Tag: Arts and crafts

TGIF13 X: Making a Cardboard Hockey Mask

You might have noticed I didn’t title this “TGIF13 X: Make Your Own Cardboard Hockey Mask.” I chose the title I used because the subject of today’s post is not a tutorial. Instead it’s a time lapse video of someone shaping the iconic mask out of cardboard (and packing paper) and painting it. That doesn’t …

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How to Make a Bloody Valentine’s Day Card

Did you wait until the last minute to get a card for Valentine’s Day? Or perhaps you’re waiting to celebrate until sometime later in February to take advantage of all the clearance sales and easier reservations. Whatever the case is, the special horror fan in your life is certain to appreciate a homemade bloody Valentine. …

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Tricks and Treats VIII

Want to make your own “Electric Jack O’Lantern” for Halloween? As you can see, it’s all too easy! William J. Le Petomane is offering downloads of “Johann Sebastian Bunsen Burner (in D minor)” and “I Lost My Heart and Soul (at the Monster’s Ball)” on a “Name Your Price” basis. But act quickly, because this …

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Tricks and Treats VII

Wondering what this article’s illustration is supposed to represent? It’s a “Jack-o’-Lantern Lamp Shade” and it’s very easy to make if you want one for yourself. Other fun vintage projects include the “Witch Wheel” (just be sure to use a light source that’s safer than candles) and little decorative pumpkins made from dough. “Cornstarch Play …

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Free Printable Halloween Window Silhouettes II

Has it really been three years since I last shared a collection of spooky silhouettes with you all? Time sure does fly! Let’s start off with the image illustrating this post. You get your choice of the more cleaned up version above and the larger (but less than pristine) original version. You can get several …

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Tricks and Treats VI

Not sure whether or not you want to make a paper pumpkin or witch decoration this year? Get the best of both worlds by making a combination of both using these handy instructions. Facebook has a ton of great decorating ideas. Home Haunters shared some great advice on making “Bloody Handprint Window Clings,” World Of …

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How To Make A Freddy Krueger Glove

Getting your hands on a good quality Freddy Krueger glove can be expensive, especially if you can’t find one in your area and have to order it online instead. The poor quality of the lower priced unlicensed versions is also less than attractive. Thankfully you can easily make one of your very own for next …

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Free Halloween Coloring Sheets II

It’s been a long time since I shared free coloring sheets for Halloween, so I imagine you have since run out of new material for the little ones in your life. If you enjoy this vintage promotional coloring sheet from The Monster and the Ape that Hollywood Gorilla Men was kind enough to share, then …

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Yet More Tricks And Treats

Ray O’Bannon has not only updated his yearly selection of Halloween treats, but he’s really outdone himself this time around. And there’s even more free downloads on the other sections of his website! wikiHow has great articles on nice tricks you can play on Halloween and a must-read one on how to avoid annoying performers …

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Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

It’s funny. Despite all the pumpkin carving stencils that have been posted here, like the above vampire pumpkin stencil by the extremely talented Gary Pullin, there doesn’t seem to be as much interest in them as one might expect. After all, the article about Halloween coloring sheets quickly shot to the #1 spot not long …

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Free Printable Halloween Window Silhouettes

Despite having covered printable Halloween decorations on this site in the past, I somehow missed covering one of the easiest and most effective decorations of that type: window silhouettes. You’d better believe I’m making up for that today! Let’s start things off with some selections from the site that gave me the idea in the …

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Still More Tricks and Treats

Do you have a welcome mat? By following these instructions, you can turn yours into an “Un-Welcome Mat” for Halloween. Those who want to decorate with stuff that’s more gruesome than cutesy should check out this incredibly easy to make Bloody Dripping Head Sack. Speaking of gruesome, here’s a free printable Halloween mask that is …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Crafts and Cocktails

Back in 2011, the Curiosity Group’s monthly papercraft calendar for May was a Tiki idol. If you can’t find it, you can always try politely emailing them to see if they’ll send it to you. Maui Tiki Tours has a great tutorial on how to build your own Tiki Halloween costume. Tiki idols always look …

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Even More Tricks and Treats

Looking for some Halloween projects to keep you (or any little ones in your care) busy? Look no further than this vintage article, which has plenty of spooky crafts (including the above-pictured Halloween creature). Do you want something more advanced? Then try building a coffin from a single sheet of plywood, dirty rat or a …

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Unconventional Carvings

The year was 2008. As Gravedigger’s Local 16 was in its early stages, Strange Jason and I were in constant communication about fodder for the Halloween countdown. So when Jason found out about a contest about making Jack O’Lanterns from things other than pumpkins, we immediately agreed that I had to enter. Originally, I was …

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Make A Mask

Masks and Halloween go together like peanut butter and chocolate. You can theoretically make do with a costume that uses make-up or otherwise doesn’t cover your face, but we all know deep down that masks are more fun. To help spread the Halloween cheer, I’ve compiled the following list of resources for free printable masks: …

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