Your little monsters will be kept out of mischief this October with our fangtastically creepy Halloween crafts.
Fright Lights — our super-spooky lanterns are simply to dye for!
What you will need to make these Halloween lanterns
- Rubber gloves
- Orange and purple dyes
- Measuring jug
- 6 litres warm water
- Washing-up bowl
- White paper lanterns
- Washing line
- Face and bat templates
- White paper
- Black card
- PVA glue
How to make your Halloween lanterns
- Wearing rubber gloves, make up the orange dye in a jug following the pack instructions. Pour into the water in the washing-up bowl and mix well. Submerge a section of a paper lantern into the dye and leave for 5 minutes, before turning and soaking the next section. Move the lantern around, until the entire lantern has been completely dyed.
- Remove the lantern and hang with some string on a washing line until it’s completely dry. Mix up the purple dye and repeat the process.
- Print the black pumpkin face and bat templates onto paper and cut out. Draw a skull face onto the black card. Glue the skull to a white lantern and the pumpkin face to the orange lantern.
- Using the templates, draw the bats onto black card and cut out. Bend the wings up slightly and glue to the purple lantern.
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Going Batty – turn cardboard toilet rolls into cute hanging critters
What you will need to make cardboard bats
- Cardboard tubes
- Black and brown acrylic paints
- Bat wing templates
- Black and brown card
- Pipe cleaners
- Wiggle eyes
- White paint pen
How to make cardboard bats
- Paint the cardboard tubes with two coats of acrylic paint and leave to dry completely. Press down the tops of tubes to create the ears.
- Freehand draw or use the bat wing templates to draw wings onto the card. Cut out and stick to the tube.
- Cut a pipe cleaner into 10cm lengths. Glue to the inside edge at the bottom of the tube.
- Stick wiggle eyes to the head and draw a mouth with the white paint pen. Curl the pipe cleaner legs and hang on a branch.
Scary steps – one small step for monsters, one giant leap for little feet!
What you will need to make monster feet
- Monster foot template
- Foam sheets
- Wiggle eyes
- Craft knife
How to make monster feet
- Freehand draw or print the foot template and cut out. Draw round the template on foam and cut out. Repeat to make two large feet.
- Draw and cut out a few small foam triangles and stick to the toes of the feet with glue. Decorate the feet with feathers, pom-poms or wiggle eyes.
- Using a craft knife and ruler, cut a cross on each foot, large enough for your child’s foot to fit through.