In between the costume preparation, visits to the pumpkin patch, enjoying fall celebrations and carving those pumpkins, I am always interested in making new memories together with my children while creating kids Halloween crafts.
Jill Cornell here today with a fun Halloween craft you can do with your kids and a “spooky” way to dress it up when you are finished. Creating animals and other creatures using footprints and handprints make for wonderful keepsakes capturing a moment in time when your children are little. This project was just published in the October 17th edition of Crafts ‘n things Weekly.
I had a great time creating these spooky ghosts with my daughters. Take a look….
I simply cut black cardstock to 8”x10” so it could fit in a wooden frame and then painted my girls’ feet with white acrylic paint. Then we stamped their feet and allowed the project to dry. (This is also a great project to duplicate for grandparents and other family members). Here we are working on the stamping.
When the ghosts were dry, we added googly eyes using glue dots and then I drew around the edge of the cardstock with a white gel pen and added the date. I also labeled each ghost with little alphabet stickers.
I then took a plain wooden frame and painted it black, then added crackle medium and went over it with white paint. I added “Boo” with a couple different sticker fonts and adhered a border sticker at the top of the frame.
Then I cut a couple pieces of cheesecloth and glued with a hot glue gun. One of the pieces I tied off with a piece of twine and then added a patterned paper “curtain” of sorts. To distress the cheesecloth, I cut it up a little bit and then rubbed black ink on it.
This was a super fun, quick, easy project to add a little personal touch in my Halloween decorating, and the girls love looking at their ghosts too! Try making a ghost family with your entire family!
Jill Cornell from Blessed Scrapper (www.jillcornell.blogspot.com)