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Handy Homemade Halloween Decorations

Handy Homemade Halloween Decorations

Are you fed up with spending money on Halloween decorations every year or are you looking for new activities to do with your children? Here are a few costless ideas for you to do at home with your children this Halloween. These are quick and easy tasks that don’t require a lot of patience from small people and you will have something you can keep and add to every year!

What you will need:
• Black paint
• Plain card
• Googly eyes
• Scissors
• String
• And a pair of hands

HALLOWEEN BAT
Step one:
Prepare an area you don’t mind getting a little messy (cover the table in newspaper and wear old clothes). Have some wipes or water handy to wipe paint off hands.

Step two:
Paint your child’s (or your own) hands with the black paint and place them on the card thumb to thumb pointing upwards.
Carefully peel away the hands from the paper.

handprint

Step three:
While the paint is still wet attach two googly eyes to the middle of the bat (one on each thumb) or you can use some glue.

Handprinted bat

Step four:
Once the paint is dry use the scissors to cut out the bat (be careful of little fingers)

Step five:
Use the scissors to pierce a hole into the top of the bat, thread string through and tie at the back.

And last but not least:
Hang your funky bat somewhere on show.

HALLOWEEN SPIDER
Step one:
Repeat steps one and two above. However this time place your hands on the paper with your fingers spread wide and with the heels of your hands touching.

Step two:
Attach two googly eyes at the bottom of the two hands.

Step three:
Repeat steps four and five and slightly bend the fingers to make the legs.

handprinted spider

If you enjoyed doing those, why not go a step further with this friendly ghost?

FRIENDLY GHOST

What you will need:

• Some card (preferably black)
• White paint
• Black paint or a black marker pen
• Scissors
• String
• And a foot

Step one:
Again chose an area you can get messy or cover the area with newspaper.

Step two:
Paint your child’s foot with the white paint of your own and place it onto the card.
Carefully peel away the foot from card.

Step three:
Turn the card so the toes are pointing down and use black paint or a black marker to mark on two eyes and a mouth. A finger print makes a good mouth. If you like you can use googly eyes as well.

Step four:
Cut out the ghost and make a hole at the top to tie the string to. Alternatively you can use some sticky tape to fix the string at the back of the ghost (this also applies to the bat and spider).

footprints

You can also use these techniques to make some spooky cards, rather than hanging them with string why not stick the decorations onto a piece of folded card instead?

If you try these decorations at home we’d love to see them! Send them to us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and hashtag #FunatEddieCatz

We are a young team of Newbury locals and have fun making Eddie Catz a great place for kids. Can be found running around the playframe, cooking fries or dancing in the disco with our young guests!! Some of us have our own kids too!

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