Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Craft - Recycled Newspaper Bag Jack O' Lanterns

I love, love to recycle.  That's why I made these silly pumpkins. 

They are really easy to make.  All you do is save your orange plastic bags that the newspaper comes in.  Then you can either rake up leaves and stuff them into the bags, or crumple up newspaper and stuff that into the bags.  Then you tie them off so they're kind of shaped like a circle, and draw jack o' lantern faces on them with a black marker. 

You can put them in a cute pile in your yard or on your porch, or you can hang them in your house, or really do whatever you want with them!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Craft: Paper Bats

I made this craft at school:

It's really easy to make.  Just use the pattern below to start.  The pattern should fit on a normal sized piece of paper.  If you have thicker paper, it's probably best, but any kind will work.

You don't even have to use that exact pattern.  You can just use it for an idea if you want.  Anyway, you color it and cut it out.  The top part with the bat head you roll into a cylinder and glue it together.  The wings you glue onto the back of the cylinder to attach them.  It's a little bat decoration! 

Halloween Craft Ideas

Hello everyone!  Wow, I've been so busy with school that I haven't posted much.  Sorry about that!  With Halloween coming up, I thought it might be fun to share some Halloween craft ideas. I will be posting a few each chance I get.  I hope you enjoy them!

Glow Jars

My mom saw this idea on a blog and she showed it to me, and I loved it!  These are really easy and fun to make.

Go to the dollar store and get a package of glow sticks.  Get a few glass jars from around your house.  Take one glow stick and cut it open.  Pour all of the liquid from the stick into the jar.  Put the lid on the jar and shake it all around.  The jar will glow in the dark!  I couldn't get a very good picture, but hopefully you get the idea.

You can see the full instructions and pictures HERE. 

Giveaway Winner

Oh my gosh, I forgot to post the winner of the giveaway!  There was a winner, and I sent her the prize, but I forgot to tell you all about it.  I'm sorry!

The winner was Cindy.  She was very nice and said her daughter would enjoy the prize.

Congratulations, Cindy!!