Saturday, 25 October 2014

Halloween Paper Plate Pumpkin - Printable Tutorial

Halloween Paper Plate Pumpkin

We made these Halloween decorations at Mencap Braintree - if you want to have a go with your group, they are easy and fun for any age and make a bright display on a grey Autumn day...

You will need

Paper plate - approx 9inch (23cms)
Orange paint
Green paint
Thin black card
Glue stick
Silver metallic pen for drawing eyes etc (optional)

How to make

Print out the templates - Halloween Paper Plate Pumpkin

Cut the paper plate into the pumpkin shape, using the template as a guide
On the back of the plate (so you have a rounded shape)...
Paint the pumpkin orange, with a green stem
Cut out the black shapes (owl, ghost etc) from the black card
Stick the silhouette onto the pumpkin
Draw the eyes etc with the silver metallic pen (optional)

Hang them up and have fun at Halloween...

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Innocent Big Knit - Supporting Age UK this Winter

 Get out your knitting needles and wool and start knitting... 

The idea is to knit mini hats to fit onto Innocent drinks bottles to raise money for Age UK.

 For all the details, plus patterns - CLICK HERE

Have fun creating your little hats and help the elderly stay warm this winter...

Friday, 10 October 2014

Tutorial - Lollipop Halloween Spiders and Ghosts!


Lollipop Halloween Spiders and Ghosts were great fun to make!

Here is how we did it...

Lollipop Halloween Spider

You will need...

A lollipop on a stick
4 pipe cleaners (chenille craft stems)
2 Googly eyes (we used 7mm) 
Double sided sticky pads

 How to make... 
Fold each pipe cleaner in half and twist the centre once around the stick of the lollipop, making a leg on either side - eight legs in all. Push the legs up towards the round lolly "body" and attach a small double sided sticky pad to keep them in place and on this pad attach the googly eyes.

Lollipop Halloween Ghost

You will need... 

A lollipop on a stick
A piece of old sheeting (or you can use tissue paper) about 25 to 30cms square
Ribbon - we used black, purple orange and yellow - 3mm width
A Loom Band or small elastic band
Black felt tip pen
A plastic straw (optional)

How to make...

Place the round lollipop in the centre of the white sheeting and fix around the head with a small elastic band. Tie ribbons around the neck and draw a face with your black pen. 
As the lollipop sticks are short in length, we used the plastic straw as an extension! 

Our groups at Mencap loved this easy, fun craft...

Have a Fun Halloween...