Are you looking for a few quick ideas for Halloween? As a mom of three boys who loves Halloween, I’ve hosted my share of parties both at home and in the classroom. Today I’m sharing a few inexpensive ideas that are easy to replicate when you need multiples. First up – the invitation. The key to making these is setting things up assembly line style. Our Zots™ Singles make applying googly eyes a breeze.
The black background layer is popped up with 3D Foam Squares. To make this come together even faster omit the stickers along the bottom and use your computer to print the invitation details on the inside. Every celebration needs party favors and these come together quickly. The wooden coffins were found at a craft shop and painted black with acrylic paint. Then Zots™ were used to create the glittered polka dots with minimal mess.
First, cover the painted coffins with Zots™ Singles. When you are ready to apply the glitter simply peel off the protective liner and shake on the glitter. If you want to use this as a craft project at the party, I would recommend adding the Zots™ ahead of time. The Zots™ do a great job of adhering the glitter and are much less messy than using a liquid glue. Treats are key to any party – especially one for kids – and it is so easy to add a few custom touches to dress up store bought goodies. To decorate soda bottles simple cut a piece of paper to 2 3/4″ x 10″ and add adhesive along each end. Wrap and add a cut-out to the front and tie with a scrap of ribbon.
Kids love craft projects and this one comes together quickly. There are so many fun cupcake liners available these days that it seemed like an inexpensive place to start.
The base of both the spider and jack-o-lantern decorations are two cupcake liners. Flatten the liners and use SuperStik glue stick to sandwich them together, along with the spider legs cut from black cardstock. Fishing line is attached to the inside using a Zot™ or tape.
To create the spider body flatten a mini cupcake liner and glue that to the center. Then layer a large and small black cardstock circle using foam squares in the center to add dimension. Googly eyes get attached with Zots™ as on the invitation. Glitter Dust™ photo corners create the jack-o-lantern’s face. Simply trim off the black strip that extends past the corner and they are ready to go since they already have adhesive on the back. Attach to an orange cardstock circle and use foam squares to adhere to the cupcake liner base. Therm O Web Supplies:
SuperStik Permanent Glue Stick
3D Foam Squares
Sticky Tape Mini Runner
GlitterDust Photo Corners – Black Nickel
Orange and black cardstock
Assorted circle punches or dies
Assorted papers and stickers to decorate treats (I used ones from the Simple Stories Frankie and Friends collection, but this is a great way to use up scraps)
Black acrylic paint
Orange and white bakers twine
Stamps used to create tags from Papertrey Ink – Spooky Sweets
Thanks so much for visiting. There are a few more party ideas that you might find helpful here. Hope you have a very Happy Halloween!