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Stained Glass Heart

Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

Supplies:

Wax Paper
Crayon Shavings (adults can shave the crayons with scissors, a knife or a grater)
Scissors
Iron
Hole Punch
A few inches of string or ribbon from around the house

Directions:

1. Fold a piece of waxed paper in half. Draw half a heart with the center of the heart at the fold.

2. Open the waxed paper and place it flat on your work surface.

3. Sprinkle/place the crayon shavings on the waxed paper. You can sprinkle randomly or you may want to make a pattern with the shavings. A light layer of shavings works best.

4. Cover the waxed paper with an additional piece of waxed paper.

5. Put a towel or washcloth on top of the waxed paper (this will protect the iron), then have an adult iron the two layers of waxed paper together on low heat.

6. Cut out the heart image .

7. Punch a hole near the top of your heart and thread a string through the hole for hanging the heart.

8. Hang it in front of a window so the light can shine through.


Turkey-tacular Placecards

Turkey-tacular Placecards

Turkey-tacular Placecards

Supplies:
Wiggle Eyes
Low Temp Glue Gun
Organic Almonds in Shell
Organic Small Apples
Organic Round Hard Candies
Organic Peanuts In-Shell
Ideal Home Sustainably Harvested Napkins
Recycled Paper Clips
Recycled Construction Paper

Instructions:

1. Glue your turkeys eyes to almond and let dry.
2. Glue the hard candy to front of apple and let dry.
3. Glue the almond to the hard candy and let dry.
4. Glue peanut below almond for turkey’s wattle.
5. Unfold napkin halfway, then fold back and forth like you would a fan.
6. Put a paper clip in the center of the folded napkin.
7. Pull ends of folded napkin together and then secure it with a paper clip at top .
8. Place the napkin behind the turkey or you can use a little hot glue to attach it.
9. Unbend one end of a paper clip and insert into apple. Use it to hold place card.
10. Cut placecard from colored paper.
11. Write the guests name on it
12. Decorate the name card any way you wish or leave it plain.

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Scary Sock Monsters

Scary Sock Monsters

Scary Sock Monsters

I saw this picture and thought this could be a great idea for the family or a party! Gather up all your holey socks, gloves, shirts, towels anything that you might think about throwing out and make some hideously-awesome decorations or stuffed animals for friends and family!!

Supplies:
Socks
Gloves
Old cloth and towels you thought about throwing out
Buttons
Pins
Broken jewelry
Broken hair accessories
Old handbags
Needle
Thread
Any thing else you have lying around the house to make your monster scary!
Hot glue
Cotton stuffing or material scraps
Any craft items you have left over from past projects.

Directions:

Take your old gloves, socks or whatever and just start sewing away. You can leave open holes to have your monsters hair stick straight up or sew closed all holes. Add patches, buttons glitter whatever you want. If you are using a sewing machine and you want to sew mouths or eyes directly on to the monster make sure you do that before sewing the monster closed or stuffing it. Be as creative as you want! There are no mistakes possible!! This is a great way to use up items from the house that have been sitting in old drawers or closets! You can give them as gifts to friends or make a party out of it. Most importantly it gives you the chance to use your imagination!!

Ghastly Table Town!

Ghastly Table Town

Ghastly Table Town

Materials:

Recycled Construction Paper
Recycled Paper Bags
Recycled Corrugated Cardboard Boxes or Tubes
Crayons
Markers
Natural Plant Dye Eco Paint
Thin wire
Fishing line or thread
Newspapers
Magazines
Pipe cleaners
Small tree branches
Colored tissue paper
Organic Cotton Balls or any old cotton stuffing you have lying around
Poster board or a large piece of cardboard
Plastic bottle caps
Craft Sticks
Leaves
Acorns
Rocks
Grass and anything else lying in your front yard.
Glitter
Beads, buttons, anything to decorate your little town
Natural Plant Dye Eco Dough
Scissors
Ruler
Glue (hot or otherwise)
Any other odds and ends you have round the house you have been DYING to use!

Instructions:

Buildings- Use your paperbags or cardboard boxes to make houses and buildings! You can even construct people and furniture for the inside of your buildings! Decorate them any way you want. Make sure when constructing you buildings out of bags you use the bottom of the bag as the roof and if you want to cut pieces out maybe use some cardboard or craft sticks to help keep it sturdy. You can also stuff the bag buildings with old magazine or paper pieces to keep them standing.

Trees – Cut holes with a hole punch out of the bottom of the board you are attaching your buildings to and stick the branches you have collected from outside through the holes. You can cover any extra space with the other items you have collected from outside or when you get to making your spooky people and ghouls you can use them as well to hide holes as well. Use glue to attach the tree to the board. Wait for it to dry first before trying to cover up any extra space.

People – For a body, bend a pipe cleaner into an inverted V. Twist a second pipe cleaner around the first to create arms. Glue on tissue-paper boots. For a dress, cut a head hole in a black tissue-paper square, then slip it on and tie it with yarn. Glue on thread for hair and a paper hat. You can decorate your people with any of the bits and pieces you have collected. Use old cloth or ribbons to make clothing or hair. If you have stickers feel free to be as creative as possible. Make a Frankenstein, tissue paper mummies, round goblins or trolls!

Bats- Bend a 1-inch length of pipe cleaner into a V, then glue it onto black tissue-paper, play-dough or clay bat for bat wings. You use dough or clay and use a cookie cutter or stencil to make bats. If you stick a thin wire or pipe cleaner on the bottom or side of the bat, wait for the dough or clay to dry and stick the bat where ever you please. Use thin wire, fishing line or even thread to attach the bat to a building or trees. Remember these are only ideas to help you construct your town. You can make your bats anyway you want!

Ghosts – If you have cotton lying around use pipe cleaner or even craft sticks as a starting point. Wrap or place cotton around the stick until it looks scary enough. You can also use a plain old cotton ball the way it is and glue it behind a building or in a house. You can use pipe cleaners and glue tissue paper to it or over it. Even make a cardboard ghost cut into any shape you prefer.

Bottle Caps – You can use old bottle caps to make baskets to hold mini pumpkins, apples or anything you want! You can make a spooky local farm stand in your ghost town or use them to help you make your bails of hay!