Halloween Activities


Fuzzy Fall Decorations
This may be the only spider you'll want to touch.
This may be the only spider you'll want to touch.

Fuzzy Fall Decorations make the perfect Halloween adornments. All you need are different colored chenille stems.

Creepy Spider

Make a creepy spider using thin and thick black stems, and set it in a sparkly web of metallic silver stems.

Pumpkin Patch

Experiment with different lengths and textures of chenille stems to make pumpkins. (The 15mm stems make great-looking, chubby pumpkins!) Make tight spirals out of a green chenille stem (3mm works well) for stems, and wrap looser spirals for curly vines. Use 3mm black stems to add creepy jack-o'-lantern details for Halloween!

Spooky Skeleton

This Spooky Skeleton is as soft as he is scary.
This Spooky Skeleton is as soft as he is scary.

What You'll Need:

7 white bump chenille stems

Scissors

How to make a spooky skeleton:

1. Cut a 2-bump section for the spine.

2. Cut 2 bumps, and trim most of the thin part from 1 end of each. Twist them together at the trimmed ends so the bumps touch. Bend into a circle. Straighten the thin ends and twist them together and onto the spine.

Just twist the fat parts of the chenille stems to make the skull.
Just twist the fat parts of the chenille stems to make the skull.

3. ­Twist the middle of a stem to the spine, just under the skull. Bend it to form shoulders and arms, cutting away most of the thin part of each stem and twisting them back together to look like elbows.

Next, add the arms.
Next, add the arms.

4. Cut 1 bump; twist it to the bottom of the spine for hips.

5. ­Cut a stem in half; twist each piece to 1 side of the hip bone. Bend each leg between bumps to create knees.

With hips and legs he's almost done.
With hips and legs he's almost done.

6. To make the rib cage, cut four 2-bump pieces and twist them onto the spine. Bend each rib around the spine toward the front.

­Once you add the rib cage he'll really come alive.
­Once you add the rib cage he'll really come alive.

7. Finally, cut the remaining stem into 4 bumps, and bend each bump in half. Twist them to the ends of the arms and legs to create hands and feet.

With so many activities, it may be hard to choose which one to start with first. Don't be frightened by the selection. Pick one to get started and you'll be off.

For more fun crafts and activities, see:

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