I wanted to title this “Lamest Craft Ever” but would you have clicked to read that?
You would?! If so, you are totally in the right place.
I have never done a craft post because just like with dinner, if I need a craft I google whatever supplies I see laying around and pick from what comes up.
I also don’t know how to make crafts funny. Without booze I mean, and not only are these KID crafts, but if I can’t hit that *fun*buzzed* window while crafting before Liquor Mortis (zzZzZZzzZz) sets in: Craft FAIL.
We needed some non-scary Halloween decorations, (because daycare) and I live to keep my 3 yr old busy, I mean STIMULATED, so two birds, one stone.
|Ghost, flip it over for Witch/Frankenstin, Pumpkin|
I decided to let my 3 yr old and her 4 yr old cousin decorate their own Halloween faces.
It was literally easier than bringing 4 kids age 4 and under to the Dollar Store. And cheaper.
I cut out very basic shapes from colored/construction paper by tracing items from my kitchen.
Pumpkins: By tracing a circular small plate.
Ghosts: By tracing a large glass on one end and cutting a wavy pattern at the bottom of the other end.
|Witch or Frankenstein|
This SAME Arch shape, flipped over also makes Witches, and/or Frankensteins, when you decorate the face, just add warts and a triangle hat for a witch, and a Caesar haircut and bolts on the neck for good old Frankenstein.
You can make them as friendly or scary looking as your children can tolerate without therapy.
Know your kids. Here's what I mean.
|AAAHHHHH, that ghost! What is seen cannot be unseen!|
To decorate ours, I of course took an easy route.
I just took black paper and made circles, squares, rectangles and triangles because those are easy to cut....oh and LEARNING. Using shapes is learning. Learning!
(Why do I hear Jessie Pinkman saying “Yeah, Science!”??)
I showed the kids some jack o’lanterns and witch faces from my friend Google, and with glue sticks they made their own designs for the faces.
That's it. Easy faces with cut out shapes. Yeah, Geometry!
|LOVE the crayon hair 3 yr old drew|
The black paper I found first came from a notebook, so it had the spiral and the 3 holes along the side.
I used the spiral-hole part to make pumpkin stems. Super easy and the kids loved it.
Also, on the witch's face below on the far right, I cut "fancy" eyes very easily using those notebook holes. I think they audibly "Oooohhhh"ed.
I know, how does she do it? Who knows. Magic. It's BitchCraft.
These faces are adorable, right? Kept the kids busy, cost Zero Dollars.
Forget the Dollar Store, these not-so-bad boys are all over ComfyTown's windows and no one is a-skerred.
These were fast and easy, perfect for my preschoolers. You could make them look scarier, and make the craft
BE MORE FUN for older kids with various items you have around your house. Use yarn for hair, or fashion some out of twisted toilet paper, or dryer lint.
Look around for things like buttons you may have put aside and never actually sewed back on, or all those beer bottle caps. See I'm not a big drinker, I do it all for the CRAFTS. I also buy a lot of puzzles from resale and Goodwill, they're often missing pieces. You could paint those pieces and bam, they become Craft Supplies.
Try to use the fall leaves from the yard. I envision part of the project is having them PICK UP ALL the leaves. Crafting is hard work, kids. I'm sure there are many everyday items you could use that I'm not thinking of. Any small thing like lids/packaging can be cut smaller and painted.
Just remember, if you bedazzle something with glitter, and you use free-range glitter -- as opposed to easier to contain glitter glue -- be ready to take it to your grave. Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.