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Use Papier-Mâché to Create Your Own Halloween Decorations

Halloween presents the perfect opportunity to utilize your craftiness. It’s also a time when little boys and ghouls might also like to get their hands onto a crafting project to celebrate the season. Satisfy both needs with papier-mâché, which is a simple and fun way to create durable and eye-catching decorations.

Once you have your papier-mâché supplies, it’s time to let your imagination run wild. You can make a pumpkin that looks every bit like a traditional jack o’ lantern, or you make a frightening pumpkin that would look right at home sitting atop the Headless Horseman’s shoulders. How about a candy dish that looks like a giant spider? Or how about gargoyle sitting on your step?

Once you have the newsprint and home-made paste that are at the heart of every project like this; then you need to consider what else you are going to need to deliver some frightful fun. You will need something for a framework, perhaps if you’re making a pumpkin or scary witch’s head. In that case, pieces of foam or Styrofoam will fit the bill.

Paint is going to be atop your list for sure, and chances are you’ll need yarn or pipe cleaners. How about some glitter, glue, or googly-eye stickers? Fabric can be a great addition for texture, color, and an authentic look to a scary figure project.