Friday, October 25, 2013

Spooky Halloween Crafts

Mummyballs are just one of many easy Halloween crafts you can make at home.

Halloween crafts are popular this time of year. Here are a few easy crafts you can try on your own:

Realistic Fake Blood
Items needed:
  • 1 bottle of corn syrup
  • Red food coloring

  1. Make sure you don’t mind if the clothes you are wearing get sticky or stained
  2. Add several drops of food coloring to bottle of corn syrup
  3. Make sure the lid is closed tightly and shake the bottle until the corn syrup is a uniform color
  4. If it doesn’t look dark enough, add a few more drops of food coloring and shake again

Items needed:
  • 2-3 paper towels
  • Water
  • Spray starch
  • Black permanent marker
  • Oranges
  • Transparent tape
  • Googly eyes

  1. Dampen the paper towels. Wring them out and unfold them
  2. Spray the paper towels with the spray starch until they are evenly saturated and wait a while for them to dry
  3. Color a 2 to 3 inch strip of tape black and stick it to the orange
  4. Tear the paper towels into strips about 1 inch wide
  5. Place one strip vertically across the center of the black tape to divide it into two pieces
  6. Secure the paper towel strip to the orange with a piece of tape
  7. Being sure not to completely cover the black tape, secure the rest of the paper towel strips around the orange in different directions to give the appearance of mummy bandages. (Loose ends, torn edges, and uneven strips add to the mummy wrap effect)
  8. Use a rolled piece of tape to stick the googly eyes to the black tape

Spiderwebs Made of Yarn
Items needed:
  • Yarn
  • scissors
  • fake spider

  1. Unwrap the yarn to the length you want
  2. Cut three to four pieces of that same length of string
  3. Lay the pieces on the ground so that they all connect in the middle of the string
  4. Take a longer piece of string and start connecting the individual pieces by tying it to the other piece
  5. Once it is all finished, add a fake spider

Candy Corn Pumpkins
Items needed:
  • Small pumpkins
  • Yellow paint
  • White paint
  • Newspaper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Tape

  1. Choose your small pumpkin
  2. Prepare a spot to paint it at
  3. Take the tape and wrap it around the pumpkin, two pieces, spacing it so the pumpkin is in thirds
  4. Paint the top part white
  5. Leave the middle part orange
  6. Paint the bottom part yellow
  7. When the paint dries, take the tape off

Halloween Jars
Items needed:
  • Small and large jars
  • Water
  • Red food colouring (optional)
  • Fake body parts

  1. Make sure your jars are clean
  2. Pour water in each jar
  3. Put in the fake body parts to freak someone out
  4. Add in red food coloring for an added effect