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Batik T-Shirts

Steps:9
Materials
  • Baseball template
  • Or layer cake templates, or line drawing on white paper with thick black marker
  • Packing tape or sheet laminate
  • 100%-cotton garment or tote bag purchased pretreated for dyeing or treated at home with soda ash
  • Batik wax
  • Microwavable mug, double boiler, or slow cooker designated for crafts only
  • Tjanting tool (batik pen)
  • Rags for cleanup
  • Powdered fabric dyes in various colors
  • Small bowls, jars, or disposable plastic cups for mixing dyes
  • Sponge brushes: one for each color dye
  • Newspaper
  • Natural-bristle paintbrush
  • Large bucket
  • Table salt
  • Household machine washer and dryer
  • Household detergent
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Trick-or-Treat Bags

Steps:14
These clever trick-or-treat bags are simple to construct and help keep children safe because they glow in the dark.
Materials
  • Bat template
  • Ghost template
  • Ghost window template
  • Spider template
  • Spider web template
  • Brown paper bag (approximately 13 by 10 inches long and 5 inches deep)
  • Glue
  • Glow tape, 1/2 inch in width, such as JVCC GLW GLow In the Dark Tape, amazon.com 
  • Craft knife
  • Mini Slinkies
  • White duct tape
  • Screw hole punch, marthastewartcrafts.com
  • Reflective fabric
  • Black fun foam
  • Black duct tape
  • Chip board
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Costumes with Wings

Steps:10
A basic pair of wings can serve as the basis for many different costumes.
Materials
  • Kraft paper
  • 18-gauge steel wire
  • Black tape
  • Bat wings template
  • Fairy wings template
  • Dragonfly wings template
  • Duct tape
  • Black spiderweb tights, for bat costume
  • Colored Halloween "hair spray"
  • Plastic gems
  • Glue gun
  • Clear elastic (1 foot)
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Potato Prints

Steps:5
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Elephant Feet

Steps:3
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