I was little! These make the perfect Halloween spider webs! I added a little sparkle to them with some gold yarn- and tried a neon orange version, too!

I used this video for a how-to refresher on how to make these. It's BEYOND easy but I tried to get my girls (3 & 6 yrs old) to make them and they didn't have the patience for it. Mommy had to help finish them... which I didn't mind. :)

 I love seeing these around my home- I might even have to keep them around after the holiday is over (minus the spider)!


HOT GLUE SPIDER WEB

You need:

*parchment paper

*hot glue sticks

*hot glue gun

*pencil



Start by drawing your web with a pencil on your parchment paper.

Next, flip the parchment paper over- we want to see the drawing but we don't want the pencil lead to stick to your glue





 Start the glue on the outsides of the staight lines, and cross in the center so there isn't a big blob in the center. Then do the curved lines connecting each straight one.


Once it's cooled down a minute or so, remove from the parchment and stick on to your window right away! ***I found that when I removed the web from the window later, it would not stick back on. (I'm sure there's a scientific explanation for why this happens.) If it doesn't stick, just use it as a table decoration or hang with fishing string.



You can vary this in so many ways- you could add glitter (before the glue cools).. or is there such thing as glow in the dark glue? Or you could cover it with paint!!! By the way- I loathe the strings that happen when I use a glue gun, but this time I thought it suited the "web" theme and I didn't bother taking them off!


And don't forget to add a fake spider! :)


MUMMY KIDS CRAFT
yes, it's poseable!

You need:
plastic spoons
pipe cleaners
hot glue
yarn or anything mummy-like
{I used "fleece" yarn from the yarn
section of my local craft store)



Hot glue the arms and legs on to the spoon and bend them to have elbow and knee joints and hands and feet- this will help keep the yarn from falling off the arms and legs. Next, I attached the end of the yarn to the mummy's "head" so that it wouldn't slip off the end of the spoon when the kids got started)

  
Have the kids wrap the mummy up and tie a double knot at the end. Then, just add some google eyes! A fun, poseable, bendable toy for them to play with or add to your Halloween decorations!


JACK-O-LANTERN PBJ'S!

You can't just have "plain" pbj sandwiches this time of year- this is super easy to do! I recommend using frozen bread to start with to make it easier to make "sharp" edges. Cut out the eyes, nose, and mouth on one slice of bread (I happened to have a traingle-shaped tart cutter that was the perfect size for the eyes and nose). Use a sharp knife to cut out the mouth shape. Next, spread the pb and j on the other slice of bread (jelly up or peanut butter up, either way it'll be yummy). Put the slices together and cut the crust off making a rounded pumpkin shape. Use a piece of the crust as the stem by tucking in between the 2 slices. The last thing I did, was decorate the ziploc baggie with a sharpie to give the jack-o-lantern a costume! This will definitely make your kiddies smile!



GO CRAZY WITH A SHARPIE FOR SOME
GRAPHIC PATTERNED PUMPKINS


FURRY CREATURE SNAP BRACELETS
I've been snapping these on to everything- curtains, shelves, my kids ankles, wrists, shoulders...

To make this furry thing {we decided to call it a baby werewolf}, I purchased a snap bracelet ($1 at Target) and added felt pieces, google eyes, and a pom pom nose with hot glue. I plan to make a black rat version for my daughter to wear with her vampire costume, too! I love Halloween- it's an excuse to make silly crafts like this!!