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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kid Made Halloween Garland

My Kids Club group made a simple Halloween Garland as their craft project last week. I used simple things from my craft stash to make this easy garland. Of course you could make multiple items to make a long garland but we were working in a short time frame and each child took home their own creation. 





First we made a ghost. I don't have pics here of that process but all you do is cut white fabric into a square or circle, stuff something into the middle for a head (we used toilet paper) wrap the fabric over the stuffing and secure with a rubber band or string. The face is made with permanent marker. 



The bats were cut from black felt and a strip of pipe cleaner/chenille stem was cut for it's body and glued to the wings. Sequins became eyes. Add a little extra onto the top of the pipe cleaner to become a hook for hanging later. 


For the spiders, we took 3 cut pieces of pipe cleaner/chenille stems and twisted them together in the middle. Holding the twist, I pushed up the legs to the shape I wanted. A pom pom body was added with glue and a smaller pom pom became a head. Again, sequin eyes were added. 



The pumpkin was made by generously wrapping yarn around 3 fingers and then tying a yarn strip around the middle. Fluff out the strands and it becomes a pumpkin shape. The face was cut pieces from left over black felt. 



We used a length of yarn to hang each piece; running it through the rubber band at the ghost neck and through the yarn tie on the pumpkin. On the bat we bent the the top of the pipe cleaner over a bit to hold the yarn and the spider is holding on with a leg.  



My two best seamstresses stitched little pumpkins from 2 inch rounds of felt but didn't want them added to the garland. 




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23 comments:

  1. I love the flexibility of this craft. I can't wait to try it with my kids!

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  2. This is sooooooo cute! I will be pinning this for sure! We are over-run with crafts this year but I think when my son is 5 next year, this will be a perfect thing to do! Maybe even make a playdate out of it with our moms group! I hope that maybe you could share your amazing stuff on my Family Fridays Link-up party I am hosting this coming Friday! It is my first one so I am nervous for sure :/ www.livinthemomlife.com Hope to see you there!

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  3. Great idea for kids to do. I'm sure your loved making it.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  4. I love child-made crafts, especially for a child-centered holiday like Halloween! My daughter will love doing this, and it's a perfect indoor craft now that the weather is getting cooler up here in New England! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I like the little bats!! Very cute. Have a great week. Linda

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  6. Seriously cute Halloween garland!

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  7. Great idea. I love projects that are made by kids... Adds love to them. I'd love it if you shared it on our linkup party this week! http://www.mylifeoftravelsandadventures.com/2013/10/trick-or-treat-part-4.html

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  8. Love your adorable Halloween crafts for the kiddos! Thanks so much for linking up at #RealFamilyFun. I'm sharing this post on my social media sites on Saturday.
    KC

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  9. I used to make those ghosts all the time as a kid! Love it!

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  10. Such great decorations! Glad the Kids Club is still going strong and keeping Grandma busy!

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  11. Hi Connie. Thanks for linking up this adorable Halloween Garland post at the Sweet Wednesday Link Party! It's so cute. Hope you're having a great week!

    Hugs,
    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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  12. What a wonderful thing to do with the kids. Some real quality time around the holidays, what fun! Thanks for sharing and I think I'll copy this down so I can do it with my grandchildren when they come over.

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  13. Terrific! I LOVE the kid-made garland and pinned this to my "children" Pinterest board. I'm trying to find lots of things that kiddos can do themselves, and this is perfect! The felt pumpkins are definitely my favorite!

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  14. So fun for the kiddos! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. I found your link on the Craft Schooling Sunday linky!!! This is ADORABLE!! Definitely pinning this and going to try it sometime next year!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

    - Ashley
    aziggygiveaways.blogspot.com

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  16. Adorable idea! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers.

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  17. Such a cute and creative garland from your kids!

    Thanks for sharing it at Motivation Monday!

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  18. What a fun little project! I know that my grand daughters would love this! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

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  19. Pinning right now from Friday Flash Blog Linky Party on The Jenny Evolution :-)

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  20. How adorable and what a fun kid's craft! And tell your 2 best seamstresses that they did a great job. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  21. Thank you joining us for All Things Pretty I hope to see you back tomorrow.
    @ http://myfashionforwardblog.com

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  22. these are super cute, especially the little ghosts! Thanks so much for linking up and hope to see you back tonight!

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