Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Crafts

Here are some super cute and easy Halloween crafts out of recycled materials. You need some other craft supplies like glue and pipe cleaners, but the basis of the ideas are that they are made out of stuff we'd normally throw out.  Enjoy!!

Bottle Cap Spiders:

  1. Materials:
    • cap from any size of water or soda bottle
    • paint/ sharpie (any color)
    • 2 googlie eyes
    • 1-2 pipe cleaners (any color)
    • glue (I'd suggest Tacky glue over Elmers, but that's just me)
  2. Paint your bottle cap or color it with a Sharpie in whatever color you want your spider to be.  Wait for it to dry completly before continuing.
  3. Cut six pieces lengths of pipecleaners about 2 inches long. (Or if you want to be technical, spiders actually have 8 legs...)
  4. Glue the legs to the spiders body.  I'd suggest putting glue around in the little groove underneath the threads of the bottle cap and pushing about a half-inch of each leg into this groove so that they'll stay.  You might need to twist the legs around eachother too... get creative! 
5. Once they're in place, bend each up like in the picture at the top, and give your spider "feet".
6.  Glue googlie eyes on the top of the cap, and there you have it; an adorable Halloween spider.

Plastic Bag Ghosts:

  1. Materials:
    • plastic grocery bag
    • Tootsie Pop
    • Yarn
    • Scissors
  2. Flatten your plastic bag, and cut out off the handles and seems, leaving to sheets of plastic; one from the bag's front panel, and one from the back.


  1. Take one of the sheets, fold in half, and lay it over the top of the Tootsie pop.  Scrunch the bag around the stick of the Tootsie pop and tie it in a bow just below the candy part.
  2. Draw eyes and a mouth on your ghost. 

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