Last year we had great fun dressing up our window with a combination of gel pens and Halloween Pom Pom creatures. They stayed up nearly till it was time to get festive in fact, since they cheered up the greyness of autumn pretty well.
Pom Pom creatures are great fun at any time but lend themselves particularly well to Halloween. The spider was made by pushing 4 long black pipecleaners through the middle before it was tied off and then some googly, bloodshot eyes were stuck on with tacky glue. By buying cheap acrylic yarn, these are super cost effective and we had several hanging outside the door too. The witch was a bit more complicated; her arm was a long pipe learner glued under her green head (would have been better with small green pompon hands think!) and her nose glued on while she took a quick lie down. Maddy made her hat from fun foam sheets; the cone needed to be held while the glue stuck firmly though.
I thoughts the skeleton had huge appeal; a mostly pipecleaner body with a great big head, eyes and foam mouth.
The vampire bat had foam triangular wings, again glued on with tacky glue, foam teeth and a Pom Pom head and body. He reminds me of the muskrat in the moomin stories.
What better way to do a pumpkin… so much carving saved! 😉
This craft kicks off a couple of weeks of Halloween crafting on Simple Crafts. Lots of brand new and original crafting being bubble bubbled as we speak 🙂 (but we didn’t think we could improve upon this little bunch of chaps!)