Spider Crafts For Kids

August 10, 2008

This cute spider craft is easy to do and you only need a hand full of supplies. This Spider craft for kids makes a fun Halloween decoration at home or in the classroom.

Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kids
Find out how easy it is to make your child’s Halloween Costume this year.

You’ll Need

* Orange Construction Paper
* Black craft paint
* White craft paint
* Paintbrush
* Black Yarn
* Newspaper

Directions:

Lay out the newspaper to protect your work area. Put down a piece of orange construction paper. Paint the inside of your child’s hands with plenty of black paint. Make sure to cover all fingers. Ask your child to make handprints with his or her fingers spread out, slightly overlapping the palms. The Palms will form the spiders body, while the fingers create the spiders legs. Glue a piece of yarn so it comes out of the spider body and out of the picture like the spiders string. If you’d like you can even draw part of her web in a corner of the picture. Use the white paint to draw the spiders eyes on after the black paint has dried.

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Personalized Halloween Buckets

August 10, 2008

Send your kids trick or treating in style with these personalized Halloween buckets. It’s a fun Halloween craft you and your kids can make together.

Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kids
Find out how easy it is to make your child’s Halloween Costume this year.

You’ll Need

* Ice cream bucket,
* Construction paper,
* Markers, crayons, glue, glitter (any craft supplies)

Directions:

Use construction paper to draw ghosts, pumpkins, scarecrows, etc. Cut out your decorations and glue them to the outside of an ice cream bucket. Use the markers to write your child’s name on the bucket.
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Mummy Costume

August 10, 2008

Ready to turn your child into a spooky mummy? It’s a fun and also quick and easy costume idea that’s sure to be a hit with your kids (or even grownups).

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Making a mummy costume for Halloween can be hilarious. However, if you wan it to truly be a unique and authentic mutmmy costume, here are some ideas you  can try.

There are several ways you can make the costume. Using strips from a white sheet and wrapping the mummy with them is one idea. You can adhere them using white medical tape. Leave the eyes, nose, and mouth uncovered, but use a light brown powder to cover the areas of skin exposed. You can use eyeliner to add under the eyes, like the Egyptians.

Another method you can use is to have your child wear a white body suit and leotards. Then add the strips of a white sheet and hold them in place with the medical tape. But if you want to add authenticity, you can cut the strips from the sheet the night before and soak them in brewed tea. This will give the entire mummy look an aged appearance. In addition, you may want to fray some of the strips so that the mummy will look quite old as well.

In addition, if you have ever seen any of the Discovery Channel programs on recent mummy finds in Egypt, you will notice that while most of the mummies are covered, there are portions of their bodies which are exposed. Well, you can take some brown magic marker and outline a few ribs, or the upper and bottom row of teeth. In addition, you can use black magic marker to give the appearance that certain body parts are missing, giving the illusion there are holes in the body.

Mummies have been around for thousands of years, and making a homemade mummy costume can be as unique and authentic to the real mummies found today. The main thing is to have a great time creating it.
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