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Helium Ghosts

What you will need:

Round helium balloons
White sheets
White string
Black markers

Directions:

Step 1: Place balloon in the center of sheet and tie with string.

Step 2: Create a face on the ghost with the markers. Let the ghosts float through the house or party room.

 

Tissue Paper Spider

What you will need:

Tissue paper scraps, or inexpensive white tissue paper for filling
Black tissue paper
Strong sewing thread
Black chenille stems
White paper
Glue

Directions:

Step 1: Shape scraps or white tissue into a ball and place in the center of the black tissue paper.

Step 2: Gather one sheet of tissue paper around ball and secure with the thread. Cut off thread, leaving ends long to secure spider, if desired.

Step 3: Shape a second ball smaller then the first.

Step 4: Gather the ends of the black tissue paper tightly around the second ball pushing the two parts of the spider closely together.

Step 5: Twist the ends under the spider and secure tightly with the ends of the thread. Glue the loose ends in place.

Step 6: Gather the chenille stems and twist them together in the center.

Step 7: Place the center of the leg structure under the bottom of the spider between the head and abdomen. Glue in place and fold the legs up on both sides of the spider.

Step 8: Shape the spider's legs by bending each leg into a downward arc and then bending the last ½" out for the spider's foot. There should be four legs on each side of the spider.

Step 9: Cut two eyes out of white paper and glue into place.

 

Stamped Decorations

What you will need:

One orange tablecloth
Orange napkins
Orange gift bags
Halloween stamps
Black stamp pad

Directions:

Step 1: Using stamps of Halloween figures (ghosts, witches, pumpkins, etc.) stamp the tablecloth napkins and gift bags.

Step 2: Allow ink to dry.

 

Screaming Streamers

What you will need:

Package of stiff black or white paper
Template of either a bat or a ghost
Scissors

Directions:

Step 1: Print and cut out template.

Step 2: Fold the paper back and forth accordion style. Make the folds the width of the template.

Step 3: Place the template on the top layer, and cut out the shape. Leave the folds attached at the outermost points of the paper figure so that when the paper is opened, you will have a string of bats or ghosts.

Step 4: Leave the folds attached at the outermost points of the paper figure so that when the paper is opened, you will have a string of bats or ghosts.

Step 5: Tape pieces together until the streamer is the desired length.

Note: You can draw on faces with black marker or a white laundry marker.

 

Spider Web Door Decoration

What you will need:

Embroidery hoop
Black thread
A tissue paper spider

Directions:

Step 1: Attach thread to hoop with a knot, pull taut and tie to the opposite side of the hoop. Cut off excess.

Step 2: Tie thread to the hoop diagonal to the original thread, pull taut and tie to opposite end. Cut off excess.

Step 3: Tie thread to the right of the original thread (in between the original and second thread), pull taut and tie to the opposite end of the hoop. Cut off excess.

Step 4: Tie thread to the left of the original thread (in between the original and the end of the second thread), pull taut and tie to the opposite side. . Cut off excess.

Step 5: Tie another piece of thread to the original thread toward the center connecting threads, and weave it in and out of the other threads back to the starting point. Tie and cut off excess.

Step 6: To finish the web, tie another piece of thread to the original thread, halfway between the first weaving and the hoop.

Step 7: Weave the thread in and out of the other threads back to the starting point. Tie and cut off excess, completing the web.

Step 8: Add tissue paper spider.

 


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