Showing posts with label Halloween crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween crafts. Show all posts

Monday, October 19

A to Z: 10 DIY, Non-Scary Halloween Costumes

Halloween is only two weeks away! Still need to find a costume for your child? Here are ten non-scary, clever costumes that you and your child can create together without breaking the bank!

Garden Gnome
Pippi Longstocking

Alice in Wonderland

The Lorax

 Dwight Schrute

Where the Wild Things Are

Crayola Crayons

Where's Waldo

Mary Poppins and Bert the Chimney Sweep

Ninja Turtle


Contributed by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools
Images by Free Halloween Images, Pinterest, Modern Kiddo, Mommy Shorts, Pottery Barn Kids, Costume Works, Zeppy, & The 36th Avenue

Saturday, October 25

ARTS + CRAFTS halloween paper lanterns

Halloween decorations can be a fun craft project for kids. Try making these Halloween paper lanterns to string up around your house for Halloween.

What you need:
  • sheets of orange paper or card
  • scraps of black paper or card
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • glue
  • pencil 

You can make big lanterns out of a whole A4 sheet, or cut the A4 sheet in half to make smaller ones.  A combination of big and small looks good.

Fold your sheet of orange paper in half lengthways.

Now, with the fold edge facing you, cut 1cm slits all along the length of the folded piece of paper. (Don't cut right to the edges, just make the slits sit about 4cm from each edge.)Open the piece of paper out.

Now roll it into a lantern shape - secure each short edge together with a stapler to form a cylinder.

Use your scraps of black paper to glue eyes, nose and a mouth onto your spooky lantern.

When you have at least four lanterns, you can use a hole punch to make holes in the tops and then string them together to hang up outside your house for Halloween.

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween! 

Contributed by Neha, Fairmont Private Schools
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