Window Monsters

Looking for a way to decorate the outside of your house for Halloween?

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Why not try cutting out lots of crazy monsters out of black sugar paper. You can then use blue tack or sellotape to stick them to the inside of your windows. See how many people you can spook.

Why not try hanging tissue paper or crepe paper behind so no one can see who is home!

Send us pictures of your spooky monsters to art@thecreationstation.co.uk

Ghostly Skeleton Lantern

Looking for a last minute accessory for your trick or treat outfit? Why not make a ghostly lantern to light your way.

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You will need:

  • 2 Plastic milk bottles (ideally 4 pint for the body and 2 pint for the head- but any sized bottle will work)
  • Black sugar paper
  • White card
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Blue tack
  • Battery powered tealight

Step 1:

Wash out your milk bottles. Get an adult to help cut out a section of the bottom of one of the bottles. This needs to be large enough to leave a shelf to place a tealight on or a small torch. Cover the edges of the hole with sellotape to avoid any injuries.

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The handle of the bottle will be useful for carrying the lantern. The bottle should now look like this:

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Step 2:

Place the second bottle on top, make sure it is upside down and facing the opposite way to the body. The handle then becomes a nose. Using sellotape secure the two bottles tightly together.

Step 3:

Cut out your spooky eyes from black sugar paper. Design a logo to go on the aliens body or try cutting out small pieces of black sugar paper to make the shadows of his rib cage. Use double sided tape to attach these. If it is looking rainy outside use the sellotape to stick on top of the paper to make it waterproof.

If it is dry outside and you are feeling adventurous try making some arms and legs from white card. Sellotape these to the body of your skeleton.

Step 4:

Use some tape or blue tack to secure a small battery powered tealight in the little shelf you created in the bottom of you skeleton.

You are now ready to light the way with your spooky lantern.

We would love to see pictures of your amazing creations so please send photos to art@thecreationstation.co.uk

Trick or Treat??

spider popA simple idea which totally sums up trick or treat. Using a lollipop create a spider that can hang from the ceiling or be hidden around the house.

You will need:

  • Lollipop
  • 4 black pipe cleaners
  • wiggly eyes
  • PVA glue

STEP 1

Simply grab four black pipe cleaners, position the lollipop stick in the centre of the pipe cleaners and twist them around a couple of times to form a body section. Leave four legs on each side and then fold the legs creating the joints to support the weight of the lollipop.

STEP 2

Stick on wiggly eyes to add personality to your spiderpop.

We would love to see pictures of you making your amazing creations so please send photos to art@thecreationstation.co.uk

Turn your left over fruit and vegetables into your own spooky Halloween friends

Introducing…

Count Potacula and his spooky friends

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You will need:

  • fruit or vegetables (the more interesting the shape and textures the better)
  • pipe cleaners
  • wiggly eyes
  • tissue paper
  • sequins
  • card
  • scissors
  • PVA glue

Use your imagination to create a range of crazy creatures, use Halloween themes as inspiration for example:

  • ghosts
  • witches
  • bats
  • vampires
  • Frankenstein
  • cats
  • skeletons
  • monsters
  • spiders
  • little devils

You can use any fruit or vegetables to make some ghoulish creatures. Simply decorate to bring them to life.

We would love to see your ghoulish greens so please send pictures to art@thecreationstation.co.uk.

Build your own Pasta Skeletons

Build your spooky skeleton with dried pasta and create your own crazy creatures.

You will need:

  • Black card
  • PVA Glue
  • An assortment of dried pasta

Using PVA glue stick the pieces of pasta onto black card to create your skeletons. You could build an entire body or focus on close ups of different parts of the skeleton.

Can you guess what different parts of the body these images are?

skull

A

lbow

B

spine

C

Answers- A: skull B: Arm and hand C: Spine and ribs

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We would love to see your spooky skeletons so please send pictures to art@thecreationstation.co.uk.