Snow Couple

You will need:

  • Poly-ball (medium)
  • White poly-cup
  • Assorted buttons
  • Cotton balls
  • Assorted pipe-cleaners
  • Glitter pom-pom

Instructions:

  1. Turn your white cup upside down and glue a poly-ball to the top of it.
  2. Pull apart some cotton wool and glue around the rim of the cup to look like snow.
  3. Twirl a pipe cleaner around the neck of your snowman and glue down.
  4. Attach googly-eyes to your snowman’s head and glue buttons to its body.
  5. For the hat, glue a button to its head then a pompom on top, wrapping a tiny length of pipe-cleaner around the pompom to secure it.

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Felt Tree Decorations

You will need:

  • Felt
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Needle
  • Google eyes
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons
  • Cotton Wool
  • Fabric Glue

Instructions:

  1. To make the robin cut out two circles of brown felt and a smaller circle of red felt. With the needle and thread sew the red circle of felt onto one of the brown circles. Sew the two circles of brown felt together and then sew a small piece of folded ribbon into the top of the Robin. Leave a small hole at the bottom to stuff the Robin with cotton wool. Once stuffed sew up the rest of the Robin. Using the fabric glue stick on a small circle of white felt onto the red circle. Stick on the beak (a small triangle of orange felt) and the google eyes too.
  2. Use the same process for the Russian Doll. You can choose to either stitch the flowers etc on or to save time you can just use the fabric glue.
  3. For the tree make sure you sew the buttons on first before sewing the two triangles of green felt together.

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Sparkle Snowman

You will need:

  • White Plastic Bottle
  • Felt
  • Card                                  
  • Small Red pompoms
  • Yoghurt Pot
  • Black Paint
  • Buttons
  • Snow Shaker Glitter
  • Large Polyball

Instructions:

  1. Cover a white plastic bottle and polyball with PVA glue and then sprinkle them with the Snow Shaker fine glitter to add his sparkle!
  2. When dry, glue the head to the bottle.
  3. Glue on buttons on his belly and as eyes, mouth and nose!
  4. Cut a brim for his hat from card and glue into place. Paint his hat black.
  5. Finally dress your snowman with a felt scarf, a ribbon round his hat and some holly made from green felt and small red pompoms.

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Snowman Trio

You will need:

  • Long board of polystyrene
  • Cotton wool
  • Poly-balls
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Felt snowflakes
  • Pipe-cleaners/ ribbon/ string/ felt (optional)

Instructions:

1. Layer some glue on the polystyrene board, and cover it with cotton wool.

2. Take a wooden skewer and push it through several poly-balls to create each of your snowmen; cover them in wool or paint or whatever you like!

3. Accessorize them how you like too, with tinsel, ribbon or felt for their arms and scarves etc.

4. Take a sharpie and use it to draw eyes, buttons and smiles of coal on them – then, drizzle some glue over the cotton wool base and then place snowflakes where you think they fit best.

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Pinecone Prancer

You will need:

  • Small Polyring
  • Pinecones
  • Polyballs
  • Brown Fabric & Paint
  • Paper Hands
  • Red Pompom
  • Sponge Filling
  • Glue Gun
  • Ribbon
  • Card

Instructions:

  1. Paint a polyring, hands and a pair of cardboard ears with brown acrylic paint.
  2. Fill a section of brown material with sponge filling and push through the polyring (if you overfill it this will make it easier to wedge it in the polyring to avoid having to glue it into place).
  3. Glue pinecones onto the polyring, followed by the ears and hands as antlers.
  4. Glue polyballs on for eyes and a red pompom as a nose.
  5. Tie a bow with the ribbon and glue into place.

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Simple Bell

You will need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Pipecleaners
  • Jingle Bells
  • Gold/Silver Paint

Instructions:

  1. Paint a paper plate gold on one side and silver on the other.  Leave to dry.
  2. Cut a small v shape out of the top of the paper plate.  Wrap the two cut edges together to form a bell shape and attach them together with a staple.
  3. Punch a hole in the top with a hole punch and thread a length of pipecleaner through it and down through the middle of the bell.
  4. Slide a jingle bell onto each end of the pipecleaners and twist to secure.

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Sparkly Snowflake

You will need:

  • Microfine Glitter
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Cellotape Insides (SCRAP)
  • Silver/Gold Spray
  • Masking Tape

Instructions:

  1. Flatten 6-8 tape insides and join them together in a petal shape using masking tape.
  2. Use extra flattened pieces to add details to the snowflake.  You may need to cut some of these to fit.
  3. When you are happy with you snowflake take it to a well ventilated area and spray first with a layer of silver spray then with a layer of adhesive spray.  Sprinkle with glitter and add a length of string for hanging.

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Ghoul School

You will need:

  • Polyballs
  • Lolly sticks
  • Pipecleaners
  • Plastic bag
  • Marker
  • Polysquare

Instructions

  1. Pierce each of the poly-balls with something sharp (be careful!), then place a lollipop stick in the hole until it’s secure.
  2. Take each poly-ball and wrap a section of plastic bag around it and pinch.
  3. Wrap the pipe cleaner around where you have pinched until tight. Do this for each poly-ball.
  4. Draw black eyes using the marker.
  5. Stick each of the ghosts into a polystyrene square, and arrange until the plastic bag covers it.

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GREEDY GHOUL

You will need:

  • Polyball
  • Paint
  • Funky Foam
  • Google Eyes
  • Modroc
  • String

Instructions:

  1. Tape a piece of string to the ball to use to hang the ghoul.
  2. Cover the polyball with the modroc, wait until it dries and then paint your chosen colour.
  3. Cut out eyes and mouth from funky foam and glue on. Attach google eyes.
  4. Customise your ghoul however you want.  We made a spider on his tongue by gluing on a black bead and drawing the legs on with felt tip pen.

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LITTLE BOX OF HORRORS

You will need:

  • Egg boxes
  • Paint
  • Pipecleaners
  • Google eyes
  • Varnish (optional)
  • Polyball
  • Model magic

Instructions:

  1. To make the bat cut out three cups from the box. Keep the long prongs on to keep the shape of the bat. Paint it black and stick on google eyes.
  2. Make the ghosts and the spiders by using a single cup from the carton. Paint them and add eyes. For the spiders legs simply push some pipecleaners through the side of the cup. Use two cups slotted into each other to make the pumpkin.
  3. For the horrible eyeball just draw or paint on the pupil, iris and the blood vessels.
  4. To make the gruesome finger just roll some model magic into a finger shape and bend it slightly .To make the nail shape a small amount of model magic and stick it on the tip of the finger. Paint the finger to finish it off.
  5. Give all the creatures and ‘things’ a coat of vanish. If you want you can label your box.

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GREEDY SPIDER

You will need:

  • String
  • Pipecleaners
  • Tulle/netting
  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glitter
  • Wiggle eyes

Instructions

  1. Paint ball of string using black acrylic and leave to dry.
  2. Take your eight pipe cleaners and fold to look like spider legs – place these in the centre of the string ball.
  3. Take netting and fold each outside corner towards the middle and glue down – messy folding will look the best! When it has set, glue the spider down too.
  4. Take each leg, secure them onto the web and glue down if necessary.
  5. Take sheet of felt and cut a small tongue from it, then glue it on top of some makeshift teeth.
  6. Glue eyes above the mouth (one lower than the other will make the spider look extra sick!).
  7. Make a mix of 2 parts glue, 1 part water and add a little mix of glitter for colour – squirt from the middle of your ‘vomit spot’ outwards; do the same with a few different coloured paints.
  8. If you’ve a glue-gun handy, use it to create webbing from Spidey’s legs.

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HALLOWEEN GOBLIN WREATH

You will need:

o    Polyring
o    Orange Tulle
o    Paint
o    Black Paper
o    Polyballs
o    Feathers
o    Pipecleaners
o    Google Eyes
o    Wooden Skewers

Instructions:
  1. Cut strips of black paper and wrap around the polyring. Glue or tape into place.
  2. Cut strips of orange tulle and wrap loosely around the wreath.  Glue this into place.
  3. Paint and decorate various sizes of polyballs.  Attach google eyes and pipecleaners to create your different goblins (or use the polyballs to create creepy spiders). Push feathers into the wreath to add effect.
  4. Push wooden skewers into the back of the goblin and push the goblins into the wreath to complete your Halloween Goblin Wreath.

 

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