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homemade halloween decorations

I would LOVE some ideas! i just got home from the dollar tree and finally am in halloween mode lol. I have tons of gallon milk jugs and some eggs cartons laying around...I have some ideas cut up the egg cartons and use the ball shape for ghosts, I also have some white cloth and might turn some of them into ghosts, cut out ghost shapes or frankenstein heads outof the milk cartons and hang them up....if you have some cheap and easy decoration ideas, please share!!!!

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Asked by Owl_Feather at 1:32 PM on Oct. 16, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Try a patch of mini pumpkins small enough to fit in your child's hand.


    * Acorns
    * Orange acrylic paint

    * Brown acrylic paint
    * Black permanent marker


    Remove the caps from a handful of acorns.

    Coat each one with orange acrylic paint, adding a bit of brown to the acorn's point for a stem.

    Let the paints dry, then add a jack-o'-lantern face with a black permanent marker.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • * Bat templates (see Steps 1 and 2)
    * Markers or crayons (optional)
    * Glow-in-the-dark paint (optional)
    * Scissors
    * Glue stick

    * String
    * Coat hanger (the type from a dry cleaner, with a cardboard sleeve on the bottom, works best)
    * Hot-glue gun
    * Fiberfill


    Here are the templates for the different bats, which will print in color. To download in black and white, see Step 2.
    Mad Bat in color

    Howling Bat in color

    Sad Bat in color

    Moon (only in black and white)

    Bat Mobile - Step 2 Or, download the templates in black and white that the kids can color in themselves with markers or crayons.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Giant Hairy Spider.....

    * Scissors
    * 4 12-inch-long black bumpy pipe cleaners
    * Tacky glue

    * Disk-shaped magnet, 1 inch in diameter
    * 1 1/2-inch black pom-pom
    * 2 googly eyes




    Cut each pipe cleaner in half to create the spider's 8 legs.

    Keep the stems straight and use a generous amount of glue to attach the ends of all 8 pieces to the magnet, arranging the pieces in 2 groups of 4.

    Apply a small amount of glue to the center of the magnet and attach the pom-pom.

    Glue the googly eyes to the pom-pom.

    After the glue dries (about 2 hours), bend each pipe cleaner up and back down to create legs. Place in a suitably frightening spot and enjoy.

    Answer by Chize at 1:40 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • is a good site you can go to that has wonderful ideas on cheap cute decor you can make for halloween. Good Luck on the halloween projects.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Need a "hand" in keeping devilish drinks cool? Here's a great project that's very easy to do. All you need are surgical gloves, twist ties, plastic spiders and bats and gummy candy.

    Fill the glove first. Then add as many creepy crawlies as you want. Next, fill the glove with water and secure the opening with the twist ties. Make sure it is closed tight enough that it won't leak. Finally, put it in the freezer to store overnight.

    Frozen, floating hands add a "chill" to this Halloween punch.

    You'll have a frozen ice-cube hand the very next day. To remove the ice, run it under water to loosen the glove a bit. Take off the twist tie, and cut off the glove. If you lose a "finger," don't worry — that's the chilling effect. Just add it to the punch along with the hand. Now you have a wonderful drink that will stay cool for hours.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • keep em comin ladies! these are all wonderful ideas!!! you are all so crafty :)

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 1:55 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Floating, spinning, spooky visages will draw extra attention to a table of goodies.

    1. Fold Papers
    For each decoration, you'll need to accordion-fold 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of colored paper, making 1/2- or 3/4-inch folds. For small faces, accordion-fold 3 sheets of paper vertically, then bend each in half to make a fan. For medium, accordion-fold 6 sheets horizontally. For large, accordion-fold 11 sheets vertically.
    2. Form Circles
    For small faces, cut 6 strips of paper equal to length of fan's fold and twice its width; fold in half lengthwise. Use a glue stick to attach strips to fans (see below), and fans to one another, forming a circle. For larger faces, glue 1 edge of folded paper to next until you form a circle. Hot-glue center to secure.
    3. Add Features
    Print templates (get the pumpkin, cat, and owl templates), enlarging or reducing to desired size. Trace shapes onto colored paper twice; cut out.

    Answer by Chize at 2:00 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • ...attach shapes to each ribbon...saw it on Martha Stewart show once. Enjoy

    Answer by Chize at 2:01 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Pom Pom spiders,they are so cute and fund for the kids to help make. Fuzzy pompom spiders are a traditional Halloween decoration. You will need,pom poms - we used a pompom ball of about 1½ inches diameter
    ~1 or 2 chenille stems - usually black, for the legs, but we used green to show how the spider goes together (and it looks fine!)
    ~ tacky glue (white glue will work, but takes longer to "hold" and dry; hot glue also works well, but must be done by an adult)
    ~plastic google eyes
    ~optional - string for hanging or magnets to attach to the fridge

    Cut a chenille stem in half, then in half again, so you have four equal sized pieces to use as the legs. Take one of the chenille pieces and bend it at about a 45 degree angle, at the half way point, to make two legs. It should look like a wide "V" shape. You can now put a slight curve on each half of the "V" to shape the legs a little...continued

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • t will begin to look like a wide "U" shape. Don't worry if they don't look exactly right - you will make final adjustments when all the legs are firmly glued in place. Spread apart some of the fibers on the pompom and smear a small blob of tacky glue in this space (about half the size of a dime). One at a time, begin attaching the legs by pushing each of them into the glue at the midway point, so one leg points outwards on each side. Add a little more tacky glue to the top center of all the legs. Once the legs are glued on firmly, you can adjust the shape of the legs to suit yourself. You can bend tiny feet at the end of the legs, or push the legs flatter or higher, depending on how you want the finished pom pom spider to look. Place a tiny drop of tacky glue on the back of each plastic goggle eye and press into place on the spider. If you like, glue on some invisible thread or black string to hang your spider up. Gooodies

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

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