Monday, October 13, 2008

Fun Halloween Crafts

I wanted to share two cute Halloween Projects with you.


Project #1

My cute mom sent this to the kids one Halloween.

They thought that it was so fun and easy to make and a great place to put a treat for their teachers.
What is needed:
2 paper sacks
1 witchy stick
raffia for bow
treats to put in bag

Broomstick Goody Bags

Take one bag and cut all sides down to the bottom of bag.

The more strips cut the better it looks.

Take the remaining bag and just cut the top 2 inches to help it match the outer bag.

Place your goodies in the second bag.

Place the goodie bag on top of the frayed bag, like so.

Place your witchy stick in the bag.
Then gather up the outer bag around the stick.
Hold in the center and tie on raffia.

There you have a great, CHEAP, Halloween goodie bag, or even just a cute decoration for the kids to make.


Project #2

Tye-Died Halloween Shirts from the October edition of FamilyFun Magazine. Click here for all the directions.

Here are my hints:

Make sure that you use large rubber-bands for the outline of the pumpkin. We did not! I had to take a paint brush and Clorox to make the pumpkin outline more noticeable. Also we let them soak for at least 3 minutes in the dye and it was dark. So I would let them sit for double the time it says. It was dark tangerine and came out really light orange. Other than that it was a really easy and fun activity.

Sweet-boy did the big one and loved wearing it to school.
Look at that adorable face.

Drama Queen did the smaller ones, I would recommend lots on the smaller ones, both front and back.

Both were adorable and so fun for a family project!!!

Happy Halloween!!!


Elena said...

Such a great idea for a room mom at school!

EmmaP said...

sooooo cute! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

OK WOW...soooo stinkin' CUTE!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing it!


Mrs. X said...

I love this! I can't wait to make some with the boys. :)

Heather said...

what an adorable idea!!! xoxo

Jennifer P. said...

I wish I had it in me to make 100 of these for trick-or-treaters!

Love your new fall look!!!

Jen said...

that is so cute, even I might be able to do that.

Tiffiney said...

what a cute idea!

Melanie said...

Thought you might want to view the newsletter. Thanks for sharing!

I'm so impressed with your sewing! Just wait until sweet boy is in scouts and you have those thick patches. Let me tell you liquid stitch from Wal-Mart is a good friend of mine:)