Monday, January 14, 2013

Halloween Decorations 2012

Every Year we make decorations for the halloween and decorate the front of our house. This year we reused some of our previous Halloween decorations  (the skeleton made from spoons and forks and the ghost from milk can)  from previous years and added one new decoration a monster (made from recycled bottles and card box).

On the door we had bought glow in the dark halloween stickers and made the kids paste them on the door along with the skeleton mades from spoons and forks.

Here are the detailed steps on how to make the the skeleton and monsters.

Skeletons :-
1. Take 4 forks and 1 spoon.You will need icrecream sticks for sticking them together and pipe cleaners for the ribs.
2. On the spoon back side draw the face (eyes , nose and teeth of the skeleton) and on the draw lines on the handle part. On the fork draw lines on the handle and on the edges draw dots to make it like the bones of the hand. These can be done by kids. I made my kids draw on the forks and spoons.
2.  Cut the ice cream sticks into small sizes (as shown) and glue the spoon in the center of the sticks. Then stick 2 forks on top for the hands and 2 on the bottom as the legs. 
3. Using one pipe cleaner make the ribs and glue them at the back.
4. Now your skeleton is all ready.

Monster :- holding candies
1. You will need 6 bottles  (drinking water plastic bottles). I had started saving these bottles in the starting of the month. Then I used a milk can for the head of the monster. Also you can use a shoe box  or (I used the empty box of the ice cream box) for the body of the monster. Then a old shirt for the monster.
2. On the milk can my Son drew the face for the monster.
3. Then we glued the milk can to the ice cream box. Then we glued 2 bottles for the hands of the monster. Used 4 bottles for the legs so that the monster can stand sturdy. 
4. Attached a basket on top of the milk can so that we can place candies when we are out.
5. Dressed the monster with that shirt. 

All these were combined effort from my 2 kids and me. It was fun seeing them so excited about the monster they created. It is a fun project  and a nice holder for candies (when we had gone trick or treating).

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