Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Hallowe'en craft: Simple woolly ghost

The Hallowe'en holidays are fast approaching and it's time to get stuck into some nice spooky crafts. Here's a simple ghost craft for children to make. 

I had previously blogged about making woolly octopuses. Simply make them in white, following steps 1 - 3 you have a ghost! 

You could also make the full octopus, adding scary faces (using wool or felt) to make different types of spooky monsters.

What you need:
  • Scissors
  • Wool
  • Book
  • Googly eyes (and glue if they're not self-adhesive)
  • An elastic band
Step 1:
Wrap the wool around the book 60 times.
Step 2:
Put and elastic band tightly around the wool, about a third of the way down. Then tightly tie some wool (of the same colour) just above the band. Remove the elastic band. Do the same a few centimetres from the top. 

Step 3:
Snip the loops at the top and bottom. (You should now have 120 strands of wool at the bottom.)
 Step 4:
Take 15 strands of wool and plait to form a leg. Repeat this to create 7 more legs.

Step 5:
Add the eyes et voilà!

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