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Ghoulish Lamps

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Acorn Lamp, 2

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Make a Pinata

Steps:6
Part of a pinata's unique charm is that no matter how ornate it is or how much time went into making it, its decorative qualities are entirely temporary. Stuffed with candy and treats, the pinata is meant to be smashed apart, spilling its contents into the hands of the children clustered around it at parties.
Materials
  • 14-inch balloon
  • Cloth tape
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper, cut into 1-by-6-inch strips
  • Wheat-paste powder
  • Strong white paper (20-pound copy paper works well)
  • Spray mount
  • Compass
  • Craft glue
  • Tissue paper in several colors
  • Rotary cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing mat (optional)
  • Utility knife
  • Large needle or piece of wire
  • Tissue-paper streamers
  • Strong cord
  • Candy, treats, and small prizes, for stuffing
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Stenciled Halloween Treat Bags

Steps:3
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Shadow Puppets

Steps:9
This craft is easy and fun plus it's a great way to entertain young children!
Materials
  • Polar bear
  • Muskox puppet templates
  • Black construction paper or card stock
  • Self-adhesive laminating sheets
  • Brightly colored ballpoint pen
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Screw punch
  • Adhesive Velcro tape
  • Small scrapbooking brads
  • Tape
  • Alligator clips with crimp connectors
  • Bamboo skewers
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Candy-Wrapper Decoupage

Steps:9
The day after Halloween you'll probably have tons of candy left over; after you enjoy your treats, don't discard the wrappers -- you can use them in this great decoupage craft.
Materials
  • White light-switch plates
  • Candy or bubble gum wrappers
  • Iron, to remove creases from wrappers
  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage
  • Martha Stewart Crafts gel sealer
  • Small paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder (optional)
  • Utility knife
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