Okay, so you know how I admitted a little while back that I wished I was crafty? You can catch up here if you missed that one…
Well, I decided that night that I was going to fake it until I make it… Literally! Starting with Decorations!
First Up, Hand Print Bats, & Ghost Foot Prints:
I got my inspiration for the hand and footprint crafts from being a daycare teacher. We did a TON of hand print/footprint art. (Working with infants you are limited….) I have to say I honestly loved doing these, but with Squish being only 16 months old, his involvement was limited. I think these will be SO much more fun when he can help me. (Not to mention they will probably come out a lot cuter!!)
Non-toxic white paint (or stamp pad, but I can’t seem to find a non-toxic white stamp pad)
Non-toxic black paint or stamp pad
Black construction paper
Orange construction paper
Black Felt (for bat body)
Black Nylon Netting (or black tule)
For words on the card I used my computer (you can also hand write them.)
For the Ghost feet, paint the bottom of your child’s foot with white paint, and place on black construction paper. I like to do several at once, to minimize clean up. Let it dry. Once dry, turn the foot upside down, and glue eyes on top. (heel area) You can use a permanent marker to make the mouth.
For Bat hand prints, place your child’s hand in ink pad, and stamp on orange construction paper. Again I stamp several at once to minimize clean up. Cut out the hands, and place aside. Take felt and cut out an oval for the bats body and a circle for the head. Cut small triangles for the ears. Glue eyes on the circle. Glue the hand prints on the sides of the oval.
I used the bats and ghosts to make a Halloween Banner (of sorts…). I took a long piece of netting and hot glued the bats and ghosts to it. I tied the end with Halloween ribbon, and I now have decorations made by my son!! How fun.
We will also be making these for other family members. Handmade cards are way fun!
Second, Halloween Tule Wreath:
For this project I also used a ghost foot print for. I got the idea of a Halloween Wreath with Tule from Megan at A Ruffle in Time. This is her wreath. Much cuter than mine – but remember – I am NOT crafty!
Supplies needed for wreath:
Ghost Foot print from previous craft
This is how mine turned out.
This last idea I got from Decor Chick! I love this blog. She has some seriously fun crafts. One day maybe I will be 1/2 as crafty as her.
This was her post. I am going to leave the tutorial to her, because well, some things are better left to the professionals.
And here is mine using her tutorial: (her’s are WAY better, but again – I am an Non-crafter…)
I am pretty impressed by the way these turned out. (I know I have to straighten them both, but that should be an easy fix…) They were very easy to do, and much cheaper to make then buy! I plan on buying some other foam balls and maybe changing these with the season. Hydrangeas would look fabulous in here.
So perhaps it may be possible, for a non-crafty person to get their craft on – given the right tutorials, and a little bit of patience.
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