Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Marathon #6 Windsock Workshop

A skull, a monster, a ghost and a pumpkin...each one a "breeze" to construct!







































I love projects that have a "bigness" to them....ones that start on manageable sized paper and just keep growing and growing and blowing up into something that can't help but be noticed. Kids are always thrilled when they create something huge, and frankly, so am I! I loved testing these simple paper wind socks by running like a crazy woman through the house (trailed by six excited cats!) and listening to the satisfying rustle of crepe paper streamers. Yep, I think the kids are gonna love 'em - this is what we're making on Sunday for the crafty part of our Family Halloween Harvest Party!

Cut very lightweight 22" x 28" cardboard into 7" x 22" pieces to yield four bodies. Mark the horizontal 11" point so kids can center the faces there. Provide paper scraps, scissors, craft punches, glue, and glitter to create the characters. When faces are complete, glue the ends of crepe paper strips to the bottom edge of reverse side. You will need 11 strips for each wind sock. Begin gluing in the center so there is room at each end to overlap and close the tube later. The length of these strips will determine whether the finished project is petite or a real monster of a decoration! Close the tube using "duck tape." Choose either colors that match the paper or cover silver tape with a strip of paper to match the background. Punch two holes along the top edge sides, string curling ribbon through, then knot and hang.

14 comments:

  1. I think you should run through the house again with the cats following and get someone to videotape it lol! :)

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  2. LOL Debra, I'd be an internet sensation!

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  3. This is great. Love these! You just gave me a super idea of what to do with all my coffee cans! Now just to get them to the desert...

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  4. OMG,you have to do that and post it!!! But on a more serious note these are wonderful and I can understand why you had so much fun running around with them! I love the arms you attached to the ghost!

    Have fun tomorrow! Can't wait to hear all about it and see the pictures -- right after the recovery nap!

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  5. Oh wow! What a fun idea - especially for a cold rainy day when you can't go outside. I'll have to save this to Pinterest. Thank you :)

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  6. I love making windsocks. I usually use fun-foam for the "body" of the sock. It holds up a little longer in our strong South Texas wind.

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  7. Such a great project to do with kids! Love em!

    Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party!
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  8. I love this post and idea and am so glad you shared it in the GRAND Social. Thank you! ♥

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  9. These are great! Can't wait to hear how your family day went on Sunday. We had ours on Sat and you'll read about it this Fri. Thanks for linking with me.

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  10. Love these so much I'm back....You are a STAR! Featuring you today. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/10/10-quick-last-minute-halloween-projects.html

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  11. Such a great idea! I would love for you to add this to my link-up.
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/10/co-hosting-moms-library-link-up_24.html

    Thanks,
    Julie

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  12. Wow, those look really great. Thanks for sharing. I think I'd like to try making a few of them myself, thanks.

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  13. Miss J just stopped by at these post to let you know I've pinned 3 of your Halloween marathon projects! They are pretty amazing! Hard to pick just one I liked the best! Thank You for sharing your sweet inspiration from the heart of a very creative grandma to all of us! Lizy

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