Trick or TREAT

Keep your little monsters out of mischief this Halloween with our fangtastic creepy crafts

HUBBLE BUBBLE WANNABE WITCHES WILL LOVE MAKING THESE MAGIC POTIONS

Small bottles Glitter Star confetti Water Washing-up liquid Luggage tags Letter rubber stamps Black ink Twine

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1 Remove the cap or cork stopper from the bottle. Pour some glitter into the bottle, followed by the star confetti.

2 Fill the bottle with water, then add a couple of drops of washing-up liquid. Replace the lid or cork stopper.

3 Stamp the luggage tag with letters in black ink, then tie around the neck of the bottle with twine.

READY STEADY GLOW TRANSFORM SOME OLD JARS INTO THESE BOO-TIFUL CANDLE HOLDERS

Tissue paper Jars PVA gluePaintbrush Black marker pen White and pink paint pens Stars stencil LED tealights (try some battery-powered ones from matchless candles.co.za)
1 Tear tissue paper into small pieces. Stick the tissue all over the surface of the jars with PVA glue and leave to dry completely.

2 Decorate the candle holders with scary faces and spider webs using the black marker and white paint pens. For a starry lantern, use a stencil to draw stars on a purple jar with white and pink paint pens.

3 Pop some LED tealights inside the jars and watch them glow in the dark.

CREEPY CRAWLIES THEY’RE CREEPY AND KOOKY, MYSTERIOUS AND SPOOKY

Black, green and purple acrylic paints Paintbrush Plastic plant pots Black, green, red and white felt Craft glue Pencil Scissors Wiggle eyes Pipe cleaners ot-melt glue gun or strong glue.

1 Paint the outside of a plant pot with two coats of acrylic paint and leave to dry completely.

2 Draw some eyes, a nose, a mouth and eyebrows on the felt. Cut out and stick with the craft glue to the painted pot. Next, add the wiggle eyes.

3 Cut and bend eight pipe cleaners into leg shapes. Stick to underside of the flower pot with a hot-melt glue gun or strong glue, and leave to dry.

SCARY STEPS ONE SMALL STEP FOR MONSTERS, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR LITTLE FEET!

Monster foot template Foam sheets Pencil Scissors Feathers Wiggle eyes Pom-poms Glue Craft knife Ruler

1 Freehand draw or print the foot template (go to essentials.co.za) and cut out. Draw round the template on foam and cut out. Repeat to make two large feet.

2 Draw and cut out a few small foam triangles and stick to the toes of the feet with glue. Decorate the feet with feathers, pom-poms or wiggle eyes.

3 Using a craft knife and ruler, cut a cross on each foot, large enough for your child’s foot to fit through.

FACE TIME MAKE SOME FABULOUSLY FREAKY PAPER PLATE MASKS FOR FRIGHT NIGHT

Paper plates Acrylic paints Paintbrush Glue stick Pencil Craft knife Bandage Confetti spiders Scissors Orange tissue paper Green and black card Pink and black foam sheets Ribbon Twine Garden cane Sticky tape Glue gun

1 Paint plates with two coats of orange and black acrylic paint; leave to dry.

2 Draw eyes on the back of the plates. Carefully cut out with a craft knife.

3 For the ‘mummy’ mask, cut the bandage into 2.5cm-wide strips and stick across black plate. Trim the edge and add some confetti spiders

4 For the ‘pumpkin’ mask, cut 3cm-wide strips of orange tissue and snip one edge to create fringing. Stick onto the orange plate in overlapping layers. Cut out a green card stalk, a black mouth and triangular nose and stick to the face.

5 For the ‘black cat’ mask, paint white eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers onto a black plate. Cut pink and black foam triangles for the ears and stick to the top of the plate.

6 To make the holders, bind ribbons and twine around 30cm pieces of cane and secure with tape. Glue to the back of the masks.

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