Floating, spinning, spooky visages will draw extra attention to a table of goodies.
- Pumpkin, cat, and owl templates
- 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of colored paper
- Glue stick
- Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
Fold papers: For each decoration, you'll need to accordion-fold 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of colored paper, making 1/2- or 3/4-inch folds. For small faces, accordion-fold 3 sheets of paper vertically, then bend each in half to make a fan. For medium, accordion-fold 6 sheets horizontally. For large, accordion-fold 11 sheets vertically.
Form circles: For small faces, cut 6 strips of paper equal to length of fan's fold and twice its width; fold in half lengthwise. Use a glue stick to attach strips to fans (see below), and fans to one another, forming a circle. For larger faces, glue 1 edge of folded paper to the next until you form a circle. Hot-glue center to secure.
Add features: Print templates (pumpkin, cat, and owl), enlarging by 125 percent for small, 150 for medium, and 200 for large; cut out. Trace shapes onto colored paper twice; cut out. Attach shapes to each side of decoration with hot glue. Hole-punch top; hang using ribbon.