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Halloween

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Candy Topiary

Steps:9
Materials
  • 7-inch flower pot
  • 6-inch Styrofoam ball
  • Styrofoam cone (18 inches tall by 6 inches wide)
  • 18-inch-long, 3/4-inch-diameter dowel (stained)
  • 4 to 5 bags of assorted fun-size candy bars
  • 1 pound of twist wrapped candies
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Glue sticks
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Green Silk Leaves

Steps:3
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Halloween Makeup: Wild Thing, Frankenstein, and Venetian Mask

Steps:17
Other Ideas:
Makeup
Whatever you decide to be for Halloween, applying spooky makeup is one of the simplest and most dramatic ways you can alter your look.
Materials
  • For the Wild Thing makeup:Crepe hair
  • Molding wax
  • Spirit Gum
  • Face paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • For the Frankenstein makeup:Green, white, purple, and red face paint
  • Black yarn
  • Gel blood
  • Makeup sponges
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • For the Venetian Mask makeup:White, purple, and pink face paint
  • Halloween makeup template
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Martha Stewart craft gems
  • Faux glitter lashes
  • Cosmetic glitter
  • Spirit gum
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Halloween Tutu

Steps:7
Turn any little girl into a princess this Halloween with a simple-to-sew tutu costume.
Materials
  • 1 1/2 yards of 54-inch-wide tulle
  • Pins
  • Plastic spiders or silk flowers
  • Sewing machine with coordinating thread
  • 1 1/2-inch-wide ribbon, cut to a 20-inch length and a 65-inch length
  • Scissors
  • Fray Check
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Bewitching Tree Decoration

Scare up fun at a Halloween party with a centerpiece that displays favor bags and seasonal ...
Scare up fun at a Halloween party with a centerpiece that displays favor bags and seasonal ornaments. Branches hold evil-eyed black cats and jolly jack-'o-lanterns fashioned from paper, as well as candy-filled bags for guests to bring back to their lairs. 
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Black Spider Craft

Steps:7
Materials
  • For the Frame: Precut chicken wire
  • 10-inch-long 1-by-2 piece of wood
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Work gloves
  • Wire clippers
  • Two 3-inch wood screws (for attaching the head)
  • Roll of black electrical tape
  • Scissors
  • Black cable ties
  • Black tinsel garland
  • For Filling Frame: Box of garbage bags
  • Martha Stewart glitter set, black, red and crystal
  • Martha Stewart craft glue
  • Martha Stewart glitter glue
  • Latex gloves
  • Press-on nails (for teeth)
  • Red rhinestones (for eyes)
  • Hot-glue gun and hot glue
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Halloween Face Painting

Steps:18
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Pumpkin Lanterns

Steps:4
Take an ordinary paper lantern, dress it up with leaves, a stem, and tendrils, and it will assume a totally unexpected identity: a Halloween pumpkin. A few craft supplies are all you need to transform these inexpensive, light-as-air globes.
Materials
  • Leaf template
  • Green paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Dark-green and brown pipe cleaners
  • Wire frame
  • Fishing line
  • Newspaper
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Creepy Candy Containers

Steps:5
It's Halloween, and patches are full of pumpkins just waiting to provide spine-tingling thrills on the big fright night. Carving them into jack-o'-lanterns is always fun, but transform a few into candy holders with looks that could chill, and they can play a crucial role as keepers of the goodies.
Materials
  • Large carvable synthetic pumpkin (it's reusable)
  • A pumpkin-carving saw
  • A marker
  • Two paper-towel tubes
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Plastic eyeball
  • Plastic nose (we cut ours from an eyeglass-and-moustache set)
  • Paintbrush
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Eye patch (we made ours from cardboard and black felt)
  • Ball-head straight pins
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