Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Block Characters

It's been awhile since I posted on this blog, but I thought I'd share a really easy craft my sister and I made for Halloween.  We got the idea from this blog, but made a few adjustments.  Here's what you need:

  • 6" wooden blocks (we cut down 2 x 4's)
  • Wooden knobs (found at the craft store)
  • Craft paint in sour apple green, orange, gray and white plus paint brushes
  • Craft foam sheets in red and black
  • Ribbon (for the witch's hat)
  • Floral wire (for the witch's hair the pumpkins stem)
  • Permanent marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • An old white t-shirt for the mummy
It's pretty easy to tell what we did just by looking at the pictures, but I'll give the details anyway. We first painted our blocks.  Then as they dried we cut out the foam for the different characters (the witch, vampire and Frankenstein).  Once the paint dried we hot glued the foam on.  We also cut the t-shirt into inch wide strips and wrapped our mummy block.  Next, we drew on the faces of each character with a permanent marker, which we found a lot easier to handle than a paint pen.  Then we added little accessories like Frankenstein's knobs, the pumpkins stem and the witch's hair (which we twisted around a pencil to get it to be curly.)  Also, for the witch's nose, we paint a triangular piece of foam green and hot glued it on. I thought they turned out really cute.  Even though it took a little bit of time, it was a pretty simple craft.